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Coordinator, Advisor and Instructor

Employer
South Dakota State University
Location
Brookings, South Dakota
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications.
Date posted
Jun 18, 2024

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Are you passionate about guiding students towards academic success and fostering a collaborative educational environment? South Dakota State University (SDSU) is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Coordinator, Advisor & Instructor in our Natural Sciences Department. In this role, you will work closely with faculty and staff to support our students, lead innovative recruitment activities, and contribute to the thriving community of the College of Natural Sciences. This position is located in Brookings, South Dakota and is a 12-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position. 

The College of Natural Sciences provides a robust, integrative academic experience to foster student success, opportunities to explore the frontiers of knowledge through advanced innovative research and demonstrates excellence in accordance with the South Dakota State University’s land-grant mission.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Coordinator, Advisor & Instructor will provide support for students in collaboration with the faculty and staff of the College of Natural Sciences. The coordinator will lead, create, maintain, and implement recruitment activities for the college.

SALARY RANGE:

The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 6% matching, 10 hours of annual leave each month, 9.34 hours of sick leave each month, and eleven paid holidays. Relocation benefits are available per university’s guidelines. 

BENEFITS:

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with over $60 million annual research expenditures, more than 200 academic programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. We offer a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusions and access. The university is part of a dynamic community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees, which offers an abundance of attractions and activities. South Dakota State University offers a wide range of excellent benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Student Affairs, Education or related field by start date;
  • At least one year of experience in recruiting, advising, or student services;
  • Experience creating and/or leading STEM recruitment activities, academic advising, career advising or undergraduate student success initiatives; and
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience supervising student employees;
  • Experience building mutually beneficial relationships with K-12 and community partners;
  • Demonstrated data driven decision making to increase engagement, applications, yield, and/or brand awareness.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by 07/09/2024.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. 

For questions on the position, contact search committee chair, TJ Pederson via Teresa.Pederson@sdstate.edu.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.

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South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher- education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2023 enrollment of 11,505, with students coming from 48 states and 74 countries. Students can choose from 88 majors, 38 specializations, 104 minors, 39 master’s degree programs, 16 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates. The university also offers courses at various off-campus sites as well as undergraduate and graduate programs online through the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

Named the 33rd safest college town by SafeWise (2022), Brookings (pop. 23,993) is just 55 miles north of Sioux Falls on Interstate 29, 200 miles from Minneapolis and 400 miles east of Rapid City and the Black Hills. Students from communities in Nebraska, North Dakota and Iowa also find SDSU within an easy day’s drive.

The Division of Research and Economic Development works closely with university researchers, business leaders and other sponsors to promote faculty expertise aimed at solving real-world problems in society and industry. The university is a leader in bioprocessing, agriculture and precision agriculture, remote sensing and life sciences.

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