Development Writer

Job Title: Development Writer
Reports To: Assistant Director of Donor Relations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Part-Time or Full-Time)
Date: October 2018

Background:
National Brain Tumor Society is the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to the global brain tumor community. We are fiercely committed to our mission of finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors. We’ve seen unprecedented progress and momentum to find better treatments. This is an exciting and deeply satisfying time to be part of our agenda for change and a strong, caring community. For over twenty-five years, dating back to the origins of our organization, we have been a strategic funder, advocate, and catalyst for advancing research, improving public policies, and helping all those diagnosed today and anyone who is diagnosed in the future. Some of the most important discoveries in brain tumor research have been attributable at least in part to NBTS, and over the past six years NBTS has achieved a number of victories on the public-policy front that in turn improved the landscape for research to advance. Going forward, NBTS aims to achieve even greater impact toward the goal of delivering medicines to patients who deserve far greater survival and quality of life than they are currently experiencing from time of diagnosis. Organizationally, we have a highly collaborative workplace and believe that teamwork and a great culture are essential to success.

Summary: The Development Writer will work closely with the Assistant Director of Donor Relations and other members of the Development team to create and edit a wide variety of communications materials in support of NBTS’s mission. S/he will work collaboratively to develop written materials with the goal of informing and appealing to current and potential donors.

The ideal candidate will have superior writing skills, administrative, organizational, and people skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities. A background in or understanding of medical and scientific writing and/or grant writing is strongly preferred. The individual must have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Supervision Exercised: No supervisory duties required.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required.
2-4 years Development writing experience required.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

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