Southern Poverty Law Center is searching for an experienced non-profit development writer, able to work autonomously, who collaborates with a knowledgeable team of fundraising and marketing professionals, charged with writing diverse external communications. These include, but are not limited to, direct mail solicitations, news articles and feature stories, grant proposals, and written materials for all phases of the donor stewardship process.
Primary Job Functions:
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of events and projects in each programmatic area;
- Write personalized correspondence for founder, president, and each development group as needed to cultivate and solicit major donors.
- Provide copywriting assistance for peer-to-peer campaigns and other fundraising efforts initiated by SPLC supporters.
- Coordinate and write articles for bi-annual planned giving newsletter.
- Research and write copy for direct mail packages, including but not limited to renewals, special appeals, and acquisitions;
- Write grant proposals, program updates, and all other necessary correspondence for foundations and other funding groups.
Education and Related Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Minimum of five years of writing experience;
- Fundraising/nonprofit/digital content experience preferred.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Excellent English, editing and proofreading skills;
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and leadership;
- Must have flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects/deadlines;
- Dedication to a social justice mission; and
- An understanding of how to appeal and educate general audiences through written materials.
Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.