Assistant Director, CAIS

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title Assistant Director, CAIS
Posting Number NFE00107P
Department BHSU-College of Liberal Arts
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

Black Hills State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Director position for the Center for American Indian Studies.

*Assist in fulfilling the mission for the Center for American Indian Studies, to act as an academic advisor, and provide strategic direction for retention efforts of American Indian students.

*Have an understanding of institutional admissions policies and procedures; grant writing methods; management and marketing techniques as well as the institution’s programs, policies, and procedures.
*Ability to exercise independent judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
*Communicate information concisely and efficiently, both orally and in writing.
*Plan and project future operating needs in terms of fiscal needs and staffing changes.
*Interpret objectives and develop practical applications.
*Carry boxes of supplies and recruitment materials.
*Assist with the set up and tear down of PowWow and summer bridge.
*Have regular and reliable work attendance.
*Act professionally with co-workers and students.

*Four-year college degree required, master preferred.
*1-3 years’ experience required.

Applications must be made online at Candidates will need to attach a cover letter, resume and the names/contact information of at least three professional references. This position is open until filled with a first review date of February 23rd at 11pm (MDT). For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at 605.642.6545. Questions specific to the position may directed towards Hannah Burtt at

Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check.

Posting Date 02/02/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/23/2018
Advertised Salary $32,000 - $35,000 DOE/Q
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
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Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

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