At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.
This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
The RDC (Resource Development Communications) writer/researchers support CARE’s fundraising efforts by gathering, writing and editing content (proposals, reports, human interest stories, dollar handles, unrestricted fundraising appeals, emergency updates, etc.) that result in optimal financial support for and understanding of CARE’s work. Although most of the position’s work will focus on fundraising and stewardship products for major donors, the writer/researchers also support small-sum donor and online needs related to mailing/appeal review, provision of raw content and stories, etc. As part of the broader Brand & Communications team, writer/researchers will support the creation and dissemination of communications related to fundraising priorities, such as program briefs. The writer-researchers act as interpreters and analysts, gathering a wide array of information on CARE’s programs worldwide and turning this information into donor-ready fundraising and information products. A successful writer/researcher will have strong writing skills, proven ability to work under pressure, and a broad knowledge of international development issues.
- Develop proposals and stewardship reports for CARE’s individual, foundation and corporate donors
- Development communications and other writing/research assignments
- Oversee and participate in special projects
- Bachelor’s Degree (International affairs, English/journalism, public health/development or technical area preferred)
- 3-5 years of writing experience or equivalent
- Superior writing and research skills
- Project management skills
- Negotiating skills
- Grants-writing proficiency
- Proficiency in online research
- Conceptual knowledge of relief and development programming
- Cross-cultural communication skills
About the Organization
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.
The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.