Sample Job Description for Development Specialist

Following is a sample job description template for the position of Development Specialist:

Job Title: Development Specialist

Location of the Job: San Jose, 140 Kendrick Street

Years of Experience: 3+ to 6 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Summary:

The Development Specialist–Grant Writer is responsible for identifying new funding sources, developing and submitting written proposals, tracking reporting deadlines and managing the submission of proposals and reports in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and complete paperwork on time with accuracy
  • Well developed presentation and facilitation skills to engage clients to meet program goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a leadership role with the clients to motivate and influence positive behaviors
  • Maintain regular contact with employers to monitor employment satisfaction
  • Provide work based learning activities with a focus on recruitment and placement
  • Conduct at least one marketing event per quarter to attract participants and organizations
  • Understand program participants skills, competencies, career interests and help them improve their overall skills to become employable

Position Requirements:

  • Customer and peer relationship focused
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to learn new skills/technologies quickly and independently
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment

Salary: $80,000 – $100,000 per ​year