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Development Writer

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The Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation is seeking a development writer to join a strong team of writing and marketing professionals. Experience in nonprofit fundraising and health care philanthropy preferred. Applicants are required to submit a writing sample featuring persuasive writing (samples of fundraising proposals, appeal letters or stewardship reports are preferred). Four-year degree required and a minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in fundraising or communications. Salary and title based on experience and level of writing.


  • Writes, edits and proofreads proposals, reports, case statements, acknowledgment letters, newsletter and magazine articles, special correspondence, promotional materials and other communications pieces.

  • Conducts research and interviews to gather information for writing accurate, sophisticated communications pieces.  

  • Works closely with the director and manager of development communications and colleagues to support the mission and fundraising priorities of the Foundation. 

  • Monitors and evaluates the status of writing projects, tracks appropriate information in Raiser’s Edge and SharePoint and regularly reports on activities.

  • Participates in Development and Communications meetings, as required.

  • Demonstrates the components of the Houston Methodist ICARE Values statement.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

  • Knowledge of various types of writing and writing styles (i.e. Associated Press).

  • Competency in research and analysis.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle simultaneous assignments and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to deal effectively with all levels of individuals inside and outside the Hospital.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Self-motivation, initiative and creativity.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Internet usage.  Knowledge of Adobe In Design, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge fundraising software and Crystal Reports helpful.

 Interested candidates can send resumes and cover letters to

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June 27, 2016, 4:16 p.m.