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South Dakota State University
Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center
South Dakota
Posted: 05/26/2022
Coordinator for Student Success and Opportunity

The South Dakota State University (SDSU) Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center is offering an exciting career opportunity as the Coordinator for Student Success and Opportunity. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position that is supervised by the Director of the Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center. The Opportunity Center supports the holistic needs of students and facilitates collaboration between SDSU student success programs. The Wintrode Center values student-centered approaches, the unique strengths of each individual, and excellence in teaching, learning, and service.

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.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


  • Maintain information about programs that are part of the Student Success NETwork and facilitate regular connections between staff from these programs.
  • Launch and lead a Student Success Liaison program through NETwork programs and identify a staff member to serve as a liaison to the NETwork.
  • Facilitate a training program and develop resources to help faculty and staff understand and respond to student needs.
  • Conduct success planning meetings with students and facilitate referrals to support their holistic needs.
  • Assist with maintaining the university’s student success platform; update university information in the platform, manage product releases, and integrate information in a way that meets faculty, staff, and student needs.
  • Co-lead the ConnectState training team.
  • Assist with evaluating student success outcomes.


  • Master’s degree completed by first day of employment;
  • At least three years of experience working with advising or student success programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, lead, and evaluate effective programs;
  • Experience facilitating collaborative projects;
  • Effective written communication skills;
  • Effective verbal and interpersonal skills.


  • Master’s degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling, Adult and Higher Education or related field;
  • Demonstrated experience impacting student outcomes;
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering student-centered academic success initiatives;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.


Commensurate with qualifications.


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.


The Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center is a hub for everything related to student success at SDSU. Grounded in access and opportunity, these programs continue the efforts of Virgil and Josephine Wintrode to help students overcome obstacles and gain the skills they need to move forward with confidence.

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, and 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 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. 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.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by June 15, 2022.


SDSU accepts applications through an on-line 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 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. 

For questions on the position, contact Jody Owen at 605-688-4155 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.