SDHC Hiring Development Coordinator

SDHC hosts members of the public at its Brookings office during the 2019 South Dakota Day of Giving. 

New Staff Member Will Conduct Fundraising for SDHC

Are you interested in being a part of an organization that leads statewide advocacy for the humanities and puts on the popular South Dakota Festival of Books?

The South Dakota Humanities Council is looking to hire a Development Coordinator who will be responsible for building a strong financial base to support SDHC programming, operations and endowment goals. This position creates a framework to educate donors, generate fundraising results and seek grants to support our programs.

This opportunity offers an outstanding work environment with a great team. The position also offers flexible work hours and will involve approximately 30 hours per week.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in business, marketing, public administration, non-profit management or related field and three or more years of demonstrated experience with development and fundraising.

What Does the South Dakota Humanities Council Do?

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota.

The Development Coordinator will assist in efforts to provide such programming while also working in support of the organization's vision and mission.

Our vision is to lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement. This programming vision forms the core mission.

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

We do this by supporting and promoting public programming in the humanities; providing grant funding for community programs and research and discussion projects; and carrying out the mission of the South Dakota Center for the Book (established by the Library of Congress in 2002) through reading and literacy programs and the annual South Dakota Festival of Books.

The Development Coordinator will procure funding from new and existing sources for both general programming and for the Festival of Books, which has featured nationally acclaimed and award-winning authors such as Louise Erdrich, Tim O'Brien, Alice Sebold and Timothy Egan throughout its 17-year history.

SDHC used a thermometer to measure donations during its 2019

SDHC used a thermometer to measure donations during its 2019 "South Dakota Gives" fundraising campaign. SDHC is currently seeking a Development Coordinator.

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To view the entire position description and to apply online, click the button below. You may also submit a cover letter and resume directly to apply@sdhumanities.org. Review of applicants begins immediately. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Join our team today!