Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Reporting to the Operations and Stewardship Manager within the Office of Development’s Corporate & Foundation Relations and Science and Engineering team, the Assistant Science Writer will provide comprehensive writing and writing assistance for all stages of prospect management and proposal development. The primary responsibilities of the position include: assisting frontline fundraisers with all aspects of writing, editing, research and project management, with a special focus on topical areas in the life and physical sciences. Materials the writer will edit and/or draft include cultivation and stewardship correspondence for frontline fundraisers, faculty and university administrators, technical scientific proposals, high-level concept/white papers, faculty bios and profiles, and other documents as assigned. Additional responsibilities include: working with Yale administration and faculty as needed, and in conjunction with frontline fundraisers, to secure relevant information for written materials and assist in setting strategy to position and steward cases; conducting pertinent research as needed on past giving, current funding priorities and other aspects of institutional relationships with donors to produce final documents (letters, proposals, etc.).
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in the sciences, engineering, or a related field and two years of experience in scientific research and/or in project management involving professional scientific writing or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Demonstrated, superior written communications skills including the ability to write effectively and in a timely manner. Ability to write and convey content with proficiency. Strong editing and research skills.
Demonstrated organizational abilities with strong attention to detail.
Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel and the ability to conduct data analysis. Knowledge of PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines in a team-centered, time-constrained environment.
Professionalism, maturity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced degree. Experience in a university setting or with development work. Familiarity with Yale. Familiarity with Blackbaud database systems and/or other database software and reporting.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-59653BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.