The Proposal Writer position at Miami University will primarily be responsible for researching and writing proposals for individual donors with major and principal gift level capacity. Working within the Division of University Advancement and under the direction of the Director of Creative and Editorial Services, this position will serve a vital role in the Advancement Communications, Marketing, Events and IT department in helping to propel the University’s fundraising efforts forward. In addition to researching and writing proposals for major and principal gifts, this individual will also help lead and plan the coordinated process for all proposals and cases for support requested of and produced by the department. This includes working closely with the in-house design team to create adaptable proposal templates as well as other collateral to be used by development officers in their fundraising efforts.
Efficiently and accurately draft major gift and principal gift proposals. This position may manage 3-5 proposals in a given week, which requires organization and careful collaboration with gift officers, as well as colleagues from other areas of the university.
Support the Director of Creative and Editorial Services in tracking and managing proposal requests and progress on a weekly basis.
Help develop gift officer collateral (e.g., FAQ documents, gift opportunity descriptions, cases for support), as requested.
Help develop or partner on other initiative-related materials related to University fundraising efforts (ie Center annual fund appeals, event invitations for prospects, etc).
Provide editing support for proposals completed by other colleagues, checking for style and grammatical accuracy, as well as messaging consistency.
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At least 3 years of professional work experience in advancement, alumni relations, communications, or similar work required (a combination of experience and education, including internships, co-ops and freelance work may be considered)
Excellent verbal and writing skills, organizational and project management skills, and exacting attention to detail
Strong commitment to client service
Ability to collaborate across a broad institutional framework ranging
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact
Internal Number: 495402
About Miami University
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”