The Staff Writer for Institutional Advancement writes proposals, reports, acknowledgement letters, and other letters on behalf of the college President, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and members of the Board of Trustees, as needed. The incumbent also writes copy for brochures, newsletters, fliers, and other Institutional Advancement fundraising materials.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, with appropriate writing experience befitting the needs of the College.
1. Command of English grammar, style, and composition. 2. Proofreading and spelling skills. 3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to effectively express ideas orally and in writing 4. Possess good organizational skills. 5. Word Processing and Microsoft Office proficiency. 6. Ability to work well under deadlines with limited supervision.
The office of Institutional Advancement interacts with College staff and the entire Hillsdale audience. A neat appearance and a pleasant relationship that is supportive of the College mission is essential. This relationship needs to be pleasant, supportive and professional, while maintaining confidentiality as needed.
Code of Commitment
Be a good representative of Hillsdale College to promote the liberal arts, the College’s original Articles of Association and operating principles stated in the Staff Code of Commitment. The Mission Statement should be considered in all aspects of the position. The teaching of Christian faith shall remain a conspicuous aim of the College.
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and application on this site and then email two brief writing samples to email@example.com. One writing sample may be a piece (or a portion of one) that you have already written on any topic. The second should be a new, persuasive piece describing Hillsdale College and asking for financial support. A double-spaced full page or two solid paragraphs is sufficient for each sample.
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