Staff Openings

Title:               District Manager

Status:            Full Time Exempt - Salaried, Paid Time Off, Benefits

Reports to:    Development Director


A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and strong interpersonal and sales skills.  The capability to develop and manage relationships, motivate executive-level business leaders and possess an energetic, outgoing personality is a must. Our candidate will have proven proficiency in communication with a positive phone presence and proper email etiquette. Must have the ability to multi-task, be detailed, team-oriented, have excellent organizational abilities, and the willingness to be flexible.  Other requirements include some lifting, a valid driver’s license and auto insurability, computer skills, and in-state travel to assigned South Dakota JA communities. 


  • Area Board Management: Using enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with JA program staff to ensure South Dakota community board members are meeting and managing the JA processes and timelines for growth and sustainability in their respected areas. Support and encourages South Dakota volunteer community board members to raise funds and awareness by meeting budget goals.  
  • Annual Fund Drive:  Builds trust, and relationships with business and personal investors. Makes calls to ask for annual fund during the annual fund drive campaign. Ensures continued funding growth in all markets.  Increases number of business investors and amount of giving annually.  Maintains necessary documentation for various fund raising campaigns.  Makes certain that investor stewardship plan is executed.
  • Board Development: Collaborates with JA program staff and community business leaders on board member roles and responsibilities relating to funding/program goals and board retention.  Adheres to the local community strategic plan and identifies/assigns board member tasks as necessary.  Communicates with community board chair to ensure the organizational structure, size and personnel meet the community needs.  Provides assistance in identifying leadership for appropriate board positions.  Works with area boards to develop relationships and establish new members. Provide integration training to new board members with outstanding phone presence and an outgoing personality.
  • Grants and Fund Raising Campaigns:  Proactively researches and identifies foundations, individuals and organizations to fund program growth and special projects.  Writes and provides the necessary tools including proposals, brochures, and personal contact for solicitation.  Provides follow up for all existing proposals and grants received.  Must have creative writing skills.

The above position description is not all-inclusive and is not an implied contract of duties performed. It is a general overview of position responsibilities.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:  Macy Kaiser, Development Director,