Associate Director of Development Communications – Florida Atlantic University
Salary: $75,000-$80,000 per year
Summary of Responsibilities:
+ Serves as the primary writer and editor for the Division of Institutional Advancement, ensuring that all solicitation and stewardship materials meet the highest possible standards for editorial quality, while conveying a consistent brand message. In collaboration with the Division’s leadership, development officers, deans, faculty and staff, the Associate Director’s main responsibility is to develop customized proposals for individual, corporate and foundation donors, and creative communication for internal and external stakeholders to foster awareness of the impact of giving and inspire philanthropy.
+ Manages the proposal development process from inception through submission. Organizes research, conducts interviews, writes, edits, obtains necessary approvals, measures results, and adjusts as needed. Oversees routing of proposals among appropriate University constituents.
+ Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to write and edit content for development communications, including case statements, impact statements, summaries of research and signature programs, key messages and talking points, and other giving-related writing needs, in accordance with accepted stylistic standards, to support Advancement Communications.
+ Edits solicitation and stewardship materials, such as direct mail pieces and select gift acknowledgements, and endowment reports prepared by Annual Giving and Donor Relations.
+ Identifies story ideas, writes letters, donor stories, articles and other traditional and digital communication pieces focused on the significance of philanthropy and engagement with Florida Atlantic.
+ Writes and updates copy for the Institutional Advancement website and other electronic platforms focused on the impact of giving to Florida Atlantic.
+ Ensures quality control of written materials for the Institutional Advancement Division.
+ Communicates directly with Communications staff on project status, needs and expected deadlines.
+ Works with College development officers on developing communication tools to assist in fundraising for their college/unit.
+ Provides leadership support to student interns.
+ Keeps abreast of fundraising, communication and digital communication best practices.
+ Protects confidential information.
+ Performs other related duties, as assigned.
+ Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience required.
+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
+ Experience in advancement in higher education or K-12 education.
+ Experience with capital/comprehensive campaign communications.
+ Knowledge of development terminology and fundraising activities.
+ Excellent project management skills and ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines.
+ Superior verbal and written communication skills with knowledge of AP style.
+ Highly organized and detail oriented with a service-oriented approach.
+ Outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse audience of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students and University community partners and friends.
+ Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues.
+ Willingness to work collaboratively as a member of the Institutional Advancement/ Foundation team, participate enthusiastically in the life of the University.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
+ Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
+ Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.
+ Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.
+ A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.
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