Campaign Writer

Reports to: Associate Director, Campaign and Strategic Initiatives and Board Liaison

Department: Advancement

Status: Temporary (through May 2025); Exempt

The Curtis Institute of Music is globally renowned for excellence in classical music education. Our mission is to educate and train exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. In service of this goal, admission to Curtis is based solely on artistic promise, and full-tuition scholarships are provided for all admitted students.

Part of Curtis’s Institutional Advancement team, the Campaign Writer will craft proposals and provide primary support for stewardship and grant writing.

    • Research, write, and edit a wide range of philanthropic communications including but not limited to campaign materials, funding proposals, annual reports, stewardship reports, and web pages.
    • Develop persuasive narratives, articulating Curtis’s mission, achievements, and proposed project outcomes.
    • Organize fundraising and campaign information for effective presentation in publications and other media.
    • Assist the Advancement team in developing a cohesive voice for all donor communications.
    • Experience in philanthropic writing and content creation; experience working on prior fundraising campaigns is a plus.
    • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills
    • Ability to captivate and effectively present a case for support to funders, balancing storytelling with commentary
    • Capacity to balance competing priorities and manage up in a complex environment while maintaining a high level of confidentiality, quality, and accuracy
    • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 programs. Ability and willingness to learn other software programs as needed. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge (or other constituent databases) and design skills are a plus.
    • A positive, “can-do” attitude
    • Dedication to Curtis, its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents
    • Passion for their work, and contribution to the field and greater good
    • Maintaining a collaborative mindset in a small but high achieving organization
    • Commitment to and accountability for their work, and their ability to affect change
    • Working with energy, empathy, and resolve
    • Respect, courtesy, and patience for colleagues, staff, faculty, patrons, core constituents, and volunteers
    • Improving upon and keeping front of mind personal and institutional practices to make Curtis ever more diverse, equitable, and inclusive
    • Administrative excellence that matches the excellence of the Curtis student body
    • Routine for office environment
    • Hybrid and in-person work schedules available

To Apply

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, sample of philanthropic writing, three professional references, and salary requirements to: human.resources@curtis.edu. Position will remain open until filled. Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. Hire is contingent upon the successful passing of PA Act 153 and criminal (ADP) background screenings. No phone calls, please. EOE. URL: http://www.curtis.edu