Career Opportunities


We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions.

Executive Director

Executive Director

After working as an informal coalition for nearly ten years, the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition is working towards becoming an independent, 501(c)3 organization. We are currently developing statewide homeownership and workforce development programs, and envision a staff of seven employees by early 2023. We seek an experienced, dynamic Executive Director to lead our growing organization, managing our transition to a stand-alone organization, and successfully promoting the long-term sustainability of our coalition.

Candidates must located in South Dakota and be familiar with South Dakota’s Native American communities.

Applying for This Position

Please follow application instructions at the bottom of this page. This position will be open until filled.

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Homeownership Program Manager

Homeownership Program Manager

The Coalition is a member of the Rural WORTH Collaborative, a partnership between seven organizations working to increase homeownership in communities of color around the country. Over the next four years, the Coalition’s work with this Collaborative will focus on specific homeownership strategies, including providing downpayment assistance through our member organizations, supporting mortgage lending by Native CDFIs, and clearing title on rent-to-own properties that TDHEs and other organizations are conveying to homebuyers. Work with the Collaborative will also focus on bringing an innovative build-as-you go housing model to South Dakota. We have created a new position, our Homeownership Program Manager, to coordinate these efforts.

Candidates must be located in South Dakota and familiar with South Dakota’s Native American communities.

Applying for This Position

Please follow application instructions at the bottom of this page.

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Workforce Development Program Manager

Workforce Development Program Manager

Through our work over the past ten years to promote Native homeownership, we have learned that a strong residential construction industry is key to creating needed housing stock. With support from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Coalition is currently developing a robust workforce development program to support the residential construction industry serving Native communities. Through our Building Jobs, Building Homes program, we will focus on five primary areas: (1) a construction internship program, (2) appraiser certification, (3) inspector certification, (4) building the capacity of contractors to hire and retain more employees, and (5) strengthening partnerships with educational institutions to promote job creation. Over the next three years, our goal is to create 100 new employment opportunities for tribal members. We have created a new position – Workforce Development Program Manager – to coordinate these efforts.

Candidates must be located in South Dakota and familiar with South Dakota’s Native American communities.

Applying for This Position

Please follow application instructions at the bottom of this page. This position will be open until filled.

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Workforce Development Training Coordinator

Workforce Development Training Coordinator

Through our work over the past ten year to promote Naive homeownership, we have learned that a strong residential construction industry is key to creating needed housing stock. With support from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Coalition is currently developing a robust workforce development program to support the residential construction industry serving Native communities. Through our “Building Jobs, Building Homes” program, we will focus on five primary areas: (1) a construction internship program, (2) appraiser certification, (3) inspector certification, (4) building the capacity of contractors to hire and retain more employees, and (5) strengthening partnerships with educational institutions to promote job creation. Over the next three years, our goal is to create 100 new employment opportunities for tribal members. We have created a new position, our Workforce Development Training Coordinator, to support these efforts.

Candidates must be located in South Dakota and familiar with South Dakota’s Native American communities.

Applying for This Position

Please follow application instructions at the bottom of this page. This position will be open until filled.

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Housing Development Subsidiary Executive Director

Housing Development Subsidiary Executive Director

To contribute to the organization’s sustainability, we are creating a new Housing Development Subsidiary (HDS) which will serve as the development arm of the Coalition. The HDS will primarily focus on providing housing development services to Coalition member organizations who wish to increase or improve housing opportunities for Native families in South Dakota. Examples of services might include serving as the developer for housing construction projects, conducting housing needs assessments and market studies, obtaining preliminary architectural and engineer reports, conducting site analysis, obtaining construction financing, developing infrastructure, preparing design and construction documents, or providing property management services.

We are seeking to hire a Housing Development Subsidiary Executive Director who will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the new subsidiary.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Help to design and manage a new entity that provides housing development services to potential clients;
  • Create and maintain a high-quality development team comprised of staff members, independent contractors, and volunteers;
  • Conduct contract and project management;
  • Oversee housing development projects to ensure successful outcomes and capacity building opportunities for clients and impacted communities;
  • Maintain relationships with community, government, and private sector stakeholders;
  • Work closely with the Coalition’s Board of Directors to set priorities and strategic directions;
  • Manage organizational activities to ensure the long-term financial sustainability for both HDS and the Coalition;
  • Hire and manage staff and consultants;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of HDS policies and procedures;
  • Take the lead on HDS resource development and fundraising efforts; and
  • Ensure compliance with all funding sources.

Applying for This Position

Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until January 31, 2023.

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To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Tawney Brunsch, Executive Director
Lakota Funds
PO Box 340
Kyle, SD  57752

email: tbrunsch@lakotafunds.org