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Development Writer & Editor

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ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.  Please visit our career site to view our Statement of Faith and Doctrinal Distinctives.

Development Writer & Editor

ADF International is looking for a highly professional Development Writer & Editor to join us in our Vienna office. In this role, you will report to the Director of Development and are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and management of fundraising collaterals, texts and articles for the Development team. This position will work closely with the Development team to understand the audience and content needs. The materials will be used for event support, cultivating relationships, and to make solicitations with donors and Foundations. This position will also work with other teams to understand legal cases and current events to disseminate relevant information to the Development team.

Your Essential Responsibilities:

In this position, you will:

  • Create content appropriate for donors at each stage of the donor cycle for the Development team.
  • Assist in the creation of personalized major donor proposals to aid in the solicitation of five, six, and seven-figure gifts.
  • Manage and maintain existing fundraising collaterals.
  • Manage the cloud-based document storage.
  • Work with outside vendors to create materials, gifts, and other items.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Team Members on the Development team and across ADF International to obtain and deliver content/information. 
  • Work with Media Communications and the Advocacy team to get updates on current legal cases and other relevant facts that would be useful to the Development team.
  • Participate in the weekly European update calls

Other Responsibilities (Non-Essential):

  • You will be asked to perform related duties or special projects as assigned.

Skills you need to succeed:

Knowledge of:

  • MS Office, especially MS Word, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint

Demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Strong writing skills in German (native/bilingual) and English (fluent), other languages a plus
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong time management skills

Ability to:

  • Work, motivate, and initiate within a team and independently
  • Handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Produce excellent written and verbal communications
  • To function effectively in a fast-paced environment

Education and/or Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

Work permit for Austria or EU citizenship required.


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