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Role and Responsibility of the Administrative Fellow

The one-year fellowship is designed to offer a moderately structured environment with a high level of flexibility. The fellowship is structured to where the fellow will report directly to the designated regional president at the facility where the fellowship position resides.

Below is a brief summary of roles and responsibilities the fellow will encounter throughout the fellowship experience:

  • Attend and participate in administrative staff meetings, hospital board of trustee meetings, board committee meetings, medical staff committee meetings as desired, invited, and assigned
  • Undertake, coordinate and complete selected projects according to needs of the institution and the interest of the fellow
  • Make suggestions/recommendations to the President based on organizational observations
  • Schedule meetings with all department heads and nurse managers to gain an understanding of departmental/unit operations
  • Schedule departmental rotations in areas of interest or where suggested by the President
  • Schedule rotations through other Avera facilities with the President of each facility
  • Show evidence of acceptable approaches to problem solving in a systematic basis
  • Demonstrate clear and concise communication, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions as needed in a timely fashion
  • Communicate regularly with the President, including project progression, achievements, and potential problems
  • Promote Avera and its services to fellow co-workers, and while in the general public, presents Avera in a positive light


Benefits are available to part-time and full-time employees on a pro-rated basis.  Benefits include:

  • Time Off
  • Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Flex Spending
  • Employee Discounts

Contact Human Resources

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
1325 South Cliff Avenue
PO Box 5045
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital
305 South State Street
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
501 Summit
Yankton, South Dakota 57078

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
300 South Bruce Street
Marshall, Minnesota 56258

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
525 North Foster
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Avera Heart Hospital
4500 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Avera St. Mary's Hospital
801 East Sioux
Pierre, SD 57501

Avera Central Office
3900 West Avera Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57108