Start your career at SDUIH!

When you join our team at South Dakota Urban Indian Health, you’re joining our Tiwahe (family). We believe that through equitable pay, flexibility, and centering employee wellness, we’re creating systemic change that benefits everyone, especially our patients. Working with our medical team, you’ll improve the health and wellness of our patients and positively impact the health of our community.

SDUIH employees enjoy traditional benefits, such as:

  • Health Insurance – SDUIH pays 72% of the premium
  • Life Insurance – SDUIH provides $25,000, and employees can purchase additional
  • Sick leave of 40 hours per year
  • PTO accrued at the rate of 5 hours each pay period
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability provided by SDUIH
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Participation in a 403(b) with a company match of 100% of the first · · 3% the employee contributes
  • 12 Wellness Days per year

We are currently hiring for:

Chief Operating Officer (COO) | Full-time, (exempt)

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the day-to-day operations of SDUIH, focusing on operational processes, managing resources, and fine-tuning work flows to ensure the internal organizational aspects are running smoothly. Additionally, this position will focus on building and fostering a collaborative, positive workplace culture by directly overseeing and managing the Human Resources program of SDUIH. This new position was created to meet the needs of a fast-growing team and fill out the Leadership team to address the needs unique to an Indigenous organization. We are looking for someone to take on the “people” side of this organization, assist with internal operations, and allow the CEO to continue enacting the Board’s strategic plan and vision. The COO and CEO will share direct supervision of the C-Suite and Department Leads to work with them to maintain person-centered care at all SDUIH facilities, while following accreditation guidelines. This position will supervise at least 7 individuals. In the absence of the CEO, the COO will act in their place.

The ideal applicants will have:

  • Must possess Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated supervision experience.
  • Experience working in a healthcare setting, specifically in Human Resources, Management, Accounting, Payroll, Billing/Coding, or leadership position.
  • Established work with the Native communities.
  • Pass a federal background check. Must not have any felony convictions as related to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • Provide Indian Preference documentation if claimed.
  • Must be vaccinated against or willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Must be CPR certified or willing to obtain CPR certifications within 6 months of employment.

Interested individuals should email their resume and a completed application to

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