The Campaign Associate writes a broad spectrum of fundraising materials created for a specific audience such as a prospective donor, family foundation, corporation, or volunteer solicitor. S/he takes comprehensive responsibility for the materials such as, but not limited to: building a persuasive case for each written piece; considering the specific audience; identifying influential facts or statistics; fact checking; and establishing, monitoring, and executing a timeline. S/he is responsible for written materials and projects such as: proposals; correspondence including acknowledgement letters; cultivation visits/meetings; stewardship reports; Power Point presentations; and conceptualization of a stewardship meeting.
There are multiple Campaign Associates at Medicine & Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) and each works with a campaign team that is focused on a fundraising priority of the forthcoming $1B campaign.
S/he coordinates efforts and collaborates with other teams at MBSD such as Communications (including graphic design and the Senior Writers); Protocol; Events; Strategic Research and Analysis.
From time to time, s/he may be asked to take on a project that requires project management or analytical skills (examples include: budget analysis and prospect portfolio analysis).
Researches, writes, and edits a variety of communications, publications and/or reports. Writes analytic, interpretive, or highly individualized features utilizing personal subject matter expertise. Determines, researches, verifies, writes and edits content material. Under supervision, may assist with writing and/or editing technical/scientific material for manuals or journals.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Mandatory Job Qualifications
- A Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications, or a relevant field is required.
- A minimum of two years of relevant experience is required.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills are required.
- Ability to manage multiple details while adhering to a broader concept or purpose is required.
Ability to sit for 2 hours to 4 hours
Ability to stand for 2 hours to 4 hours Desired Qualifications
- Experience with writing in a scientific field or a complex subject material is preferred.
- Experience in a large or complex organization or subject matter is preferred.