AESES - Development Specialist 2 (Fundraising)

Development Specialist 2 (Fundraising)
Revision Date:
August 2005

Classification: Development Specialist 2
Hay Point Range: 434 – 489


Fundraising projects at the university require the knowledge and approval of the Department of Private Funding, the unit responsible for acquiring funding from corporations, foundations, faculty, staff, students, alumni, individual donors and non-operating government support.

Development Specialist positions at this level will apply their specialized knowledge of fundraising strategies and techniques without referral and will keep abreast of developments in this area of speciality. In the day-to-day administration of their assigned area incumbents are expected to as­sume a high degree of initiative in the area of campaign planning and implementation, working with senior members of the community and senior volunteers. Normally, assignments at this level are to a major campaign component. Incumbents are expected to take independent initiative in fulfilling their responsibilities.


  • Develops campaign plans independently for review by the supervisor.
  • Makes operational campaign implementation decisions independently.
  • Is responsible for goal setting and achievement in area assigned.
  • Formulates plans and allocates resources.
  • Provides leadership and direction to high level volunteers (e.g. CEOs, presidents of corpora­tions, University Deans, Directors, Department Heads).
  • Performs those duties of junior development special­ists, as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • University Bachelor's degree.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation an asset.


  • Five years directly-related experience in fundraising .
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills and Abilities

  • Skilled in applying specialized knowledge in the field of fundraising.
  • Excellent communication skills to deal effectively with senior level positions in the University and with CEOs and upper management of corporations.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and take independent action.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and supervise activities.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Skilled in computer applications.

Physical Requirements

Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.