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Career Education Coordinator

South Dakota State University
South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Office of Career Development at South Dakota State University (SDSU) is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Career Education Coordinator. We are seeking a people-centered professional who demonstrates a commitment to customer service and is dedicated to helping undergraduate and graduate students become career-ready. As the Office of Career Development seeks to grow, engage, and cultivate a career-everywhere culture, the Career Education Coordinator will collaborate with campus partners to ensure scalable best practices of career education to prepare all students for career success. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, non-faculty exempt position that reports to the Director of Career Development. The Office of Career Development is part of the Division of Student Affairs.

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.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


  • Collaborate with campus partners, including faculty/instructors and academic advisors, to ensure scalable best practices of career education for all students.
  • Design, facilitate, implement, and evaluate curriculum and programs for campus partners to serve the career education needs of students.
  • Create, facilitate, and evaluate career-related presentations for a variety of constituents, including undergraduate and graduate students. Present to academic classes, student organizations, and workshop audiences either in-person or in a virtual format.
  • Provide career education, resources, and tools to a population of students in individual and group sessions through drop-in hours and scheduled appointments, either in-person or in a virtual format. Maintain records of interactions with students.
  • Assist students with career and major exploration, career readiness and development, professional document preparation (resumes/cover letters), interview preparation, internship and job search strategies, and additional career-related needs.
  • Assist students in determining career goals and objectives through self-evaluation, assessment of career interests, and exploration of career paths and majors.
  • Assist students in assessing graduate or professional school paths and with professional or personal statements needed for application to graduate or professional school.
  • Assist in developing, training, and supervising student staff in delivery of career-related content, such as resume reviews and interview preparation.
  • Collaborate with the Career Development team to strategically plan, organize, promote, implement, and evaluate programs, services, initiatives, and events related to career development and student success.
  • Work with the Career Development team to plan, promote, implement, and work at several career fairs, both on- and off-campus. Help identify and market internship, job, and experiential learning opportunities to students.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders for programming, services, and initiatives related to career development and student success.
  • With a people-centered approach, provide exceptional customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to student success initiatives and events as identified by departmental and University leadership.


  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs/Personnel, Counseling, Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field completed by first day of employment.
  • At least one year of experience working in career advising, academic advising, or related experience. (Graduate assistantship and/or related graduate internship experience is acceptable.)
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team in an active, dynamic environment that requires flexibility.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to create and facilitate career education curriculum, presentations and resources that can be delivered in-person or in a virtual format to a variety of constituents.
  • Ability to organize, implement, promote, and evaluate programs, events, and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative partnerships for programming, services, and student-success initiatives.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills with an understanding of and enthusiasm for today’s undergraduate and graduate student experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, and social media platforms.
  • Strong aptitude for and willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends and shifts longer than eight hours.
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.


  • Experience working with career services in higher education.
  • Knowledge of career development theory.
  • Knowledge of college student development theory.
  • Knowledge and use of career assessment instruments (e.g., FOCUS 2 Career, Strengths Finder).
  • Knowledge and use of career services technologies and software (e.g., Handshake).
  • Experience teaching and/or developing curriculum.


Mid- to upper-$40K based on qualifications and experience.


South Dakota State University offers a wide range of 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.


South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures.

South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of South Dakota State University is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees, and is rated among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school, and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by June 16, 2022.


South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site. To apply, visit:, 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 South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon 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 university policy 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 Becky Pistulka at 605-688-4425 or

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 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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