The Director of DSU Career Services will be responsible to market all aspects of the Career Services program to the DSU community including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Other responsibilities include monitoring and tracking all outcomes of students and provide annual reports on outcome data. Along with other members of the Career Services staff, provide presentations/workshops, to students on various topics relevant to career services. Examples include, but are not limited to, soft skill development, interviewing techniques, resume writing, networking, social setting etiquette, career fairs, etc. The successful candidate should be able to keep current on job trends, avenues of enhancing job search techniques, and develop employer relations. Employer relations would include building and growing the number of employer relationships as well as maintaining a positive working relationship with all current employers. At DSU the Director of Career Services serves as a member of the student affairs leadership team with the responsibility for the learning and development of students outside the classroom and helping to establish a university culture that is keenly aware of the importance of a successful student experience.
The incumbent for this position will hold a minimum of a master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, education or related field. In addition, we are looking for someone with experience working with college students in career services and have a proven record of managing an effective career services program. We are looking for someone with exceptional written and communication skills, who has the ability to make presentations, counsel/teach students the skills and abilities needed for a successful job & internship search, interact with a variety of DSU constituencies, including faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recogni...zed for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors.
Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities.
Dakota State is located in Madison, S.D., a growing community of 7,200 people. Both the community and campus have been recognized as the safest in South Dakota. The greater Madison area has top-rated K-12 educational systems, an award winning critical access hospital, and a strong manufacturing and business environment. The area also has year-round recreational choices at its state parks, two scenic golf courses, joint community and campus fitness facility called the Community Center, and historic Prairie Village. Entertainment venues are located in Madison, and in nearby Brookings, Mitchell or Sioux Falls, S.D.