The mission statement of the Rapid City Catholic School System, "Developing Personal and Academic Excellence in the Catholic Tradition," clearly states the purpose of our school system. With the strong partnership that exists between our local parishes, parents, students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, and community at large, we see this mission being carried out daily in our schools and in the lives of our graduates. Graduates of the RCCSS take with them the benefits of an education rooted in faith, knowledge, character and service. They are equipped to succeed in a changing world.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School and St. Thomas More Middle and High Schools have a history of faith and excellence. Our vision is rooted in a commitment to academic excellence, building faith and moral character, leadership development, and community service. We prepare our students to live in accordance with Catholic values and to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.
Catholic education in the Black Hills of South Dakota began in 1889, with the founding of St. Martin's Convent and Academy by the Benedictine Sisters. The drive for Catholic education continued to grow and is today home to the Rapid City Catholic School System, a diocesan school consisting of 750 students in Preschool - 12th grade.
Today, the Board of Directors is seeking a highly qualified strategic visionary to serve as Director of Advancement. An ideal candidate will be a practicing Catholic with knowledge of Catholic education. He or she will possess a strong working knowledge of strategic planning, fundraising, and Catholic educational traditions.
Practicing Catholic whose beliefs are in line with the Catholic faith
Thorough understanding of Catholic educational traditions
Deep knowledge of fundraising and enrollment metrics and strategic planning
Leadership and team building experience required
Bachelors Degree in business, social service, nonprofit management or related field required, or 8 - 10 years related work experience
Desirable Leadership Characteristics:
Shows the essential marks of Catholic faith. The ideal candidate will live a life inspired by a supernatural vision, founded in Christian Anthropology, animated by communion and community, imbued with a Catholic word view, and sustained by Gospel witness
Ability to represent the school and the Church effectively
Understanding of the principles and techniques of successful non-profit development; including, the various types of giving, marketing, communications, and grant procurement
Strong understanding and proven experience in cultivating positive relationships with donors, stewardship, solicitation
Oral and written communication and motivational skills
Collaborative leadership style with good interpersonal and team-building skills
Intellectual, organizational, and managerial skills
Ability to lead and engage others in long-term planning
Attitudes characterized by creativity, initiative, and optimism
Visit www.rccss.org - District - Employment Opportunities for more information
The Rapid City Catholic School System is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Just minutes from a wide range of hiking, skiing, kayaking, and a variety of tourist destinations, including Mount Rushmore National Monument. Rapid City is home to more than 70,000 residents and is a major destination for shopping and entertainment in the Midwest. We are a PreK - 12th grade school with approximately 740 students. All full-time employees are offered a full benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as a 403(b) retirement plan. Financial support is available for professional development and faculty is encouraged to take advantage of this benefit.