1. Prepares a wide variety of written materials including grant and gift proposals, briefings, cultivation and stewardship correspondence, and research summaries with significant scientific content for both internal and external Development constituents. 2. Researches and compiles lists of prospects in the sciences and related fields for a variety of purposes, ensuring that all prospect information is accurate and up-to-date. 3. Designs, develops, and produces ad hoc reports and analyses of science prospects by report generation and manipulation of information systems, including the University's primary constituent database. 4. Develops strategy and methodology for identifying leading prospects with interests in the sciences and related fields. 5. Conducts research on individuals using office data and internet search engines, often partnering with Office of Development research associates. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Advanced degree. Experience in a university setting or with development work. Familiarity with Yale. Familiarity with Blackbaud database systems and/or other database software and reporting.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree. Experience in a university setting or with development work. Familiarity with Yale. Familiarity with Blackbaud database systems and/or other database software and reporting.
Required Skill/ability 5: Professionalism, maturity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Posting Position Title: Development Associate, Technical Writer
Required Skill/ability 3: Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel and the ability to conduct data analysis. Knowledge of PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Science Writer
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated, superior written communications skills including the ability to write effectively and in a timely manner. Ability to write and convey content with proficiency. Strong editing and research skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines in a team-centered, time-constrained environment.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated organizational abilities with strong attention to detail.
Bachelor's Degree in the sciences, engineering, or a related field and two years of experience in scientific research and/or in project management involving professional scientific writing or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Internal Number: 57585BR
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