Development Writer

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Feb 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00102978

Primary Function of Organization Unit:

University Communications and Marketing is NC State's dedicated communications agency. Our team provides leadership, strategy, services and support to advance the NC State brand and help the university achieve its core mission.

The Office of Development Communications and Stewardship uses a strategic, integrated approach to communicate the importance of private support and encourage long-term engagement with the university.

Essential Job Duties:

NC State's Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign is the largest philanthropic effort in university history. The Development Writer will work on messaging aimed to raise Campaign awareness, illustrate the impact of private support, communicate progress toward the university's strategic goals and inspire constituents to help build a culture of philanthropy at NC State.

The Development Writer creates compelling content in support of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign fundraising initiatives. The writer researches, writes and edits a variety of digital and print material in support of university philanthropic priorities, including (but not limited to) scripts, proposals, cases for support and the campaign website.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: # Bachelor's degree. # 2+ years' experience in professional writing and editing for higher education, nonprofit fund development work or the communications/public relations fields required; experience in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors preferred. # Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the position, including: expertise in use of English grammar, punctuation and syntax; familiarity with appropriate business software applications; ability to conduct research; understanding of branding and positioning strategies for the institution and for specific projects; ability to "ghost write" for various university administrators, staff and volunteers; and experience using various channels of communication. # Strong project management/time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. # Ability to work independently and to collaborate with internal and external partners. # Flexibility and adaptability in responding to changing priorities and new opportunities. # Able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks and projects with strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: # Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, technical communications or marketing. # Experience writing for capital or comprehensive campaigns within higher education.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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