Job No: 495557 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Institutional Advancement Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Communications/Marketing/Media
The Development Writer reports directly to the Director of Fundraising & Marketing Communications with dotted line report to the Director of Foundation and Corporate Engagement, supporting the research, writing and production of fundraising communications. These include but are not limited to grant, foundation and donor proposals, stewardship reports and other institutional advancement messaging.
Study and understand Yeshiva University's history, objectives, structure, programs, financial needs, and unique value proposition
Research, write and organize information in a professional and credible manner, from proposals and reports to supporting documents, with direction from supervisors
Edit and revise proposals according to feedback
Assist with researching funding opportunities that align with Yeshiva University's goals and values
Proofread and copyedit
Maintain consistency in communications by following YU style, branding and policy guidelines
Work with the design team to create graphics and visuals for projects
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, or related field preferred
Background in higher education or non-profit preferred
Relevant experience in long-form writing and other communications/messaging
Development experience preferred
Strong project management skills
Skills & Competencies:
Expert written and verbal communication skills
Strong research skills
Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion and integrity
Well-organized, flexible and detail and deadline oriented
Strong knowledge of MS Office
Familiarity with graphic design a plus
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.