1) Copyedit and proofread print, email, and digital materials, including alumni publications, direct-mail pieces, event collateral, programs, brochures, and fundraising appeals
2) Assist in fact-checking publications
3) Maintain house style guides and develop style guides for new or ongoing projects
4) Partner with project managers, writers, editors, designers, web developers, and partners to ensure a strategic, holistic approachÂ Â
5) Maintain high standards of quality and accuracy for a discerning, close-reading audience of alumni and friends as part of a collaborative, CASE-award-winning team of communicators
6) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions
1) Strong verbal and writing skills with a high attention to detail and follow-up
2) Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
3) Communicate Effectively & With Influence
4) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources
5) Excellent organizational skills
6) Display Emotional Intelligence
7) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador
8) Foster Partnership & Collaboration
9) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows
computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
10) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business
11) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends
1) Standard office environment
1) Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative
2) Ability to prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail
1) Professional experience in editing and/or writing
2) Professional experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, and/or marketing
1) Resume 2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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