The Director of Development and Alumni Communications oversees and directs the day-to-day marketing and communications to Wharton alumni and donors, a key function within Wharton External Affairs. The department serves the Wharton alumni population through thought-leadership programming, signature events, and regular communications, as well as overseeing the School’s philanthropic program. The Director will plan, execute and evaluate comprehensive programs that reinforces the mission of Wharton, emphasizing alumni engagement and philanthropy as part of the office of External Affairs.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Communications in Wharton External Affairs, this position will undertake a wide range of writing for strategic marketing and communications to support alumni engagement and fundraising. This includes event marketing outreach, newsletters, brand content, marketing and cultivation materials to support fundraising, annual fund solicitations, and other projects and deliverables as needed. The marketing writer will respond quickly to project requests and deliver high-quality writing on tight deadlines while managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
Reporting to the Director of Development and Alumni Communications, the Senior Associate Director of Development Communications provides persuasive writing in support of fundraising for Wharton External Affairs. This work includes: school-level cases for support; tailored and personalized proposals to individuals, foundations and corporations; and other development tools needed for cultivation and solicitation. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in development/grant writing as well as experience in creating fundraising campaign messages.