Jul 11, 2018

Director of Development

  • Diocese of Rapid City
  • Rapid City, SD, USA
Full time Fundraising

Job Description





The Diocese of Rapid City is accepting applications for the position of Director of Development.



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.



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.  



A job description and a diocesan application form can be found on the website by clicking on the employment icon at https://www.rapidcitydiocese.org/


Interested individuals should submit via e-mail or regular mail, a letter of application along with their resume listing three professional references and a completed application form to: msimonson@diorc.org or:

                                                Office of the Chancellor

                                                Diocese of Rapid City

                                                606 Cathedral Drive

                                                Rapid City SD 57701


 The Diocese of Rapid City offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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