Marketing & Development Writer

Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA) is a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women that excels at developing the whole person. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Divine Savior and grounded in their mission to make known the goodness and kindness of Jesus Christ, we develop our students into capable young women of faith, heart and intellect who accept the gospel call to live lives that will make a difference. We are proud to announce that we were recently recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Milwaukee and invite applications from highly motivated and qualified individuals for this role.

Position Details

Marketing & Development Writer
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Marketing and Development Writer will work most closely with the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications and Senior Director of Development to provide writing support to the marketing and development efforts of DSHA.

  1. Capitalize on sharing and telling the stories of DSHA through writing pieces for the Word Magazine, donor reporting and
  2. Create and execute digital content for all of DSHA’s social media platforms.
  3. Write and execute e-blasts for efforts including but not limited to student and prospective parent recruitment efforts, parent communication, alumnae relations and donor outreach.
  4. Seek opportunities for media engagement and write press releases with the goal of expanding media coverage.
  5. Manage the conception, creation, development and execution of the Annual Report publication.
  6. Write and submit 8-10 major proposals per year; including but not limited to determining the high level strategic direction of the proposal, working through the details of the proposal (including budget) and managing any group action associated with the project.
  7. Manage/execute donor stewardship efforts for foundations as follows: Complete/submit any necessary reporting. Update the scholarship report each year. Determine/perform individual stewardship activities as needed.
  8. Write all Annual Fund appeal and acknowledgement letters, along with other development communications as needed, to support fundraising efforts at DSHA.
  9. Assist in the planning and development of creative strategy to share stories through the various DSHA outlets and platforms with the goal of increasing recruitment and fundraising outreach.
  10. Incorporate and maintain DSHA’s mission and vision throughout all communications-based projects, maintaining DSHA’s brand standard and voice.
  11. Complete other duties as required.
  1. The candidate must hold a 4-year college degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, Non-Profit Management, or related field.
  2. 3-5 years of writing/communications experience is required.
  3. The ideal candidate will have experience in journalism or narrative writing, as well as marketing communications and/or development/grant writing, preferably in a non-profit setting.
  4. A passion for the education and development of confident and capable young women.
  5. Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and visual skills to tell stories and shape messages in an innovating and engaging manner that will motivate prospective students and parents; donors and potential donor; and increase engagement with current audience.
  6. Must be open to coaching and feedback.
  7. Critical thinking and organizational skills are necessary.
  8. Must be able to learn new processes quickly.
  9. Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions in a collaborative environment.
  10. Must be self-motivated and committed to meeting or exceeding deadlines in order to execute a strategic marketing and development plan.
  11. Ability to work under tight and competing deadlines.
  12. Must be fluent in MS Office programs.
  13. Must be open to working on either a MAC or PC operating system.


  1. Working knowledge of SEO and how it affects website writing.
  2. Working knowledge of social media and Google analytics tools.
  3. Experience working with Content Management Systems, OnMessage preferred.
  4. Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

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