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Date:  Sep 19, 2023
Req ID:  33217

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,339.94

Position Number: 22099039 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 10/19/2023 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,339.94 



This position will function as the Recruitment Specialist and plays a big part in supporting various divisions within DHS by helping them fill their vacant positions. 


preferred qualifications:

•    Administration experience with progressively more responsibility in a managerial capacity
•    Prior experience developing, applying, and evaluating recruitment efforts. 
•    Strong communication skills.
•    Strong multi-tasking ability to effectively manage simultaneous candidate pipelines for different requirements within multiple settings.
•    Willingness and ability to travel in state.

The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: P065C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Development Specialist is responsible for organizational fund raising and promotional programs and activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Supervises subordinate staff engaged in promotional and fund raising activities by establishing work plans, staff assignments, resolving problems, and evaluating employee performance. Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates programs and events, including marketing strategies, education workshops, fund raising events, membership development drives, guest lectures, and facility tours. Advertises programs and events through publications, audiovisual presentations, media releases, and seminars or workshops. Recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers to assist with special events and projects. Oversees fund raising activities by developing funding proposals and structures, identifying funding sources, soliciting funds, maintaining computer database donor and prospective donor files, and preparing grant applications. Maintains organizational website by designing images and links, developing maintenance plans and schedules, and monitoring expenditures. Assists upper level management in developing long range plans, preparing budget information, and implementing policies and procedures. Serves as liaison between staff and governing board and commission members. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of marketing techniques and fund raising strategies. Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Ability to develop, coordinate, and implement promotional and fund raising programs and events. Ability to recruit and train volunteers for special events. Ability to supervise a subordinate staff in promotional and fund raising activities. Ability to communicate with donors and/or prospective donors regarding solicitation and use of funds.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing or a related field; plus three years of experience in public relations, fundraising or a related area, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock