South Dakota State University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Development. This position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a unique and proactive comprehensive donor relations program. This position will serve to better connect SDSU Athletics donors who are making financial contributions to the department and to strengthen their relationship on all levels. This position will work with Athletics Development staff to determine best strategies for effective stewardship and implement related recognition events and activities. The Assistant Director of Development will have oversight of all Athletics Hospitality events, special events (Hall of Fame Banquet, Endowment Dinner, Summit League Tournament Rallies, golf outings, and sport specific reunions), the Jackrabbit Athletics Scholarship Auction, and benefit fulfillment for Jackrabbit Club annual fund membership.
Earned Bachelor’s degree by appointment date;
At least one year of special events or closely related experience;
General knowledge and understanding of fundraising/development practices;
Experience with donor relations/cultivation/stewardship;
Effective communication (oral, written and interpersonal) skills;
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
Ability to be self-directed and motived.
Understanding of athletics in fundraising setting;
Experience overseeing hospitality/special events.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin as they are received with full consideration date of July 26, 2018.
APPLICATION PROCESS: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The 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 reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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, a criminal background check.
For questions on the position, contact Blake Day, Search Chair, at (605) 697-7475 or Blake.Day@sdstate.edu.
Additional Salary Information: Contingent upon education and experience. SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee, spouse and dependents; life insurance; paid holidays; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.
About South Dakota State University
South Dakota State University is an NCAA Division I institution which competes in The Summit League for all sports except football who competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, wrestling which competes in the Big XII Conference and women's equestrian, which competes in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
SDSU is a comprehensive land grant institution that offers more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. SDSU is the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,725 students.
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota; a community of approximately 17,500 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 200,000.