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UW Medicine Advancement (University of Washington)
Seattle, Washington, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Job Title/Position Title:  Assistant Director for Advancement Communications

Company Name:  UW Medicine Advancement (University of Washington)

Institution Type: 4-year College or University/Higher Education Institution

Job Function:  Writing/Communications

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Medicine Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director for Advancement Communications.

At UW Medicine, we work to improve health for all people through excellence in clinical, research, and education and training programs. As the only comprehensive clinical, research and learning health system in the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region, UW Medicine provides the most up-to-date care for each individual patient, leads one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive medical research programs, and provides innovative learning programs for students, trainees, and practitioners in the health professions.

The passionate, 70-person team at UW Medicine Advancement works collaboratively to connect donors with meaningful opportunities to enhance patient care, expand educational opportunities and advance research at UW Medicine. This inspiring, challenging and rewarding work provides team members an opportunity to grow their careers, while making a difference in people’s lives, in our community and around the world. In the 2022 fiscal year, UW Medicine Advancement raised $284 million in gifts and private grants (46 percent of the University of Washington’s total) from nearly 14,000 donors to support the mission of UW Medicine. You can find out more about UW Medicine Advancement’s priorities and office culture on our career website:

The Assistant Director for Advancement Communications writes compelling philanthropic content, including solicitation letters and emails, cases, proposals, impact stories, stewardship materials and more, designed to inspire patients, alumni and others in the community to support our mission. This position will ensure that our communications to current and prospective donors are persuasive, inspiring, effective and follow the evolving best practices of philanthropic writing.


Duty 1: Writing and editing:
• Write effective annual philanthropy solicitation letters, emails, and website and digital advertising copy.
• Write and edit cases and proposals for major giving.
• Write stories that demonstrate the impact of giving and inspire people to give again.
• Write and edit stewardship communications.
• Write other copy as needed for donor, prospect and alumni audiences.
• Advise on strategy for solicitations and donor communications.

Duty 2: Project management:
• Manage writing and editing projects using project management software.
• Track deadlines and keep projects moving through approvals on time.

Duty 3: Collaborating with Advancement teams:
• Serve as liaison to a Fundraising Team in the Advancement office.
• Collaborate closely with the Donor Relations and Annual Philanthropy team on stewardship and solicitation writing needs.
• Build relationships with editors and writers across UW and UW Medicine to keep abreast of trends and opportunities.

This position does not have a direct report.


• Expertise in fundraising writing
• Creativity, vision, and strategic thinking
• Expert storyteller, editor and grammarian
• Commitment to continual learning and improvement
• Results/outcome oriented
• Works without supervision
• Organized and efficient multitasker
• Skilled project manager
• Expert communicator and cool under pressure
• Collaborator who knows the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Bachelor's Degree in related field; or an equivalent combination of formal training, education and/or practical experience in editing and writing for fundraising.
• Minimum of 3 years of relevant philanthropy writing experience particularly in annual giving solicitations, digital content that drives online donations, and major gift cases and proposals.

Additional requirements:
• Values the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and UW Medicine’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity.
• Demonstrated experience managing workflows and tracking and delivering results.
• Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently. Must be flexible in a fast-paced setting and able to work under deadline pressure. Must be self-motivated with a positive attitude. Must be able to work professionally with many constituencies.
• Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

• Knowledge of development/advancement/alumni relations principles. Knowledge of healthcare fundraising practices.


To review the full job description and apply for this opportunity, please visit this direct link or visit UW Hires at and search for requisition #199943.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!


Job Information

  • Job ID: 70366889
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Company Name For Job: UW Medicine Advancement (University of Washington)
  • Position Title: Assistant Director for Advancement Communications
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $71,000.00 - $81,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, the UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. Of the $683.7 million in gifts and private grants raised in FY19 by the University of Washington, UW Medicine raised $307.3 million (45 percent of the University’s total) in gifts and private grants from nearly 17,000 donors. The University of Washington is in the final year of a multi-billion-dollar campaign, du...

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