I Coulda Been A Development Officer

…but instead, I’m just a bum.

is it just me, or are all the jobs in development? Not just these days, all the days. But since I came out of graduate school in 2009 (in the wake of the Great Recession), I feel that I am inundated with development job postings.

I wonder if this is a function of the fact that development work is incredibly hard and requires a very specific personality, that development departments are generally bigger, or that turnover in development is much higher? Maybe all of these?

I always list it as a skill, and I have definitely written successful grant applications, but I have never until now, worked in development professionally. It’s a beast! People who are natural fundraisers have my unwavering respect.

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