Content Writer, Principal Partnerships Office

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on August 22, 2023
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Content Writer, Principal Partnerships Office

The Content Writer, develops, writes, and collaborates to create a wide range of content to drive principal-level fundraising goals for the university in support of Virginia Tech’s major strategic priorities. The ideal candidate is an expert writer, versed in the skill of creating imaginative language, marketing concepts and ideas that may not yet exist. We’re looking for someone who can generate ideas, and synthesize concepts to create compelling, persuasive language. This writing will take shape on websites, in proposals, pitch decks, and other print and digital materials.

Candidates for the position will be required to submit a portfolio of five work samples produced within the past five years. These samples must be provided along with the initial application materials. Finalists for the position will be required to complete a writing exercise.

  • Author and co-create compelling communication materials that appeal to both PG-level donors and principal corporate partners. Author stewardship materials, case studies, fundraising proposals, cases for support, or presentations to foundations, corporations, and individuals with capacity to give $5M or more.
  • Research strategic university initiatives and areas ripe for partnerships and/or donor support to articulate areas of support and possible impact.
  • Capture, shape, and synthesize information, statistics, and other supporting materials to enhance persuasive writing to inspire giving to strategic initiatives at Virginia Tech
  • Interview senior leaders, faculty, researchers, students, other members of the university community, and external stakeholders or experts to create fundraising materials.
  • Translate highly technical information and academic jargon into clear, compelling, and grammatically correct content accessible to a wide variety of target audiences
  • Write, edit, copy edit, and proofread proposals or other materials in support of fundraising objectives.
  • Collaborate with graphic designers, project managers, fundraisers, and other colleagues to produce content and leverage earned, owned, or paid media channels in support of fundraising objectives.
  • Integrate visuals and statistics with words through print pieces, as well as dynamic websites, blogging, vlogging, and other electronic materials, in support of strategic fundraising objectives.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Virginia Tech is an EOE employer.

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