Honors Program Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Honors Program Coordinator
Posting Number NFE00074P
Department USD-Honor
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The University of South Dakota seeks an Honors Program Coordinator for the University Honors Program, one of USD’s Signature Programs. The Honors Program Coordinator will assist the Director and Associate Director in organizing student programming for current students, advising students, recruiting high-achieving students, and building/maintaining alumni relations.

Primary Duties:

Student Programming: The Coordinator will be responsible for planning and executing events to build a sense of community among Honors students. These events will promote the liberal education and pre-professional development of our students through a range of in-class and out-of-class programs. This person will work with the Honors student organization to plan events that academically enrich the broader campus community.

Academic Advising: The Coordinator will be responsible for current knowledge of degree requirements at the University of South Dakota and will provide academic advising for current and incoming Honors students. This person will also teach the Honors first-year experience class, which is designed to help entering students transition to life at USD.

Recruitment: The Coordinator will recruit exceptional high school students, as well as current USD students, into the Honors program though outreach initiatives, informative events, and/or attendance at college fairs. This person will act as a liaison with Admissions and will coordinate communication with prospective students. This person will help plan the orientation for entering Honors students, in conjunction with the Office of Student Services.

Alumni Relations: The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining a list of Honors alumni as part of a new initiative to encourage greater alumni participation with the Program. Additionally, this person will be responsible for communicating with alumni through the publication of the Honors Program newsletter and other appropriate venues.

The Coordinator will also perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
To be considered for this position, candidates must have an earned Masters degree in any discipline and at least one year of administrative or other relevant experience in a college/university setting. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess:
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• The ability to work in a collaborative environment
• Working knowledge of computer technology (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
• A high level of energy and enthusiasm for the mission of the Honors Program

Preferred Qualifications
• Technical skills in web page design, graphic design, and/or social media
• Experience working with high-achieving students across multiple disciplines in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated ability to build effective and collaborative relationships with a wide set of constituencies

Application Process
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu.

Please direct inquiries to:
Dr. Scott Breuninger
Director, University Honors Program

Posting Date 12/28/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/15/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

Normal hours are 8:00 am -5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, although evening and weekend work may be required.

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Overnight stays, Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License
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Affirmative Action Statement


Diversity Statement

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Other