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Student Success Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6


Student Success


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Date Posted:

Aug 4 2021 4:40PM

Close Date:

Oct 4 2021

Position Description

South Dakota Mines is searching for a Student Success Advisor to be part of the Student Success Center administrative team. This position acts as a professional advisor to first year students within the university’s hybrid advising model and serves as a liaison between students, faculty and staff. The Student Success Advisor works directly with students, faculty, and Success Center staff to help first year students succeed.


The Student Success Advisor will interact primarily with staff members in the Student Success Center, faculty, other support staff in the university, and students. This position will play an important liaison role between Academic Affairs, Admissions, individual academic departments, students, and the wide array of academic and non-academic student support services on campus, to identify and connect with students in need of advising and resources. Expectations are that this person will excel in the areas of inter-personal communication and truly enjoy extensive interactions with others, particularly current students. The Student Success Advisor will support, expand, and help track the impact of techniques for first year student support services in conjunction with and support of efforts undertaken by the university. The culture is one of service to and for students.

Application Process

Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin August 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Institution Information

Established in 1885, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities located in Rapid City, South Dakota. For prospective college students who are serious about their future, passionate about STEM and eager to solve society’s most pressing problems, South Dakota Mines delivers a best-in-class education at an affordable price, with a supportive and collaborative campus community that prepares graduates to become in-demand leaders in today’s fastest-growing industries. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24 and our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering. South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,500 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment out of 319 similar institutions across the United States. The placement rate for recent Mines graduates is 96 percent. Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 77,503 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. 

Additional Information

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life coverage options for employees, spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance.

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree is preferred, along with five years of progressive mentorship and/or advising experience in an education setting. This is a full-time, benefitted 12-month position.