Development Proposal Writer- Development/Fundraising

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Development Proposal Writer- Req # 2514838

Reporting to the Director of Proposal Development, the Development Proposal Writer will create proposals, cases for support, presentations, etc., for use by Major Gift Officers in seeking gifts from principal- and major-gift level donors, prospects, and trustees, handling a variety of projects to support Capital Campaign fundraising. The person in this role will be an integral member of the Development Communications team in the Mount Sinai Health System’s Office of Development. This position is a full-time, on-site position. Writing samples will be required to be considered for the position.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Major Gift Officers, senior administrators, and fundraising colleagues to craft proposals, cases for support, and other documents for project across the Health System, in alignment with strategic properties as determined by the Senior Vice President for Development.
  • Directs efforts in support of significant gifts of six figures or more from individual donors, working closely with the Senior Director for Development Communications and the Director of Proposal Development.
  • Conducts research and interviews faculty, staff and others to compose copy for individual proposals and other fundraising documents.
  • Ensures that messaging is consistent across Development Communications.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Development Communications team to provide content and editing for other print and web-based materials as appropriate, to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Works, if/as needed, with designers, other writers, etc. on the design and production of principal donor communications pieces.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a concentration in English, journalism or writing strongly preferred. Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 4-6 years of professional writing; experience with non-profit proposal or health care writing strongly preferred, as is experience writing proposals for an academic medical center.
Minimum Computer Skills:
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge or other fundraising software at any level will be helpful, but is not required.
General Skills:
  • Requires outstanding writing, editing, and interview skills
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative with ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation abilities
  • Must be able to work collegially in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with insights into how best to support fundraising officers
  • Must be an organized and a responsive team player with a good sense of humor.

  Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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