Now is the perfect time to join St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, as we enter the planning stages for the largest comprehensive campaign in our history. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement, the Advancement Communications Writer is responsible for writing and editing print and digital communications targeting donors, prospective donors, alumni, parents, and friends of the University. These communications are designed to elicit advancement support for the University’s comprehensive campaign, which includes annual giving. This position supports major and principal gift officers by writing and editing gift proposals and stewardship materials, and works closely with Editorial Services in University Communications to produce periodicals such as the annual Leadership Donor Report, the annual giving calendar, and postcards.
If you enjoy collaborating in a higher education environment to support the advancement of a liberal arts education, and you are seeking an opportunity that is both challenging and rewarding where creativity is appreciated and innovative ideas are respected, we invite you to apply.
- Write and edit brochures, feature articles, newsletters, stewardship materials, gift proposals, annual reports, direct mail content, web content, and other communications.
- Develop supplemental materials such as biographies, backgrounders, and executive talking points, scripts, and presentations.
- Collaborate with University Communications to manage the production calendar and produce materials on time and on budget.
- Partner with the University Photographer, the Video Producer, and the Director of Creative Services for visual communications.
- Coordinate with major and principal gift officers to develop and implement content strategies for reaching donors and volunteers.
- Interview donors, faculty, and students for writing assignments, as well as other alumni, parents, and friends of the University as needed.
- Ensure all communications produced adhere to University brand and style guidelines.