Working Title Program Assistant I
Posting Number CSA00902P
Department SDSU-Ness School of Management & Economics
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
SDSU ranked the #2 Best Employer in the State of South Dakota by Forbes. We’re seeking an individual with exceptional ability to document and communicate information and data in reports, attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal skills to join our team as a Program Assistant I.
Provide high-level administrative and professional support to the Ness School of Management and Economics. Responsibilities include assisting the director and associate director with program processes, accreditation reporting and data management, serving as the school liaison with college and university administration, alumni, donors and industry stakeholders, and academic support.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Knowledge of:
Skill & Ability to:
- MS Office Products – Excel and PowerPoint are essential to this position
- Database development and maintenance
- Academic curriculum, courses, and forms
- Event and activity coordination
- Gather and present data in tabular and graphical format
- Effectively communicate information both in a written and verbal manner
- Use IT tools such as Banner, Student Banner, Box, DocuSign, Doodle, Zoom/GoToMeeting
- Display strong attention to detail
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, alumni, donors, and stakeholders
- Learn and interpret University policies and procedures
- Train and provide guidance to student workers
SDSU 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. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site, to apply visit http://YourFuture.sdbor.edu. [EE9229 – 11041]
Posting Date 11/23/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/02/2020
Advertised Salary $16.89- $20.25/hour depending on qualifications, plus benefits
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search
This position requires No Requirement
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
The Ness School of Management and Economics in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, offers Bachelor’s degrees with majors in Business Economics, Agricultural Business, Entrepreneurial Studies, Economics, and Economics with an Agricultural Economics specialization. The faculty of approximately 30 members teach and conduct research in Economics, Decision Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurial Studies, and Law. The Ness School hosts about 750 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. A Master’s degree offers students two different paths: a traditional research-based theory track or a business and industry oriented non-thesis track. In conjunction with four extension field specialists many members of the faculty conduct extension and outreach programs in support of the state’s economy. Ness School graduates hold key leadership and management positions across the northern Great Plains and Midwest in banking, investment and venture capital firms, processing and manufacturing, energy and bioenergy, and food and agribusiness management, and are leaders among the innovation and entrepreneurship community. For an in-depth look visit https://www.sdstate.edu/ness-school-management-and-economics
Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.
SDSU 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, and excellence through continuous improvement.
As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, Aberdeen and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Jackrabbits Athletics competes as a 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. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings 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.
Affirmative Action Statement
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Michelle Johnson, Title IX/EEO Director, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, Box 2201, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.
SDSU is committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.
For additional information regarding this position or questions about the online application process, please contact SDSU Human Resources at 605-688-4128.