Career Awareness

Development Officer

 Daily Tasks
Works closely with Mayo Clinic and Development leadership to plan, coordinate, support and conduct major gift cultivation and to seek financial gifts to support Mayo Clinic. Works with potential donors from around the world. This position interacts with the chair of the Development Department, physician leadership, Mayo Clinic trustees, and other professional staff.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, human relation skills, ability to interact with a wide scope of people and cultures, self-motivated, leadership skills, organizational skills, high energy, creative skills, self-confident, ability to work in a team atmosphere, ability to develop relationships with people.
 Work Setting
Office setting with 30 percent of time spent traveling to visit potential donors.
 Work Hours
Most positions are salaried. Hours vary depending on workload, meeting schedule and assignment. Typically Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm with required overnight travel.
Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred.
1-3 years of successful fund-raising experience including major gift securement. Knowledge of trust and estate planning.
 Recommended High School Classes
College prep, business, advanced English composition, public relations/speaking, and communications