Content Writer, Advancement Communications - Western University

Deadline: Tue, July 7, 2022
Job Title: Content Writer, Advancement Communications
Institution: Western University
Province/Territory: London, Ontario
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About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Unit Overview

The Western Communications team provides strategic advice to university senior leadership, faculty, staff and teams of internal and external communications staff across Western in order to build the university’s brand on a local, national and global scale.

 Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Director, Advancement Marketing and with leadership from the Executive Director, Advancement Communications and Marketing, the Content Writer supports Western Communications and University Advancement in the creation of a full range of marketing and communications materials for a variety of fundraising activities, campaigns and projects.  The role will develop, write and produce communication products that share Western’s story, highlighting the University’s priorities, successes, and philanthropic news.  All aspects of donor communications will be delivered in support of faculty-specific and university-wide fundraising campaigns and initiatives.

The role will plan and develop clear and concise content that is both informative and compelling to inspire and generate philanthropic support for projects that align with the goals of the Advancement Marketing and University Advancement teams and Western University.  Materials will be designed for a range of internal and external audiences, including new and existing donors and friends of Western, alumni, faculty and staff, and parents. This specialist will play a vital role in enabling the University to achieve its fundraising goals and build strong, positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has an undergraduate degree; with a major in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related program, coupled with 5 years’ experience in advancement communications, with responsibility for supporting alumni relations and development projects at various fundraising levels.

You have in-depth knowledge of principles of writing, including grammar and style, argument, and coherence, coupled with proven skills and abilities working in alumni relations and development and fundraising communications (i.e., strategy development, project management, writing, interviewing, etc.).

Application Process

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online, reference job #27219 by midnight on July 6, 2022

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.