Stewardship Writer

Website Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization for the nation’s leading network of women’s health care providers, educators, and advocates, serving women, men, teens and families. Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is the advocacy and political arm of PPFA. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) seeks an experienced and talented Stewardship Writer. This job reports to the Director of Philanthropic Communications in the Development Division of PPFA. Philanthropic Communications partners across the Development Division to advance fundraising in a rigorous and competitive landscape, to inspire donors with compelling and creative collateral and messages, and to cultivate and steward meaningful relationships with donors that connect them to the mission and impact of the organization.
The Development Division is seeking a Stewardship Writer to serve on the Philanthropic Communications team. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropic Communications, the Stewardship Writer will collaborate and support the development of strategic cultivation and stewardship materials. Together, the Philanthropic Communications team designs editorial, creative, and event experiences for major donors and prospects, as well as other supporters, including mid-level donors, and planned giving donors.
In coordination with the Director, proactively identify opportunities to strengthen fundraising efforts among principal and major donors through new and existing tools/resources, such as stewardship materials, campaign-specific collateral, effective messaging, talking points, and presentations.
Proactively identify and recommend content for, and contribute to the review process of, planned and breaking news emails to principal and major donors.
Stay abreast of PPFA’s initiatives, program launches, outcomes, current events especially related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and other timely content.
Draft and maintain talking points and messaging for gift officers on breaking news, organizational priorities, and key topics of interest to donors.
Draft talking points and remarks for the Chief Development Officer and other key leaders.
Assist in managing and executing donor briefing calls, scripting talking points, and writing a summary of each call.
Draft and/or manage the editorial process of fundraising appeal letters for major donors.
Draft content for and oversee the production of political fundraising materials.
Support rapid-response messaging and materials for federation-wide Development staff, as needed.
Review materials through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens. On-going commitment and professional development in DEI practices is a must.
Periodically update acknowledgment letter templates for the Principal and Major Gifts team, and review templates of other Development divisions (such as Direct Response and Planned Giving) for accuracy and consistency.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with gift officers and other key staff to gather insight into donors’ motivations for support in order to personalize cultivation and stewardship communications.
Partner closely with the Foundations team to leverage existing program-specific content for the principal and major donor audiences, especially to demonstrate the impact of our programs.
Serve as a liaison between the Development and the Communications and Culture Divisions as needed. Assist the Director in liaising across Development teams, and with other key teams across the organization.
When the Writer is lead on a project involving graphic design, partner with the Associate Design Director and collaborate on the design process.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
5+ years of communications or related experience.
Experience in development, and specifically in supporting major gifts fundraising and stewardship, is greatly desired.
Skillful writer and editor with the ability to deftly distill complex material for target audiences.
Knowledge of the tools and resources gift officers utilize to solicit gifts, including case statements, presentation decks, and talking points, etc.
Ability to collaborate with staff and senior leadership, respond to multiple points of view, find consensus, and effectively communicate the organization’s vision.
Willingness and ability to determine, manage, and quickly adjust priorities, demanding a high degree of multitasking and creativity.
Strong command of Google platforms; some experience with Adobe InDesign a plus.
A dedication to Planned Parenthood’s mission is a necessity.
A strong commitment to health care equity, racial equity, and an understanding of racial justice principles.
Passionate interest in advocacy, politics, news media, and social media trends is desirable.
A team player who can build alliances across many teams and who possesses diplomacy, finesse, and intuition.
Tenacity, a positive attitude, commitment to excellence, and a sense of humor are essential.
Less than 25%.
Starting Salary: 80k

Final offers for this job will be based on capabilities and will be made within the parameters of the PPFA compensation program. Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.

We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  We’re committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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