Join Our Team. Make an Impact.

At the University of South Dakota Foundation, you will find a team of professionals that are committed to inspiring investment in the University of South Dakota. Our dedicated team works to ensure that people’s generosity leaves a lasting impact on the people and programs at the University of South Dakota.

The USD Foundation is committed to your success as an employee. You will find a team that is invested in your personal and professional development. We recognize that everyone brings different strengths to the table. A personal investment in those strengths helps you to be the best version of you that you can be.

Our team is fun, passionate and committed, and when you succeed, we all succeed.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and an excellent benefits package
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • And much more


Student Gift Officer (part-time):

Are you an outgoing communicator with a passion for advocating on behalf of the University of South Dakota? Do you have experience using video and digital channels to communicate? Does student work that builds a strong resume appeal to you? The University of South Dakota Foundation is recruiting charismatic, multichannel communicators for our Student Gift Officer (SGO) internship program to help inspire supporters to give back through our annual giving program. If you love connecting with people and sharing your USD story – and are not afraid to get creative using social media, video, and personal outreach to engage USD alumni and friends for fundraising support, apply today! Apply Here

Student Ambassador (part-time):

The USD Foundation and Alumni Association are looking for friendly and hard-working Students. Student Ambassadors are the first interaction our alumni and friends have when calling or visiting the Foundation, so the ability to create a welcoming environment is a must. Student Ambassadors will primarily be providing administrative assistance and aiding with projects throughout the USD Foundation.

Available hours will be Monday – Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

If you are interested in learning more about non-profits like the USD Foundation and Alumni Association, working in a fast-paced professional learning environment, and learning valuable administrative and customer service skills, apply today! Apply Here

Interested in a different role?

If there isn’t a current opening that fits your profile but you would like to express your interest in working for the USD Foundation, please submit your cover letter and resume to

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and supports the University of South Dakota's commitment to Inclusive Excellence and works to build upon its core principles in which "all are valued, welcomed, and respected." By committing to Inclusive Excellence, the Foundation continues its tradition of offering a welcoming, validating, and inclusive organization for all, and embed diversity and inclusiveness into all aspects of the Foundation, including policies, practices, and procedures. The Foundation believes that equal opportunity for all employees contributes to the success of the organization. All employment decisions are made solely on a person's merit and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or other basis prohibited by law.