The Development Writer works under the Director of Campaign Communications to develop effective messaging for print and digital publications that support Chapman's first comprehensive campaign. Projects include campaign white papers; proposals for individual donors, foundations and corporations; case statements for campaign priorities; and other materials as needed.
- Bachelor's degree with equivalent years of experience working in higher education - Demonstrated professional work experience in writing for development/fundraising, communications, media relations, or related field - Experience writing successful fund-raising letters and collateral - Excellent communication skills, including the ability to tailor writing to a variety of individual styles and make a persuasive case - Excellent proofreading and editing skills, including abilities to prepare materials using best practices in proposal development writing, understanding the university's branding - Knowledge of established elements of a program funding proposal including budget preparation - Ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality - Ability to prioritize and be self-directed in accomplishing goals and tasks in a timely manner - Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships as a team member with University Advancement and the greater campus community - Research and analytical skills to compile data and make recommendations based on findings - Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools - Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Suite applications - Ability to learn and interpret university and department policies
- Knowledge of Cascade CMS - Master's degree preferred
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 19182
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.