We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Development Writer.
The Senior Development Writer in the NYU Langone Medical Center Office of Development will be responsible for working closely with the Donor Engagement and Communications (DEC) team in the development of communications creative assets across 2-3 Gift Officer portfolios. This individual will develop targeted creative editorial strategies and produce highly-compelling and persuasive copy for high-level fundraising needs, including but not limited to major and principal gift proposals, faculty presentations, event remarks, campaign materials and web copy.
Crafts and edits major and principal gift proposals, presentations and reports, working with leadership to shape a powerful solicitation tailored to the target donor or prospect
Leads efforts to develop a consistent structure for all development proposals and reports. Ensures a consistent look, feel and voice for the NYULMC development brand that is aligned with the NYULMC master brand
Interviews and solicits info from a wide variety of experts as necessary, including but not limited to: clinicians, researchers, departmental leadership, grateful patients
Synthesizes both complex medical/technical information and lengthy programmatic descriptions into coherent and accessible language that inspires
Collaborates with DEC teams to provide creative, strategically sound solutions and helps identify gaps in terms of fundraising strategy prior to beginning the writing process and engage Gift Officers to close those gaps
Drives innovation around donor engagement and experience including all types of communications e.g., social Ice Bucket Challenge to event Speed Dating for Prospects/Suspects
Must have a Bachelors Degree in Communications, English, Advertising, Marketing or other related field.
8-10 years of professional writing experience.
Working within a non-profit, fundraising or creative environment such as an advertising agency or in-house agency is a plus.
Experience in health & wellness or a passion for the space preferred.
Demonstrated ability to write prose that clearly accomplishes its objectives, and is motivating and inspiring.
Excellent organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail.
Ability to work across all channels.
Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced work environment.
Excellent listening and conflict-management skills.
Highly collaborative and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Possesses intellectual curiosity, energy and drive, kindness, integrity, and a sense of humor especially under stress.
Adaptability and openness to criticism.
Ability to work independently and in a matrixed environment.
Computer literacy required, specifically knowledge of MS office, including outlook, word, PowerPoint and excel.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military or veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of... only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.