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
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
- 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
- Collaborate with the Career Development team to strategically
plan, organize, promote, implement, and evaluate programs,
services, initiatives, and events related to career development and
- 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
- 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
- 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 with Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Publisher,
Excel, and social media platforms.
- Strong aptitude for and willingness to learn new
- 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
- Experience working with career services in
- 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
- 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.
UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
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
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: 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 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 Becky.Pistulka@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.