Senior Associate Director, Impact Communications - University Advancement Job at Washington University in St. Louis, Clayton, MO

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  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Clayton, MO

Job Description

Scheduled Hours 37.5 Position Summary The Office of Donor Relations fosters positive and enduring relationships with donors built on trust and accountability through activities that acknowledge, recognize, and report on gifts, and engage donors in the life of the university. Reporting to the Director of Donor Communications and Recognition, this position is responsible for leading a communications team in researching, writing, producing, and delivering highly personalized communications that convey donor impact. The incumbent will also contribute to efforts to design and implement stewardship communications strategies for donors at many levels. The position requires an experienced professional with excellent writing, editing, graphic design, and project management skills; sound judgement; a keen attention to detail; and the ability to build effective working relationships with diverse constituencies. Job Description Primary Duties and Responsibilities Oversee and implement efforts to plan, write, edit, and produce impact and recognition communications for donors in print and digital formats. Write custom communications to high-level donors. Contribute to the development of donor stewardship plans and deliverables. Build, evaluate, and refine donor communications based on best practices in the field. Participate in ongoing efforts to expand and centralize donor communications efforts. Collaborate with schools and units to streamline and support shared impact reporting. Supervise staff members responsible for producing strategic communications for donors and internal audiences. Collaborate to regularly refresh donor communications content across Donor Relations workstreams. Perform other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications Experience developing, writing, and editing fundraising materials, preferably in higher education or the nonprofit sector. Experience with design and layout of short publications, reports, or one-pagers. Demonstrated creativity in writing and communications strategy. Knowledge of donor communications and stewardship. Proven track record of working and leading in a large, complex, dynamic and sophisticated organization. Experience building teams and/or supervising staff. Demonstrated project management experience and the ability to work effectively under pressure, juggle competing priorities, manage projects, organize time, and identify resources for projects. Exceptional writing and editing skills with demonstrated ability to write clear communications that are engaging, reflect the audience, and help others understand and retain the message. Demonstrated use of graphic design principles, typography, layout, and color theory to create clean, professional communication pieces. Wide-ranging knowledge of academic units, current affairs in higher education, and research, as well as a genuine interest in the ongoing affairs at the university and intellectual curiosity. Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy. Ability to analyze, condense, and synthesize complex material and provide accurate analysis and summaries. Ability to work across units and build effective collaborative relationships, and to effectively operate in a highly complex environment. Proficient with Microsoft Word and Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign. Familiar with email marketing tools, web design platforms, and video editing software. Required Qualifications Bachelorâs degree. Minimum of three to five years of related experience. Grade G13 Salary Range $64,700.00 - $110,500.00 / Annually The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. Questions For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ . Accommodation If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email  [email protected]  or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits Statement Personal Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time. Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance. Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods. WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%. Wellness Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more! Family We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâve got you covered. WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us. For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit: EEO/AA Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâs policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Diversity Statement Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply. #J-18808-Ljbffr

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