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Senior Advancement Writer, Advancement Communications

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

The Senior Advancement Writer is a key team member of UB’s Office of Advancement Communications. The Senior Advancement Writer will:
  • Manage and oversee the proposal writing and creation process for the entire division
  • Create and edit compelling texts for fundraising and alumni campaigns to increase alumni and donor interest in the university and its programs
  • Write persuasive fundraising proposals, solicitation letters, remarks etc. as required
  • Meet with divisional leaders, gift officers and others to intake and plan new work
  • Research, collect data, interview subjects (university administrators, gift and engagement officers, deans, faculty members, alumni, donors and others) to inform projects

Collaborate effectively with advancement communications team members, university communications staff members, school-based alumni communicators as well as freelancers

These activities are intended to foster support for the university’s philanthropy and alumni engagement efforts. This position requires superior planning, coordination, research, writing, editing, and interpersonal communications skills.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, writing or related field
  • Minimum of two years of effective and relevant experience in writing and editing proposals, cases for support, solicitation appeals and other pieces appropriate for higher education alumni and donor audiences, as demonstrated by portfolio
  • Experience working with project teams and graphic designers
  • Experience effectively overseeing projects start to finish
  • Expert in applying AP style
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word editing tools and online project management software
  • Successful track record of working effectively with colleagues at all levels

Preferred Qualifications

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