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University of Manitoba
SECTION 8. INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION
1. What decisions/actions does the incumbent make/take on own initiative? Give examples.
-Works independently to develop, plan and implement fundraising initiatives; determine prospective donors; approach
agencies and foundations. Receives oversight from Director of Development as required.
2. What decisions/actions does incumbent share with others? Give examples.
-Incumbent is responsible for achieving the annual plan and meets with the Director of Libraries and the Director of
Development on a regular basis to monitor progress, at which time adjustments are agreed upon.
3. What decisions/actions does the incumbent refer to others? Give examples.
-Donations from planned giving commitments that require special institutional approval or anything that may have
financial implications for the Department of Development or the University.
SECTION 9. WORKING CONDITIONS FOR THE POSITION
In describing working conditions, assume a reasonable match between the incumbent and this position and address the question: How would most people
describe these conditions?
1. Physical Effort
Provide examples of following types of physical effort, showing how much, how long, how often.
Stretching, pulling, pushing:
Working in awkward positions or circumstances:
Sitting or standing:
2. Physical Environment
Office air tends to be stale.
3. Sensory Attention
Analysis of fund-raising statistics requires a considerable amount of concentration. Daily, but for short periods of
time. Annually on a more in-depth basis. Strong attention and listening skills when meeting with prospects.
4. Mental Stress
Irregular work hours – weekly
Pressure of reaching fund-raising goals - continuous
Working with volunteers is demanding
Techniques and preparation of written resource material requires constant creativity - continuous
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