Assistant Director of Development Communication
||Assistant Director of Development Communications
Reporting to the Director of Advancement Services, increases WHOI fundraising presence and visibility across constituencies, and centralizes the communication function and strategies of the Development Department.
- Creates, writes and produces print and on-line donor newsletters, brochures, e-appeals, print appeals, and advertising.
- Develops marketing content for Development Department that is consistent, relevant and compelling to donors, and in this capacity, meets frequently with scientists and other WHOI staff to ensure knowledge of institution and its science.
- Work closely with Communications to ensure outreach messages are similar across all media and websites.
- Serves the communications needs of multiple Development units, including Major/Principal Gifts, Annual Giving, Planned Giving, and Stewardship, and ensures outreach messages are specific to the audiences we are striving to reach.
- Creates, writes and produces brochures and online content highlighting WHOI’s funding priorities, need for unrestricted and endowment, and naming opportunities.
- Creates, writes and produces stewardship pieces and online content highlighting impact of donor funding on WHOI and recognizing specific donors.
- Leverages WHOI’s graphics, photo and video resources for fundraising purposes.
- Works closely with WHOI Communications and Development Web team to create and maintain strong Development web presence that optimizes online giving.
Desired Qualifications for Hire
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent professional experience required plus 3-5 years of professional experience in marketing, and communications including writing, editing and/or on-line web design/content building. Excellent communications skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to use good judgment in making decisions with wide Institution ramifications required. Ability to work as a team member, to exercise discretion and
Last updated: February 25, 2013