South Dakota Mines is more than a college; it’s a community – an institution built around people, mindful of their differences and needs.

That’s why we offer a wide range of benefits, competitive with not only the top employers in the region, but other educational institutions across the nation. Explore our comprehensive medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Because we’re passionate about education, our commitment doesn’t end at the classroom doors. South Dakota Mines employees have access to a breadth of internal and state-sponsored training programs as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions. Find out more about Bureau of Human Resources opportunities here. We understand that you juggle many roles, and balancing your work, personal, and academic lives can be hard. Our generous time-off policy and multitude of resources will help you manage all your responsibilities and concerns, from caring for children to handling workplace stress. And with access to fitness programs and a state-of-the-art workout facility, you can maintain not only a healthy balance, but a healthy life.

Health Benefits

The State of South Dakota provides South Dakota Mines employees with a choice between three health insurance plans. South Dakota Mines covers 100% of benefit-eligible employees’ monthly premium with additional options for dependents. More information can be found at the Bureau of Human Resources’ Benefit . Contribution rates can be found here.

Open enrollment is usually in May each year. New employees have 30 days to enroll in benefits.

Flexible Benefits

South Dakota Mines offers several flexible benefits, which are listed below, that eligible employees may elect. This allows employees to build a benefit package that is relevant to their needs.

Need HR Assistance?

  • Contact us at South Dakota Mines Human Resources (see staff email list)
  • Call us at (605) 394-1203
  • We are located in the lower level of O’Harra Building (Museum of Geology, OH 110)
  • We are available Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm