Development Coordinator

Rainbow Health

Why Rainbow Health Minnesota?

For nearly 40 years we have been advocating for and serving the LGBTQ+ community, those living with HIV, and all folks facing barriers to equitable healthcare. Since our formation through the Minnesota AIDS Project and Rainbow Health Initiative merger—and later the acquisition of Training to Serve—we have continued to grow and identify new ways to commit to our mission.

These past few years have challenged and strengthened this unified team in ways we could have never expected. We decided another change was needed to continue moving forward: a name that grounded us in our legacy and proudly proclaimed our purpose.

Position Details

Development Coordinator
Twin Cities Metro
St. Paul, MN


The Development Coordinator at Rainbow Health will work closely with the Director of Advancement, Marketing & Communications Manager, and the External Relations Committee of the Board of Directors to meet the development goals of this dynamic agency. This person will have a focus on successfully leading the annual fund, special events, and donor stewardship initiatives. Our Development Coordinator will be asked to think both strategically about the larger efforts of the department, along with performing highly detailed and creative work daily.


  • Actively participating in the annual creation of the Development Plan and following through on its completion, analyzing progress for adjustments and improvements along the way.
  • Creating a robust special events calendar recognizing long-standing events while welcoming new traditions which includes leading all pre-event and day-of logistics. 
  • Implementing an annual strategy for cultivating and stewarding donors through mailings, social media, events, targeted appeals, email, and other innovative techniques to attract a diverse range of donors. 
  • Overseeing accurate gift processing standards, including timely gift entry and ensuring all donors are acknowledged in a timely manner. 
  • Producing and implementing both expense budgets and revenue forecasts for multiple development functions. 
  • Remaining up to date on the latest fundraising techniques to attract new donors and adopt new practices to further the agency’s fundraising goals. 
  • Working closely with internal staff and external vendors to leverage the power of social media, internet presence, printed materials, and technology used to cross-promote agency messaging. 
  • Managing corporate sponsorship program to make events significant money earners for the agency. 
  • Cultivating and stewarding motivated participants to both raise funds for the event and remain connected to the agency afterward. 
  • Engaging board members to fully utilize their ideas, connections, and talents, and encouraging participation in development activities. 
  • Other duties related to the role as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, special events, donor communication, project management, or event management. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with diverse audiences. 
  • Previous experience with Benevon fundraising model is preferred. 
  • Proficiency in a second language other than English preferred. 
  • Individuals with lived experience or a passion towards our target populations (Gay/Bi/MSM/Queer, Transgender, African American, multi-racial communities that are disproportionately impacted by HIV, HIV positive people and those engaging in risk behaviors for HIV in individual and group settings) are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: $55,000.00 To 60,000.00 Annually.

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