Job Opportunity with South Dakota United for Hope & Recovery

Project Manager, “Uniting for Change” Project

Reports to: Executive Director and Business Manager

Position Description:

  • Assure that the organization makes consistent and timely progress toward fulfilling the goals and objectives of the “Uniting for Change” project. (Project work plan is attached)
  • Provide leadership to build a culturally diverse volunteer base through development of effective strategies to enlist and support a volunteer workforce that:
  • Has a working knowledge of concepts and practices specific to the field (i.e. fundamental elements of peer run programs, intentional peer support, trauma informed care, recovery principles, open dialogue, hearing voices facilitation, emotional CPR)
  • Values cultural diversity
  • Matches skill, interest, and time priorities of the volunteer with fulfillment of a needed project role to ensure each volunteers function is mutually beneficial 
  • Supports continued leadership and educational development for volunteers that desire to enhance their existing skills and knowledge towards fulfilling new desired roles 
  • Promote active and broad participation by people with lived experience in all areas of project work.
  • Collect, manage, and maintain required data appropriately using the strict confidentiality policy of the organization and report regularly as required for continuation of the project.

  • See that the Executive Director and Business Manager are kept fully informed on the condition of the project and all important factors influencing it
  • With the assistance of the Executive Director, develop and maintain collaborative relationships to enhance the success of the project.
  • Maintain open relationships with Executive Director, Business Manager, grants award management, and technical assistance staff to support the success of the project, attend related meetings and presentations as requested. 

  • Be responsible for ensuring program support staff and volunteers have access to necessary resources to carry out assigned responsibilities, hours and data are collected and reported appropriately, and project tasks are carried out efficiently.

  •  Lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, extreme states, and/or altered states required
  • Working knowledge of concepts and practices specific to the field (i.e. fundamental elements of peer run programs, intentional peer support, trauma informed care, recovery principles, open dialogue, hearing voices facilitation, emotional CPR)
  • Familiarity with the Consumer Operated Service Programs (COSP) Evidence Based toolkit
  • At least 4 years combined education and relevant experience in grants management and working in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers from diverse backgrounds required
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and administrative experience and skills required.
  • Computer/word processing and internet experience required
  • Must be willing to relocate to Rapid City, SD (in the beautiful Black Hills)
  • Experience with building a volunteer base strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in negotiating fiscal and programmatic issues with both public and private funding sources strongly preferred.
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Social media networking skills a helpful

  • Knowledge of South Dakota geographic regions helpful

Advantages and Opportunities of this position

  • Challenging work that offers the opportunity to grow with a group, including opportunities for lead positions on future projects
  • Live life at a gentle pace, be near nature, and develop meaningful relationships as a valued member of a small but growing community
  • Live in an area with a low cost of living without compromising a safe environment
  • Chance to be a key player making valued contributions to building a healthier and more inclusive communities 
Compensation and References:

  • Compensation depends on experience.
  • Please provide references specific to work experience and ability to fulfill position
  • To apply please send cover letter, resume, and references:

o By e-mail:

Please place “Position Opening” in the subject line 


o By post SD United for Hope & Recovery

PO Box 3052 Rapid City SD 57709


o In-person: 420 East Saint Patrick Street

Rapid City, SD 57701


South Dakota United is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.  South Dakota United is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.