The Writer and Proofreader provides professional support throughout the principal areas of JFCS’ full-scale development operation, including research, correspondence, and proposal development and stewardship of JFCS’ potential and existing donors and grantors. The Writer and Proofreader works closely with the Director of Development and other members of the development and finance teams.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Participates in assessing the kind of involvement appropriate for particular donors, helps ensure that information relative to individual donors is recorded in the database, and helps develop cultivation and stewardship strategies, as assigned.
- Drafts appropriate donor correspondence, including cover and thank-you letters, payment notification letters, personalized agreements, and annual narrative and financial reports to legacy donors, with attention to accuracy, personalization, and donor stewardship.
- Provides support for special events
- Provides vignettes for stewardship thank you’s to annual donors.
- Assists the Director of Institutional Giving. This includes writing grant proposals, reports, and editing documents as needed.
- Assists in note writing for annual appeals, thank you calls for donors under $1,000 and soliciting gifts during Tzedakah Tuesday, end of fiscal year, end of calendar year and as needed.
- Assists the gift processing team as needed, including proofing tribute cards and letters and routing them to the Director of Development as appropriate, and prepares them for mailing and filing.
- Drafts condolence letters and other correspondence for the Executive Director, as assigned.
- Edits Board minutes, and Board and Staff work plans as needed.
- Proofreads JFCS publications, including Enews, annual reports, event invitations and programs, brochures and flyers, mailings or emails, etc., as assigned, to ensure correct grammar and spelling are used and a uniform style is followed.
- BA required;
- Demonstrated experience in development activities (2 to 5 years desirable);
- Interest in development work in a not-for-profit setting;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality;
- Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers, as well as independently;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills; attention to detail, and ability to perform well, given workload fluctuations inherent in the profession.
Please submit cover letter and resume via Indeed, or visit our website at https://www.jfcs.org/about/careers/development-writer-and-proofreader-san-francisco/ for more details and a complete job description.