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  • August 10, 2022 9:56 AM | Dirk Lammers (Administrator)

    About Co-Op Architecture

    We do architecture. We have 26 people and one wiener dog, but he doesn’t get healthcare. We’re a 97% design-focused shop.  And maybe a 10% focused on people/relationships. And the rest on culture. Our project types include; K-12, Higher Ed, Commercial. We don’t do single family residential. We barely do multi-family. Not that we’re not into families. We’re pro-family. We all have them. Mostly we like civic and educational projects of any kind. If it’s a good client that appreciates architecture and wants quality and creative solutions, then we’ll sell the ’65 Ford Galaxie and go for their vision 100%. A lot of shops do good design. But we’re in there too. We also try to deliver. I’m mean really bring the heat.

    General Description

    This position will provide administrative support for the firm. Duties include clerical, reception, general office coordination and cleaning, and project-based support work. Excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude are crucial to this position as the person in this position may be the first contact a client or vendor makes with the firm. Position is in our Sioux Falls, SD office. This position has the flexibility to be either part-time or full-time with a minimum of 4-5 hours per day, M-F. Schedule will need to be consistent from day to day. Salary TBD based on experience/qualifications.


    Work under the general supervision of the principals of CO-OP Architecture. Work with other staff to plan and prioritize work activities. Given general procedures and guidelines, develop and refine work routines and carry assignments through to completion with limited feedback.

    Knowledge & Ability

    • Knowledge of typical office practices and procedures as required by the position.
    • Ability to communicate and engage with people in a friendly and helpful manner.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and complete work mostly independently and as a team and in a timely fashion.
    • Ability to perform duties with initiative and judgment and to use resourcefulness and tact in contacts with staff, clients and vendors, maintaining harmonious working relationships.
    • Ability to use – or quickly learn to use – office equipment such as phone systems, copier/scanner/printer machine, wide-format scanners and printers, etc.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks based on importance and deadlines.
    • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat and Bluebeam.

    Essential job Functions

    • Answer multi-line telephone and transfer calls to staff or their voice mailbox as appropriate.
    • Receive and greet clients and visitors.
    • Perform general clerical duties such as photocopying, scanning, printing, mailing, shipping and filing.
    • Retrieve, sort and distribute US mail and similar shipments, and schedule courier pickups and deliveries.
    • Manage email, calendars, mailing/shipping, software and other office support systems.
    • Manage office general email inbox, routing messages appropriately.
    • Research, price, purchase and stock various supplies and products.
    • Set up new projects including initiating server folder structure.
    • Tidy conference rooms, copy room, and collaboration areas.
    • Maintain break room; unload dishwashers, stock beverages in shared refrigerator, clean refrigerators and coffee machine as needed, and generally keep the break room clean and organized.
    • Plan, organize and coordinate office functions, parties & meetings. Arrange food service, lunches, catering and supplies.
    • Conduct certain aspects of office orientation for new employees.
    • Supervise janitorial service in accordance with the most recently executed agreement.
    • Support principals with various project tasks such as filling in certain on-line forms: occasionally scanning and filing documents; maintaining certain digital templates, and archiving.
    • Assist with work travel arrangements as requested.
    • Support staff in project-based work by:
    • Assisting with drawing set and project manual printing and copying or outsourced reprographic orders.
    • Assist with assembly and organization of marketing materials.
    • Other duties as assigned by the principals.

    Education, Experience & Special Qualifications

    A high school diploma and at least two years of relevant administrative office work experience. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license along with access to a working automobile for occasional errands.

    Apply now

    We’re interested in all kinds of things, but mostly we’re interested in better architecture in our own backyard. Check out our Facebook page and website Interested applicants may send resumes & references to Kathy at, or apply online at

  • July 08, 2022 8:32 AM | Dirk Lammers (Administrator)

    NFE Long Recruitment Advertisement 

    Facilities & Space Planner

    Facilities & Services Planning Department

    South Dakota State University

     South Dakota State University (SDSU) Facilities & Services (F&S) Department is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Facilities & Space Planner. We are looking for a creative and detail oriented professional to join us in providing design and planning services to the campus community. This is a 12-month, 100% time, benefit eligible position. This position is supervised by the Director of Planning and works closely with the SDSU F&S building trades, project managers, design consultants, and Contractors.

    South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.

    Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  Sponsorship is not available for this position.


    The Facilities & Space Planner is responsible for architectural consultation, facility assessment, architectural design, specifications, building code interpretation, and/or management of projects on the campus and on associated off campus facilities. This position also assists in the maintenance of the campus space model, building information models, GIS database, assessing maintenance & repair needs, and managing annual maintenance and repair project budgets.


    • ·      Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or a closely related field completed by start date;
    • ·      Effective oral, written, and graphic (ie. drawing, modeling, charts, etc.) communication skills;
    • ·      Results oriented with excellent analytical problem-solving skills;
    • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
    • Use of digital technology including Microsoft Office Suite, building information modeling, architectural design, and publishing software.
    • Ability to plan, develop, evaluate, and implement complex projects;
    • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.


    ·      Architectural Registration;

    ·      National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Record;

    ·      Previous professional design or planning experience in academic facilities;

    ·      Demonstrated knowledge of international building codes and standards;

    ·      Work experience at a college or university.



    Base salary is $62,000.


    South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave.  Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.


    South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and contributes over $963 million in state economic impact.

    South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

    SDSU Facilities and Services supports the core teaching, learning, discovery, and innovation missions of the University. Stewardship is a common theme to our work, and F&S strive to find solutions that provide sustainable outcomes through exceptional effort and guidance. F&S focuses on continuous improvement and use industry standards to develop best business practices. F&S evaluates the universities performance and effectiveness based on customer input and comparisons to peer institutions. 

    As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of South Dakota State University is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

    Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

    Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and with a K-12 school district of approximately 3,200 students. The city is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls, 200 miles west of Minneapolis, and 235 miles north of Omaha. Brookings is recognized as an ideal community for families, schools, young professionals, retirees, and is rated among the best places to live in South Dakota. 

    The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, Performing Arts Center, Swiftel Center, Larson Ice Complex, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.


    Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by July 12th, 2022.


    South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.”  This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

    Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.  

    South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students.  This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. 

    For questions on the position, contact the Amy Jones at or (605) 688-4637. 

    South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of, sex, race, color, creed,  national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other status that may become protected in the offering of all educational programs and employment. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.


  • May 05, 2022 10:00 AM | AIA South Dakota
    Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Campus

    Department: Academic Affairs-Engineering Technology

    Status:             Full-Time

    FLSA Type:      Exempt Instructor

    Salary-186 Day Annual Work Schedule:

    • Bachelor's Degree: $50,649 - $61,121 Annual
    • Master's Degree: $54,266 - $65,334 Annual
    • Ph.D.: $57,883 - $67,443 Annual 

    Link To:            Employee Benefits

    Southeast Tech is a technical college located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For over 50 years, we have provided a cost-effective, career relevant education that prepares our students for employment in 24 months or less with some of the area’s best employers. We offer more than 70 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in today’s most innovative fields.

    This faculty position provides instruction from the Sioux Falls campus location for Agricultural Engineering courses, student advising, and academic program responsibilities in Southeast Tech's Engineering Technology Division. 


    • Develop and teach competency-based curriculum that provides classroom theory and laboratory application that prepares students for entry-level positions in the Program field.
    • Promote academic achievement through appropriate classroom rigor and establish student success as a primary teaching goal.
    • Establish a positive learning environment that promotes dignity, self-respect, safety, and personal/professional growth.
    • Monitor and assess student classroom effort and assignments.
    • Build good interpersonal relationships and establish positive rapport with students, colleagues and Program committees.
    • Coordinate applicable clinical/internship sites and schedules for student assessment.
    • Utilize the community as a learning resource and as an extension of the classroom.
    • Mentor part-time program staff for academic and non-academic content.
    • Assist Administration with monitoring and maintaining Program accreditation requirements.
    • Maintain program acumen and apply new knowledge acquired through professional growth activities and technical education.
    • Complete non-teaching, department-related responsibilities that include student recruitment, and retention; and as an active participant in business/team/program committees.
    • Utilize the Learning Management System to deliver courses that may include traditional, hybrid, online, evening or week-end format.
    • Perform duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs or other designee.


    • Preferred a Master's Degree in Architecture or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate hours in Architecture
    • REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree in Architecture with a minimum of three years architecture work experience in a licensed architecture firm and portfolio review OR Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Interior Design with six years of work experience in a licensed architecture firm and portfolio review. 
    • Post-secondary teaching and competency-based curriculum development experience preferred. 
    • Fully functional with Microsoft Office Suite and online communication tools.
    • Ability to design and deliver courses through online/blended instruction utilizing the campus learning management systems.
    • Post-hire requirement to obtain South Dakota post-secondary teacher credential. 
    • Post-hire criminal background check required.

    Join our team and be a part of our campus community that is committed to providing educational excellence for tomorrow’s workforce. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Position available immediately and open until filled. EOE.

    For more information contact Dean of Curriculum and Instruction Fenecia Homan at

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