Stewardship Writer
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

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Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. We build relationships with alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations and seek their support of Rutgers programs throughout New Jersey and the world. Our sole mission is to support Rutgers.

The Stewardship Writer is a member of the Donor Relations team responsible for developing and producing written content that demonstrates university appreciation for its donors.


The Stewardship Writer is specifically responsible for composing special gift acknowledgment letters, individual donor reports, and other writing that illustrates the impact of philanthropy at Rutgers. The Stewardship Writer will research, draft, edit, format, and shepherd content through the approval process, while maintaining the highest standards in quality and accuracy. An ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines is required. Due to the collaborative nature of the writing projects assigned, a priority is also placed on the Stewardship Writer’s ability to collaborate effectively with key members of the Donor Relations team, Rutgers Foundation fundraising officers, and contacts throughout the university. The Stewardship Writer will also be called upon to provide writing and editorial services in the department as well as foundation-wide.


Requires a bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience that demonstrates knowledge, skill, and understanding of donor/investor relations, fundraising, customer service, grants administration, or public relations.

Requires meticulous attention to detail, ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative, a demonstrated ability to think creatively and problem solve, ability to respond to shifting priorities, experience working in fundraising or higher education, ability to understand financial and quantitative documents, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and an inclination to explore new technology is preferred.

All applicants will be asked to provide two (non-returnable) writing samples.

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