Education Support Specialist

DWU - Dakota Wesleyan University   Mitchell, SD   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 14, 2021

Benefits include access to campus wellness program and facilities!

Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) is a private, comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church granting both bachelor's and master's degrees. The University's mission is to provide a transformative learning experience that cultivates enduring intellectual growth, ethically grounded leadership, intentional faith exploration, and meaningful service.

DWU is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, a town of 14,000, nestled in the heart of one of the country's finest outdoor recreation areas. The University is within six hours of several major metropolitan areas (Sioux Falls, SD; Omaha, NB; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO).

Benefits include health, vision, dental and life insurance, access to campus wellness program and facilities, vacation, sick and holiday pay, tuition reimbursement and retirement.

Responsibilities include a wide variety of office support tasks. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills. Strong computer skills are required including Word, Excel, publishing software and data/record management skills.

Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population; excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, proofing, and presentation skills; confidentiality is essential and a solid commitment to relationship building.

The Education Support Specialist will act as the Coordinator for K-12 placements, including student observations, practicum, and student teaching experiences. Candidate will collaborate with school administrators, cooperating teachers, field supervisors, and students to develop high-quality student teaching placements.

Strong preference for college degree or vocational training AA required, BA preferred; two years of clerical work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong commitment to philosophy and goals of Dakota Wesleyan University. Clear commitment to student learning.