Stand Together

Stewardship Writer

ID (external)
2020-4529
Category
Donor Communications
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. Connecting generous philanthropic partners with the impact of their gifts is your passion.

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

 

 

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 reporting, such as stewardship reports, that convey the organization’s mission and strategy

 

 

Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

 

  • 4+ years of work experience
  • Strong communications credentials
  • Proven communicator with an appreciation for working with elite, high-level audiences, and the business acumen necessary to effectively manage sensitive communications issues
  • Committed to advancing the organization’s strategies, aimed at enabling people to improve their lives through education
  • 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

 

 

Standout Candidates May Also Bring

 

  • Knowledge and understanding of education fundraising best practices, including donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience with education fundraising or stewardship

 

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

 

 

About Us

 



Everyone has the ability to learn, contribute, and succeed if they have the opportunity to do so.  The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation advance ideas to help all people realize their potential, by challenging convention and eliminating barriers that stifle creativity and progress. 

 

To realize that North Star, we support educational programs, research, and dialogue—working alongside hundreds of universities and nonprofit partners around the country.  All our work is guided by a commitment to unite with anyone to do right and identify new perspectives, to help people accomplish great things for themselves and others.

 

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 and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. #PM19

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