The Associate Director of Communications is a key member of the
Division of University Advancement and will support the team’s
efforts to communicate with alumni, friends, parents, and other key
constituencies to encourage their financial support and engagement
as Lasell University launches a comprehensive fundraising campaign
to build the institution’s endowment. Under the direction of the
Director of Communications and Stewardship, the Associate Director
of Communications will share responsibility for producing campaign
gift proposals; creating donor stewardship materials; and writing
and editing campaign-themed content for the alumni/friends website,
e-newsletters, social media, and other platforms.
Lasell University and University Advancement are committed to
creating a campus and alumni community that recognizes diversity
and intercultural competence as integral components of excellence.
Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply
and to identify their strengths in this area. Employees who
represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives help our community
thrive, learn, and grow and they are key contributors to our
strategic vision. Lasell practices a flexible work model and this
position may be eligible to work partially or fully remotely.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND
The statements below are intended to describe the principal
duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They
are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and
responsibilities. Lasell University has the right to add or
change the job responsibilities, and eligibility for remote work,
at any time.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a skilled,
versatile writer and editor with strong deadline skills who is able
to produce a wide variety of content (gift proposals, stewardship
reports, profiles, features, news stories, and general
correspondence) for different platforms (online, print, video, and
social media). This is an opportunity for an experienced
communications generalist to utilize their writing, editing, and
deadline skills to transition to advancement communications. We
believe in Lasell University and we're looking for a collaborative
team member who shares our desire to work hard, have fun, and
create new opportunities to engage the Lasell community.
- Write profiles, features, gift stories, and other
campaign-themed content that support University Advancement’s
efforts to share news and information with the Lasell community in
hopes of generating fundraising support and encouraging
- Conduct interviews with alumni, friends, and other
- Customize stories for different platforms: online, print,
video, and social media.
Campaign Proposals (30%)
- Under the direction of the Director of Communications and
Stewardship, draft gift proposals to support the fundraising
Donor Stewardship (15%)
- Draft thank you letters and other written and video
correspondence to acknowledge financial support, highlight impact,
and encourage campaign donors to continue to make gifts to the
- Solicit, review, and edit donor thank you letters and activity
reports from students, faculty, and staff who receive support from
Content Distribution (15%)
- Ensure that the alumni/friends website; e-newsletters; and
social media platforms feature fresh campaign-related content,
including news, updates, fundraising progress, and event
Supervisory Responsibility: May help supervise part-time student
workers under the direction of the Director of Communications and
- A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates without a
bachelor’s degree are required to have a minimum of 7 years of
Other Requirements of the Job:
- A minimum of 2-3 years of communications experience, preferably
in advancement communications or a related field.
- Skilled, versatile writer and editor capable of producing a
wide variety of content (gift proposals, stewardship, profiles,
features, news stories, and correspondence) on different platforms
(online, print, video and social media).
- Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal,
organizational, and time management skills, as well as the ability
to multi-task and function with accuracy and adherence to
- Ability to adapt communication styles, approaches, and skills
in a manner that reflects an appreciation for, and commitment to,
our increasingly diverse workplace and alumni community. Strong
support for the sense of belonging and success of those from
traditionally underserved populations.
- Sensitive to issues of confidentiality and customer service
- Flexibility and willingness to jump in where needed to support
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- May require some evening and weekend work.
Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume
and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.
Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every
aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its
policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to
every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color
of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic
predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a
victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and
classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.