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Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Executive Director of Development Communications is responsible for strategy, content, and production of all fundraising communications for Washington University. The incumbent serves on the senior staff for Alumni & Development Programs and develops communications at the highest level for the chancellor, executive vice chancellor, and vice chancellor. The position ensures that all communications support the university’s fundraising goals, maintain the highest standards of excellence, and enhance the stature of Washington University as a premier institution of teaching, research, and service.
Develop and implement effective communications strategies to help drive fundraising results, cultivate prospects, engage alumni, and steward donors.
Write high-level donor solicitations, donor profiles, campaign publications, remarks for the chancellor and other leaders, content for the alumni magazine and websites. Develop editorial plan and oversee content for university annual report and campaign publications.
Supervise seven full-time writers and designers and one part-time writer. Oversee content for all direct marketing solicitations, emails, websites, newsletters, magazines, publications, events, and social media. Provide coaching and encourage outstanding performance.
Review, personalize, and proofread correspondence for the chancellor, executive vice chancellor, and vice chancellor.
Provide editorial, writing, and strategy support for all units in Alumni & Development as time and resources permit.
Administrative duties and other tasks as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, communications, or related field. 10 years experience as a writer, preferably in college or university development and/or public relations, with progressively responsible management experience. Extensive portfolio of published writing and communications.
Other relevant skills:
Outstanding writing and verbal communications skills. Expertise as an editor and proofreader. Dedication to detail and accuracy. Demonstrated and verifiable leadership and motivational skills, including the ability to build and sustain initiative, promote consensus, and create effective, cohesive teams of communications professionals. Ability to efficiently manage high pressure deadlines and conflicting priorities. Respect for confidentiality and a strong sense of professional ethics. High degree of diplomacy, discretion, and tact. Proficient with Microsoft Word and other standard office programs.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
To learn more about careers in Alumni & Development please visit http://alumni.wustl.edu/ContactUs/Career_Opportunities/
-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Alumni and Development Programs. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
A cover letter is requested with your application materials.
You may upload your cover letter and other documents after submitting the application by selecting "add attachment" on the My Activities page, accessible by clicking in the My Activities box on the upper right hand side of your home page at https://jobs.wustl.edu/.