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26 Jun 2020

Full-Time Senior Science Writer

Boston Children’s Hospital – Posted by Boston Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Boston Children’s Hospital Trust and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Senior Science Writer works with the Senior Director of Major Gift Communications and major gift officers to create high quality fundraising proposals, stewardship reports, case statements, promotional literature, featured articles and other development communication materials as needed.  The Senior Science Writer is a creative, articulate and adaptable professional who successfully executes multiple projects on deadline.  He or she is proactive, taking responsibility for helping senior development officers identify and define communications needs.  This position reports to the Senior Director, Major Gift Communications and also works closely with members of the major gifts, corporate, and foundation teams.

This Senior Science Writer will be responsible for:

  • Determining the most effective vehicles for meeting specific fundraising communications needs and overseeing their production, in collaboration with senior development, medical and research staffs.
  • Writing and producing fundraising proposals, concept papers and stewardship reports.  Creating brochures and promotional literature as appropriate.
  • Developing event collateral, including PowerPoint presentations, invitations, speaker bios, speaking points, and follow-up letters as needed.
  • Overseeing freelance writers, designers and photographers in the production of donor communications and collateral.
  • Assisting with other projects as needed or assigned by manager.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in communications or in a closely related field and 8 to 10 years of experience in science and medical writing (or equivalent experience in directly related work, preferably in a health care setting).
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills in relating to management, development, and medical staff as well as to donors.
  • Work requires collaboration, consistent attention to detail, high level of productivity, and ability to juggle multiple projects at one time.
  • Work requires a solution-oriented performer who can be responsive to both staff and donor issues.
  • Strong technical skills in generic software programs (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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