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Senior Development Writer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Senior Development Writer
Position Number FP361A
Location Norfolk, VA
Job Summary

This position serves as the proposal and grant writer in the Office of Development. This position will identify, define, develop and submit highly competitive proposals to support existing and planned program activities to receive funding from local/regional/national foundations. This position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by public and private sources.

Type of Recruitment General Public
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree. Considerable years of fundraising/development related writing experience with universities, corporations, or non-profit organizations. Proficiency in writing highly-competitive proposals in a fast-paced environment that clearly articulates the need for funding and the significance of the program- for submission to major, local/regional/national, foundations. Demonstrated knowledge of funding needs and priorities for fundraising in a non-profit organization. Solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants. Excellent research and analytical skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Foundation Center databases. Ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.

Preferred Qualifications
Conditions of Employment
Job Open Date 02/21/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Date 03/14/2017
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required
Department Information
Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

ODU Statement

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Contact Information for Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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