Ave Maria University’s Marketing and Communications (UMC) team seeks applications for a writer to join our team in conceptualizing, writing, and editing compelling content for our audiences.
UMC defines and models the voice of philanthropy, among other academic and non-academic areas, at Ave Maria. Working for the Vice President of Marketing and the Senior Vice President of Advancement, the Marketing and Communications department writes, designs, produces, and assesses the impact of fundraising communications in all media, including print, video, and online content.
The University will be entering a fundraising campaign within the next few years. To support campaign fundraising and promote messaging about the campaign’s widespread impact, advancement communications is seeking a creative and experienced professional to serve as a writer and collaborative team member.
This writer will work in partnership with Ave Maria staff and others across the University to produce gift announcements, stories, and fundraising-related content—print, video and digital. As part of the UMC team that produces the AMU magazine, viewbook, and other campus publications, this position will write content for fund raising priority pages, gift agreements and proposals as well as announcements about the donors who generously give to the University, students, and faculty who have benefited from that support and the initiatives that require private support to achieve the goals of Ave Maria’s strategic plan.
In this position, the researcher/writer will work closely with the UMC team to ensure content strategy aligns with University Advancement priorities and goals. In addition, the writer will support University Advancement by helping develop content and strategies to highlight the benefits of private support at the University. This position requires someone with expert storytelling skills, interview skills, writing, and editing experience. Attention to detail and proofreading skills are also necessary. The writer will work closely with the Vice President of Marketing and the University Advancement staff and report to the Vice President of Marketing to maximize content effectiveness, promote distribution, and organize fund raising priorities in a strategic approach.
This position will remain open until filled.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
EDUCATION: Minimum Qualifications
|CERTIFICATION: N/A (unless it’s a professional certification)|
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Exceptional time management and organization skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and under supervision.
Willingness to serve, and build relationships with the troupe
Must possess strong initiative, leadership skills, organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask to manage a variety of projects and priorities, coordinating the actions of others, follow through on projects to timely completion, and demonstrate excellent judgment with attention to detail.
Microsoft Office experience with Word, Outlook, Publisher, Excel, Power Point software experience.
Must support the University’s Catholic mission.
|PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 – 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, type and perform data entry, visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information, ability to hear in order to answer telephones and to communicate verbally, and the ability to sit for extended periods of time.|
|WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors with minimal safety hazards, and requires seated, standing, and movement work.|
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