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UNIV - Assistant Director Communications Writer - Institutional Advancement

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

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Marketing & Communications
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • R-0000011862
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Administrative, Operations, Program, & Project Management
  • Business Operations
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The Assistant Director - Communications Writer serves as a proposal/case writer Medical University of SC Institutional Advancement. This role is part of the Constituent Engagement Team and reports to the Associate Director Communications. Responsibilities include gathering information, formulating cases for philanthropic support and writing/producing proposals in support of fundraising initiatives. The main function is the creation of fund-raising proposals for donations between $500K and $1M. The Writer must have excellent written communication skills, be able to meet demanding deadlines and be able to articulate and present Medical and Research content that is relevant, engaging, and compelling to external audiences with the result of receiving donor funds. Hybrid work schedule available.

Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Classified

Cost Center

CC001357 Institutional Advancement

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

University-06


Pay Range

$43,030 - $61,323 - $79,616

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

The Assistant Director - Communications Writer serves as a proposal/case writer Medical University of SC Institutional Advancement. This role is part of the Constituent Engagement Team and reports to the Associate Director Communications. Responsibilities include gathering information, formulating cases for philanthropic support and writing/producing proposals in support of fundraising initiatives. The main function is the creation of fund-raising proposals for donations between $500K and $1M. The Writer must have excellent written communication skills, be able to meet demanding deadlines and be able to articulate and present Medical and Research content that is relevant, engaging, and compelling to external audiences with the result of receiving donor funds. Hybrid work schedule available.

Responsibilities

35% Case development – Researching, gathering information/data, and interviewing key stakeholders for the purpose of establishing the importance of philanthropic support to the tripartite mission of education, research, and patient care for the Medical University of South Carolina. Meet with members of the Institutional Advancement team, gift officers, deans, administrators, faculty, or others to better understand the fund-raising need. Must be able to ask leading questions that foster ideas and the gathering of pertinent information questions to develop high quality proposals.

35% Case/proposal writing – Writing accurate and compelling content to encourage philanthropic support. Content should be adaptable to accommodate a variety of formats (e.g., proposals, case statements, brochures, e-mails) and for both individual and broad-based audiences. Must be able to translate complex research and medical terms into easy-to-understand dialogue.

15% Case/proposal production – Creating and/or overseeing the creation of attractive and professional proposals and other fundraising materials. Design will be accomplished via software design programs (Adobe or Canva) or working with a graphic designer. The successful candidate will ensure that all materials have been reviewed and properly vetted and approved by key stakeholders.

10% Impact reporting – Writing content (i.e., newsletter/e-newsletter articles, emails, etc.) that demonstrate the impact of philanthropy on the university’s mission and lives of the people served by that mission.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Education and Training (preferred)

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, English, Journalism, or related field. A minimum of 2+ years’ experience in journalism, fundraising, philanthropy, or related fields, preferably in academic medicine and/or public health.
  • Proven work experience as a Content Writer, Copywriter, or similar role, with proposal writing preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe or Canva product preferred
  • Results-oriented and flexible to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven track record of owning outcomes and optimizing for engagement and conversion metrics.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work optimally across internal and external organizations.
  • Possess outstanding problem-solving, analytical, and research skills.
  • Keen eye for details and an obsession for accuracy
  • Ability to gather and organize information.
  • Previous experience in proposal writing would be a plus.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Outstanding analytical, writing and editing skills.
  • Use of ASANA, HotSpot or similar tools

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree and two years relevant program experience.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

Additional Job Description

A bachelor's degree and two years relevant program experience.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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