Program Coordinator/Advisor Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

Job posting number: #7116195

Posted: November 16, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Build an impactful and meaningful career as a Program Coordinator/Advisor for South Dakota State Universitie’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department. In this role you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the academic and professional careers of students. We are looking to hire a people-centered professional with excellent customer service experience who is committed to SDSU’s core values. This position is located in Brookings, South Dakota and is a 12-month, permanent, full-time, benefits-eligible position.

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering strives to impact the future of agriculture through engineering, precision, and technology. We focus on identifying and improving the world’s food production systems and available natural resources for an enhanced agricultural future. We also provide the public and industry with the resources necessary to build healthy communities. Using cutting-edge research, our department spans topics that range from food safety and biodiesel fuel to biofilms and biosensors.

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.

This position will recruit, retain, and place students in high demand at top tier employers and attract industry financial support by facilitating strong 3-way engagement between students, faculty, and the industry.

The incumbent will significantly increase student recruitment by working closely with the ABS Communications and Marketing Director to develop and implement program level marketing strategies, including but not limited to, national media presence, department events, and student-focused programs. The incumbent will significantly increase student retention, and engagement by playing a pivotal role in directing student behavior toward activities that will nurture and support their education, career, and life goal achievement success. The successful candidate will coordinate accreditation compliance, develop and implement consistent messaging, and use benchmarking and best practices to develop department policies and procedures. The Program Coordinator/Advisor helps to represent the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering with industry, at college and university meetings as well as regional and national events. The successful candidate will serve as an advisor for Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, and some Precision Agriculture students. Some travel will be required that may include overnight stays.

The salary range for the Program Coordinator/Advisoris $45,747-$52,000. 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.

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.

Earned bachelor’s degree by the appointment date in a field related to Agriculture, Biological Science, Engineering Public Administration, Business, Marketing, or
Student Development;
Experience with one or more areas of agriculture production, agriculture science, engineering, or technology, or the ability to continuously learn these areas;
Advanced interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Must be highly skilled in critical thinking, information gathering, data collection, and analysis.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
A valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire; and
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Familiarity with South Dakota Board of Regents and South Dakota State University policies and procedures;
Experience developing and coordinating events and programs;
Experience developing and implementing marketing materials and strategies;
Experience with curriculum management; and
Experience advising university students.

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.

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