Advancement Writer

first_imgJob Location:UW Bothell Advancement Writer Applicants considered for this position will be required todisclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings orcurrent investigations related to sexual misconduct at theircurrent employment and past employment. Disclosure is requiredunder Washington state law . Posting Date:02/25/2021 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Department:UW Bothell: Advancement Req #:187645 Shift:First Shift Locatedin the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University ofWashington Bothell is one of the most dynamic publicuniversities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed toincreasing access to an excellent UW education and preparingstudents to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.UW Bothell provides students a participatory,cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning,community-based research, close relationships with faculty asteachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who arededicated to student success.The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees.Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40%are first-generation college attendees, and more than half arestudents of color.The University values hiring faculty and staff who havedemonstrated experience and ability to work successfully withdiverse student populations and who can contribute to a campusculture that promotes equity among colleagues.Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our workbegins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences thatare represented through the many diverse and minoritizedcommunities on our campus and in the surrounding community. Werecognize that we are bound together in a collective experience andthat our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on thelives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also createconditions of equity, justice and academic excellence foreveryone.The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan -Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence. are to: strengthendiversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, andadvance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothellhas been recognized for innovations in academic programming andsupport services designed to help students graduate on time anddebt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for itswork in the area of environmental sustainability.The University of Washington Bothell currently has anoutstanding opportunity for a Full Time TemporaryAdvancement Writer.The University of Washington Bothell Office of Advancement &External Relations creates engagement opportunities both internallyand externally that foster pride, advocacy, and private support forthe University of Washington Bothell. The Advancement Writerreports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement to developstrategic, compelling, and persuasive written materials thatsupport high-level fundraising and deliver messages of impact thatunify donor intent with the values of the institution. Writtencommunications will advance the cultivation, solicitation, andstewardship activities for top donors and prospects which includesindividuals as well as foundations, corporations, and otherorganizations. The Advancement Writer will work closely with theDirector of Donor Services and Development Operations as well asthe five UW Bothell schools (Business, Educational Studies,Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Nursing & HealthStudies, and STEM) to identify funding opportunities and developproposals that inspire private support.Responsibilities:Strategic Writing:• Writes and edits a range of strategic documents — includingproposals, gift agreements, stewardship materials, donorrecognition stories, acknowledgment letters, impact reports,periodicals, annual reports, brochures, newsletters, and factsheets — important to institutional relationships with individual,corporate, and foundation donors and prospects.• Gathers, analyzes, and synthesizes information on institutionalpriorities through interviews with campus leaders, faculty, andstaff to identify and articulate opportunities, needs, andgoals.• Drafts compelling case statements for interdisciplinary projectsand university priorities to appeal to individual donors as well asfoundations, corporations, and other organizations.• Conducts interviews with campus partners and leadership, faculty,students, individual donors, corporate partners, and volunteers todevelop written impact reports and donor recognition stories.• Drafts customized high-touch letters, thank-you notes, and otherdonor-facing correspondence from academic leaders.Project Management:• Serves as a project manager in the development of writtenmaterials (for both print and web), devising and tracking projectschedules and components, and coordinating the timely participationof a range of content providers.• Works collaboratively with other members of the Advancement team,including the donor services team, frontline fundraisers, and themarketing and communications team, as well as campus partners, tocreate polished materials aligned with the UW brand.• Serves as a liaison to the UW Bothell marketing &communications design team, conceiving and articulating designconcepts that complement content and enhance effectiveness ofprinted materials.• Conceptualizes and develops templates for proposals, cases,reports, and other materials that can be used and modified byAdvancement colleagues, working with the UW Bothell’s Marketing& Communications design team as applicable.• Other duties as assigned.Minimum requirements:• Bachelor’s degree in writing or related field and three years ofexperience in professional writing, preferably in a fundraising ornon-profit setting, grant writing, or related field. An equivalentcombination of education and experience from which comparableknowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for adegree.• Thorough knowledge of and experience with written communications,including crafting clear and persuasive arguments; ability to makecomplex information accessible and engaging for multiple audiences;sensitivity to nuance; ability to organize writing to be clear andreadable; mastery of grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to conductinterviews and the ability to communicate clearly andprofessionally.• Demonstrated ability to work on a team: mindfulness of deadlines,respect for varying skill sets, ability to juggle priorities, andwillingness to do a variety of tasks, including administrativeones.• Demonstrated ability to work with internal and externalconstituents including students, faculty, staff, andcommunity.• Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency withMicrosoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, specialreports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.• Strong project management skills.Desired:• Advanced degree.• Experience working in alumni relations, development, or donorrelations.• Experience in Adobe Creative Suite.• Experience writing letters and emails for annual giving (inaddition to the writing requirements listed above).• Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, includinguse of the development database software ADVANCE.Conditions of employment:• The person in this position will work regular hours from Mondayto Friday or as agreed with the supervisor.• Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on shortor limited notice.• Must have regular and reliable transportation for local traveland willing to travel when necessary.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion ofa variety of online assessments to obtain additional informationthat will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments mayinclude Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Anyassessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen assoon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin anassessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do notcomplete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next timeyou access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, itwill appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready.Please note that your application will not be reviewed, andyou will not be considered for this position until all requiredassessments have been completed. Notes:Priorityconsideration deadline 2 weeks from postingApplicants under consideration will be asked to submit threewritten pieces. We will want to see a range of your writing —preferably done in the work setting — that showcases your abilityto persuade and explain. The pieces: one 25-word blurb, one sampleof persuasive writing (around 300 words; if you have written afundraising proposal, please use that as your submission), and one1,000-word piece.The University of Washington is following physical distancingdirectives from state and local governments as part of thecollective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Click here for updatesWork is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may beperformed remotely depending on health and safety requirementsunder the COVID-19 pandemic. Appointing Department Web Address: Salary:Salary is Competitive. Salary is CommensurateUpon Qualifications and Experience. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, theUniversity of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectivesand unique identity. Together, our community strives to create andmaintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,equitable and welcoming. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , andcommitted to becoming climate neutral.TheUniversity of Washington is an affirmative action and equalopportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genderexpression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabledstatus, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process,contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected] .last_img

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