Posted on August 10, 2012
Associate Director, Strategic Writing
University of Chicago
University of Chicago - Associate Director, Strategic Writing
Research and write compelling proposals in support of the University's strategic initiatives that inspire philanthropy at the highest level. Conduct research and independently incorporate changes, comments and critiques from multiple reviewers using excellent writing and editing skills.
Exercise sound judgment regarding strategy, appropriate points of emphasis and persuasive impact. Describe complex academic subject matter in clear, persuasive language and present concise rationales for philanthropy. Manage multiple projects simultaneously and keep a comprehensive plan of all work in progress.
Analyze requests for service. Make realistic deadlines for project completion and complete work on schedule. Maintain a firm grasp of strategic initiative goals and objectives and the broader university campaign planning strategy. Develop and manage relationships with development leaders and faculty and administrative leaders of the university, divisions and schools.
Participate in planning communications strategies for trustees and other high-level donors. Support leader and department in managing proposal projects. Support ARD Communications with other written materials as needed that advance campaign planning and goals.
Bachelor's degree or higher required.
- Minimum three years nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work experience required.
- Minimum three years of relevant professional work experience in writing and editing required.
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To be considered, all job seekers must meet the requirements and apply online.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.