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Development Writer for Institutional Reporting

Howard University
Washington, DC

Howard University, bolstered by an active and energetic alumni base, is experiencing historic and unprecedented institutional and philanthropic growth.  With a more visible profile in elite higher education, the University has embarked on a significant expansion of and investment in its Advancement efforts.  If you are an enthusiastic communications professional looking for a chance to make a difference, now is the time to join this historic institution and become a part of something great.

Howard University seeks a Development Writer for Institutional Reporting, responsible for coordinating, compiling, and preparing institutional grant reports as well as monitoring program status and maintaining a schedule of submission due dates and deadlines. With heightened interest from institutional funders, Howard University will rely on a set of outstanding writing functions from the successful candidate.

Working with administrators and faculty throughout the University, the development writer will convey a distinctive purpose and opportunity directly related to academic program ideas and concepts. External contacts include a wide array of private sector personnel and community representatives who will compliment research. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, or closely related field.
  • Experience in grant/proposal writing, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of methods, procedures and practices of development, grant and proposal writing.
  • Ability to write and review grant reports and correspondence related to grants, contracts and proposals.
  • Ability to prepare a budget and budget reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with students, faculty, staff, University officials and the general public.

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