Rice University seeks an experienced writer to support fundraising and external relations for OpenStax. You will write grants, fuel creative storytelling, and help grow philanthropic and strategic initiatives that support the OpenStax mission to improve educational access and learning for everyone.
You will join a team who is driving change at a pivotal phase of our evolution, as we deliver high-quality, educational content — spanning textbooks, simulations, videos, exercises, and full courses — and give educators and learners the support they need in core college and high school disciplines.
We celebrate diversity of all kinds and we are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment. We seek to hire, develop, and retain talented people from all backgrounds. We are part of a private university, but our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and includes people who attended universities and community colleges, as well as people who did not graduate from college.
Reporting to the director of strategy and development, you will be responsible for crafting compelling and persuasive proposals and communications for a variety of strategic priorities and fundraising prospects, spanning individuals, foundations, corporations, educational institutions, and/or governmental entities. You will collaborate with key stakeholders — including OpenStax leaders and team members, central development staff, donors, faculty, and students — to plan and manage grant projects, strategize on messaging, and articulate connections to the OpenStax mission and goals. Other writing and editing assignments may include solicitation and acknowledgement letters, brochures/ annual reports, slide decks, website and email content, briefings, stories, and other related communications as needed.
The ideal candidate is creative, collaborative, motivated, entrepreneurial, and highly organized, possessing clear communication skills, a curiosity for learning, an understanding of the education landscape, and a passion for nonprofit impact.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 26279
About Rice University
As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.