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Veterans Resource Center Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Veterans Resource Center Coordinator
Posting Number NFE00071P
Department SDSMT-Career Center
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
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The Veterans Resource Center Coordinator is responsible for all facets of the SD Mines Veterans Resource Center (VRC), including program development/implementation, administration, supervision, and evaluation of the related programs. The goals of the VRC Coordinator will be to improve the quality of our educational services by seamlessly combining existing and new efforts to best attract and assist veterans and their dependents seeking engineering and science degrees. This will be accomplished through:

•managing and sustaining a Veterans Resource Center;
•supervising the Veterans Resource Center work-study students;
•improving the quality of service provided veterans by increasing the awareness of veterans’ needs among faculty, staff, and other students;
•increasing veterans’ seamless access to information, starting with the inquiry/application process, advancing to the transition to collegiate life, and culminating in degree completion and job placement;
•improving the academic advising of veterans by increasing student-to-student mentoring and faculty advising;
•planning and implementing veterans’ orientations for spring and fall semesters.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Desirable qualifications include experience in a services office; higher education; oral communication skills to include planning and presenting to large audiences; expertise or transferable skills in all aspects of program administration, personnel supervision, development and monitoring of budgets, writing program reports, and conducting program evaluations; demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with faculty, campus officials, staff, community agencies, and students from diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain confidentiality; persons with similar backgrounds to the target population are encouraged to apply.

The Coordinator of the Veterans Resource Center will report to the Manager of Career and Professional Development. This is a full-time, 12-month benefited position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second, largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin January 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 12/27/2017
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/26/2018
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Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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  3. Reference List
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