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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 SouthDakotaAFP@live.com. 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.

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Chief Advancement Officer
Company:
Red Cloud Indian School
Date Posted: April 17, 2019

Leadership Gift Officer
Company:
Red Cloud Indian School
Date Posted: April 17, 2019

Annual Fund Officer
Company:
Red Cloud Indian School
Date Posted: April 17, 2019

Operations/Compliance Manager
Company:
South Dakota Community Foundation
Date Posted: March 28, 2019

 

 


CURRENT JOB POSTINGS – FULL DESCRIPTIONS

 



Chief Advancement Officer for Campaign for Red Cloud Indian School

Company: Red Cloud Indian School
Date Posted:
April 17, 2019

The mission of Red Cloud Indian School, a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota People, is to develop and grow as a vibrant Church, through an education of the mind and spirit that promotes the values of the Lakota Culture. We strive to educate both the minds and the hearts of the 600 Lakota students we serve, developing the Lakota leaders of tomorrow who will become agents of social change on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Additionally, we minister to the needs of the students’ families through ten churches across the Reservation, and we provide cultural education, heritage tourism, and economic development through a vast collection of Native art at The Heritage Center.

Position Summary: Red Cloud Indian School is seeking to fill the position of Chief Advancement Officer at a time of unprecedented growth in the organization’s advancement efforts. Currently, we are quietly moving through a multi-year campaign to provide programmatic and capital improvements and endowment security for Red Cloud Indian School so that the impact that is being provided today will be available for future generations.

This person’s initial responsibility is to help lead the organization to the conclusion of what has to date been a very successful campaign. This initial responsibility should last twenty-four to thirty-six months. Central to the role will be to continue educating prospects about Red Cloud Indian School, engaging them, stating the case, and soliciting their partnership through an active schedule of visits and events. Nationwide travel is required with donors heavily concentrated in Boston, New York, DC, Milwaukee, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other locations. This person will manage small team to support individual giving.
The ideal candidate for this position has a proven track record in strategic fundraising, understands the needs and interests of major donors, and is a sophisticated, passionate communicator, committed to going out and getting gifts at the $25,000 - $ 1 million plus level.
To date the school has raised $14million. No final goal has been set.

Principal duties:
Immediate:
• Bring to successful conclusion the Campaign for Red Cloud Indian School
• To capitalize on the current cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities so as to strategically maximize the number of asks and gifts to the mission
• Set and monitor annual revenue targets for campaign gifts, developing regular updates on institutional donor revenue for leadership and Board of Directors.
• Make numerous decisions on cultivation time committed vs. expected gift response, determine key participants in prospect and donor relationships and decide the most effective and productive use of travel time to achieve annual fundraising goals.
• Travel extensively, communicating to campaign donors and prospects a strategic understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s priorities and projects • Research, write, edit, and oversee the preparation of persuasive and accurate solicitations, correspondence and other materials communicating to donors and prospects reflecting a strategic understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s priorities and projects

This position will report directly to and work most closely with the President. He/she will also work with members of the board, and other advancement staff. It could lead to longer term opportunities within the organization.

Post campaign, the Chief Advancement Officer position could then be responsible for continuing to solicit funding toward meeting the institution’s approximately $14 million in annual operating expenses. The Chief Advancement Officer would be instrumental in continuing to develop the infrastructure and mechanics to move forward from the current campaign initiative, as well as establishing a solid framework for the future stability of the organization’s major gift effort.

Post Campaign
• Work closely with Red Cloud’s leadership and each major gift officer to create and carry out strategies and departmental goals for solicitation and stewardship of an active portfolio of high net worth individuals. This will include a portfolio of 150+ major givers and their proactive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, integrating support requests into long-term relationship strategies.
• Help to assemble and manage a national team of major gifts staff to manage the Red Cloud’s major donor program, The Leadership Society.
• Prepare Red Cloud senior staff for key meetings and donor cultivation.
• Further develop and implement ways to identify major and planned gift prospects
• Make timely and effective use of Red Cloud’s records management resources to ensure appropriate records management of donors and prospects, developing regular updates.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Desired Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher. Master’s preferred.
• At least five years of progressive experience in cultivating and soliciting individual prospects capable of five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts. Preference to those who have led campaigns previously, in positions of progressive responsibility. Demonstrated success in donor solicitation, gift closing and stewardship.
• Able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans.
• Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage and operate with multi-functional or diverse areas.
• Excellent communication and writing skills: ability to gather understand and synthesize
          o information from a variety of sources and articulate the organization’s mission, program
          o objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential donors.
• Strong strategic, analytical and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
• Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates, including options and benefits related to planned giving vehicles.
• Creative and entrepreneurial with strategic problem-solving skills.
• Superb networking, teamwork and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple, culturally diverse stakeholders.
• High level of maturity and motivation, with a firm commitment and ability to develop high quality and time sensitive work products and prioritize major donor prospects.
• Able to nurture, empower, and work effectively with diverse members of the staff of Red Cloud Indian School.
• Previous experience in education, museums, and/or social justice and strong dedication to Red Cloud’s mission.
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google products and project management databases, and 2-3 years of experience with The Raiser’s Edge.

The person hired could live on the Red Cloud campus, but this is not required.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:
• Cover letter expressing interest in Red Cloud Indian School, aligning your skills and experiences to your understanding of the position
• Current resume with all dates included
• Description of previous campaign work and responsibilities
• A copy of Red Cloud’s employment form found online

Given the nature of this position – questions and inquiries can be made to: Michael Welch, michaelwelch@redcloudschool.org

***

Please submit your completed application by May 17 to:
Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
www.redcloudschool.org/staff/Careers

Red Cloud Indian School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Leadership Gift Officer

Company: Red Cloud Indian School
Date Posted:
April 17, 2019

The mission of Red Cloud Indian School, a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota People, is to develop and grow as a vibrant Church, through an education of the mind and spirit that promotes the values of the Lakota Culture. We strive to educate both the minds and the hearts of the 600 Lakota students we serve, developing the Lakota leaders of tomorrow who will become agents of social change on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Additionally, we minister to the needs of the students’ families through ten churches across the Reservation, and we provide cultural education, heritage tourism, and economic development through a vast collection of Native art at The Heritage Center.

Position Summary: Red Cloud Indian School is seeking to fill the position of Leadership Gift Officer at a time of unprecedented growth in the organization’s advancement efforts. Currently, we are quietly moving through a multi-year campaign to provide programmatic and capital improvements and endowment security for Red Cloud Indian School so that the impact that is being provided today will be available for future generations.

The Leadership Gift Officer will be responsible for continuing to solicit funding toward meeting the institution’s approximately $14 million in annual operating expenses, while simultaneously supporting efforts to meet the campaign’s goals. The Leadership Gift Officer will be instrumental in continuing to develop a solid framework for the future stability of the organization’s major gift effort with individual donors who gift $5,000-$25,000 annually. Person will also strategically examine our extensive database of donors to determine best prospects to lift to this level.

Central to the role will be educating prospects about Red Cloud Indian School, engaging them, and soliciting their partnership through an active schedule of visits and events. Nationwide travel is required with donors heavily concentrated in Boston, New York, DC, Milwaukee, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other locations.

This position will work in tandem with staff who solicit larger and smaller gifts as part of Red Cloud’s Leadership Society. They will work most closely with the President and other advancement staff to align strategy and operations of their work. They will also interface with members of the Board of Trustees and other key constituents to build the network of support.

The ideal candidate for this position has a proven track record in strategic fundraising, understands the needs and interests of individual donors, and is a sophisticated, passionate communicator, committed to going out and getting gifts over $5,000.

Principal duties:
• Work closely with Red Cloud’s President and Chief Advancement Officer and others in Leadership to create and carry out strategies and departmental goals for solicitation and stewardship of an active portfolio of high net worth individuals. This will include a portfolio of 150+ major givers and their proactive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, integrating support requests into long-term relationship strategies.
• Travel extensively, communicating to donors and prospects a strategic understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s priorities and projects, maintaining familiarity with education, social justice, and arts issues.
• Set and monitor annual revenue targets for major gifts, developing regular updates on institutional donor revenue for leadership and Board of Directors.
• Prepare Red Cloud senior staff for key meetings and donor cultivation.
• Make numerous decisions on cultivation time committed vs. expected gift response, determine key participants in prospect and donor relationships and decide the most effective and productive use of travel time to achieve annual fundraising goals.
• Further develop ways and implement a system to identify major and planned gifts
• Make timely and effective use of Red Cloud’s records management resources to ensure appropriate records management of donors and prospects, developing regular updates.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. • Research, write, edit, and oversee the preparation of persuasive and accurate solicitations, correspondence and other materials communicating to donors and prospects reflecting a strategic understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s priorities and projects

Desired Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher. Master’s preferred.
• At least three years of progressive experience in cultivating and soliciting individual gifts. Demonstrated success in donor solicitation, gift closing and stewardship.
• Able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans.
• Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage and operate with multi-functional or diverse areas.
• Excellent communication and writing skills: ability to gather understand and synthesize information from a variety of sources and articulate the organization’s mission, program objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential donors.
• Strong strategic, analytical and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
• Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates, including options and benefits related to planned giving vehicles.
• Creative and entrepreneurial with strategic problem-solving skills.
• Superb networking, teamwork and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple, culturally diverse stakeholders.
• High level of maturity and motivation, with a firm commitment and ability to develop high quality and time sensitive work products and prioritize major donor prospects.
• Able to nurture, empower, and work effectively with diverse members of the staff of Red Cloud Indian School.
• Previous experience in education, museums, and/or social justice and strong dedication to Red Cloud’s mission.
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google products and project management databases, and 2-3 years of experience with The Raiser’s Edge.

Ideally person hired would live on Red Cloud campus or close by – but they could live elsewhere, and come to Red Cloud four times per year.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:
• Cover letter expressing interest in Red Cloud Indian School, aligning your skills and experiences to your understanding of the position
• Current resume with all dates included
• Description of previous campaign work and responsibilities
• A copy of Red Cloud’s employment form found online

Given the nature of this position – questions and inquiries can be made to: Michael Welch, michaelwelch@redcloudschool.org

***

Please submit your completed application by May 17 to:
Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
www.redcloudschool.org/staff/Careers

Red Cloud Indian School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Annual Fund Officer

Company: Red Cloud Indian School
Date Posted:
April 17, 2019

The mission of Red Cloud Indian School, a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota People, is to develop and grow as a vibrant Church, through an education of the mind and spirit that promotes the values of the Lakota Culture. We strive to educate both the minds and the hearts of the 600 Lakota students we serve, developing the Lakota leaders of tomorrow who will become agents of social change on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Additionally, we minister to the needs of the students’ families through ten churches across the Reservation, and we provide cultural education, heritage tourism, and economic development through a vast collection of Native art at The Heritage Center.

Position Summary: Red Cloud Indian School is seeking to fill the position of Annual Fund Officer at a time of unprecedented growth in the organization’s advancement efforts. Currently, we are quietly moving through a multi-year campaign to provide programmatic and capital improvements and endowment security for Red Cloud Indian School so that the impact that is being provided today will be available for future generations. In collaboration with other individual giving staff, the Annual Fund Officer will be responsible for continuing to solicit funding toward meeting the institution’s approximately $14 million in annual operating expenses.

The Annual Fund Officer will be instrumental in continuing to develop a solid framework for the future stability of the organization’s major gift effort with individual donors who gift $250 - $1,000+ annually. The primary emphasis is on maintaining an active schedule of contacts per month, moving potential donors appropriately toward solicitation and closure, and maintaining stewardship contact with donors. This position will be to help migrate donors within this level and into the portfolio of the Leadership Gift Officer and Chief Advancement Office who manage gifts at a larger level. They will also strategically examine our extensive database of donors to determine best prospects to lift through these levels.

This position will work in tandem with staff who solicit larger and smaller gifts as part of Red Cloud’s Leadership Society and direct mail program. Central to the role will be educating donors about Red Cloud Indian School, engaging them, and soliciting their partnership through an active schedule of stewardship and appeals, recognition, phone calls, visits, and events. Some nationwide travel may be required. They will work most closely with the President, Leadership
Gift Officer, Chief Advancement Officer, and other advancement staff to align strategy and operations of their work. They will also interface with members of the Board of Trustees and other key constituents to build the network of support.

The ideal candidate for this position has a proven track record in strategic fundraising, understands the needs and interests of leadership and major donors, and is a sophisticated, passionate communicator, committed to going out and getting gifts.

Ideally the Officer will work on-site at Red Cloud Indian School. However, candidates may be considered should they be able to travel to campus on regular basis.

Principal duties:
• Work closely with Red Cloud’s leadership and each major gift officer to create and carry out strategies and departmental goals for solicitation and stewardship of an active portfolio of high net worth individuals. This will include proactive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, integrating support requests into long-term relationship strategies primarily through mail & phone calls. This position will also support and attend regional events and advise senior staff on donor visits.
• Research, write, edit, and oversee the preparation of persuasive and accurate solicitations, correspondence and other materials communicating to donors and prospects reflecting a strategic understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s priorities and projects, and maintaining familiarity with education, social justice, and arts issues.
• Set and monitor with others annual revenue targets for major gifts, developing regular updates on institutional donor revenue for leadership and Board of Directors.
• Officer would lead the mechanics of the Leadership Society.
• Make numerous decisions on cultivation time committed vs. expected gift response, determine key participants in prospect and donor relationships and decide the most effective and productive use of travel time (as needed) to achieve annual fundraising goals.
• Make timely and effective use of Red Cloud’s records management resources to ensure appropriate records management of donors and prospects, developing regular updates.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Desired Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher. Master’s preferred.
• At least two years of progressive experience in advancement efforts. Demonstrated success in data management, donor solicitation, gift closing and stewardship.
• Able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans.
• Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage and operate with multi-functional or diverse areas.
• Excellent communication and writing skills: ability to gather understand and synthesize information from a variety of sources and articulate the organization’s mission, program objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential donors.
• Strong strategic, analytical and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
• Creative and entrepreneurial with strategic problem-solving skills.
• Superb networking, teamwork and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple, culturally diverse stakeholders.
• High level of maturity and motivation, with a firm commitment and ability to develop high quality and time sensitive work products and prioritize major donor prospects.
• Able to nurture, empower, and work effectively with diverse members of the staff of Red Cloud Indian School.
• Previous experience in education, museums, and/or social justice and strong dedication to Red Cloud’s mission.
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google products and project management databases, and 1-2 years of experience with The Raiser’s Edge.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:
• Cover letter expressing interest in Red Cloud Indian School, aligning your skills and experiences to your understanding of the position
• Current resume with all dates included
• A copy of Red Cloud’s employment form found online

***

Please submit your completed application to:
Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
www.redcloudschool.org/staff/Careers

Red Cloud Indian School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Operations/Compliance Manager

Company: South Dakota Community Foundation
Date Posted:
March 28, 2019

The mission of the South Dakota Community Foundation is: “To bring philanthropy to life for a stronger South Dakota.”  Are you someone who knows how to “do things right” and “do the right thing” to forward this mission?  If so, the South Dakota Community Foundation might be a fit for you. 

The Foundation seeks a motivated person to expand its team of seasoned professionals who partner with donors to meet individual and collective philanthropic goals.  This position also supports organizations who are seeking grant funds to meet the charitable needs of the people of South Dakota through well-defined compliance and outcomes practices. 

The selected candidate will be someone who can be intensely detail focused, assuring policies, procedures, and practices meet full compliance with local, state and federal law and regulation, as well as nonprofit best practice standards.  The individual selected will also challenge those very systems, policies, and practices to find better and more efficient ways to deliver on the mission of the Foundation to meet the demand of a growing donor and grantee base. 

An individual trained in law, banking, corporate compliance, operations, fund development, project management, or other related academic pursuit who wants to make a difference, wants to grow professionally, find variety and deep meaning in their work, and who wants to work with a dynamic, growing, and mission-driven organization and team is encouraged to apply.

This position is based in Pierre. For a complete job description and required qualifications, please email info@sdcommunityfoundation.org