Please submit a cover letter and two writing samples.
Inspire some of the world's most influential people to help Stanford Medicine create a healthier future. Our Office of Medical Center Development is seeking a mission-driven individual with a passion for philanthropy, an interest in science, and a background in writing.
An ideal candidate for the senior writer position possesses the ability to articulate the goals and visions of complex initiatives; clearly explain how something works and why its matters to diverse audiences, including individual philanthropists and sophisticated foundations; weave in strategic messages that make a compelling case for support; and lead a project from inception to completion. Reporting to and working directly with the Assistant Director of Communications, the senior writer will round out a creative services team that works collaboratively to advance the mission of supporting education for tomorrow's medical leaders, creating new standards in health care delivery, and advancing some of the most promising and creative medical research underway in America today.
The right candidate will be responsible for telling stories about the impact of philanthropy, writing case statements and proposals, and creating marketing materials for our donors and prospective donors. Projects will include white papers, faculty bios, event collateral, one-pagers, gift stories, newsletter articles, web content, and more. The position requires the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, serve as the lead on projects that involve colleagues in design, video and/or digital services, and manage reviews and input from faculty, fundraisers, and various other internal stakeholders.
The ideal candidate is an organized self-starter and superb writer with excellent interpersonal and project skills. Experience writing in the fields of medicine and/or science is strongly preferred.
Please include three writing samples with your resume and cover letter. Further samples may be requested as needed.
In this role, you will:
Understand Stanford Medicine's fundraising goals, articulate how these goals advance the mission of the enterprise, and convey the impact of philanthropy to a variety of audiences.
Work collaboratively with faculty, various teams within Medical Center Development and across the university to develop targeted communications products that inspire giving.
Maintain relationships with gift officers and make salient recommendations on communications strategies.
Research, write, and edit content, including gift stories, proposals, white papers, brochures, one-pagers, bios, and other marketing and event collateral.
Tailor written materials to inspire different audiences through a variety of channels.
Manage production of communications projects and publications, track schedules, adhering to deadlines, and coordinate reviews by internal and external partners and incorporating feedback.
Lead project meetings and participate in regular department-wide and team meetings.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of related experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Proven success in writing for print, web, and other platforms.
Professional writing experience, including both long- and short-form content.
The ability to understand complex material and synthesize across multiple sources to produce materials for diverse audiences.
Ability to integrate ideas and information into clear, accurate, and persuasive prose; change voice and writing styles for various authors and audiences; and adapt content for different purposes and communications channels.
Attention to detail as well as flawless copyediting and proofreading skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and able to interact effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders.
Prior experience in coordinating the roles of multiple project contributors, setting priorities and schedules, and meeting deadlines with a minimum of supervision.
Demonstrated sound judgement in situations that require independent decision making, problem solving, and handling of confidential and sensitive materials.
Demonstrated ability to lead and apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.
Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills.
Certifications and Licenses: None
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand.
Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Visual and auditory acuity, including color vision required. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients from diverse communities and cultures and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
WHY STANFORD IS FOR YOU:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background, providing examples of collaboration, multitasking and prioritizing. *Only candidates that submit a resume and cover letter will be reviewed.
Location: Office of Development, Redwood City, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Copyright 2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.