Managing Editor Development -CHOP Foundation

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_1300_MKT-Wanamaker Building 

Req ID: 128615

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Managing Editor serves as an integral member of the Foundation by collaborating with both internal and external partners and is part of a fast-paced, ambitious fundraising team charged with raising $165 million annually by 2027. They will combine the innovativeness of a writer with the practical focus of an operations manager, and will be a highly skilled communicator, strategic thinker, and thoughtful supervisor who excels at partnering with a diverse range of constituents. They will oversee a team of writers to ensure the highest quality of personalized and focused communications at the major and annual giving levels. The Managing Editor will also produce content including but not limited to proposals, customized stewardship reports, vision documents, executive summaries, capital campaign related promotional materials, key messaging for a variety of medical areas, presentation materials and other collateral.

This position will report to the Director of Donor Proposals and Stewardship Communications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of writers focused on producing proposals, customized stewardship reports, and a range of communications collateral pieces at the annual and major giving levels
  • In conjunction with the project manager, manage the writing, editorial request, and submission process at the major and annual giving levels
  • With the utmost level of quality control, oversee their team’s editorial process to ensure that all materials delivered by writing staff at the major and annual giving levels meet CHOP’s brand guidelines, style requirements, and standards of excellence
  • In coordination with the project manager and director, proactively strategize and anticipate timeframes, needs and expectations for proposals and personalized stewardship volume
  • Manage expectations and triage deadlines with gift officers and development department leadership regarding project acceptance, capacity, philanthropic timing, and reasonability
  • Ensure any given piece of collateral is appropriate for the intended audience 
  • Implement best practices, workflows, tools, and templates to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the writing and delivery process
  • Articulate the mission and vision of CHOP and the Foundation through clear, persuasive and compelling communications
  • Write and edit a wide variety of print and electronic projects at the major gifts and annual giving levels, focusing primarily on proposals and personalized stewardship reports
  • Help to maintain and enhance the Foundation’s Communications Library of all the content the team produces 
  • Liaise with appropriate clinical, research and hospital staff to create accurate communications
  • Maintain a high-level knowledge of Foundation and hospital messaging to ensure consistency in style and language across all communications materials

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience: Five (5) years of writing experience within a complex organization and three (3) years of supervisory experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Previous experience working a development/advancement setting, particularly in healthcare and previous experience in a project management role. Familiarity with fundraising databases and/or Salesforce CRM

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Superior writing and editing skills with an ability to convey a compelling story
  • Ability to translate complex medical terminology and concepts into layperson’s terms
  • Relationship builder who can communicate with both internal and external stakeholders to maintain positive, professional relationships and employ a strong sense of diplomacy
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with an ability to balance competing deadlines
  • Ability to persuasively promote CHOP’s mission and vision in patient care, education, and research
  • Extensive, high-level writing, editing and proofreading skills; thorough knowledge of grammar and usage, AP Style
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Knowledge of fund-raising principles.
  • Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook required
  • Consistently display a strong sense of ownership over the quality and timeliness of work, with a sharp eye for detail
  • Driven to meet and exceed the needs of CHOP’s donors, leadership, gift officers, peers, and supervisors
  • Builds partnerships with multiple stakeholders
  • Manages a diverse array of individual projects and is proactive in balancing workload
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated.
  • Poised and engaging, empathetic communications style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm.
  • Fast-paced and results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements.
  • Strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstration of good judgement, professionalism and the highest standards of ethical conduct.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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