Fund Development Specialist

The Mustard Seed Red Deer, AB

Are you a fundraiser with compassion for those experiencing homelessness? The Mustard Seed is seeking an energetic, relational, and organized Fund Development Specialist to help eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty in Central Alberta.

The Development Specialist in Red Deer will help rally community support and assist with building solid donor relationships for the ministry. Supporting the Senior Development Officer, the Specialist will plan, manage and implement development and community engagement activities by cultivating relationships with corporate and individual donors, key community and church stakeholders, and members of the business community. It is imperative for building support in the community that Mustard Seed ambassadors understand and have established relationships with our guests at the front line. This will provide meaningful relationships and context when garnering supports and fostering relationships in the wider community.

Reporting to the Director of Development and working collaboratively with the Fund Development team this is a challenging and dynamic role for a hard worker who has a strong result focused mindset.

Committed to promoting the mission and vision of The Mustard Seed, the Development Specialist will be an example of the Christian values and principles that are the foundation of our ministry. The Specialist will actively facilitate a variety of opportunities for the community to support our mission, both financially and in spirit. This position is responsible for the execution of an integrated development plan that results in fostering community patronage, engagement activities and financial support. 

If this sounds like you, come and join our Development Team!

Position Type: Full-time
Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Reporting to: Director of Development
Location: Red Deer, AB



Community Engagement

  • Establish strong rapport and relationships in the Red Deer community by representing our values in all community interactions including church, educational venues and community business leaders
  • Implement a strategic Community Engagement program aligned with and supportive of The Mustard Seed’s Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Alberta Community Engagement teams, and localize those strategies specific to the Red Deer and Central Alberta community needs
  • Creatively and analytically identify strategic opportunities to cultivate and engage key supporters, providing opportunities to match supporters’ interests with organizational priorities




  • An Employment Background Check is required for all positions at The Mustard Seed
  • This position requires the use of a personal vehicle for company use. The candidate must have a valid driver’s licence and maintain $2M Vehicle Liability insurance on the vehicle being used.
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to agree to respect and not detract from The Mustard Seed’s Employment Values during their employment at The Mustard Seed.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer


  • The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and wellness days. 


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