Fundraising Assistant

Minneapolis, MN
$15.00 per hour; 20 hours per week
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 09, 2013
2012-12-26 Fundraising Assistant
Job Type
Employment Status
Part Time

Purpose:   To assist with fundraising events and activities for The Aliveness Project, a community center that provides services for people living with HIV/AIDS.


A.    Assist in researching and recruiting sponsors and restaurants for Dining Out for Life and other events;

B.    Coordinate development and distribution of marketing materials for Dining Out for Life and other events;

C.    Assist with promotion and recruitment for the Walk to End Hunger event;

D.    Assist with scheduling and coordinating of fundraising volunteers and activities;

E.    Assist in the solicitation of vendors as sponsors for various agency events;

F.     Schedule and attend appointments and speaking engagements for various fundraisers;

G.    Develop and organize materials and files for fundraising department;

H.    Assist in writing client stories for donor letters and other fundraising efforts;

I.      Assist with event promotions, including obtaining financial support and media relations for events and activities;

J.      Other duties as assigned by the Director of Fundraising and Special Events;

K.    Reports to the Director of Fundraising and Special Events.

Education:  Two years of college education; Bachelor of Arts degree preferred.

Experience: At least one year of previous experience in working with fundraising events for a nonprofit organization.


A.    Must have current driver’s license and vehicle for work use;

B.    Knowledge of social media and communications strategies;

C.    Ability to interact effectively in a public setting and an outgoing personality;

D.    Previous experience with public speaking and communications;

E.    Ability to coordinate projects in detailed and timely manner;

F.     Ability to lift 40 pounds;

G.    Knowledge of and skills using personal computer equipment and related software for word processing (MS Word), client database (MS Access) and spreadsheets (MS Excel).

H.    Skills in preparing program files, records and reports.

I.      Ability to manage, prioritize, categorize, and complete multiple tasks.

J.      Ability to manage stress in a proactive manner.

K.    Ability to work with a diverse population.

Hours: 20 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours.

Salary: $15.00/hour.  Position includes pro-rated Paid Time Off and holidays (no other benefits.)

Position is open until filled.

To apply, please submit résumé with cover letter by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to:

The Aliveness Project, 730 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55407;   PH: 612-822-7946;   FAX: 612-822-9668