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Job Opportunities


The New Brunswick Museum is seeking a Development Project Officer. This is a key member of the fundraising team and provides research and proposal writing support to the Development Department, supports development strategies, programs and funding proposals, and advances prospective donor relationships.


  • Conduct research on prospective donors, corporate, foundation and government grants and funding opportunities
  • Prepare grant proposals by gathering internal and external data to support funding applications and grant requests, writing/editing/proofreading drafts, and obtaining approvals
  • Ensure that proposal deadlines are met by determining priorities and target dates for information gathering, drafting, editing, revising, and submitting proposals
  • Track development projects and funding timelines
  • Update constituent database and contact mailing lists
  • Generate and prepare concise and thorough written confidential prospect research snapshots, profiles, briefing notes, and reports
  • Appropriately handle, sort and store donor and prospective donor information
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of donor and prospect records by adhering to ethical standards, confidentiality guidelines and privacy policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline, such as business communications, journalism, or related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in an area related to fundraising, development, grant/proposal writing, planned giving, project management
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training, skills and work experience will be considered
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in fundraising databases and Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access,PowerPoint)


  • Exceptional skills in the areas of organization, attention to detail, time management, ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in grant writing, funding applications, and proposal development
  • Proven project management success
  • Clear understanding of fundraising cycles with demonstrated capacity to create and maintain tools that accurately reflect, monitor, and interpret the activity of the prospect pipeline
  • Working knowledge of government granting process
  • Knowledge of fundraising ethics and ability to safeguard confidential information with discretion
  • Excellent skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, working with databases and internet research; knowledge of CRMs; proficiency with MS Dynamics 365 a plus
  • Demonstrated team player with strong collaboration abilities to maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to take initiative with projects and to work independently
  • Strong work ethic and high degree of professionalism
  • Proficiency in both official languages an asset
  • Current Driver’s License is required
  • Flexibility in schedule


Security Clearance Check

A police record check is required and must be presented to the Employer prior to the commencement of employment.

Hours of Work

This is a full-time contract position for a period of 12 months commencing April 1, 2023. Occasional evenings and weekends. Some optional remote working is possible.


Commensurate with experience

Qualified candidates should send a resumé with cover letter and salary range expectations by March 1, 2023 to

The Employer is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. We thank those who apply but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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