Salary is contingent upon education and experience. 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.
4 Year Degree
South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a Director of Development position. This position will maintain a portfolio of annual fund and sport specific donors and prospects with monthly, quarterly, and annual visit and solicitation goals. The position will have oversight of the Jackrabbit Athletics Network and Alumni Advisory Board. The position will serve as the liaison with the SDSU Foundation call center and annual giving programs while also having oversight of the athletics development website, social media presence, and priority points program. The Director of Development will serve as a sport-specific fundraising liaison for assigned sports and work closely with the Athletics Ticket Office for premium seating sales at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium and Frost Arena while also having oversight of student employees/interns. The Director of Development will assist with benefit fulfillment and work on fundraising reports.
Minimum one year of fundraising, or closely related field,;
General knowledge and understanding of fundraising/development practices;
Experience with donor relations/cultivation/special events;
Knowledge and experience with fundraising software;
Effective oral and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with alumni, donors and university and community stakeholders;
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills; and
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Understanding of athletics in fundraising setting;
General knowledge of priority points and seating;
Two years or more of fundraising or closely related experience.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by March 17, 2023.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, 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 SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
Any offer of employment is contingent on 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 the policy of the University 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 search committee chair, Ryan Christy at 605-697-7475 or Ryan.Christy@sdstate.edu.
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 over $60 million annual research expenditures.
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, the nation, 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.
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 Footb...all Conference, the Summit League and the Big 12 for wrestling.
Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees, and is rated among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.
The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school, and a high school.
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, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.