Employment & Opportunities

It is the policy of the Prairie Island Indian Community to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin. This policy is based upon the philosophy of the Equal Employment Act of 1996. This policy will be adhered to with the exception of the provisions governed by Indian Preference.

In compliance with the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs under Section 7(b)Public Law 93-638, the Prairie Island Indian Community, Indian preference applies for all employment vacancies.

Prairie Island Indian Community is a drug-free work environment.

Current Employment Opportunities

If interested, please send resume to:

Rachael Zebro, HR

Prairie Island Indian Community

5636 Sturgeon Lake Road

Welch, MN 55089

or call 800 554-5473, ext. 4138 for more information.

E-mail: rachael.zebro@piic.org

or Fax: 651 385-4180

Dakota Language Instructor

SUMMARY: 
The Dakota Language Instructor shall be responsible for teaching all interested members of the Prairie Island Indian Community to speak, read and write the Mdewakanton Dakota Language to promote for the tribal community, along with other employees of the Prairie Island Indian Community.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
*Develop and implement Dakota Language lesson plans for appropriate levels of fluency, i.e. beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers.
*Will evaluate and monitor Dakota Language participants’ progress by implementing a pre/post-test to be given before and after each class cycle.
*Shall work with members of the Prairie Island Indian Community to achieve Dakota Languages skills.
*Prepare and distribute monthly calendars on class scheduling and events concerning Dakota Language issues.
*Work with the Education staff on implementing Dakota Language in the summer school program.
*Utilize all resources, community members and/or elders when possible.
*Assist in the planning and development of special events the department may conduct for the community.
*Prepare written reports to Department Manager on a monthly basis.
*Actively participate, plan and oversee the summer immersion and culture camp programs.
*Must be able to work hours that vary to meet program needs; i.e. night classes
*All other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
Required:
*High school diploma or GED
*Fluent in Mdewakanton Dakota Language
*Teaching license, Eminence Credentials, or in progress of obtaining licensure
*Minimum one (1) year of classroom instruction experience
*Minimum one (1) year of curriculum development experience
*Strong communication skills; both verbal and written
*Good record keeping skills, journal record keeping.
*Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.
*Must pass background check and drug screening (UA). 
Preferred: 
*Four (4) year degree in Native American Studies, Education or related field
*Three (3) years of classroom instruction experience
*Three (3) years of curriculum development experience
*Experience teaching within a Tribal community
 
The closing date is Friday, June 4. Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec.7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Qualified candidates are asked to send a Cover Letter, Resume and portfolio of developed curriculum (if available) by email to rachael.zebro@piic.org

Enrollment Clerk (Part-time, Monday-Friday, 9a.m.- 2p.m.) - Prairie Island Tribal Members only

The position is responsible for the maintenance of all enrollment records for the Prairie Island Indian Community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; maintains all enrollment and membership records, responsible for scanning, storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining and disposing of records in accordance with policies and practices of the Prairie Island Indian Community. Provides pre-application forms, reviews for completeness and refers to Enrollment Committee, provides membership application forms in accordance with Committee policies and assists in completion of the forms. Prepares notices and correspondence as instructed by the Enrollment Committee, prepares Tribal identification cards to enrolled members and periodically updates the system bank, assists the Bureau of Indian Affairs in updating Prairie Island enrollment records in the possession of the BIA, prepares completed application packages for presentation to the Enrollment Committee and prepares letters of approval or denial to applicants. Qualified candidates must be a Prairie Island Tribal Member; have computer experience in Microsoft Word and Excel, experience maintaining filing systems, excellent organizational skills and communication skills. In addition, considerable knowledge in Prairie Island Indian Community Constitution, ordinances and resolutions concerning enrollment is preferred. Notary Public or eligible for such status. Must pass a UA (drug screening) test and criminal background check. If interested, please email your resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org Closing date: Friday, May 21 2021.

Communications Manager

SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for building and maintaining communications for Prairie Island Indian Community, through effective stakeholder engagement and storytelling. This is done by understanding and sharing the community’s narrative using multiple communication channels. The position is responsible for managing internal and external communications, media relations, issues and crisis management, and online and social media presence.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Internal Communications
 
*Primary responsibility for Tribal member communications through various mediums including print, social media, website, etc., and covering a wide range of issues.
*Support other PIIC departments in creating and distributing messaging and marketing
*Works closely with Tribal Council to report any recent Tribal policy changes to the Community and to update the Community on current or historic affairs.
*Maintains and updates the Employee Intranet and the Prairie Island Indian Community website.
*Manages the entire production of the monthly Tinta Wita newsletter and bi-weekly Smoke Signals for the Prairie Island Indian Community. This includes, but is not limited to the production, design, layout, interviewing, writing, editing, advertising, distribution, research, photograph and publishing. Selects software and hardware to produce the newsletter and maintains the skills necessary to efficiently use desktop publishing and graphics programs.
 
External Communications
 
*Proactively develop and tell Prairie Island’s story. Act as brand manager to keep a consistent voice through all internal and external communications.
*Develop effective relationships with community stakeholders to promote the elements of Prairie Island Indian Community.
*Issues management and crisis communication.
*Develop effective external and internal media presence through strategic growth of website and social media platforms.
*Create content, provide photography and video content, and participate in online conversations by answering questions, offering solutions and mediating conversations.
*Represent Prairie Island Indian Community as spokesperson with media, in broader community, and across Indian Country through attendance at Tribal meetings and conferences.
 
General Responsibilities
 
*Maintain familiarity with emerging communication methods, and provide timely recommendations to implement effective communication strategies and practices, as well as maintain familiarity with various media currently in use (website, Facebook, email, print newsletters, intranet) and willingness to both use and recommend the appropriate medium for the message at hand.
*Develop/maintain relationships with news media.
*Partners with outside organizations, specifically PR firm(s) to develop and align on communications.
*Regularly partners with Treasure Island Resort & Casino’s Communications Department.
*Utilize media monitoring system and manage media lists.
*Provide Monthly updates on and success of and challenges facing our communications efforts.
*Other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
*A four (4) year degree in Communications, Media Relations, Marketing or related field is required.
*Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Communications is required.
*Management of staff experience preferred.
*Microsoft Word and Excel computer experience.
*Experience in writing, photography and website development is required
*Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photo Shop and FrontPage software.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
*Maintain confidentiality.
*Good organizational skills.
*Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
*Must be sensitive to Native American Culture.
*Must pass a UA (drug screening) test.
*Must pass background check.
*Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.
 
Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec.7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date of Friday, May 21. Qualified candidates please submit Cover letter and resume to the following email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org

Police Officer

The Prairie Island Police Department is accepting applications for immediate openings for the position of police officer. Minimum qualifications include two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or MN POST eligible PRIOR to closing date. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, are required. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, job application and MN POST License or eligibility letter. Applications may be obtained at www.prairieisland.org. If interested, please send completed application materials to Prairie Island Police Department, 1960 Island Blvd, Welch, MN 55089 Attn: James Wells or call 651-267-4000 for more information or E-mail: James.wells@piic.org Deadline: Friday, May 7th at 4:00pm.

Contract Specialist

The Contract Specialist will work within the Grants and Contracts Dept. providing contract management assistance and technical support. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to; provide contract management and oversight with knowledge about the details of all contracts assigned, perform contract reporting pursuant to the contract terms, develop contract files and file contract-related documents, update contract information by inputting new or revised contract information such reporting due dates and contract ending terms, coordinate with the tribal legal department to process contract modifications, amendments, and extensions, monitor, respond to, and forward contract related emails and correspondence, and work with various department managers and staff associated with a contract to advance the objectives and deliverables of the contract while maintaining contract compliance. Required Qualifications: Candidate must clearly demonstrate the following: Two (2) years of professional contract management experience OR Three (3) years of para-professional contract management experience; a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience; experience with computers and software applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook or similar applications) sufficient to create and interpret quality work products of staff, reports, spreadsheets, budgets, databases, and correspondence; ability to work independently to accomplish grant department tasks; and demonstrated project management skills including the ability to meet deadlines, maintain organization, and manage multiple projects simultaneously; knowledge of state and federal contract systems (such as grants.gov, Just Grants, Grant Solutions, MN State e-Grants, ASAP, PMS); and knowledge of state and federal grant laws, rules, regulations, executive orders, and procedures regarding contract administration. Experience in a tribal government contract management and a Grant management certification from a recognized grant management association is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and able to pass a background check and drug screen. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send resume to HR Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing date: May 14, 2021.

Position Closed - Receptionist

The Receptionist is a full time position designed to support the Office Manager and duties of the front desk. The primary responsibilities include, but not limited to; providing excellent customer service to all visitors and employees while assisting them at the front desk, filing, answering phones, maintaining the gift shop inventory, mail sort and distribution and processing required paperwork. Qualified candidates must have High School Diploma or GED, proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook and a minimum of one (1) year work experience in an office setting w/ customer service is required. Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen and be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638 and Prairie Island Native American Standards. Please send resume to HR Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org Closing date: Closed.

Activities Coordinator

The Activities coordinator will plan and monitor all youth/adult activities and programs, act as liaisons between students, administrative staff, vendors and community members to facilitate the success of educational and fun youth and adult activities/programs. This position is required to work some evenings and/or weekends in order to attend extracurricular events. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to; scheduling activities and events to coincide with Health and Wellness educational opportunities for no school and early release dates, Youth Summer Camp, budget planning for all activities, coordinate use of facilities and equipment, resolves any member issues through effective communication, supervise participants and chaperones, develop flyers and promote each activity/event and provide monthly reports. Qualified candidates must have a High School diploma/GED, a minimum one year experience of family event planning, must be CPR/First Aid Certified (or ability to obtain in the first six months of employment), excellent communication skills both verbal and written to supervise and motivate clients, good computer and organizational skills, possess ability to function in an independent role and exercise sound judgment and manage multiple priorities in an efficient manner. Certification as an Activities Professional by a recognized accrediting organization is highly desirable. Must be able to pass a UA (drug screen) and background check, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send resume to HR Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. For info call 651-385-4138. Closing date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Position Closed - Office Administrative Assistant/Transcriptionist

This position is full time and will be responsible for transcription, redaction work and various office duties. The professional typist will listen to recorded or live audio files and convert into text format what they hear. Position will be responsible for accurate verbatim transcription and editing of drafts from digital recordings, support various departments with administrative duties as needed. Qualified candidates must have the required qualifications: High School diploma or GED, minimum one (1) year as a Word Processer or Transcriptionist and minimum one (1) year work experience in an office setting. In addition, will need to be proficient in Microsoft work, have knowledge of transcription software and its functions, proofreading experience, strong time management skills, ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality. A certification in Transcription is preferred. Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638 and Prairie Island Native American Standards. Please send resume to HR Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org Closing date: Closed.

Executive Director - Tinta Wita Tipi

Mt. Frontenac Golf Course Bar/Beverage Cart Staff

These positions are seasonal, part-time with hours that vary, include weekends and holidays. Bar staff provide beverage and snack services to golfers, perform bartending duties, take and deliver food orders, and assist with cleaning, and stocking.
 
We are seeking highly motivated, customer service orientated, dependable people who enjoy working with people. Candidates must be at least18 years of age, have a valid TIPS certification, sensitive to Native American Culture, pass background check and drug screen (UA) and the ability to work weekends. If interested, applications may be completed online at www.prairieisland.org or picked up at Mt. Frontenac Golf Course, located at 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date: Friday, April 23, 2021.

Mt. Frontenac Golf Course Grounds Crew Positions - Part Time

Mt. Frontenac is seeking highly motivated, customer service oriented, dependable people who enjoy the outdoors. The following part-time, seasonal positions are available; the hours will vary and include weekends and early mornings.
 
Grounds Crew I: This position requires experience operating lawn equipment and knowledge of lawn maintenance. Responsibilities include, but not limited too; operate and maintain all grounds equipment; mow fairways, greens, t-boxes and roughs on a daily basis; assist with the maintenance of all equipment and irrigation system. Must have the ability to be able to lift 50 pounds, twist, bend, and stepping on and off equipment on a frequent basis and work in elements of changing weather conditions.
 
Grounds Crew II: The position is entry level and is responsible for, but not limited too; trimming of course, filling ball washers; raking of the bunkers; removal of debris and garbage from course; remove balls from driving range and other required clean up on property as assigned. Must be able to work in the elements of changing weather conditions.
 
Qualified candidates must be able to work varying hours and weekends. Candidates over 18 years of age must have a HS diploma/GED, pass background check and drug screen (UA). If interested, applications may be completed online at www.prairieisland.org or picked up at Mt. Frontenac Golf Course, located at 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date: Friday, April 23 2021.

Tinta Wita Tipi

Current open positions at Tinta Wita Tipi:

 

PT RA Day Shift

 

40 hrs per pay period 6:30am-2:30pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday

 

PT RA Eve Shift

 

30 hrs per pay period 4:00pm-9:00pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday

 

FT RA NOC Shift

 

72 hrs per pay period 10:30am-6:30pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday

 

On-Call Casual RA

 

Required to work 3 shifts per month including 1 weekend shift per month and at least 1 holiday per year.

 

PT Support Chef

 

20 hrs per pay period; every other weekend 7:30am-6:00pm

 

​Applicants should apply: https://ebenezer-fairview.icims.com/jobs/

Gaming Inspector

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an opening for a Gaming Inspector in the Gaming Commission office to ensure Casino Operations are compliant with National Indian Gaming Commission, Minimum Internal Control Standards, Prairie Island Tribal Minimum Internal Controls, Prairie Island Gaming Ordinance and by-laws and Tribal/State Compact. Requirements include successfully completing 90 days of training that teaches the basics of casino regulations, must have a high school diploma or GED, basic computer knowledge, filing experience, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently. This is a midnight shift and includes some weekends. Must pass UA and background screen. If interested, please email your resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org. Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec.7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date: Friday, May 7, 2021.