Cheyenne River Youth Project

Employment Opportunities

CRYP currently has the following positions open:

Deputy Director
Seasonal Garden Manager
Youth Arts Director
Youth Programs Coordinator
Youth Programs Assistant – Cokata Wiconi Teen Center
Youth Programs Assistant – Main Youth Center

Deputy Director

Job summary: The Deputy Director will support Cheyenne River Youth Project’s (CRYP) Executive Director in the development and implementation of organizational and programmatic strategic plans, policies, and programs. The Deputy Director will provide leadership and guidance to staff, volunteers and contractors within the context of the various CRYP initiatives. The Deputy Director oversees all aspects of CRYP’s internal operations and complements the Executive Director’s primary focus of external matters such as fundraising, public relations, and maintaining and expanding partnerships. The Deputy Director will collaborate with the Executive Director to chart CRYP’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Manages CRYP in the absence of the Executive Director with direct supervisory over department heads
  • Assist with the development and implementation of organizational and programmatic strategic plans and organization budget
  • Develop specific program goals, objectives, outcomes, budgets, work plans, timelines and evaluation processes
  • Report regularly to Executive Director on implementation of strategic plans and programmatic outcomes
  • Communicate with the Executive Director to effectively coordinate and supervise daily operations including staff, programming, and facilities management
  • Oversee design, development and implementation of new evaluation and data analysis system
  • Conduct grant research and writing; contract with necessary grant writers
  • Develop position descriptions; recruit and interview new staff
  • Support the ongoing development of CRYP’s social enterprise initiatives
  • Manage Board of Directors activities such as meetings, minutes and quarterly board reports
  • Work with the Executive Director on managing the internal organization; support day-to-day leadership of operations and staff including programs, grants management and fiscal administration
  • Provide leadership and direction for staff; serve as a mentor, coach and guide
  • Provide support to other departments as needed
  • Represent CRYP to the community, funders, key stakeholders, and other partners
  • Provide coordination and oversight of all fundraising activities, including corporate, federal, state, tribal and foundation giving; individual and major donor giving; and planned giving
  • Provide coordination and oversight for event planning and implementation
  • Support program activities including outreach, volunteer coordination and partnership development
  • Work with communications contractor in areas of marketing, advertising, media relations, and public relations
  • Build and maintain strong community relationships
  • Structure and manage teams to deliver outstanding youth work
  • Represent the organization at conferences, professional associations and other public venues as requested by the Executive Director
  • Provide current and emerging leadership development opportunities for staff
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting and communications
  • Identify best practices in all areas; improve internal systems with focus towards CRYP’s future needs and budget realities
  • Ensure compliance with CRYP internal policies and external regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Education and Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation or government agency (flexible)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree in non-profit management or related preferred
  • Proven track record in a leadership role
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
  • Prior experience serving in a youth organization preferred
  • Experience working with Native American communities preferred
  • Experience in performance and operations management required; with experience in grants management and reporting preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

  • Willingness to have a changing and flexible schedule
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people from diverse backgrounds such as youth, elders, and for-profit, nonprofit and tribal leaders
  • Operate with excellence in mind in all matters
  • Possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • Self-starter and self-disciplined
  • Possess spark, imagination, and creativity
  • Able and willing to serve as a positive role model to area youth
  • Have or be able to obtain a South Dakota Driver’s License
  • Pass a criminal history background check
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and quality standards
  • Proficient in MS Office, relational databases and software
  • Possess excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Aptitude in problem-solving
  • Possess ability to travel occasionally

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

Please send your resume and cover letter to julie.cryp@gmail.com.

Position Title:  Seasonal Garden Manager

Job summary:

The Winyan Toka Win Garden, a naturally grown, 2.5-acre garden, is a cornerstone of our youth programming and food sovereignty initiatives. Not only do we use Winyan Toka Win’s fresh, nutritious produce in meals and snacks at both youth centers, we incorporate it into menu and gift items at our Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Keya Gift Shop, and we sell it to the community through our seasonal, weekly Leading Lady Farmers Market. The garden is a priceless living classroom for our 4- to 12-year-old Garden Club participants, and for the teens who are completing Sustainable Agriculture Internships. The garden also helps strengthen the connection the children have with their traditional Lakota values and life ways. While helping to build a food system on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, CRYP youth learn about sustainability, health and traditional agriculture and more.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Manage the garden through the design, preparation, planting, maintenance and harvest stages guided by the goal of the program and any partnering organizations using sustainable management practices.

• Maintain the exterior and interior of the garden area including but not limited to weed-control, regular maintenance of laws, pruning of trees, repairing/replacing fence, etc.

• Must have operational experience of basic gardening equipment, i.e. tiller, weed eater, lawn mower, small tractor, bobcat, and other equipment which includes tracking malfunctions and reporting appropriately to the direct supervisor. Some CRYP equipment includes Kubota Tractor, BobCat, John Deere Mower, MTD Rough Cut Mower, Honda Tiller, Rotary Tiller Tractor.

• Manage garden shed equipment and tools on a schedule that accommodates pre-planting and post-harvest including installing and pulling up drip harvest system.

• Manage green house, high tunnel and mini high tunnels.

• Maintain garden walking paths through tilling, mulching, weeding.

• Maintain composting bins which includes turning, aerating, etc.

• Plant Starter plants and order starter plants in a timely manner.

• Process vegetables, working with staff and youth when necessary, based programmatic plan.

• Assist in the management of the Farmer’s Market Stand by providing produce, marketing, setup and manning the stand.

• Supervise volunteers and youth by providing detailed instructions when they are working in the garden and oversee progress as well as use of equipment to ensure proper management of the garden.

• Participate in community, partner, funder, or youth presentations about the garden program when necessary;

• As necessary work with partnering organizations and assist in the development of community collaborations to accomplish the goals of the program.

• Maintain required statistical data for grant reporting and other specified purposes such as daily harvest, volunteer time sheets, equipment maintenance, etc.

• Assist development goals by providing data and other information when requested.

• Support the staff in educating youth when necessary during Garden Club or internships

• Assist staff in presenting to partnering organizations

• Other duties as assigned.

Specific Qualifications

• Must have knowledge of plants, soils and of garden management.

• Must have basic knowledge and experience in operating and maintaining garden equipment.

• Must have a basic proficiency in the use of computers and programs for documenting harvest, reporting and general communications.

• Must have a basic knowledge of modern business communications

• Must have adequate writing and verbal skills to accomplish required duties.

• Must have a valid SD Driver’s License

• Ability to use equipment and maintain the equipment

• Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.

Qualifications

• Minimum of High School Diploma/GED.

• Related college credit and experience may be considered but is not required.

• Prior experience in working with young people and program development is preferred.

• Must serve as a positive role model to area youth and promote the mission of the organization.

• Willingness to have a changing and flexible schedule;

• Self-starter; self-disciplined;

• Ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor

• Operates with excellence in mind in all matters;

• Able and willing to serve as a positive role-model to area youth;

• Prior experience serving in a youth organization preferred;

• Knowledge of and experience with American Indian Communities preferred;

• Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

• Remain focused in the face of pressures and meeting deadlines.

Location:

  • Eagle Butte, SD 57625 (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Typical start time:

  • 7AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Please send your resume and cover letter to julie.cryp@gmail.com.

Position Title: Youth Programs Coordinator

Department: Youth Programming
Terms of Employment: Full Time / Permanent / Salaried with Benefits
Salary: Dependent on Qualifications
Supervisor: Youth Programs Director

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Manage all aspects of four internship programs (food sovereignty, indigenous cooking, native wellness and social enterprise) including but not limited to recruitment, marketing, evaluation, scheduling, interviews, paperwork and filing;
  • Communicate with all staff and contractors as necessary through oral or written communications to ensure the effective management of the internship program;
  • Instruct internships if necessary;
  • Assist youth programs director in program development, planning, and grant related goals for Cokata Wiconi teen center and Main youth center;
  • Maintain programs documentation and informational resources and assist in database management and training;
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly reports created by youth programming assistants;
  • Implementation of teen youth surveys and assessments;
  • Publicizes Cokata Wiconi youth programming by designing and placing advertisements under direction of youth programs director; communicating with local youth organizations; and encouraging financial support from local businesses or garnering tribal support (financial or otherwise);
  • Direct interaction with all teen center youth programming staff and volunteers, under the supervision of the Youth Programs Director. Oversee youth programming staff in absence of Youth Programs Director;
  • Daily communication with youth programs director, ensuring you are working together on programming and goals;
  • Direct interaction with youth on a daily basis, serving as a positive role model;
  • Assist in local fundraising efforts as assigned (raffles, lunches, fairs, presentations, etc.)
  • Assist in facilities and garden management alongside all staff
  • Assist in CRYP social enterprises when necessary including Keya café and coffee shop, Keya gift shop and Leading Lady Farmers Market;
  • Other Duties as assigned

Specific Qualifications

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years non-profit or related experience
  • Strong MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Google Mail, Docs, and Calendar
  • Previous experience with at-risk youth and adolescents required
  • At least 21 years of age

General Qualifications

  • Strong critical thinking, verbal, writing, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of modern business communications
  • Strong familiarity with modern business equipment
  • Able and willing to serve as a positive role-model to area youth
  • Willingness to learn and receive training
  • Prior experience serving in a youth organization preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with American Indian Communities preferred
  • Have or be able to obtain a South Dakota driver’s license
  • Current criminal history background check
  • Assist with community surveys and assessments
  • First Aid Safety, Food Handlers, and CPR Training preferred
  • Must have home telephone or cell phone
  • Must be willing to use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin) for work-related purposes
  • Must be willing to meet all Standard Expectations of CRYP

Standard CRYP Expectations

  • Interdepartmental relationships and cooperation
  • Arrange and participate in meetings, conferences and larger public events
  • Plan and implement local fundraising events
  • Demonstrate energy and commitment to the organization
  • Flexibility, availability, and willingness to travel
  • Maintain and encourage code of conduct consistent with nonprofit tax exempt standards of performance

Please send your resume and cover letter to julie.cryp@gmail.com.

 

Position Title: Youth Programs Assistant – Teen Center

Department: Youth Programming Department
Terms of Employment: Part-time/Non-benefited/seasonal/15-30 hours per week
Supervisor: Youth Programs Director

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assist with volunteer scheduling and supervision
  • Help coordinate Midnight Basketball program
  • Plan and implement teen programs
  • Daily meal plan and cooking for teen center
  • Daily interaction with teens
  • Network with other community organizations
  • Assist with PR for youth and teen events
  • Assist in large youth center activities such as Passion for Fashion, Christmas Toy Drive, and RedCan
  • Other duties as specified by supervisor

Specific Qualifications

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Willingness to have a changing and flexible schedule
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience with youth and preferred

General Qualifications

  • Strong critical thinking, verbal, writing and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of modern business communications
  • Basic familiarity with modern business equipment
  • Able and willing to serve as a positive role-model to area youth
  • Willingness to learn and receive training
  • Prior experience serving in a youth organization preferred
  • Have or able to obtain a South Dakota driver’s license
  • Current criminal history background check
  • Assist with community surveys and assessments
  • First Aid Safety Training preferred
  • Must have home / cell phone
  • Must be willing to meet all Standard Expectations of CRYP

Standard CRYP Expectations

  • Interdepartmental relationships and cooperation
  • Arrange and participate in meetings, conferences and larger public events
  • Demonstrate energy and commitment to the organization
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel

Please send your resume and cover letter to julie.cryp@gmail.com.

Position Title: Youth Programs Assistant – Main Youth Center

Department: Youth Programming Department
Terms of Employment: Part-time/Non-benefited/seasonal/15-30 hours per week
Supervisor: Youth Programs Director

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assist with volunteer scheduling and supervision
  • Plan and implement youth programs
  • Daily meal plan and cooking for youth center
  • Daily interaction with youth
  • Network with other community organizations
  • Assist with PR for youth events
  • Assist in large youth center activities such as Passion for Fashion, Christmas Toy Drive, and RedCan
  • Other duties as specified by supervisor

Specific Qualifications

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Willingness to have a changing and flexible schedule
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience with youth preferred

General Qualifications

  • Strong critical thinking, verbal, writing and organizational skills
  • Basic familiarity with modern business equipment
  • Able and willing to serve as a positive role-model to area youth
  • Willingness to learn and receive training
  • Prior experience serving in a youth organization preferred
  • Current criminal history background check
  • Assist with community surveys and assessments
  • First Aid Safety Training preferred
  • Must have home / cell phone
  • Must be willing to meet all Standard Expectations of CRYP

Standard CRYP Expectations

  • Interdepartmental relationships and cooperation
  • Arrange and participate in meetings, conferences and larger public events
  • Demonstrate energy and commitment to the organization
  • Flexibility

Please send your resume and cover letter to julie.cryp@gmail.com.

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702 4th Street

P.O. Box 410

Eagle Butte, SD 57625

Phone: 1-605-964-8200

Fax: 1-605-964-8201

lakotayouth@gmail.com

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