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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. 

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SURF Foundation Director
Sanford Underground Research Facility
Date Posted: August 21, 2019

Chief Development Director
The Boys & Girls Club of Brookings
Date Posted: August 9, 2019





SURF Foundation Director

Company: Sanford Underground Research Facility
Date Posted:
August 21, 2019

Position Summary

The Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) Foundation Director leads the development of an integrated plan to achieve the Foundation’s fundraising objectives in support of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (SDSTA) and SURF. The Director manages all Foundation planning activities, writing, constituency relations, donor solicitation, donor research, and grantsmanship. The SURF Foundation Director reports to the SDSTA Executive Director who serves as the Foundation Chief Executive Officer. The Foundation Director will be an employee of the SDSTA and will be functionally assigned to the SURF Foundation.


Functional Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Cultivates and solicits potential donors in giving categories and geographic areas via personal contact, media contact, public speaking, and other fundraising tactics.
  • Supervises and directs direct mail activities. Develops profiles of major gift prospects utilizing records and public information and manages donor and prospect “moves” for donor relations.
  • Oversees the request and gifting process including working directly with accounting staff.
  • Organizes and manages special events, including planning and implementation aspects.
  • Works closely with the Foundation staff to develop grant requests to the government, foundation, and individual sources to support organizational goals.  
  • Researches and writes grants for the support of organizational activities.
  • Supervises day-to-day work activities of Foundation staff including hiring, goal setting, coaching, and conducting performance reviews. Develops and manages the Foundation’s fiscal budget as approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Supervises the maintenance of constituency and donor computer files, records, and public information.
  • Writes and edits the foundation plan on an annual basis to include past results and planning.
  • Writes special correspondence to donors from the President/CEO.
  • Works with staff and volunteers to support other fundraising-related public events.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and marketing agency to develop messaging and creative materials for various campaigns, including annual, major gifts, and capital campaigns.



A Bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of 5 years of proven fundraising and management experience is required. Requires leadership and presentation skills, tact and diplomacy, effective oral and written communication skills, and organizational ability. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential or equivalent preferred.


  • Communication: superior writing and speaking skills.
  • Relationship building: ability to establish rapport with a variety of constituents and maintain effective work relationships with the scientific and education communities as well as local, national and international media outlets.
  • Organization: ability to prioritize tasks, manage time, and meet deadlines; coordination of priorities for department staff.
  • Decision making: ability to assess situations, evaluate options, choose the most appropriate course of action, and effectively communicate decisions to staff.
  • Adaptability: ability to effectively adjust to changing priorities and demands; must be able to work independently to solve problems and keep management informed of progress and status. Ability to accept criticism and to adjust plans as appropriate.
  • Influence: ability to present and gain support for ideas, projects, and solutions.
  • Mentoring: ability to advise and instruct staff in the development of their skills to assist in furthering their abilities as members of the team.
  • Team building: ability to build an effective team and provide focus and leadership to instill a strong team environment to successfully lead the Foundation.
  • Collaboration: commitment to work with constituent groups including staff, board members, donors and partners.
  • Integrity: unquestioned ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Safety: ability to learn, understand and comply with Sanford Lab’s safety program.
  • Problem solving: demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex information and communicate it effectively and accurately.

Work Requirements

  • Sit, stand, and walk the majority of the work period.
  • Lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Work evenings and weekends as scheduled.
  • Able to effectively receive and express detailed information through oral communication, visual acuity, and the ability to read and understand written directions.
  • Able to productively work independently.
  • Travel for work related activities.
  • Provide proof of a valid driver’s license.

The South Dakota Science & Technology Authority (SDSTA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce. Applicants are invited to self-identify as an individual with a disability or as a protected veteran. Forms are available on the website or upon request from Human Resources.

Chief Development Director

Company: The Boys & Girls Club of Brookings
Date Posted:
August 9, 2019


To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

The Chief Development Officer is responsible for utilizing the resources of the whole
organization and communities to cultivate relationships and directly solicit & steward support for the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings, Yankton & Moody County through, but not limited to, managing the annual operating campaigns, endowment, capital and planned giving campaigns and grant writing. The Chief Development Officer will work in cooperation with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and Advisory Councils to strategize and execute resource development plans. They will also manage a full-time Director of Marketing & Special Events and two part-time support staff.



1. Belief, commitment and demonstration of the Boys & Girls Club core values: integrity, high expectations, teamwork and quality
2. Serve as liaison and provide vision and planning for the Resource Development board committees in each Unit and create an annual resource development and marketing plan
3. Create, manage and implement Wildly Ambitious Goals for each annual upcoming year and throughout the year
4. Create monthly board report and provide to Chief Executive Officer
5. Actively participate and contribute to management team by providing vision and direction for Club


6. Provide leadership, direction and problem solving to Unit Directors in the areas of fundraising, marketing and general resource development support
7. Attend and participate in all staff meetings, representing and speaking for development staff
8. Manage marketing and development staff and Brookings by creation and implementation of performance plans, quarterly reviews and individual and team staff meetings

9. Creation of annual resource development budget and staying within budget 10. Creation of annual development & marketing plans for all three Units

Resource Development:

11. Supports and articulates the mission and principles of the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings.
12. Responsible for the strategy, implementation, training and follow-up of the annual campaign in all corporate Units
13. Responsible for the strategy, implementation and follow-up of the endowment campaign in all corporate Units
14. Plan and implement the Boys & Girls Club Planned Giving program or capital campaign in all corporate Units
15. Maintain relationships with local, regional and national collaborators in all corporate Units

16. Support Special Events staff in implementation and directly solicit and secure sponsorships in all corporate Units for the Director of Marketing & Special Events.
17. Support staff in the research, identification of potential grants and follow up with grant preparation and submission for all Corporate Units

18. Develops and maintains relationships with other organizations, donors, and potential donors in all corporate Units
19. Directly solicits businesses and individuals for financial support in all corporate Units
20. Update and implement the Boys & Girls Club stewarding plan, as well as advice and guide board of directors

21. Works with investment advisors and partners regarding the endowment
22. Directly steward and be actively involved in a donor centered approach with signing weekly birthday cards, keeping up to date on life events, acknowledging lapsed donors and engaging in donor’s lives and learning their desires.


23. Keep knowledgeable of current agency programs and procedures
24. Keep knowledgeable and pass to Director of Operations parent concerns or statements


25. Managing the in arrears monthly reports, collections and communication with donors and reconciliations with Finance Department
26. Monthly reconciliation of the donor system with the financial system in collaboration with the CFO 27. Upkeep and accuracy of donor records and files in vision and in hard copy
28. Manage and oversee grant requirements & reports
29. Responsible for resource development reporting and follow up including donor records, acknowledgements and reports on contributions and audit support, as required by the IRS
30. Sign all receipts and acknowledgements from the Boys & Girls Club of all Units, unless otherwise assigned by Development Director or Chief Executive Officer.
31. Understanding and create reports, donor history and statistical donor information from donor software

32. Other duties assigned by supervisor
33. Participation in Club wide events as determined necessary by supervisor


1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
2. Demonstrated success in fundraising; annual campaigns, grants, endowment and planned giving
3. Knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for non-profits
4. High level communication skills
5. Ability to work in fast paced, forward thinking and positive work environment
6. Detail driven and mission focused approach to Resource Development


Must be of the mental and physical capacity to observe, interact, and communicate with youth, staff, volunteers, parents etc. at the Club.

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Application Process

Applicants can apply by going to: Email CEO, Tim Lease, at with any questions.