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Development Writer

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Development Writer - 28332 University StaffDescriptionUniversity of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical CampusOffice of AdvancementDevelopment WriterPosition #00804652 Requisition 28332

  • Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at ( *The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:Anschutz: ( vary by campus location/department.Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
    • Anschutz Campus Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
    • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
    • Consolidated/Central Services Administration Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds.The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here .The Office of Advancement has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Development Writer.Jobs in this career family involve development, marketing, and management of messaging to both internal and external parties. Functions include communications; publications; brand management; writing; editing; proofreading and communication projects management.Professionals at this level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability, and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying, and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.Nature of WorkWe are recruiting for the role of Development Writer at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Development Writer works on a wide variety of projects simultaneously under tight deadlines with members of the advancement office, and with the communications team. This position will contribute to and collaborate on a range of creative projects, specifically using writing skills to create gift proposals and templates, stewardship impact reports, one-pagers, publications, brochures, newsletters, event collateral, scripting and talking points, web content, mass email communications, acknowledgement letters and other print and electronic materials for internal and external audiences. S/he will support advancement colleagues in content creation for fundraising, events, stewardship, the grateful patient program, campaign, and related areas.Essential Duties
      • Primary duty is to research and write and/or edit materials in support of fundraising priorities, including web content, mass email, web/magazine articles and stories, brochures, event collateral, presentations, biographies and a wide range of other print and electronic communications.
      • Interview donors, faculty, staff, students, alumni and others for stories, articles, publications, advertisements, proposals, and other purposes.
      • Assist communications team in developing and producing print and online content that conveys complex topics clearly and persuasively, and that presents concise rationales for philanthropy.
      • Proofread and provide editorial suggestions on collateral produced by development officers and other colleagues. Make changes and edits to existing pieces, often incorporating changes from multiple parties simultaneously.
      • Serve as a primary developer of mass email content.
      • Collaborate with communications team to develop, post, and measure the success of web stories and site content.
      • Much of this work entails the use of established CU Anschutz Medical Campus identity/brand standards, AP Stylebook editorial standards and the University of Colorado editorial style guide.
      • Develop/design and update dynamic presentations in PowerPoint and related formats, including but not limited to Prezi.
      • Assist with updating and selecting photos and visuals for digital communications, including the website and intranet.
      • Assist communications team with organization of finished project files.
      • Other duties as assigned.This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.Minimum Qualifications
        • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a communications field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
        • One (1) to two (2) years of experience of communications and/or writing in a professional setting.Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.Preferred Qualifications
          • Two (2) four (4) years of experience of communications and/or writing in a professional setting.
          • Background and experience in a university, nonprofit, medical institution, or development/fundraising setting.
          • Experience working with content and design for intranet and e-newsletter systems.
          • Experience using web CMS, such as WordPress or SharePoint.
          • Experience with Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint and/or Prezi.
          • Experience with digital communications tasks such as broadcast email, website development and management, and analytics.Competencies
            • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
            • Strong and demonstrated ability to write and edit compelling, clear, and accurate content for diverse audiences and for general publication. Ability to easily change writing styles to fit audience, voice, and purpose.
            • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and internet navigation tools.
            • Strong knowledge of business English, grammar, and punctuation style. Fluency with AP and/or Chicago style.
            • Ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment.
            • Strong attention to detail.
            • Basic understanding of communications and design principles and landscape.
            • Experience with effective communications and design strategies for print, web, and social media application.
            • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with donors, staff, faculty, and students.
            • Demonstrated ability to organize and complete complex projects and to work under tight deadlines.
            • Ability to work independently or collaborate as part of a team.Salary and BenefitsThe salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $50,000-$55,000.The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.The above salary range ( or hiring range ) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.Benefits: ( Compensation Calculator: ( and EquityThe University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ( .The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: ( and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by January 1, 2023. Those who do not apply by that date may or may not be considered.Job Category : CommunicationPrimary Location : Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21560 - ADM-CHAN Advancement AnschutzSchedule : Full-timePosting Date : Dec 5, 2022Unposting Date : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Shannon Palombi Posting Contact Email: ( Position Number: 00804652Copyright 2022 Inc. All rights reserved.Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency (

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