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Coordinator of Native Student Services

South Dakota Board of Regents
Hub, SD
Closing date
Oct 22, 2022

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Logo Institution University of South Dakota Working Title Coordinator of Native Student Services Posting Number NFE01643P Department USD-Student Services Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion Posting Text

The University of South Dakota is seeking an individual to fill the position of the Coordinator of Native Student Services. This position will be under the direct supervision of the Director of Native Student Services and will support efforts focused on Native student recruitment and retention. Essential duties will include planning programs and events focused on academic success, professional development, and leadership training; as well as provide mentorship to enrich the academic, social, and cultural university experience for Native students. The Coordinator of Native Student Services will also assist with space management of the Native American Cultural Center as well as work directly with event planning, room reservations, scheduling, financial documentation, and guest speaker processes.


The coordinator supports the daily administration and implementation of programming in Native Student Services:

Build community and assist with recruiting, retaining, and fostering the success of Native students

Serve as a bridge for strategic partnerships that will lead to developing programs, services, and strategic initiatives that focus on increasing access, persistence, retention, and success of students

Facilitate and coordinate programming that will foster an increasingly engaged, welcoming, and supportive atmosphere that nurtures achievement and success for Native students

Work with and support all USD faculty, staff, and students in addressing cultural awareness regarding Native communities, issues, and experiences

Serve as a resource and work collaboratively and cooperatively with other campus constituencies

Develop engaging/interactive programs and initiatives that promote the talent and success of students, staff, faculty, and alumni

Support Native student organizations

Oversee a Graduate Assistant and student work study employees


Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Demonstrated understanding of college students from varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives

Experience working with students in a post-secondary learning environment, including student programming, student affairs, advising, admissions, etc.


Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work independently without clear direction

An experienced collaborator within higher ed and/or departments and organizations across USD's campus

Exceptional organizational and administrative abilities

To apply, applications must be submitted online and should include 1) a cover letter explaining interest in the position, 2) a current resume, and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references.

Questions about the position may be addressed to:

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Director of Native Student Services

Posting Date 06/30/2022 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes First Consideration Date 07/14/2022 Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications, plus benefits Duration of the Term 12 months If Other, describe duration Appointment Percent 100 Work Hours

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Typical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type Regular Faculty Status No Scope of Search External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search This position requires Weekends/Holidays If other, please indicate Department Description and Cultural Expectations Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.

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