Educational Specialist

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 8, 2024
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The Education Specialist: English and Study Skills (ES) is responsible for holistic advising and instruction of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) participants in reading/ writing, and study skills. The primary goal of Student Support Services is to increase the retention and graduation rates of low-income or first generation students and students with disabilities. Other duties include: supporting cultural enrichment/ academic support workshops, help strengthen the tutoring program, maintaining SSS's social media presence, and participant recruitment. This is a grant funded position contingent on continued funding.

Work Schedule: M-F 8-5, 7:30-4 during Summer and Breaks

Advertised Salary: 45,000+

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in English or related field
  • Ability to provide reading/ writing support and study skills support
  • Strong communication/ interpersonal skills
  • General knowledge of FAFSA, college life, post-secondary academics
  • Computer skills (e.g. Excel, Word, Adobe, social media, Zoom)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in English or related field
  • Experience working in Higher Education
  • Advising/mentoring experience
  • Experience working with underserved student populations
Applicant Materials Required: Resume, Cover Letter, contact information for 3 references


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .