Donor Communications Specialist

By: International Crane Foundation

Job Summary:

Position Summary:

The Donor Communications Specialist supports the mission of the International Crane Foundation by leading the creative direction of the foundation’s print materials, emphasizing donor-centric messages, and instilling a culture of philanthropy in communications across audiences. In addition, the incumbent focuses on ensuring that the donor is seen and heard throughout printed materials and philanthropy-related communications and provides meaningful audience segmentation to support these goals.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as the editor and project manager for The Bugle, the annual report, and larger collateral pieces and manage contractors, designers, limited-term employees, interns, and volunteers to achieve creative and financial goals.

Write compelling and informative donor-directed pieces, including membership newsletter, The Bugle, monthly email membership messages, fundraising appeals, acknowledgment letters, annual report and other stewardship messages, and collateral for various philanthropic events and activities, in collaboration with the Development team.

Provide copy editing expertise for book publications, strategic plans, and other impactful messages aimed at donors and members.

Collaborate with the External Affairs team to align messaging with International Crane Foundation branding and themes for events and collateral materials.

Provide message segmentation for defined audiences based on goals for the project. Provide metrics of outcomes for evaluation of the effectiveness of a project.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, English, Journalism, public relations, or related field, and no less than five years of related experience.

Experience writing documents, articles, appeals, and marketing collateral.

Experience creating and editing publications.

Experience evaluating and working with third-party vendors, design resources, and printers.


How to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Please include salary goals in your cover letter. Please list the subject: Donor Communications Specialist.

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The International Crane Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer.