York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.
The Division of Advancement's mission is to inspire and cultivate meaningful engagement and philanthropic support to advance York University's excellence in education, research and community service. Under the direction of the Manager, Donor Relations and Development Communications the Advancement Communications Specialist supports this mission through the development of a broad range of written materials. These are produced in both digital and print formats and include materials to support donor and prospect cultivation and solicitation, donor stewardship, and alumni engagement, with an emphasis on storytelling.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:
University degree required, preferably in Journalism, Communications (Mass or Corporate), Marketing or English. Equivalent education and experience include college diploma in Journalism, Communications or Marketing plus 1-year practical related experience or four years recent experience (defined as within the last five years) working at York University performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below. Professional writing certification is an asset.Minimum of 5 years' recent direct experience as a writer with a focus on writing for fundraising, particularly in developing, writing and designing proposals, case statements and stewardship reports. Marketing writing experience or strategic writing experience are assets. Demonstrated experience in writing and editing for both print and digital, across multiple channels. Demonstrated understanding of donor, prospect and alumni audiences.
For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal (www.yorku.ca/jobs) and refer to posting 104056.
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