Posted On: 2017-11-24
Closing On: 2017-12-25
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for an Advancement Communications Specialist to work with Advancement - Development for this exciting Contract opportunity.

Are you a professional within the field of Communications or Marketing or Journalism? Do you possess at least 5 years of experience employed as a writer with a focus on fundraising? Do you have the ability to adapt writing styles for various purposes, for different media requirements and for different audiences? Do you possess the competence in storytelling and persuasive writing? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will develop a broad range of written materials. These are produced in both digital and print formats, and include materials to support donor and prospect cultivation and solicitation, donor stewardship, and alumni engagement, with an emphasis on storytelling.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

University degree required, preferably in Journalism, Communications (Mass or Corporate), Marketing or English. Equivalent education and experience includes college diploma in Journalism, Communications or Marketing plus 1 year practical related experience in addition to the minimum years of work experience required. Professional writing certification is an asset. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess a minimum of 5 years' recent direct experience as a writer with a focus on writing for fundraising, particularly in developing, writing and designing proposals, case statements and stewardship reports. Marketing writing experience or strategic writing experience are assets. Demonstrated experience in writing and editing for both print and digital, across multiple channels. Demonstrated understanding of donor, prospect and alumni audiences.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to and refer to posting# YUSA-10811.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:


York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

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