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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is hiring a full time Fundraising Communication Specialist in St. Paul.



Position Purpose               
This position exists to coordinate and concentrate on specialized writing and communication services for our donor audiences. Creating an audience-specific communicator/writer ensures consistent, audience-specific messaging across all media.  Reporting to the communications manager, the specialist works collaboratively as a member of a team, which ensures that all materials – written or digital – support the organization’s goals, and follow the tone, style and branding standards of the organization.

Job Responsibilities
1.      Develops and implements a philanthropic-related communications strategy across multiple media to support Gillette’s fundraising strategies.
2.      Serves as the Development team’s primary contact regarding communication needs and provides leadership, and guidance. Solves problems independently to create appropriate communication materials to support Development and Children’s Miracle Network fundraising strategies, fundraising events and promotions (i.e. annual report, newsletters, invitations, event programs and related collateral, email communications, posters, postcards, and PowerPoint presentations). 
3.      Collaborates with Development to research best practices and develop measurements to determine effectiveness of the fundraising and philanthropic communications.  Make recommendations based on analysis of audience metrics and response rates.
4.      Manages the writing, editing, production, and distribution of all regularly scheduled newsletters and communication materials.  Provides an organized process for collection of information and for the routing/proofing/editing /production of these materials.
5.      Manages content of the Development pages on Gillette website in close collaboration with the web content specialist.
6.      Develops and maintains close collaborative relationships with the organization’s creative staff in multiple departments (i.e. graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and web developers). 

Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years of communications experience including writing in a variety of media to a variety of audiences.  Fundraising communications experience preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree (journalism, public relations, English or communications preferred) or related equivalent experience. 
  • Advanced writing, proofing and editing ability (appropriate tone/style, clear and concise, well organized, complete and accurate)
  • Demonstrated effective management of projects from concept to production
  • Leadership skills in process and procedure development and implementation
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated strong ability to use a variety of publications-related software programs
  • Independent problem solving/decision making
  • Experience in developing strong working relationships with a wide range of staff within an organization
  • Intuitive organizational skills
  • Must be able to work full  time (1.0 FTE)

To apply, please visit our website www.gillettechildrens.org.  Gillette is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.