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Nursing Student Services Coordinator

Posted: 11/12/2019

Position:                      Nursing Student Services Coordinator
Salary and Terms:        Fixed-term, full time position. Salary placement is based on evaluation of experience.  MSUAASF Range C.
Appointment Date:       January 15, 2020 or a date to be negotiated.
Application Deadline:   Review of applications will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Description:    The Student Services Coordinator provides undergraduate nursing students with accurate and timely service for pre-nursing, and nursing, students at SMSU. Involvement with students flows from recruitment through program admission and progression. The Student Services Coordinator is responsible for developing program information materials for prospective and current students and for coordinating the dissemination of program admission and progression information to prospective and current students. This position will provide leadership and support to faculty advisors by providing information, resources and guidance related to advising, and admissions.  The Student Services Coordinator will work closely with the college dean, nursing department faculty, and support staff, as well as other key student service areas such as Extended Learning, Registrars, and academic departments involved with the admission and progression of nursing students. This position will support Department of Nursing program assessment activities as applied to students and graduates.

  • Master’s degree plus one year of professional experience or a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in any of the following fields: advising, counseling, health care, program administration or coordination; or an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education and/or professional experience.
  • Understanding of the undergraduate nursing program.
  • Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of student development and adult learning theory.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of advising protocols and academic transfer policies.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Large database management skills.
  • Knowledge of SMSU policies and procedures relating to student academic standing.
  • Ability to maintain database records and analyze data.
  • Unencumbered registered nurse license with a related bachelor degree.
  • Ability to collaborate with other academic units.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a faced pace environment.
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 14,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
Application Data:  Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, and transcripts must be attached to your application.   Complete the online application process at  Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at 
Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.  Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request

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