Senior Writer, Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
1d ago

Is responsible for developing and delivering a full range of communications programs in support of the Faculty of Medicine's fundraising objectives, including writing correspondence and fundraising proposals for individuals, foundations and corporations, as well as producing content for various Faculty publications.

Provides strategic input on communications projects undertaken by Development units, directs internal and external individuals to ensure the completeness, accuracy and consistency of messaging and content, and oversees the successful creation of the Faculty's development communications.

Organizational Status Reports to : Manager, Research and Development Proposals

Works with : UBC faculty and staff involved in fundraising

Contacts : Donors, alumni, outside community groups and organizations Work Performed Work Performed :

Develop and deliver a full range of communications programs in support of the Faculty's fundraising objectives.

Provide strategic input on communications projects undertaken by the Development unit.

Oversee the successful content and design of the Faculty's giving page using the Faculty's content management system and writing donor and alumni profiles related to philanthropy.

Write donor / prospect solicitation materials and correspondence.

Draft fundraising proposals for senior management.

Research, write and edit a variety of communications materials, including letters, case statements, reports, and other fundraising materials.

Prepare and manage timelines and work plans on communications projects.

Ensure multiple overlapping deadlines are met.

May interact with key faculty and university donors to ensure accuracy of content and messaging in relevant communications programs.

Problem-solve on communications projects.

Perform other related duties. Supervision Received Works within a team-focused environment under the direction of a manager to achieve objectives.

Work is reviewed for achievement of objectives, soundness of judgement and quality of work. Supervision Given No supervisory responsibilities.

Consequence of Error / Judgement Expected to function within a team environment, working under broad guidelines. Makes decisions requiring judgement in analyzing, organizing and presenting complex information.

Makes recommendations on appropriate communications vehicles to achieve stated goals. Qualifications Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree or an equivalent combination of experience or education in a related discipline.

Minimum of five years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of five years' related experience, including experience writing marketing copy or fundraising copy, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in developing and writing proposals and case statements.

Ability to write for various audiences, settings, and tones.

Experience with Adobe InDesign for design / layout of materials.

Experience in creative direction and experience with html and content management systems for websites.

Background in fundraising communications preferred.

Knowledge of fundraising in a university environment preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly effective written communications skills.

Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills with an exceptional ability to generate enthusiasm and interest in readers.

Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to interact effectively and positively with staff and managers.

High level of attention to detail and accuracy of work. Effective computer skills, including html proficiency and experience with content management systems an asset.

Knowledge of Science / Medicine an asset. .

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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