Staff Writer - Development/Fundraising

  • Hybrid/Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Professional
  • Req #: 17168
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National Jewish Health is seeking a Staff Writer to join our dynamic, mission-driven Development/Fundraising Communications Team. National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, we remain the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders.

If you are a talented writer/editor, we need you on our team. You will prepare a wide range of writing projects, including proposals seeking support for our vital programs, donor communications, print and digital collateral for fundraising events, newsletter briefs and feature stories.

Position Summary    
Responsible for developing proposals and other written materials as assigned for the Development Department.  Provides a variety of written materials to support fund-raising activities.

Essential Duties    

  1. Researches, writes, and edits proposals, letters, newsletters, brochures, speeches, and related materials for cultivation and solicitation of major and planned gifts.  Prepares both program-specific and general appeal materials as assigned by the Development Communications Office.  
  2. Works with faculty, as directed, to assure accurate and timely information on biomedical programs.
  3. Prepares letters for signature by the CEO and/or VP/Development as requested.  
  4. Researches and writes reports to donors on specific programs and activities.  Edits and proofreads materials prepared by Development staff members for grammar, accuracy of text, style, and consistency.
  5. Responsible for all materials required for Development publications.
  6. Performs as member of the Development Department team attending meetings and participates on committees as needed.
  7. Acts as a liaison to Public Affairs or outside vendors to determine content, design, and production of various Development publications as assigned.
  8. Utilizes desktop publishing or other appropriate tools to develop or adapt materials for donor cultivation or information.
  9. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Other Duties    

  1. None


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  3. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  4. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  5. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  6. Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    


Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor degree in Journalism or English is required.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of recent and related experience as a professional writer required, including a portfolio of published materials reflecting experience in the following areas:  public relations, medical reporting, fund-raising, grant writing, persuasive writing, and marketing.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: None

Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000

At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

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