Stewardship Writer -Development/Fundraising

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Development/Fundraising -  Req #  2521622

Stewardship Writer

The Stewardship Writer is a key member of the donor relations team and is responsible for assisting in the stewardship of high-level donors and other constituents primarily through written communications, including gift acknowledgement letters and stewardship reports. Through their writing, the Stewardship Writer highlights the importance and impact of donors’ philanthropy while deepening their engagement with Mount Sinai. Reporting directly to the Director of Stewardship and Strategic Initiatives, the Stewardship Writer also works closely with the Senior Director of Stewardship and Strategic Initiatives and the Assistant Director of Stewardship, as well as colleagues across the department.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the acknowledgement letter process for high-level donors and Trustees on behalf of the Chief Development Officer, President, and Board Chairs. Develop and regularly update template language for acknowledgements and customize each letter in a manner that speaks to donors’ individual relationships with the institution. Ensure accuracy, timeliness, and personalization, and collaborate with Gift Processing and Data teams to maintain data integrity of individual donor records and generate reports as needed.
  • Execute communications for key constituents, including stewardship reports, regular updates on activities and major accomplishments at the Mount Sinai Health System, and milestone acknowledgements on behalf of leadership. Gather and synthesize content, and interview faculty or program staff members as needed.
  • Partner and coordinate with internal colleagues, including gift officers and the Communications team, as well as external partners, including freelancers and other vendors, to produce high-quality stewardship materials.
  • Prepare pledge reminders to Trustees and high-level donors and maintain related data.
  • Draft obituaries, congratulatory and condolence notes, and other donor communications.
  • Ensure that all communications adhere to Mount Sinai’s editorial guidelines and foster consistency in voice and messaging.
  • Provide additional writing, editing, and proofreading services as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of ideas and team goals to ensure best practices and innovations in donor relations and stewardship, particularly around the health system’s major fundraising campaign.
  • Foster positive and professional working relationships with all staff.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in English, journalism, communications, or other related area of study strongly preferred
  • 5 years experience in a development, stewardship, or communications related role; academic or health care development experience strongly preferred
 Minimum Computer Skills:
  • Word - Advanced, Outlook - Basic, PowerPoint - Basic, Excel - Basic, Raiser’s Edge - not required but preferred, Adobe Photoshop - not required but preferred
General Skills:
  • Superlative writing, editing, and verbal communications skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including sensitivity and tact, for effective interaction with donors, Trustees, executives, department directors, physicians, and colleagues
  • Adept at project management and organization
  • Proactive mindset and can-do attitude
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to honor confidentiality
  • Knowledge of or interest in health care, medicine, and science preferred

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. 


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