Land Grant Coordinator

$0 yearly
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College, Bureau of Indian Affairs Road 700, Sisseton, SD, USA
  • Nov 16, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

TITLE:                       Land Grant Coordinator

REPORTS TO:         Director of Institutional Research & Programs

SALARY:                  D.O.E.

SUPERVISES:          Equity & Extension Personnel


Manage the Equity and Extension projects at Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC). This includes supervising personnel, conducting educational workshops, supporting academic programs, and coordinating other activities that will achieve project and institutional objectives.


  • Plan, organize, and host workshops and community events consistent with the Equity and Extension awards.
  • Maintain and advance existing initiatives, including the Prairie Restoration Project, Community Gardening and Food Sovereignty, Healthy Foods and Lifestyles, and Archery.
  • Effectively collaborate with community organizations, school districts, tribal agencies, and other area land grant programs that have common interests and goals.
  • Manage project staff and resources effectively in alignment with college policy and terms of federal awards.
  • Develop long-term strategies meeting the needs of the community, college, and students within the scope of the USDA NIFA land grant programming.
  • Write or assist in the writing of future proposals to the USDA NIFA, along with existing reporting requirements.
  • Function as part of the Sisseton Wahpeton College and conduct duties in accordance with the mission, philosophy, vision, goals, and objective of the college.
  • Complies with all College, Tribal, and Federal policies, regulations, and laws that govern the SWC College.
  • Coordinate activities with the Director of Institutional Research & Programs, including the timely submission of budgetary and narrative reports.
  • Participates on SWC College committees and in faculty/staff meetings.
  • May be required to assist with events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Agronomy, Botany, Food Science, or related field. A bachelor’s degree with additional experience in grant management or community education and outreach would be considered.

 Other Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstratable knowledge of budgeting and report writing.
  • Experience in horticulture and outdoor sporting activities, including proficiency with common light machinery and tools.
  • Ability to work outdoors, lift heavy objects, and work with youth.
  • Planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Proficient with computer and software (word processing, spreadsheets, and publications).
  • Proficient with typical office equipment.


  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with other departments, answer public inquiries, and interact with significant and influential individuals.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity. Refrains from theft related, dishonest and unethical behavior.
  • Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.