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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

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Data Management & Integrity Specialist

As the Data Management & Integrity Specialist you will have the responsibility for the management of the organization’s database, focusing on data accuracy, integrity and security of constituent records. This position will also be responsible for developing and maintaining queries to assist with the overall function of the foundation.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and active listening skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong strategic thinking with the ability to plan, execute and follow-through.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. Familiarity with relational database structure.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant relational database management, reporting or analytics experience. Nonprofit or higher education experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

Data Management & Integrity Specialist – Full Job Description

Applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Joe Hoose, Director of Talent Management (joe.hoose@usdfoundation.org). The position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring on October 29.

Leadership Annual Giving Officer

As the Leadership Annual Giving Officer, you will be responsible for building and enhancing constituent relationships for the purposes of philanthropic support for the University of South Dakota. You will engage donors through both traditional fundraising strategies and utilizing digital strategies, as part of a comprehensive annual giving fundraising plan.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and active listening skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong strategic thinking with the ability to plan, execute and follow-through.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Proficiency using multiple social media networks including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Skills associated with basic video creation and editing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or another related field required.
  • 1 to 3 years of combined fundraising, business development, marketing or communications experience. Experience in nonprofit or higher education preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

Leadership Annual Giving Officer – Full Job Description

Applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Joe Hoose, Director of Talent Management (joe.hoose@usdfoundation.org). The position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring on October 29.

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 careers@usdfoundation.org.

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.