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Fund Development Associate - Behavioral Health

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Meriden, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Evenings and weekends may be required.

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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Job Summary

The Fund Development Associate will: (1) provide administrative and clerical support to the Manager of Philanthropy and Community Benefits, and to the Director of Development & Philanthropy; (2) assist the Rushford Foundation Board and Natchaug Development Committee, volunteers and prospects as needed; (3) provide consistent and timely database coordination of all activities; (4) provide fundraising event coordination and support; (5) provide administrative support for grant writing activities; (6) perform standard administrative support activities.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Arrange for Rushford Foundation Board and Natchaug Development Committee meeting needs including development and distribution of notices, agendas, and minutes.
  2. Manage all department meeting logistics including, but not limited to, setting up meetings, preparing agenda, ordering food, taking minutes, completing reports.
  3. Provide administrative support for events helping to ensure that events are extraordinary and showcase programs and services in a way that will continue to bring long-term financial support; Assist in all logistics including, but not limited to, the review and selection of venues, caterers, florists, photographers, valet, scheduling of speakers etc.;  Help manage all marketing materials including invitation and recognition items. 
  4. Provide donor research, creating donor files on prospects.
  5. Enter and manage accuracy of gift activity into database; Set up gift and pledge information in system; Update, manage and run computer reports on a monthly basis.
  6. Recruit and train employee volunteers for events and act as point of contact and liaison for volunteers on event day.
  7. Provide research on new and well-aligned grant funding opportunities.
  8. Gather and record information from departments at Natchaug and Rushford regarding their solicitations of corporate and foundation funders.
  9. Answer incoming phone calls and assist callers in a courteous manner and take initiative in following up on those calls if needed; pick up, sort and distribute the mail.
  10. Provide assistance with events outside normally scheduled hours as needed.



  • High school diploma/GED
  • Minimum of one to three years' administrative services experience
  • Administrative services in a healthcare environment is preferred
  • Fundraising experience is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs             

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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