Associate Manager, Strategic Communications for Advancement

Loyola University-Chicago
March 17, 2023
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Position Details

Position Details

Job Title Associate Manager, Strategic Communications for Advancement

Position Number 8102797 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus Department Name DEVELOPMENT Location Code MAJOR GIFTS (03634A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

As Loyola University Chicago embarks on a comprehensive fundraising campaign, we seek an Associate Manager, Strategic Communications for Advancement, to plan and develop written solicitations and collateral communications aimed at securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts. The candidate will use strong, succinct, persuasive story-telling and strategic design to create compelling descriptions of funding opportunities, gift proposals, and stewardship reports, with arguments that resonate with both individual donors and broader audiences.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop information and write persuasive, compelling arguments, proposals, and other campaign materials to secure philanthropic support for university priorities in education, student support, research, clinical practice, and community engagement. The position calls for an assertive, confident self- starter curious about a variety of topics and eager to work with others to build an infrastructure for an ambitious fundraising campaign. We seek a candidate who will:

  • Use research skills resourcefully to understand both audience and subject matter
  • Generate copy with impact, pairing copy strategically with design and visuals
  • Devise innovative solutions within a consistent brand environment
  • Write in the “voice” of an academic while minimizing academic jargon
  • Write quickly and efficiently, observing and managing deadlines
  • Accept that writing in a complex organization involves significant ambiguity and requires multiple layers of review and rewrites
  • Juggle multiple projects and reprioritizations with agility and good time management
  • Self-motivate and persist independently, while working in a team environment
  • Use creativity, tenacity, and fortitude to help resolve unpredictable challenges • Keep abreast of trends that affect both philanthropic and academic audiences • Communicate and collaborate with subtlety across multiple organizational levels
  • Keep abreast of trends that affect philanthropic/academic audiences
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

    • Bachelor's degree required • 3 or more years of progressive work experience required


    Minimum Education/Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3 or more years of progressive work experience required; university of other non-profit experience preferred.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • A portfolio of persuasive writing across a variety of subject areas
  • Hands-on experience in using design to advance/underscore verbal arguments • Use of the Adobe Suite to integrate copy with design • Experience in communications, marketing, fundraising, and/or the sciences
  • Reasoning Skills:

  • Curiosity
  • Fluid and persuasive writing skills
  • An eye for strategic design
  • Empathy
  • Imagination
  • Persistence
  • Certificates/Credentials/Licenses


    Computer Skills

    MS Office, industry related systems

    Supervisory Responsibilities No Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands Repetitive Motions Working Conditions None Open Date 01/19/2023 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    COVID -19 Vaccination Requirement

    Loyola requires all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID-19 vaccinated along with receiving the COVID-19 Booster vaccine when eligible. An exemption for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least three years of related experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Why do you want to work for Loyola University Chicago?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample
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