Administrative Fellowship

About the Program

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The Administrative Fellowship at SJHH offers masters-prepared individuals a 12-month opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills through a broad array of learning experiences. Fellows will receive extensive mentorship from senior leaders as they tackle challenging, highly visible projects in their areas of interest. They will also cultivate a strong microscale and macroscale understanding of SJHH’s impact on the surrounding community. Ultimately, fellows will be given the autonomy and support they need to tap into their full potential and become successful healthcare professionals.

Executive mentors:

Kevin Manemann - Executive Vice President & Chief Executive, Physician Enterprise and President & CEO, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare

John Bennett — Chief Executive, Orange County/High Desert

Nate Husmann — Chief Financial Officer, Physician Enterprise

Project examples:

  • Streamlining the allergy service line
  • Reviewing the compliance state of regional strategies
  • Developing a Clinically Integrated Network
  • Creating a patient self-service platform to enable online scheduling
  • Organizing an OBGYN medical practice acquisition
  • Engaging in medical practice performance improvement and change management
  • Integrating patient engagement platforms
  • Standardizing primary care staffing

Why work in Southern California? Learn more

Please direct your questions to the most recent SJHH fellows, Jesica Sathy - and Andrew Jensen -


Jesica Sathy
2019-2020 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Public Health

Andrew Jensen
2019-2020 Fellow
University of Minnesota
Master of Healthcare Administration

Tami Sall
2018-2019 Fellow
University of Houston—Clear Lake
Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration

Harji Charaia
2018-2019 Fellow
University of Southern California
Master of Health Administration

Simon Kofford
2017-2018 Fellow
University of Colorado—Denver
Master of Business Administration

James Dester
2016-2017 Fellow
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration

Jared Schultz
2015-2016 Fellow
University of Utah
Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health

Jonathan Hyde
2014-2015 Fellow
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
Master of Health Administration

Application Process


Candidates must either be enrolled in an accredited health-focused graduate program (MBA, MHA, MPH, MSN, etc.) or have graduated from such a program within the last 12 months.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. SJHH is unable to sponsor work visas.

Prior work experience is preferred but not required.

Key Dates (2019-2020)

Please apply via the NAFCAS portal

  • Application deadline: October 2nd
  • Video interviews: early October
  • Onsite interviews: late October
  • Offers extended: Following onsite interviews
    • Applicants may accept, decline, or put the offer on hold any time prior to November 13. If an offer is made after 11/13/19 then the applicant has 24 hours to accept.
  • Start date: July 2020


  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Official graduate school transcript (minimum 3.5 GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Please include both professional and academic references
  • Personal statement
    • Please write a one-page single-spaced essay outlining the rationale behind your decision to enter a career in ambulatory care and your specific interest in the fellowship at SJHH