Employment Opportunity —Director of Development

 Applications are being accepted for the full time position of Director of Development for the Diocese of Rapid City.

 FUNCTIONS: The Director plans, organizes, implements and evaluates all philanthropic activities for the support and benefit of the Diocese of Rapid City including but not limited to the Annual Appeal, Annual Giving Society, Estate gifts and special needs gifts. The Director is responsible for grant applications and the management of fundraising programs.  Ensures all activities are conducted in support of the mission, philosophy and values of the Diocese of Rapid City and the Roman Catholic Church. Supervises and trains a Grant Writer and the Assistant to the Director of Development.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. Knowledge of effective fundraising strategies and techniques for small to medium–sized nonprofits. Experience building and maintaining a contact management system of donors in which planned donor contacts are initiated from the development office based on capacity to give and affinity with the diocesan activity or program. Self-starter, good communication skills, experience in public relations, strong interpersonal relationship skills. Demonstrated success with planned giving programs.

Demonstrates proficient computer skills and familiarity of Microsoft Office software applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.   May also require the ability to use Access, and desktop publishing software as required.  Ability to learn and effectively use various data collection and database management systems to record data as required.   Demonstrates familiarity and proficiency with Internet tools and techniques for searching, extracting and processing information.

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QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma, training and /or experience in the accounting field, demonstrated high degree of accuracy, detail oriented person.

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Interested individuals should send a resumé and letter by e-mail or postal mail listing three professional references along with a completed application to
Office of the Chancellor
Diocese of Rapid City
606 Cathedral Drive Rapid City SD 57701
msimonson@diorc.org