Assistant to the Vice-president for Research and Economic Development

Economic development officer

Job title: Assistant to the Vice-president for Research and Economic Development

Company: South Dakota Board Of Regents

Job description: Posting DetailsLogo
Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Assistant to the Vice-president for Research and Economic Development
Posting Number NFE02351P
Department SDSU-Division of Research & Econ Dvlp
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting TextReady to embark on a fulfilling career at South Dakota State University (SDSU)? An exciting opportunity awaits as we seek a dynamic Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. We’re on the lookout for an outgoing, people-centered individual with a passion for our mission with creative ability. In this role, you’ll be instrumental in supporting our division’s leadership through project management, coordinating research and economic development communications, and executive assistance to the vice-president. If you thrive in a collaborative environment and are driven by making a meaningful impact, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of research and economic development at SDSU. This position is located in . This position is a 12-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position.The Division of Research and Economic Development works closely with university researchers, business leaders and other sponsors to promote faculty expertise aimed at solving real-world problems in society and industry. The university has positioned itself as a research and innovation leader in agriculture and precision agriculture, biological and life sciences, and rural health and wellbeing. The university is the state’s first Carnegie R2 High Research Activity institution and aims to become a Carnegie R1 Very High Research Activity univeristy.South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:This position will help lead and manage the Division of Research and Economic Development’s support of SDSU research, research partnerships, and economic development engagement.

  • Project management:
  • Assist, coordinate, or lead research for documentation and materials related to projects and communications.
  • Coordinate data collection and analysis to inform strategies and tactics.
  • Ensure leadership is well resourced and prepared for leading the university’s research and economic development undertakings.
  • Coordinate logistics for events, projects, and meetings.
  • Facilitate excellence in research communications and branding by coordinating content experts and communications experts to ensure consistent and up-to-date information to both internal and external audiences.
  • Provide executive assistance to the vice-president:
  • Keep abreast of the vice-president’s priorities to manage information, time allocation, and commitments accordingly.
  • Ensure preparation for effective meetings.
  • Manage documentation and follow-up of meetings.

BENEFITS:South Dakota State University offers a wide range of excellent benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 6% matching, 10 hours of annual leave each month, 9.34 hours of sick leave each month, and eleven paid holidays. Relocation benefits are available per university’s guidelines. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree completed by first day of employment.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with project management, communications and/or executive assistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize information and develop actions.
  • Interpersonal communication and collaboration skills.


  • 5-10 years’ experience in one of the areas of communications, project management, or executive assistance, and at least three years of experience in one or both remaining two areas; and
  • Experience in public or not-for-profit organizations.

APPLICATION PROCESS:This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This 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. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.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, successful completion of a criminal background check.South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.
Posting Date 05/06/2024
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 05/27/2024
Advertised Salary The minimum starting salary for this position is $59,640 while education and/or experience may be considered.
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work HoursM-F 8-5
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires No Requirement
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Department Description and Cultural ExpectationsSouth Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with over $60 million annual research expenditures, more than 200 academic programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. We offer a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusions and access. The university is part of a dynamic community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees, which offers an abundance of attractions and activities.
Equal Employment Opportunity StatementSouth Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other status that may become protected in the offering of all educational programs and employment. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.
Contact InformationFor questions on the position, contact search committee chair, Sen Subramanian, at or 605-688-5623.

Expected salary: $59640 per year

Location: Brookings, SD

Job date: Wed, 15 May 2024 06:36:43 GMT

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