Support projects with the goal of increasing brand recognition and attracting additional donor partners to the program.


  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries by utilizing tools such as Chamber of Commerce website, MN Grantmakers online, Minnesota Council of Foundations and general search engines
  • Assist in preparation for donor and prospective donor meetings
  • Update eTapestry database with new contacts and activities
  • Assist in drafting introductory letters and send to foundations with a history of giving to higher education causes
  • Prepare eTapestry reports on staff activities and giving
  • Assist in editing of grant proposals, and gathering documents required for submission
  • Assist with annual fund campaign in October and November
  • 25th Anniversary event planning
    • Research corporations and businesses who have funds allocated for event sponsorships
    • Assist in submitting sponsorship requests
    • Identify potential silent auction items
    • Assist in preparing for 25th Anniversary Committee meetings
  • Other duties assigned

Who should apply and what skills are needed?

  • Juniors and seniors studying in the areas of social science (ex. sociology, education, psychology), nonprofit management, communications, marketing, English, organizational development, or related disciplines
  • Experience/interest in volunteering and service along with working in a nonprofit setting
  • Team player, detail-oriented, interested in learning, open to feedback, creative, and most importantly, hard-working
  • Strong writing skills preferred
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Strong research skills preferred



  • 10-15 hours/week
  • June – August

To apply: Email a cover letter and your resume to: Stela Center, Director of Development at Stela.Center@wallinpartners.org as soon as possible.