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South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
South Dakota
Posted: 06/10/2021
Director of Nursing Student Services

South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Director of Nursing Student Services. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to lead our Nursing Student Services Department. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. This position is supervised by the Dean of Nursing.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


The Director of Nursing Student Services , and other nursing student services such as database support and development, computer support services, program evaluation input, and both events and ceremonies.


-  Master’s degree in Nursing, Allied Health, Human Resources or Student Services related fields completed by date of application;

-  At least three years of higher education recruitment, marketing, advising, and student database experience;

-  If the applicant is an RN, the applicant must be licensed by the South Dakota Board of Nursing or eligible for licensure;

-  Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;

-  Excellent oral and written communication skills;

-  Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;

-  Strong interpersonal skills;

-  Ability to work as a contributing team member;

-  Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;

-  Demonstrated ability or potential to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational materials and direct effective programs.

-  Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.


-  Doctoral degree in Nursing, Allied Health, Human Resources, Leadership, or Student Services related fields;

-  Certification in a student or human services related field;

-  At least five years of higher education recruitment, marketing, advising, and student database experience;

-  Experience in supervision of processional staff;

-  Leadership in the planning and implementation of events and ceremonies.


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.


SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education. South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 10,000 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.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by June 30, 2021.


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 Gale Folsland at 605-394-6709 or

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.