Director of Native Ministries

Applications are being accepted for the position of Director of the Office of Native American Ministries for the Diocese of Rapid City.

FUNCTIONS: To serve the Native American people within the Diocese of Rapid City. To bring the richness of the Native American community into full participation in the life of the diocese. To serve as a source of support to local Tekakwitha Circles, Sioux Spiritual Center, Pastoral Teams and any other Catholic Native American organizations. To serve as an advisor to Catholic Social Services personnel in matters related to life skills or leadership programming for Native Americans as generated by CSS including the Lakota Circles of Hope. To serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Sioux Spiritual Center. To coordinate and oversee the Canku Wakan weekends. Click here for a complete job description.

QUALIFICATIONS: Practicing Catholic; Enrolled member of a Native American Tribe.  College studies and/or a background in pastoral ministry, religious education, liturgy, and lay leadership reflecting Vatican II and the contemporary church; Experience of traditional tribal life, culture and religion. Excellent office management skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested individuals should submit via e-mail or regular mail, a cover letter along with a completed application form to or
Office of the Chancellor
Diocese of Rapid City
PO Box 678
Rapid City SD 57709

The Diocese of Rapid City offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Open until filled.