South Dakota State University is accepting applications for an Associate Director of Development. This position will maintain a portfolio of annual funds and sport-specific donors and prospects with monthly, quarterly, and annual visit and solicitation goals. This position will have oversight of the Letterwinners Club as well as the development of young alumni program. This 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 Associate 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 the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium and Frost Arena while also having oversight of student employees/interns.
Earned Bachelor’s degree;
Minimum one year of fundraising or closely related experience;
General knowledge and understanding of fundraising/development practices;
Experience with donor relations/cultivation/special events;
Knowledge and experience in using fundraising software;
Self-directed and motivated;
Effective communication (oral, written and interpersonal) skills;
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Understanding of athletics in fundraising setting;
General knowledge of priority points and seating;
Two years of fundraising or closely related experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin as they are received with full consideration date of August 1, 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 email: Blake.Day@sdstate.edu.
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.