Job Code: 046

Development Assistant

Category: Administrative
Location: YMCA of Rapid City

Job Type: Full-Time


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The YMCA of Rapid City is currently seeking an organized, energetic and dedicated person that will offer administrative support to the Development Director. This person will assist with fundraising campaigns, grant writing and administrative needs.  


  • 2 years of post-high school education or at least four years of related work experience
  • Experience researching grant opportunities and writing grant applications
  • Experience in data entry with working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing
  • Exceptional written & verbal communications, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with standard business software and excellent personal computer skills; specifically, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with mail merge proficiency, experience with donor management software a plus
  • Detail-oriented: an attention to detail with zero tolerance for errors
  • Ability to complete all projects, meets deadlines, and prioritizes tasks in occasionally high stress situations
  • Ability to work both independently, with minimal supervision, and in a team environment
  • Exceptional penmanship for addressing envelopes
  • Ability to be discrete and trustworthy while working with sensitive or confidential information


  • Researches potential funders, (i.e., foundations, corporations, etc.) and develops grant proposals to help fund the Y’s programs.
  • Assists the Development Director in preparing grant applications and reports as directed.
  • Organizes donor databases and prepares donor communications from database development, to mail merging, double-checking files, and printing.
  • Manages acknowledgement and receipt processes for all donations.
  • Maintains an efficient and effective tracking and reporting system that supports the financial development efforts of the Y.
  • Possess the following traits:
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Great memory for names, numbers, and dates
  • Attention to detail and ability to create organized procedures to complete a task.
  • Ability to learn new things quickly, asks for support when appropriate.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with occasionally shifting deadlines and needs.
  • Positively represents the YMCA through professional conduct and appearance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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