Operations Associate, Development Writer

Salt Lake City, UT 84123 Salt Lake Community College Full-time

Job Description:

As a contributor to the Development team, the Development Writer is a creator of original content who consistently produces effective communications for a critical and highly specialized audience of the college. The Writer collaborates with internal and external contributors to create content suitable for a variety of platforms in accordance with departmental priorities while managing multiple deadlines.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Writes and edits development documents including content for fund raising publications, communication materials for cultivation, solicitation and acknowledgement letters; proposals to individuals, foundations, and corporations. Mines for content internally and externally and curates it responsibly.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

Develops content for website, social media and broadcast mediums, reviews and edits drafts of correspondence, reports and brochures for mass distribution. May create articles for the college magazine. Other writing responsibilities as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent project management skills. Experience in higher education marketing communications, especially in service of fund raising.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, English, or a closely related field. Two (2) years direct, full-time, paid experience in marketing, fundraising, public relations or communication role. Experience may be substituted for a degree at a 2:1 ratio.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Solid foundation and understanding of: writing principles, strategies and tactics; news gathering fundamentals, and an ability to effectively seek and work with data. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to professionally interview a variety of constituents connected with SLCC.
Ability to translate complex language and ideas into easily comprehensible documents to promote giving at Salt Lake Community College. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups from culturally diverse publics. Knowledge of fund raising techniques including, but not limited to: marketing, public relations, donor relations and stewardship, social media, volunteer management, proposal writing, and correspondence.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with special events involving the entire Development team, which could include physical labor (eg: lifting and moving items weighing no more than 30 lbs).

Special Instructions

Documents present official College policy and definitive statements of fundraising opportunities to a variety of audiences including governing boards, major donors and prospects, and the public.
Applicants scheduled for an interview should bring copies of three writing samples with them.

FLSA Non-Exempt SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.