Chapter Job Center

Welcome to the AFP South Dakota Chapter job posting center! This service is designed to share pertinent career information with our audience of development professionals in the South Dakota area. 

We feature all career position announcements for one month on our AFP South Dakota website.  Anyone who visits this site will see your position announcement on our Chapter Job Center.  In addition, your position will be sent out in our AFP update email with a link to the job center.  This monthly update email reaches more than 360 fundraising and non-profit professionals in South Dakota who have self-identified as wanting to stay connected to our chapter and receive updates. 

Posting Fee:

$50 - AFP members

$150 - Non-members

Please email your job positing to Your information will be reviewed, edited if needed, approved and posted by our Chapter Administrator.  Your organization will be invoiced via PayPal within 3-5 business days.

Contact Chapter Administrator Angie Kuiper, at if you have any questions.

Director of Development
Great Plains Zoo
Date Posted: November 28, 2018
Fundraising Officer
Horizon Health Foundation
Date Posted: November 1, 2018
Foundation Director
Company: Freeman Regional Health Services
Date Posted: November 9, 2018
Donor Relationship & Special Events Manager
Company: Sioux City Public Schools Foundation
Date Posted: November 9, 2018
Director of Alumni Engagement
Company: Dakota State University
Date Posted: November 9, 2018





Director of Development

Company: Great Plains Zoo
Date Posted:
November 28, 2018

Come join us at the Great Plains Zoo!

The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History is seeking a Director of Development. The Director of Development will be responsible for the successful growth and retention of funding partners needed to build and strengthen the financial position and facilitate growth of the Great Plains Zoo. This individual will also assume responsibility for all activities related to fundraising and development of private support.

This individual is passionate about and embraces the mission of the Great Plains Zoo; is responsive, goal driven, organized, and self-confident with excellent time management, planning and multi-tasking skills. The incumbent must be adept synthesizing information, thinking critically and articulating our mission in a compelling manner.

Primary responsibilities include:

* Generate revenue by pursuing, securing, and facilitating corporate sponsorships and philanthropic gifts. This will be accomplished through strategic planning, effective writing and communication skills, and by working in collaboration with others to identify appropriate opportunities which directly benefit the Great Plains Zoo. This position is deadline driven, fast paced and responsive to multiple audiences.

* Provide energetic and entrepreneurial leadership and strategic direction for development initiatives at the Zoo including corporate sponsorships, marketing relationships, individual giving, annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, capital campaigns and corporate and foundation fund-raising and grant writing.

* Provide strategic vision and leadership needed to design and successfully execute the Zoo's fundraising plan.

* Assume primary responsibility for Zoo's performance against annual fundraising targets.

* Build on organizational strengths and deepen the Zoo's fundraising capacity, advancing and/or developing channels for institutional and individual giving.

* Create written proposals and grant requests, make presentations to individuals, corporate partners and service clubs; set and follow up on meetings; ensure all information is databased and accessible.

* Oversee all in-house development department functions including, but not limited to acknowledgements, database management, membership development, coordinating appeal mailings and other related mailings; donor research and special events support.

* Responsible for development reporting, internal control and financial compliance.

* Cultivate major individual donors through strategic and appropriate relationship building.

* Identify and develop new sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities.

* Conduct thorough research on prospective donors and summarize findings in a clear and concise manner.

* Represent the Zoo and/or leadership team as needed at speaking engagements, meetings and professional events.

Qualifications Include:

* Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience required.

* Experience working with non-profit organizations with a proven track record of success in the solicitation of corporate sponsorship and philanthropic gifts is preferred.

* Familiarity with fundraising software is beneficial.

The preferred candidate will also possess the following:

* Exemplary leadership skills, modeling high expectations, respect and a sense of humor within and between departments.

* Strong presentation skills, self-motivated and detail oriented.

* Strong oral and written communication skills, capable of expressing ideas in a clear and concise manner.

* Ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals.

* Strong editing skills.

* Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines.

* Ability to provide quality customer service to both internal and external customers while working in a fast-paced environment.

* MS Office product proficiency.

The Great Plains Zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a greater understanding of our natural world through Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery. The Great Plains Zoo cares for more than 1,000 animals from around the world and offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including giraffes, tigers, black rhinos and a national award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit. The Zoo is an accredited member of the AZA and sees over 300,000 visitors annually.

The 45-acre Great Plains Zoo is located in Sioux Falls, SD, a growing community with:

* A metro population of 259,000

* A healthy economy and a robust arts and cultural scene

* Recognition from Forbes magazine as the best small metro area in the nation for business and careers (Oct 2018).

* Coverage from Wall Street Journal (May 2017) under the headline “As Many Midwest Cities Slump, Sioux Fall Soars.”

Further Comments

The incumbent must be able to work occasional extended hours and weekends as needed for special Zoo events. The Great Plains Zoo is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum 805 S Kiwanis Avenue Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Fundraising Officer

Company: Horizon Health Foundation, Howard, SD
Date Posted: November 1, 2018

Horizon Health Foundation is seeking applicants for a full time Fundraising Officer. Reporting directly to and working closely with the Foundation Director, this is an ideal opportunity for a proven nonprofit fundraiser who's motivated to work collaboratively in pursuit of big goals. The Fundraising Officer will work to establish a robust and engaged donor base to diversify and grow long-term fundraising efforts. Employee will manage a portfolio of prospective special gift donors across Horizon’s footprint including individual and corporate prospects.

Horizon Health Care offers a competitive wage, excellent benefit package including: health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick leave and 9.5 paid holidays.

Apply online at:

Reports To:
Foundation Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Foundation Office

Reporting directly to and working closely with the Foundation Director, this is an ideal opportunity for a proven nonprofit fundraiser who's motivated to work collaboratively in pursuit of big goals. The Fundraising Officer will work to establish a robust and engaged donor base to diversify and grow long-term fundraising efforts. Employee will manage a portfolio of prospective special gift donors across Horizon’s footprint including individual and corporate prospects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
•Manage individual and team revenue and visit goals which include annual fund, special gifts, somemajor gift and corporate sponsorship activity.
•Manages relationships with a portfolio of donors and prospects with the highest level of respect and regardfor these relationships.
•Leads all aspects of the annual gift cycle, including multi-marketing approach; initiating contact,developing strategies and developing relationship steps.
•Oversees the preparation and publishing of all solicitation mailings, including but not limited to: annualcampaign solicitation letters, e-blasts and annual report in collaboration with the development team.
•Collaborates with the database assistant, oversee timely donor acknowledgement letters, thank youphone calls.
•Develops and maintains a research, cultivation, ask and stewardship process to move donors tohigher level giving.
•Preparing and giving presentations as well as generating development plans, reports, and otherfundraising documents.
•Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience. Two to five years’ proven, successful experience in annual fund management including direct mail appeal; multi-media campaigns; planning events; working with volunteers and successful experience in individual and corporate annual and special gift fundraising, preferably in health care.

This position does require regular travel of Horizon’s geographic footprint to manage a personal portfolio as well as annual and special program activities which would include local, regional and national travel. This position must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas. Must have ability to respond to complex situations requiring tact and diplomacy. Impeccable personal and professional integrity and discretion due to exposure to highly sensitive and confidential information.

Strong computer skills and experience working with Raisers Edge database preferred. Experience in preparing donor presentations and multimedia graphic impact reports (Power Point highly regarded).

All staff members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the mission, visionand values under which this community health center operates. They must be an active, positive participant of the team while maintaining confidentiality regarding those served, co-workers and referral/funding sources. They must also treat all persons with respect, courtesy and dignity and be on time and regular in attendance, and show up for work with a positive attitude. Patterns of absences or tardiness are not acceptable. It is required to refrain from spreading rumors, gossiping or other non-productive forms of conversation, at work or away from the workplace. Must maintain HIPAA compliance at all times and be willing to participate in Horizon’s mandatory training programs. Be professional and discrete in manner at all times. Maintain good public relations between the community andHorizon.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands/fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Employee generally works within the interior of a healthcare clinic or office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee may travel locally between multiple worksites and be responsible for own transportation. Out of area travel may be required on occasion. Flexibility to work weekends and evenings consistent with a front-line fundraising role required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Foundation Director

Company: Freeman Regional Health Services
Date Posted:
November 9, 2018


A full job description can be found here.

For more information, contact Carolyn Preheim at 605-925-4000 or email her at
Click here for application, then print and mail to:
Freeman Regional Health Services 
510 E. 8th St. Box 370 
Freeman, SD 57029

Donor Relationship & Special Events Manager

Company: Sioux City Public Schools Foundation
Date Posted: November 9, 2018
Sioux City, IA
Salary: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year based upon experience

The Sioux City Public Schools Foundation (SCPSF) exists to support the Sioux City Community School District (SCCSD) with innovative programs that can't be achieved through limited state funding. We are looking for a highly motivated professional with experience in special events and donor management to join our team as the Donor Relationship & Special Events Manager.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Donor Relationship & Special Events Manager takes the lead for the SCPSF Annual Fund. Additionally, this staff member is a resource to educators and other district personnel as they look to plan and fund unique educational tools and experiences.

Professional Qualities

The Donor Relationship & Special Event Manager will be an outgoing self-starter with strong interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills. He/she will be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing. He/she will have a range of personality traits and work habits that enable him/her to work in a fast-paced environment and balance frequently-competing demands.

Specific responsibilities include:

Donor Relations

  • Telephone and email communication with donors, volunteers and board members including highly confidential matters/information in a professional, supportive and caring manner.
  • Represent SCPSF at various community meetings and projects.
  • Administer gift acknowledgment process and posting procedures.

Fundraising/Special Events

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, request funding from grant makers and donors including corporate sponsorships, special event sponsors, individual and foundation donors.
  • Development and implementation of the Foundation annual fund plan in partnership with volunteer committees and the Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Plan and carry out fundraising special events.
  • Develop and maintain a calendar of fundraising activities/events.


  • Management of general business operations conducting office duties to include, but not limited to office, preparing and maintaining office records, creating regular and ad hoc reports and general correspondence including incoming and outgoing mail, updating documents and reports as needed.
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings and events which may include activities such as scheduling, creating/sending meeting notices and calendar reminders, etc. and arranging hospitality as needed.
  • Provide counsel to various schools, PTOs, clubs, and groups within the district and coordinate all fund development to maximize returns and minimize donor fatigue.
  • Complete special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Education, Non-profit Management or related field preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in special event management or fundraising; sales or similar experience will also be considered.
  • Willingness to develop an ongoing understanding of Sioux City Community School District STEM, Arts & Culture and Equity needs.
  • Skilled in the use of office equipment, including telephone, copier, fax, and computer. Comfort with standard office software (MS Word, Excel, Adobe etc.) as well as Blackbaud donor management software.
  • Willingness to follow office processes and procedures as designated.
  • Carry out specific outputs within the agreed upon time frame and scope.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of activities.
  • Ability to maintain compliance with personnel policies and procedures and behave in a manner consistent with all organization compliance policies and procedures.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and able to use personal vehicle for work-related purposes. Occasional travel may be required to include out of town/state and overnight.

The application deadline is set for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st.  Applicants may apply online (preferred) or email a resume directly to Kari Treinen at

Health Insurance, IPERS, and dental insurance are available with an employer of record contract through SHIP (Siouxland Human Investment Partners).  This position will be salary and exempt due to the management role.  Ideal candidates will have a working knowledge of the philanthropic community in the Greater Siouxland area.

Director of Alumni Engagement

Company: Dakota State University
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Building upon enrollment growth, an increase in the academic profile of the entering class, new and renovated facilities and dynamic presidential leadership with an exciting vision for the future, Dakota State University is Rising and seeks a dynamic and engaging professional for the position of Director of Alumni Engagement.

The Position:
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the director of alumni engagement is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning and effective management of the alumni office. This individual may also manage the portfolio of major gift prospects and current donors.
The director will oversee the day-to day operation of the alumni office and is responsible for implementing the goals of the alumni association board of directors and integrates those goals within the strategic initiatives of the Office of Advancement, the DSU Foundation and Career Services.
Since the university is undergoing a re-brand of its graphic identity, will soon embark on a complete rebuild of its website, it seeks an alumni director who will share the mission and vision of the university’s varied constituencies and help to perpetuate the momentum that has been created on campus in recent years.
This is an exciting time to be at Dakota State!
The Director will be responsible for developing compelling and integrated strategies and tactics to engage, inspire and recognize alumni through the development of short- and long-term initiatives that align with the vision, priorities and strategic needs of the university.
This position works closely with the Director of Annual Giving and the Office of Marketing & Communications.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and prior experience with college or university advancement and/or sales.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• Proven experience in building and maintaining meaningful connections and relationships with key constituents
• Flexibility and initiative, along with the ability to work successfully individually and in collaboration with others
• Think strategically and manage shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Strong organizational, planning and time management skills
• Attention to detail, professionalism and sensitivity
• The ability to travel and work evenings and/or weekends as required to get the job done.
• Own a valid driver’s license.
• Possess a sense of humor.
For full consideration, DSU accepts applications through an online employment site at The employment site requests 1) a letter of interest outlining how your qualifications match the requirements specified; 2) a current resume; (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and stated relationships for at least three references and 4) transcripts of academic work completed. For questions concerning the position, contact Angi Kappenman, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.