ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & STEWARDSHIP
Duties: Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications and Stewardship, the Assistant Director leads communication and stewardship projects that engage our most important donors and prospects. The successful candidate has the demonstrated ability to write compelling copy on a variety of topics such as the significant research, clinical care, and educational initiatives at Penn Medicine. Remarkable writing, editing, desktop design and project management skills enable the Assistant Director to retain oversight of multiple assignments, including principal and major gift proposals, stewardship reports, leadership communications (speeches, Dean/CEO acknowledgement and specialty letters and projects, and alumni communications), and marketing solicitation materials, including brochures and one-pagers. A key contributor to our growing and highly collegial department, the Assistant Director works closely with the Director of Communications and the Director of Stewardship, staff writers, and our design partners in UPHS Marketing, and offers proven team-building skills and an interest in innovation that energize our group as well as our internal customers.
Develop an understanding of the educational, research, clinical, and fundraising goals of Penn Medicine.
Meet with key stakeholders such as major gift officers and faculty, and develop written plans for communication projects t hat support the mission and priorities of Penn Medicine.
Write and execute multiple projects, serving as project manager and providing status reports, and alerting Directors and Senior Director to assist as appropriate.
Draft correspondence, proposals, stewardship reports, brochure copy, appeal letters, and other assignments in support of PMDAR's goals.
Coordinate and edit efforts of writers and other PMDAR staff contributing to Communications and Stewardship team projects.
Coordinate design and other vendor activities on a project basis.
Keep informed of trends in fundraising and medical communications and apply them to projects.
Qualifications: BA/BS; 5 to 7 years' experience as a professional writer, with at least two years' direct experience in writing for fundraising in higher education, health care, or a related area. Portfolio that demonstrates ability to write persuasively on topics such as the research, clinical care, and educational initiatives under way at Penn Medicine. Extensive project management experience.
Excellent word processing and desktop design software skills.
Excellent command of language, grammar, spelling, with a good eye for detail. Team-building skills with knowledge of the academic environment preferred, and the ability to relate comfortably to alumni and volunteers, as well as to faculty members, administrators, and staff.Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Reference Number: 90-27196
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Penn Medicine Development
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: M-Writing/Communications/Public Relations