School Staff Writer

St. Marcus Lutheran School

St. Marcus School is one of the highest-performing elementary schools in Milwaukee serving urban youth. We provide a 4-star, high-quality, Christian education to over 1,200 (K3-8th grade) scholars between three campuses, just north of downtown Milwaukee. St. Marcus School is part of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and is a leader and advocate for education reform in the city of Milwaukee.

Position Details

School Staff Writer
Southwest Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

As a school staff writer, you will join an enthusiastic team of skilled fundraising and communications professionals. You will be responsible for gathering, persuasively writing, and editing content that highlights how St. Marcus successfully impacts scholar's lives. This person will utilize strategic thinking to craft copy that maintains our brand voice across all platforms, including print, social media, web content, and fundraising appeals. In addition, you will write clear and accurate grant proposals to meet yearly fundraising goals, while managing grant timelines and identifying new foundation funding opportunities to drive St. Marcus School’s mission forward.

  • Identify and write compelling, clear, and on-brand content to share in print, website, e-mails, and social media, tailored to different audiences 
  • Strategize and create copy for donor engagement pieces such as donor appeals, acknowledgments, fundraising emails, grant stories, and newsletters 
  • Identify and interview staff, parents, scholars, volunteers, and donors for effective story-sharing
  • Manage and write grant proposals & reports to meet fundraising goals (includes: research, timelines, database entry, and other funding requirements of foundations) 
  • Oversee all fundraising and communications team copy to maintain high-quality content and alignment with the brand voice 
  • Review, edit content, and provide final proofing on communication and fundraising materials
  • Participate with Mission Advancement team on projects and events, as necessary 
  • Participate in professional development and training sessions 
  • Must be flexible to accommodate evening or weekend work 
  • BONUS RESPONSIBILITY, but not required: Film and edit quality video content around campaigns/events
  • Excellent writing & editing skills 
  • Strong research and interviewing skills 
  • Understanding of the creative process and how language and visuals support each other 
  • Flexibility in creativity, response to feedback, and a willingness to rework ideas or develop new ones 
  • Ability to write in various styles and voices to fit needs ranging from grant proposals to social posts 
  • Passion for education and urban youth 
  • Natural multi-tasker who can gravitate from big picture to fine details 
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects at once 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills like optimism, judgment, honesty, integrity, perseverance, self-awareness 
  • Willingness to learn and continue professional development 
  • Alignment with St. Marcus mission and core values: Christ First, Biblical Discipleship, Sacrificial Love, and Radical Expectations 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word & Excel 
  • Familiarity with Google Suite 
  • Additional Applicable Knowledge, Skills and Background: Video filming and editing Adobe Creative Suite Canva MailChimp project management system Preferred 


  • Bachelor’s degree (Communications, Journalism, English, Media Studies, preferred areas) 
  • At least 2 years of journalism, communications, grant writing experience or other relevant professional experience

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, range $43,500-$51,500

Benefits: This position comes with a generous benefits package - highlights of which include medical, dental, 403(b), tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, partial remote work, professional memberships, and more. Note: Medical, vision, and prescription drug coverage are 100% paid for by St. Marcus!

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