Advancement Communications Manager

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE, USA
  • May 08, 2024
Full time Development/Advancement/Fundraising External Relations, PR, Marketing

Job Description

Nebraska Wesleyan University is seeking a full-time Advancement Communications Manager responsible for comprehensive, integrated communication strategies to increase fundraising, numbers of contributors, and to enhance the alumni/donor experience. Successful candidates will have a passion for advancing higher education, understand how to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences, possess excellent writing skills, excel at innovative, strategic communication, and will be committed to achieving excellence, collaboration and inclusive leadership.

NWU offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits plan including Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability benefits, Retirement, seven weeks of paid time off per year through vacation and holidays, and 100% tuition discount for dependents after one year of service.


  • Coordinates division-wide marketing and communication projects through calendar coordination and internal partnerships.
  • Uses print and digital communication channels to convey to Nebraska Wesleyan’s various constituencies (donors, alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff, foundations, community leaders, corporate partners, etc.) the university’s fundraising needs and opportunities for engagement.
  • Writes and communicates stories from students, donors, faculty, parents and others to demonstrate the importance and impact of giving to NWU.
  • Creates overall messaging strategies and writes various materials including major gift proposals, web content, e-newsletters, thank-you letters, campaign materials and white papers, and event programs and speeches.
  • Serves as Advancement’s liaison to the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations office. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing/Communications or related field.
  • 3+ years of writing and editing experience.
  • Experience in fundraising strongly preferred
  • Must have exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Must have a working knowledge of effective fundraising and donor relations communication strategies.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must possess qualities of team work and responsibility and work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize tasks, take initiative and meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have analytical thinking and strategic planning skills.
  • Familiarity with Nebraska Wesleyan’s mission and an understanding of a liberal arts college is preferred

Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants should demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value by including a diversity statement with their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.  

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, a diversity statement, three samples of writing, and the names and contact information for three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately.  Notification of initial interviews is expected to begin mid-May.

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