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South Dakota State University is the state’s largest university—and it’s still growing. As a land-grant University, SDSU has always served South Dakota by offering quality public higher education to all who strive for greatness. Today, SDSU’s strong academic curriculums, outstanding faculty, and ample research opportunities make it a sought-after university by students around the globe.
The South Dakota State University Foundation directly impacts SDSU by generating private donor support. We help fund several of SDSU’s initiatives, including student scholarships and capital projects. As the University and its needs grow, so does the Foundation.
When you work for the Foundation, you’re working for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that cares about their employees and those they serve. Build meaningful relationships with our donors and University leadership, and make a lasting impact on the future of SDSU and its students.
"Everyday, I am surrounded by people who are passionate about SDSU and want to make a difference. We get the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and to daily see the impact right outside our front door."
> Arian Bunde, Director of Leadership Initiatives
Browse current openings.
The Foundation is always looking for passionate individuals who are driven to do good work. Please fill out our application form which can be found by selecting your position of interest below. If you don’t see a position that is a good fit right now, we encourage you to send us your resume and cover letter here.
Phone Center Manager
The Phone Center Manager’s primary responsibility is the strategic execution and management of a telemarketing program for the benefit of South Dakota State University.
Development Officer - College of Arts and Sciences
The Development Officer for the of Arts and Sciences is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts.
Gift Planning Officer
The Gift Planning Officer joins our team in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current donors and prospects who have an interest in supporting South Dakota State University both now and in perpetuity.
Phone Jacks: Student Fundraiser
Our student Phone Jacks get to connect with SDSU alumni to ask for current contact information, provide university updates, give donors an opportunity to support a cause they are passionate about, and thank those who have given.