Stand Together

  • Writer, Donor Communications

    ID (external)
    2019-4252
    Category
    Fundraising and Partnership Development
    Location
    US-VA-Arlington
  • Overview

    You are looking for a challenge not only in your daily responsibilities but also in the subject matter that crosses your desk. Writing is your passion.

     

    We are building out our donor communication team at a time when there is plenty of white space—we will rely on you for your creativity and expertise. In this donor communications writer job, you’ll advocate for and hold our brand to the highest of standards. You internalize powerful stories and thrive in the details. Your unique ability to balance nuanced messaging and technical writing will be essential to the quality of the Stand Together’s donor facing content.

     

    Our donor communications team is transforming how, when, and what we communicate to our donor audience—join us and help us communicate the ideas that will move our society toward one of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping others improve their lives.

     

    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Provide the highest level of customer focus from conception to completion, anticipating challenges, handling multiple project revisions, and meeting deadlines
    • Proactively seek and synthesize information from diverse internal sources with varying degrees of detail and drive the inquiry process to get answers when questions remain
    • Create and drive the editing process of high-quality, diverse investor communications, such as proposals and stewardship reports, that convey the organization’s mission and strategy

     

    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • Strong communications credentials and 4+ years of work experience
    • Proven communicator with an appreciation for working with elite, high-level audiences, and the political acumen necessary to effectively manage the broad and sensitive communications issues
    • Committed to advancing the organization’s strategies, aimed at enabling people to improve their lives
    • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline- and detail-oriented environment and adjusts easily to competing and ever-changing priorities
    • Commitment to effectiveness, high-quality work, confidentiality, and customer satisfaction
    • Attention to detail in every aspect of the role
    • Exceptional writer able to boil complex ideas into simple and compelling messages
    • Thrives in an environment fraught with ambiguity
    • Collaborative approach to work; Gives and receives feedback respectfully to develop the most compelling products
    • Presents ideas and provides counsel to internal and external collaborators
    • Professional manner and highly polished interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to build relationships and establish credibility at all levels
    • Offers and drives creative ideas and disruptive concepts
    • Quickly assesses and understands complex (and often politically sensitive) positions and distills the information visually and in writing
    • Is solutions-oriented and prepared to take action swiftly and directly
    • Exercises good judgment and takes risks; learns and builds from experience
    • Works independently, manages time wisely, and prioritizes workload in an environment where interruptions are common

     

    Standout Candidates May Also Bring

    • Experience with SalesForce and Asana
    • Knowledge and understanding of fundraising best practices, including planned giving and donor cultivation and stewardship
    • Bachelors degree

     

    Please include 1-2 writing samples or a link to your portfolio with your application

     

     

    About Us

     

    Stand Together helps social entrepreneurs supercharge their efforts to help people improve their lives. We connect them with passionate partners and the resources necessary to make a greater difference.

    Through our philanthropic community, we tackle some of the nation's biggest challenges so that every person has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.

    Stand Together partners with people from diverse perspectives and backgrounds—including people in education, business, community non-profits, and public policy—to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own.

     

    Our Values

     

    Working at Stand Together is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees.  

     

    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.  PM19

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