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Job type: Full-time Position
Location: Seattle, WA
Position: Development Writer
Organization: Swedish Medical Center Foundation
Date posted: 05/23/19

Swedish Medical Center Foundation is looking for a Development Writer (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work for Foundation Management General Administration at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Development Writer is a key member of our fundraising team, writing inspiring communications to inform and inspire supporters to give to Swedish to support our strategic priorities. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Development Communications, you will work most closely with our fundraising and stewardship teams to collaboratively craft a variety of communications that convey how gifts support our mission to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

In this position you will:

  • Research, write, edit review and produce a range of fundraising communications in a timely, effective, and professional manner

  • Manage collaboration and communication with Foundation staff, physicians, and subject matter experts to deliver clear, concise and inspiring messages with the highest standards of integrity and accuracy

  • Serve as a key member of the Foundation communications team, shaping a variety of communications efforts


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • One to three years professional writing experience

  • Experience conducting interviews, pre- and post-interview research, fact checking, and synthesizing a coherent, related and emotive story around a common theme or message

  • Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to gather, analyze and clearly translate health care and hospital projects and fundraising priorities to multiple audiences using a consistent message, tone, and style

  • Keen attention to detail with a penchant for excellent judgment, discretion, accuracy, and accountability Knowledge of AP Style

  • Proficient in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Submit a resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples that will not be returned

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or Marketing

  • Experience working in nonprofit fundraising communications in a hospital, academia, medical or research, setting preferred

About Swedish Medical Center Foundation

The Foundation cultivates and stewards relationships with caring members of our community who support innovative health care at Swedish through philanthropic donations. As patient needs continue to outpace available resources, donations are more important than ever to ensuring Swedish is available as a resource to our community, today and in the future. The Foundation is positioning itself to participate fully in the incredible philanthropic opportunity that exists in our region.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details.

Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Foundation

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Medical Pavillion (WA396) 1124 Columbia St Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 224296

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