Job Opportunities

Chief Financial Officer / Assistant Administrator

Freeman Regional Health Services, a progressive 25 bed acute care hospital and 59 bed long term care facility, is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Administrator. Applicants should have 3-5 years of progressive healthcare financial management experience along with a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting. A master’s degree is preferred although not required. Freeman Regional Health Services offers a competitive salary along with an attractive benefit package.

Please send a cover letter and resume by email to or by mail to: Nicholas Brandner, CEO, Freeman Regional Health Services, 510 E. 8th St., PO Box 370, Freeman, SD 57029. 605-925-4000

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Nursing Home Administrator

Avera Sacred Heart Health Services seeks an administrator to plan, organize and direct all aspects of the Sunset Manor – Avera in Irene and Heritage Manor – Avera in Wakonda in accordance with the philosophy of the Avera Health and consistent with state and federal regulations.  This individual will coordinate the activities of all departments in providing care that meets the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of those served by the community. The person hired will be expected to have a commitment to the daily application of Avera’s mission, vision, core values and social principles, as well as work effectively in a team environment to ensure a productive and efficient environment that complies will all applicable laws and regulations.

Bachelor’s degree in business, nursing or related field is required; master’s degree preferred. A long term care administrator’s license from the state of South Dakota is required, or the ability to successfully obtain licensure. The position requires a valid driver’s license and the person must be insurable by Avera’s liability insurance carrier.

Interested persons must apply at

Executive Director

The South Dakota Healthcare Coalition seeks an Executive Director. This person works closely with four regional healthcare coalitions and Governing Board to enhance statewide relationships for healthcare emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Will be an independent contractor. Minimum requirements include a master’s degree or relevant experience in public health or related field; a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of appropriate experience; or any such combination of education, experience and training; and at least 2 years’ experience related to emergency planning, response and recovery within a healthcare organization or field. Certification in ICS 100, 200, 700, 800, with completion of 300 & 400 within one year if not currently certified.  Should also have knowledge of the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). Contractor fees for this position will be negotiated on an annual basis contingent on Federal/State funding for healthcare emergency preparedness administered by SD Department of Health.

Deadline for applications is September 1, 2017. If interested please send cover letter and resume to

 SDAHO Seeks Manager, Communications & Education

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) seeks a Manager, Communications and Education in the Sioux Falls, SD office. The position, reporting to the Vice President, Post-Acute Care, is responsible for managing the association’s communications program and education services. This position will coordinate the development and implementation of communications materials and education activities to support the Association’s mission and initiatives. The Manager will manage all external communications for the Association and provide support upon request to its affiliates as well as participate as a key team member with education planning and implementation. The Manager will interface with members and the association’s national partners.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, advertising, journalism, education, instructional design, digital marketing or other applicable area and at least 3 years of experience in organizational communications, conference education planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with writing newsletters, press releases, and other communications is essential. Familiarity with website content management, web-based/Internet technology and social media is desirable. Experience with graphic design and visual communication is desired but not required. Prior experience with non-profit entities and health care is helpful.

To perform the job successfully, applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment, to effectively communicate orally and in writing, be a self-starter with a desire for ongoing learning, and be responsive to a fast-paced environment given the evolving changes in health care.

Competitive salary/benefit package. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three samples of writing to: Jen Porter, Vice President, Post-Acute Care, SDAHO, 3708 W Brooks Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. E-mail: Applications missing components may not be considered. Applications will be considered until position is filled. SDAHO is an equal opportunity employer.

Vice President, State and Federal Relations

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) seeks a Vice President, State and Federal Relations, based in the Sioux Falls, SD.  The position, reporting to the President/CEO, serves as the primary state/federal lobbyist for the association and is responsible for the coordination, execution, and communication of the state/federal public policy and advocacy programs on behalf of membership.  It also provides leadership and oversight for the SDAHO Political Action Committee (PAC).

Primary duties involve monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing existing/proposed legislation/regulatory activities.  Assists in developing/maintaining the state/federal priority legislative/regulatory agenda and development of “policy-positions”.  Works closely with the council on public policy, system advocacy group, various state agencies/departments and national partners.  Represents the association before state and federal governmental agencies, making frequent presentations to groups and organizations.  The position is vitally important in fulfilling the association’s mission and vision and is a member of the SDAHO leadership team.

The successful candidate will possess a keen understanding of highly reliable performance; ability to lead and work in a collaborative team environment; effective communicate skills, both written/verbal, self-starter; responsive to a fast-paced, constantly changing environment; and knowledge/experience of health care operations for the full continuum of services, reimbursement, rules and regulations, governing board and medical staff functions.

Will demonstrate a high level of aptitude and engagement in the legislative/regulatory process; skilled in lobbying techniques, including research and analysis, with proven results; gifted in the art of persuasion and effective messaging; proven leadership working in successful teams, involving building relationships, engagement, and self-management.

Will possess a baccalaureate degree, masters or juris doctorate degree preferred, with five years of related experience required.  Knowledge of post-acute, hospital and health system environment in South Dakota.  Understanding of constitutional, codified, contract and tort law processes in South Dakota.

Competitive salary/benefit package. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and functional resume to: Scott A. Duke, President/CEO, SDAHO, 3708 W Brooks Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. E-mail: Rhonda Christensen, Director of Operations; Applications missing components may not be considered. SDAHO is an equal opportunity employer.