SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Senior writer, editor and project manager of philanthropic communications to aid in the cultivation, education, solicitation and stewardship of donors. Identify and respond to needs for new communication pieces. Lead office-wide discussions to develop and execute multi-faceted communication plans for development initiatives.
CAREER LEVEL SUMMARY: Requires strong conceptual and working knowledge in job area. Works well both independently and in a team environment, with minimal to moderate level of guidance and general supervision. Applies experience to accomplish difficult tasks.
Content Creation: Seeks out and develops stories and content for publishing on various communications platforms. Creates comprehensive communications plans for signature/special events and campaigns. Develops, produces, edits, distributes and tracks content. Incorporates multi-media approach to storytelling. Works to elevate and innovate communications platforms. Collaborates with internal and external teams to support the philanthropic goals of the medical center.
Project Management: Manages projects from start to completion with minimal/moderate supervision using project management platform and tools to track assignments. Leads and manages communications plans for publications, special events, social media, video production, proposal development and other projects as assigned. Works to ensure that brand standards are reviewed and met. Manages timelines. Develops and maintains relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendors (photographers, video production teams, graphic designers, printers, mail houses, etc.); collect bids, execute deliverables and tracks expenses; submits invoices for payment. Tracks and conveys needed copy and design edits; obtains necessary permissions, releases and approvals.
Leadership: Provides critical analysis of communications strategies, recognizes needs (or changing needs) and recommends solutions. Mentors junior and new staff. Identifies opportunities for strategy, project and process improvement and takes action. Initiates and leads difficult office-wide discussions and projects. Contributes to office-wide discussions to coordinate communication efforts across teams to ensure donors are receiving relevant communications at appropriate times. Represents supervisor in his/her absence.
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Minimum five years communications or fundraising experience
Ability to work with and foster relationships with diverse stakeholders-internal staff, donors, patient-families, community partners
Experience writing/adapting for varied audiences/mediums and working with an established brand voice
Communications experience within the nonprofit sector, healthcare or sciences
Current knowledge of social media and web authoring systems
Experience in video production
Skills & Competencies
Communication - Advanced Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Customer Requirement Skills Identifying and understanding customer needs and expectations; accurately gauging how to satisfy these requirements
Initiative Challenging the status quo and seizing opportunities to enhance work processes and outcomes; voluntarily seeking new or extra responsibilities and challenges; going above and beyond what is expected; proactively delving into new work without hesitation
Detail Orientation Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them
Prioritization Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them
Relationship Building Working cooperatively with others to achieve group goals; proactively adjusting one's style and efforts to complement those of others on the team; being pleasant, agreeable, and easy to work with; valuing group success as much or more than individual success
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About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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