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Development Assistant

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Physical Location

Golden Valley, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

CKRI Development

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 50447

Key member of development team responsible for gift entry on behalf of Allina's philanthropic entities. Manage batch work and acknowledgement letters for donors and maintains accurate data in Allina's Raiser's Edge database. Key partner in relationship between AOP and Finance.

  • Open mail, deposit checks and batch all gifts received for Courage Kenny Foundation, Phillips Eye Institute Foundation, Allina Health Hospice Foundation and Penny George Institute Foundation.

  • Send daily batches to Allina Office of Philanthropy (AOP) and Foundation teams on a daily basis to be entered into Raiser’s Edge. This includes scanning all documentation and coding the gifts for processing.

  • Ensure timely delivery of receipts. Turnaround time for receipts should be 48-72 hours from the time a gift is received.

  • Lead tribute and memorial gift program for all four clinical service line foundations. Accurately and timely send tribute cards, letters and reports to notify individuals when a tribute gift has been made. Communicate effectively with families when multiple tribute gifts are made to understand their preferences.

  • Provides leadership with Foundation Finance team and Allina Office of Philanthropy on a variety of items such as stock gifts, IRA gifts and monthly reconciliation.

  • Be a leader in understanding all ins and outs of the donor database; ability to make decisions regarding best practices for coding gifts.

  • Daily office management. Help to answer the external phone number. Be an expert with development department processes. Assist Annual Giving Manager and Courage Kenny Foundation team with various tasks as needed.


  • Preferred: Associate or Bachelor’s degree
  • Required: High school graduate with 1-2 years office experience in word processing, spreadsheets and relational databases, preferably Raiser's Edge. Ability to transfer technical knowledge to database users through clear spoken and written communication.


  • 1-2 years of office experience in word processing, spreadsheets and relational databases, preferably Raiser's Edge
  • Detail oriented and extremely organized.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship management expertise, including ability to communicate with multiple foundation leaders
  • Proficient in Adobe Pro, Microsoft Office and Raiser's Edge or other database experience
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities

Work Schedule

M-F, standard business hours, plus occasional nights or weekends for special events.

Location/Community Information

Golden Valley is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis conveniently located five miles west of downtown.  With its desirable location, ample parks and nature areas, diverse neighborhoods, flourishing business, and award-winning schools, Golden Valley is one of the best places to live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

  • Located in Golden Valley
  • Population = 20,370

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune



If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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Marketing / Comm / Foundation