Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) of Yeshiva University is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. Opened in 1955 with 56 students, the College student body has grown to well over 1,200, with more than 7,000 men and women having earned M.D., Ph.D. or combined M.D.-PhD. degrees at the College since its founding. The College is now the largest post-graduate clinical training program in the United States, offering some 150 residency programs to more than 2,500 physicians at its affiliated hospitals in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Long Island. Einstein trains more physicians and residents than any other medical school in the country.
While clinical education and training occupy a central role at Einstein, it is biomedical research that drives the College’s growth. Einstein has some 300 laboratories, an annual operating budget of $400 million, ranks sixth in the nation in National Institutes of Health grants awarded to basic science departments, and is the only New York City institution to have participated in the historic international effort to map the human genome.
Widely known for its socially conscious approach to medicine, Einstein pioneered the development of medical ethics in medical school curricula, as well as the integration of bedside experience, bringing first-year students into contact with patients and linking classroom study to case experience.
The College of Medicine maintains a special character as a community in which students, faculty and administrators share–on a personal as well as professional basis–the challenges of learning, teaching, providing clinical care to a diverse urban population, managing health care delivery systems, and exploring the newest vistas of biomedical research.
For more information about Einstein, please visit: www.aecom.yu.edu.
The Science Writer reports to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and writes and edits grant proposals, research summaries and stewardship reports to individual, corporate and foundation prospects.
The Science Writer will join a highly successful and motivated development team at a critical stage: Einstein celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2005 and recently completed a campaign which raised $200 million for the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine and other new academic initiatives and research support. This effort, plus land acquisitions, has effectively doubled the size of Einstein’s campus and makes room for new capabilities.
This is one of several new positions being hired at this time in an expanded and restructured development operation to begin the planning for the next major campaign.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine affords the right candidate the opportunity to grow his or her career in a mid-sized and dynamic development operation with the potential to make a large difference.
* Create written materials which summarize ongoing research, educational and clinical activities at AECOM for use by the institutional advancement staff in their cultivation and solicitation efforts.
* Digest and translate basic scientific and clinical research into understandable and compelling written proposals for donors and prospects.
* Manage specific writing projects from inception to completion. These projects range from creating original pieces to synthesizing and proofreading existing materials.
* Work in close collaboration with fundraisers, scientists, and administrators to develop written materials appropriate for fundraising opportunities.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
* Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in science is preferred.
* A minimum of three years of successful grant writing experience in a university or hospital environment.
* Ability to write under pressure in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining parallel projects and assignments.
* Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp highly technical science subjects, determine what is important and convey it clearly and concisely for non-scientists.
* Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies and familiarity with fundraising information sources.
* Strong written communication skills that include: near perfect grammar, persuasive writing skills, and a fastidious attention to style and detail.
* Have the ability to write and edit clear and structured proposals.
* Ability to adeptly change writing styles to fit the audience and voice of the piece.
* Be well-organized and have a strong personal commitment to excellence and continuous learning.
* Facility to quickly and effectively gather information by means of interviews, database research, Web sites, and scientific publications.
* Must be able to work both collaboratively and independently.
A competitive compensation package with a generous benefits package will be offered to the outstanding candidate.
To apply, nominate others, or obtain further information, please contact the executive recruiting firm assisting Albert Einstein College of Medicine in this search:
Mark I. Kalish, CFRE or
Susanne Felder, Senior Consultant
Kalish & Associates, Inc.
1979 Marcus Avenue, Suite 210
Lake Success, NY 11042
TEL: 516-622-2336/FAX: 212-208-2968
APPLY ON THE WEB: www.kalishandassociates.com