Coordinator of Outreach
South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD

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The Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership at SDSU is looking to fill a twelve-month position as Coordinator of Outreach for the Family Resource Network. This position provides leadership to the Family Resource Network programs and services while promoting the outreach functions of the Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership, College of Education and Human Sciences, and South Dakota State University. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and persons underrepresented in higher education are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership to the Family Resource Network programs and services while promoting the outreach functions of the Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership, College of Education and Human Sciences, and South Dakota State University.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Earned Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field, minimum of three years of experience in adult education, effective written and oral communication skills, a strong record of working in teams or collaborative groups and evidence of grant writing experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Child and Family Studies, Counseling or related area, trained and certified in the Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (WestEd/PITC), experience with managing and coordinating complex multi-dimensional projects, evidence of coordination as well as budget management, and experience with South Dakota Early Childhood and School Age Enrichment programs (CCR&R).

SALARY:
Commensurate with experience.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:
SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students.

The Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership has NCATE accredited programs in early childhood education, secondary education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Agricultural Education. The department also houses the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education which houses one toddler laboratory classroom, two preschool classrooms, and one kindergarten room which is a cooperative venture with the Brookings School District.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by November 1, 2013.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu , search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The 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. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Email applications will not be accepted.

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 a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Mary Bowne at 605-688-5989 or Mary.Bowne@sdstate.edu .

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