Writer Researcher

The RDC (Resource Development Communications) writer/researchers support CARE's fundraising efforts by gathering, writing and editing content (proposals, reports, human interest stories, dollar handles, unrestricted fundraising appeals, emergency updates, etc.) that result in optimal financial support for and understanding of CARE's work. Although most of the position's work will focus on fundraising and stewardship products for major donors, the writer/researchers also support small-sum donor and online needs related to mailing/appeal review, provision of raw content and stories, etc. As part of the broader Brand & Communications team, writer/researchers will support the creation and dissemination of communications related to fundraising priorities, such as program briefs. The writer-researchers act as interpreters and analysts, gathering a wide array of information on CARE's programs worldwide and turning this information into donor-ready fundraising and information products. A successful writer/researcher will have strong writing skills, proven ability to work under pressure, and a broad knowledge of international development issues.

Responsibilities:

* Develop proposals and stewardship reports for CARE's individual, foundation and corporate donors

* Development communications and other writing/research assignments

* Oversee and participate in special projects

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree (International affairs, English/journalism, public health/development or technical area preferred)

* 3-5 years of writing experience or equivalent

* Superior writing and research skills

* Project management skills

* Negotiating skills

* Grants-writing proficiency

* Proficiency in online research

* Conceptual knowledge of relief and development programming

* Cross-cultural communication skills

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