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Administrative Assistant (Career and Professional Development)

Dakota State University is seeking applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant in the Career and Professional Development Office.

  • Coordination of Career and Professional Development events including: information sessions, workshops, practice sessions, and campus interviews.
  • Instructing students and staff on the use of the Handshake software.
  • Purchasing supplies and providing budget updates to the Director.
  • Posting announcements and information on the department social media accounts.
  • Proofreading and providing feedback on student resumes.
  • Supervising a team of student employees.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of multiple computer applications including MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook is required.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, report, and use information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with students, staff, and the public.
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume and supporting references, including email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

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, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

 is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.