Development Writer

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

Bennington College invites applications for a motivated, collaborative, and flexible writer to assist our Office of Institutional Advancement in telling the impact stories of Bennington students, faculty, alumni, donors, and programs.

The Development Writer will be tasked with creating compelling reports, proposals, and stories for individual donors and foundations. These will include assisting in the creation of stewardship reports to major foundations and donors outlining how their gifts and grants were implemented, profiling students and faculty at Bennington who have been impacted by philanthropy, gift acknowledgement letters under the signature of the Vice President and President, helping to articulate the College’s mission and vision, assisting in the creation of stewardship reports focused on endowed and programmatic funds, working with fundraisers to develop major gift proposal language, and working with the College’s Communications Office to craft stories about faculty, students, and partnerships to be utilized in a variety of channels. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in writing across a variety of mediums, a proven ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines, an ability to work on stories in a self-directed way but also be collaborative and work with a variety of inputs, and ideally have some background with sales, non-profit, or institutional writing; BA and a minimum of three years' relevant experience required.

The College

Forbes named Bennington one of "tomorrow's hot colleges" thanks to the College's dynamic new leadership and its progressive approach to education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes and believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims. Bennington College strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Bennington continues to inspire more voices, more experiences, and more points of view. In addition to recently welcoming one of the most diverse classes in the College’s history, Bennington is investing in the diversification of its faculty and staff to reflect the fullest possible range of experiences in this community.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.  From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.