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Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences Advancement (EDOD-HSA), the Health Sciences Advancement Senior Writer is responsible for independently researching and writing, as well as tracking and reporting, on a variety of development strategies that serve the EDOD-HSA and Health Sciences Advancement. Working in collaboration with Advancement Operations and Campaign staff, deans, administration, staff and faculty, the Senior Writer's main responsibilities include strategy summaries, case statements, white papers, PowerPoint presentations and personalized proposals for principal and major gift level prospects in support of the university's fundraising goals.
The incumbent will write or edit a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis. Will research, select sources for and conducts interviews, and ensure accuracy of written pieces. Recommend content and layout, edits, and coordinates production of a variety of printed and online material, or conversion of printed pieces to online formats and archives. These projects will range from highly technical scientific projects to marketing pieces for use with a variety of audiences to highly personalized communications. Write impact reports to serve Health Sciences Advancement and the university's principal donors.
The Senior Writer will research, analyze, compile and evaluate data, and produce reports to support principal donor and prospect management activities for effectiveness, reporting results to the EDOD-HSA. Will develop internal procedures to streamline writing requests, content management reviews, and approvals, and provide training to development professionals and assistants on these procedures, and how to retrieve data and draft written fundraising materials such as briefings, proposals, impact reports, etc.
Overtime may be required.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation. Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of syntax to write clear, concise and compelling fundraising collateral material.
Thorough knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines. Strong ability to write in a variety of styles for audiences including individuals, foundations, and corporations, and knowledge of the philanthropic goals and preferences of such organizations.
Thorough skills to write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and/or the broader public, while ensuring adherence to the location's message.
Demonstrated knowledge of the location, including its mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure, programs, and policies.
Demonstrated knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and/or health sciences.
Thorough research and fact verification skills. Ability to research material related to and write on a wide variety of health related subjects that may include cardiovascular, cancer, ophthalmology, medical research, healthcare, community outreach, education and other health related issues.
Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production. Demonstrated ability and knowledge of writing for multimedia presentations and content for web.
Ability to grasp and integrate into practice university gift policy and management procedures. Ability to understand and work with financial information.
Understanding of philosophy of quality service and group process, with proven aptitude for working as part of a team. Ability to encourage and develop a collaborative and positive environment. Foster the Principles of Community.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
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