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 in the sciences or a related field. Experience in a university setting or with development work. Familiarity with Yale.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree in the sciences or a related field. Experience in a university setting or with development work. Familiarity with Yale.
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, database software and reporting, 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 and edit proposals, reports, and other documents quickly and effectively. Ability to write and convey scientific content with proficiency for an educated lay audience. Proficiency in gathering and applying information.
Required Skill/ability 4: Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated organizational abilities with strong attention to detail. Ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a team-centered, time-constrained environment.
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.
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