Plan and oversee the production of high-level donor communications including proposals, stewardship reports, features and articles for publications, event talking points, leadership correspondence, informational pieces, campaign communications, etc.
Enhance, streamline, and manage the writing and editorial request and submission process and oversee distribution of writing, editing, and design assignments to writing staff.
Collaborate with frontline fundraisers to create fundraising project summaries, letters, talking points, informational pieces, and other written materials for internal and external audiences. Meet with clinicians, physicians, researchers, leadership, and other staff to gather information and content for summaries, proposals, and stewardship reports.
Serve as a principal writer for print and electronic projects such as gift funding proposals for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations; campaign-related informational and promotional materials; annual stewardship reports for select donors; and other materials as needed. Contribute features and articles to the CEO newsletter, Philanthropy Report, e-newsletter, and other internal publications upon request.
Use InDesign software to design and format multi-page proposals, stewardship reports, campaign communications, giving and leadership society communications, and other materials as needed.
Serve as final editor and quality control manager for all high-level donor correspondence and communications handled by the Donor Relations team. Ensure that all materials delivered by writing staff meet CHOP’s brand guidelines, style requirements, and standard of excellence.
Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Seven to ten years of experience in fundraising, public relations, communication, and donor relations.
Some managerial experience.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or similar field.
Additional Technical Requirements
A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated.
Poised and engaging, empathetic communications style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm.
Fast-paced and results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements.
Strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstration of good judgement, professionalism and the highest standards of ethical conduct.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research pro...gram is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 460-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.