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Employer: Sioux Falls School District
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Employment Type: Full Time
DESCRIPTION

The Executive Director leads the efforts of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation to achieve strategic vision and grow the grant programs by raising funds from businesses, individuals, and special events; creates a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors and raises community awareness of the Foundation's mission; and builds relationships with key stakeholders.



  1. Lead efforts of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation to achieve a strategic vision and grow the grant programs by raising funds from businesses, individuals, and special events.

  2. Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors and raises community awareness of the Foundation’s mission.

  3. Build relationships with key stakeholders to maintain and grow donor base.

  4. Collaborate with the Foundation’s Board to create a fund development plan.

  5. Identify and develop corporate and individual prospects for the organizations fundraising priorities.

  6. Implement the fund development plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles.

  7. Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved.

  8. Develop and manage timelines for fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner.

  9. Administer the planning and execution of fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan.

  10. Deepen and refine all aspects of communication – from web presence to external relations – with the goal of creating a greater awareness of organization and mission.

  11. Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and communication materials.

  12. Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the organization and its fundraising activities.

  13. Foster relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.

  14. Maintain strong partnership with Sioux Falls School administration.

  15. Oversee the organization of the Foundation’s Board and Committee meetings.

  16. Work with Board to update strategic plan on an annual basis.

  17. Develop annual budget to support strategic plan initiatives.

  18. Supervise Foundation staff

  19. Establish and administer policies and procedures for all functions as well as day-to-day operations.

  20. Monitor financial performance.


About the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation:


The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation enhances academic opportunities and achievement for 24,000-plus Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Sioux Falls School District by providing educational opportunities not funded by public tax dollars. The Education Foundation provides a practical way for families, alumni, businesses, School District employees, and other concerned citizens to make a long-term investment in the quality of Sioux Falls’ public schools and, ultimately, the future of our community’s children.

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree. Non-profit management experience a plus. Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate persuasively and passionately. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to fundraising. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. Trustworthy, positive attitude, mission-driven personality, and self-directed ability. Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, project development and task facilitation. Access to personal, reliable transportation.

Contact Information

Sioux Falls School District
sfsdhrdepartment@k12.sd.us
201 E 38th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-367-7661 or
Fax:

Other Information

Category(s): Nonprofit - Social Services, Business Development, Executive
Industry: Charitable / Not for Profit
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
Closing Date: 5/12/2018
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