Development Writer 5/30/2018

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) Bronx, NY

Bronx, NY
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The Development Writer is responsible for crafting and helping shape PHIs fundraising and other promotional materials, including grant proposals and reports, as well as foundation-facing correspondence. Excellent writing and editing skills are a must work in these areas constitutes the majority of the Development Writers responsibilities. The Development Writer works primarily as a member of the Development team and contributes to PHIs communications efforts.

Author concise, clear fundraising materials including lead drafting of reports, proposals, and letters for primarily institutional funding audiences, as well as a growing base of individual and corporate funders.
Review program data and incorporate it into development materials.
Collaboratively edit and finalize fundraising materials for submission.
Research potential new funding sources.
Participate in meetings with funders as necessary.
Maintain a Salesforce database of fundraising activities.
Develop content to support PHIs communications efforts, such as blog posts and media articles.
Contribute to document finalization efforts across the organization, such as proofreading.

Bachelors degree preferred; equivalent experience will be considered.
Two or more years of experience in a writing role at a mission-driven setting preferred.
Exceptional writing skills.
Precise editing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple projects as well as competing priorities.
Ability to understand and use data in assessing program outcomes.
Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of databases and software (including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

This position reports to PHIs Director of Development.

To apply, email a cover letter with your resume to Please indicate Development Writer in the subject line. The cover letter should briefly address the following questions: What specifically interests you in this position? Why would you be a valuable addition to the development team?

The application period will close as of June 29, 2018.

The position is full-time, with competitive salary and benefits, based out of our New York City headquarters.

PHI is committed to ensuring a diverse staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, national origin, domestic violence victim status, genetic information, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Benefits

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K / Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Vision Insurance