[Foundation-l] Three fundraising job openings

Cormac Lawler cormaggio at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 08:34:54 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 8:30 PM, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> 3) A Development Specialist responsible for managing donor information
> and supporting the above two positions.
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Job_openings/Development_Specialist

I think it's great to see these hirings in process. However, I'd suggest
that the above job title, "Development Specialist" is potentially confusing.
Personally, coming from an NGO background, "development" refers to human
development - access to basic human needs, and opportunity to alleviate
oneself and one's community from poverty. I'm sure it means all sorts of
things in different sectors - not to mention "developers", which have a
specific meaning in our technologically based domain. I would suggest at
least specifying in the title that the post relates to fundraising, and, if
we're to keep the word "development", clarifying what that means in the job


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