A member of the Principal Gifts team, the Senior Communications Strategist serves as a leader within their team and across MBSD to conceive of strategies for proposals, stewardship reports, briefings, and other correspondence and assist with prospect cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship in support of ambitious team goals that can range from $20M - $50M+ annually.
Researches and writes a broad spectrum of strategic and complex fundraising materials aimed at specific audiences, including internal and external constituents such as donors, prospective donors, Alumni, Trustees, and faculty.
Understands and portrays complex medical concepts and highly technical scientific information and translates that content in a credible and accessible style, without diminishing its importance or impact.
Plays a key role in building relationships with faculty and engaging them around transformational ideas that lead to significant gift opportunities.
Writes persuasive, informative, and inspiring proposals that primarily solicit gifts of $5M+and prepares briefs and other collateral materials to advance the cultivation and solicitation of principal gift donors.
Project manages the teamâ™s activity and is responsible for implementing tactical next steps to ensure goals and objectives are met.
Creates and develops complex budgets.
Takes comprehensive responsibility for materials such as, but not limited to: building a persuasive case for each written piece; considering the specific audience; identifying influential facts or statistics; fact checking; and establishing, monitoring, and executing a timeline.
Provides editorial support and leadership across MBSD.
Determines, researches, verifies, writes and edits publications, which often includes technical/scientific material for manuals or journals.
Uses broad knowledge of writing to write in-depth pieces relating to specialized field (e.g. scientific writing).
Designs and plans communications strategies.
Performs other related work as needed
5-7 years of work experience as a writer or editor.
Financial acumen to build out complex budgets that scale appropriately.
An intellectual capacity to understand complex and highly technical scientific information and translate that content without diminishing its importance or impact
Proven expertise taking complex information and both synthesizing it to identify and clarify key issues and opportunities and developing a compelling message.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
A demonstrated ability to think creatively.
Ability to manage multiple details while adhering to a broader concept or purpose.
Capacity for identifying and evaluating complex issues, for bringing together information from a variety of sources, and for selecting appropriate analytical and creative approaches in dealing with immediate responsibilities.
Meticulous attention to detail, the ability to respond to constantly shifting priorities, to exercise sound judgment, to anticipate problems and create solutions.
Advanced knowledge of specialized subject matter
Proficiency with grammar, punctuation, spelling and style
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Advanced editing and interviewing skills
Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative
Attention to detail and organizational skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Knowledge of word processing and desktop publishing software
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