General Office - Partnership & Development Assistant

Position: Partnership & Development Assistant (volunteer-intern).


Purpose of Position: This position is responsible for working with the executive director and development manager to develop and sustain partnerships and funding relationships with corporations, businesses, organizations and government entities.


Accountable To: Executive Director



  • Develop outreach plan and tools in order to promote funding and sponsorship opportunities for MAVA.
  • Reach out to, correspond with and meet with corporations, businesses, organizations and government entities in order to promote MAVA initiatives and partnerships.
  • Assist with writing grants to foundations.
  • Seek sponsorships for MAVA programs and fundraising events.


Skills needed:

  • Outgoing and “can do” approach
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Proactive and organized
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Interest in nonprofits or the field of volunteer engagement



  • Build your business development and fundraising portfolio
  • Professional experience; letters of recommendation
  • Use your creativity to promote volunteerism across Minnesota
  • Free MAVA membership while volunteering, including discounts on MAVA-sponsored events. Visit for membership benefits.
  • Transportation stipends may be available.
  • Work remotely; some work from MAVA office may be needed.


Time commitment: Minimum 5 hours/week