Careers at Takoda

Takoda at American Indian OIC is a culturally-rich work environment that employs workers in administrative, finance, program, and maintenance positions. We are always seeking dynamic, motivated members to join our team. Health, dental, retirement, and time-off benefits are provided to employees.


Takoda at American Indian OIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. We prohibit discrimination against employees or applicants for employment on any color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law legally-recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race,

Current Openings

Data Entry Specialist

This position is responsible for taking information gathered from multiple sources and ensuring that it is promptly and accurately stored into various electronic databases for use in properly enrolling program participants. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by email.



  • Maintains database by entering new and updated participant information.
  • Prepares source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information.
  • Establishes entry priorities.
  • Processes documents by reviewing data for error and missing information.
  • Resolves issues by using standard procedures or working with the manager for resolution.
  • Verifies completeness of data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures and reporting needed changes.
  • Compiles rosters and maintains upkeep of rosters.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Assists at front desk reception as secondary.


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma, G.E.D or equivalent.
  • Experience working with WorkforceOne and MAXIS.
  • Exceptional detail orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow complex directions.
  • Proven time management skills as well as the ability to prioritize work.
  • Experience working with diverse populations in an education or social service setting.
  • Understanding of Native American culture and values.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to use and adapt to different technology tools including multiple database systems.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills especially using the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc.), keyboarding.
  • Experience entering and interpreting data.
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently.

Career Navigator

This position works with training participants to help them secure employment in their field of study. You will be responsible for building strong relationships with employers to help bring about career opportunities for our students. You will work with a diverse population and be responsible for generating job leads and presenting our graduates’ resumes to potential employers. Part of your responsibilities will include conducting workshops for our students to assist them with their job search, resume writing, and interviewing techniques. In addition, you will provide one-on-one career guidance and professional development to clients. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by email.



  • Provide one-on-one coaching to Takoda Institute clients in all aspects of their job search initiatives including personal marketing, interview skills and resume writing.
  • Participate and provide support in student focused Career Services events and seminars.
  • Create Individual Employment Plans (IEP) with clients to address short and long term goals.
  • Assist with agency related activities such as Founder’s Day, Get Out The Vote, enrollment sessions, advisory panels, career fairs, etc.
  • Interview clients to assist in strategizing for their professional job search.
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients and employers.
  • Maintain client information files in accordance with all Institute and company policies and procedures, all applicable federal, state regulations and all accrediting agencies standards and requirements.
  • Assist in the enrollment process by testing incoming students using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and helping with the completion of enrollment paperwork.
  • Instruct clients in Professional Development on soft skills and job readiness.
  • Initiate, develop and manage business partnerships with employers to establish career opportunity leads and networking opportunities for Takoda clients.
  • Actively and routinely seek employer feedback and research industry trends; build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Coordinate employer visits, on-campus recruiting events, job fairs, networking events and career development workshops.
  • Refer clients to existing resources regarding mental health, housing assistance, transportation needs, assistance in work needs and other AIOIC programs.
  • Maintain real time documentation in WorkForce One, AIOIC database and client files.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Associate degree ok, Bachelor degree preferred
  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certified preferred
  • 1-2 years of related experience- recruiting, staffing, business to business sales, career coaching.
  • Ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervision, make sound judgments and take initiative to make decisions/choices
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication and team-building skills
  • Desire to help others be successful in finding employment, utilizing coaching and guidance skills to students and graduates
  • Strong ability to solve problems and develop creative solutions based on the needs of the organization and the students
  • Ability to adapt in changing conditions
  • Excellent customer service skills; to include the ability to handle interruptions and frequent stopping and starting of work to assist with walk-in clients and members of the organization, ability to effectively follow up and follow through with graduates, employers and clients
  • Experience working with diverse populations in an education or social service setting.
  • Understanding of Native American culture and values.
  • Strong internet search and networking skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office and social networks