Our Generations Speaks (OGS) at Brandeis University seeks to hire an Assistant Director, External Affairs to produce, review, and disseminate organizational communications to external individuals and institutions, including but not limited to the OGS Advisory Board, Donors, Volunteers, and Partners. In conjunction, this position partners with the Program Director to advance development initiatives in line with OGSâ™ objectives. Development related responsibilities include strategizing and streamlining development processes, creating donor focused correspondence, and conducting research to expand the OGS network access.
Draft and disseminate development letters, follow-ups, sensitive donor correspondence, and thank you letters
Write copy for all recurring and non-recurring communications, including newsletters, development events, alumni communications, and internal communications. Ensure content is publication-ready and meets deadlines.
Prepare and disseminate general correspondence for Program Director and Advisory Board Chair regarding the OGS Advisory Board
Support with Program Director on proposals, matching gift requests, and grant reports
Manage OGSâ™ relationship with a communications consultant as necessary. Develop and formulate the organizationâ™s fundraising narrative, and prepare regular constituent communication
Oversee and update OGSâ™ website copy and be organizationâ™s first external point of contact
Work with Program Director to conduct & analyze research files on individual, family, and foundation donors, and prospects
Develop and execute special cultivation and stewardship opportunities, such as small events for select donors/prospects
Develop communications strategies and reconcile related marketing budgets
Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree plus 3-5 years related work experience required
Strong presentation and communication skills including the ability to use social media channels effectively to deliver marketing content
Ability to multitask and prioritize highest value projects on a weekly basis
Able to manage complex situations and relationships with confidence, confidentiality, and tact
Operating style suited to working in a small team environment where teamwork, creativity, and flexibility are values
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.