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Development Assistant

Mount Auburn Hospital
Job Title: Development Assistant
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August 31st, 2019
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  Open Position: Development Associate

                              Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Founded in 1886 as the first hospital in Cambridge, Mount Auburn Hospital is dedicated to delivering healthcare services in a personable, convenient and compassionate manner. As the teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, its educational mission brings together remarkable talent and sophisticated research while maintaining a community focus.   

The Development Office at Mount Auburn Hospital has an opening for a Development Associate. The Development Associate participates in a wide variety of activities that are critical to the hospital's philanthropy program including daily gift processing and administrative functions, database management, donor stewardship, as well as special activities like meetings and events. Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Serves as first point of contact for visitors and calls to the department with strong customer service orientation
  • Enters gifts on a daily basis into the department's donor database, ensuring they are credited and coded properly
  • Identifies gifts that require special handling, including tribute gifts and gifts for special purposes and produces gift receipts and acknowledgement letters for signature by the appropriate hospital representative
  • Manages the donor database and updates donor/prospect information, ensuring that is it current and accurate
  • Manages special programs like Marathon runners, online giving, as well as the notification process for memorial gifts
  • Assists the Vice President for Development with special tasks related to the Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee, Philanthropy/Campaign Committee
  • Assists in prospect research utilizing wealth screening services and other techniques
  • Produces special reports and queries for Development prospect and event tracking
  • Provides support for Development events
  • Assists with the design of event invitations, mailing of invitations and recording responses


Candidates must be highly detail-oriented and have excellent communication and computer skills including experience using Raisers Edge or a similar donor database. The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment is very important. Candidates should have previous work experience in an office environment. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a small, collegial team of fundraising professionals in a healthcare environment, and gain experience in many different facets of fundraising.

High School or Equivalent Required


Full Time - 40 hours a week




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