Development Writer

Washington, DC
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is one of the nation's leading non-profits working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes. It works on budget and tax policy, health care, social insurance, and a range of programs important to low-income people. The Center's funding comes from private foundations and individuals. The Center seeks a writer/editor to join the Center's Development Department. This position provides an opportunity for a talented writer to help the Center meet its fundraising goals while learning about its policy, communications, advocacy, and development work. The writer must be able to distill complex policy information and the Center's role in influencing policy decisions into clear, compelling, and easily understandable proposals, reports, donor communications, web content and other materials that help a range of stakeholders understand the work of the organization. The writer will work closely with the program staff to understand the issues and the Center's current and future work. She or he will also edit development documents drafted by others and participate in executing the organization's fundraising strategy. The writer will report to the Vice President for Development, collaborate with Executive and senior policy leadership, and be a part of a seven-person development team responsible for raising the Center's budget. Candidates must have exceptional writing and editing skills; at least 3-5 years of experience writing about policy issues in a policy, research, academic, or governmental organization or as a journalist is preferred. Development experience is helpful but not required. Candidates should have a masters or undergraduate degree and be able to produce outstanding written work often on tight timelines, adapt to the Center's writing style, and collaborate on documents as part of a team. Compensation : The salary is commensurate with experience. Center staff are offered excellent benefits including two options for health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, generous vacation, sick leave and holidays. The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

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