The University of Colorado Boulder Advancement Marketing and
Communications team encourages applications for a Content Writer
for Philanthropy and Engagement! This position is responsible for
researching, writing and editing compelling stories and marketing
copy that advance CU Boulder’s fundraising and engagement goals for
a variety of audiences and channels. This position is part of the
Creative Communications and Services team for Advancement Marketing
With an emphasis on developing customized materials for CU
Boulder’s largest donors, prospects and influencers, this position
helps ensure the constituent experience is inspiring, engaging and
consistent throughout their time with the university. This position
is also responsible for maintaining a consistent voice across
central CU Boulder advancement communications, in collaboration
with writers and communicators in schools, colleges and
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
CU Boulder Advancement Marketing and Communications engages a
diverse constituency of donors, alumni, students, parents, faculty,
staff, ambassadors and community members through a multi-channel
approach that elevates reputation, drives connection and inspires
participation. We create and amplify donor-, alumni-and
community-centric content with the CU Boulder voice, tone and
CU Boulder Advancement is committed to a culture of joy, motivated
by collaboration, passionate about excellence and driven by impact.
These four values define our culture and drive our engagement and
At CU Boulder Advancement, we allocate time and resources to
diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Our efforts contribute
directly to our division’s core values and to advancing CU
Boulder’s mission through impactful fundraising and engagement
results. As a team and as individuals, we commit to learning about
and challenging systems, policies, and practices that enable
oppressive ideologies to recur in our community. (Oppressive
ideologies include racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and other
“isms” that cause harm. This list is not exhaustive and may evolve
in our pursuit of collective liberation.) Embracing our
responsibility to lead and model helps promote the culture we
desire while supporting our internal and external constituents.
Accountability for our commitment to DEI is established through
specific individual and team goals that evaluate our progress and
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Fundraising and engagement communications
Advancement division support
- Research, write and edit materials in support of CU Boulder’s
fundraising and engagement priorities, including funding proposals,
case statements, impact reports and stories, stewardship pieces,
campaign materials, video scripts, event materials, digital content
and other communications as needed.
- Prioritize individualized communications at the principal gifts
and major gifts levels, inspiring new or continued philanthropy at
the highest giving tiers.
- Write and edit marketing copy for priority events and
initiatives aimed at increasing engagement among CU Boulder
constituents, including alumni and donors.
- Write and edit stories of impact featuring CU Boulder alumni,
donors and other constituents.
- Create copy for a variety of platforms, including print,
digital and video.
- Conduct research and independently incorporate changes,
comments and critiques from multiple reviewers using exceptional
writing and editing skills; exercise sound judgment with regard to
strategy, appropriate points of emphasis and persuasive
- Describe complex academic and scientific matters in clear,
persuasive language and present concise rationale for philanthropy
What You Should Know
- Ensure all written materials adhere to CU Boulder style and
brand guidelines, as appropriate, and maintain consistency of
- Work collaboratively with advancement colleagues, as well as
faculty, students, volunteers, donors and outside vendors.
- Maintain a clear understanding of CU Boulder’s advancement
goals, strategies and messages; keep up to date on campus,
departmental and campus highlights. Articulate this information
appropriately and effectively.
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously and keep a
comprehensive plan of all work in progress.
This position has the ability to work a hybrid schedule with some
days on campus and some days remote.
This position will occasionally be required to work
What We Can Offer
The salary range is $68,000 - $73,000 annually.
Relocation assistance is available within department
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
Be collaborative. Be impactful. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
- 3+ years of professional, job-related experience.
- Impeccable writing, editing and proofreading skills, including
a strong and demonstrated ability to create compelling, clear and
accurate content for diverse audiences.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to develop and
maintain interpersonal relationships.
- Dedicated attitude and ability to develop daily work objectives
given project goals and deadlines.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and
adapt to changing priorities.
Fluency with Associated Press (AP) style. Software used: Microsoft
Office products, donor tracking software (Salesforce), Zoom, Teams,
LinkedIn, WorkFront, Drupal, Wordpress and other project and
content management software.
What We Would Like You to Have
- Previous fundraising, development or advancement
- Experience researching and generating content through
interviews, online searches and other information-gathering
- Experience working with a broad spectrum of communications
media, including print, web, video and other digital
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
- A writing sample (uploaded in PDF format) showcasing some of
your recent work.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by February 9, 2024
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact Information
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