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Communications Specialist, Development Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Job Summary

University Hospitals Health System
Cleveland, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Job Reference Code

Communications Specialist, Development

About the Job


Primarily responsible for development communications to support donor solicitation, cultivation and stewardship activities.

Write and edit major gift proposals, focusing on gifts of $100,000 and above along with concept papers for approved fundraising priorities.

Develop major gift stewardship reports, working directly with development officers to gather information and edit reports for delivery to donors.

Work collaboratively with development colleagues to develop strategic donor communications plans.

Write and edit development communications including acknowledgement letters, donor appeals, etc.

Use storytelling to communicate philanthropic impact via development publications and digital communications.

Provide editing and proofreading for development colleagues.

Manage additional special projects for communications as assigned.



Bachelor's Degree required

Experience & Knowledge:

Minimum 3-5 years of writing experience. Experience within a Development department at a major nonprofit organization preferred. Advanced level of writing and editing print and electronic communications, including impeccable proofreading skills and outstanding verbal communications skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team, handling multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment. Ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines, and work with multiple staff constituencies within the organization and in the funding community. Highly motivated and resourceful.

Special Skills & Equipment Knowledge:

Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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