Development Writer

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



400 East Fordham Road
New York
United States


The Development Writer is responsible for crafting and helping shape PHI’s fundraising and other promotional materials, including grant proposals and reports, as well as foundation-facing correspondence. Excellent writing and editing skills are a must — work in these areas constitutes the majority of the Development Writer’s responsibilities. The Development Writer works primarily as a member of the Development team and contributes to PHI’s communications efforts.



·        Author concise, clear fundraising materials including lead drafting of reports, proposals, and letters for primarily institutional funding audiences, as well as a growing base of individual and corporate funders.

·        Review program data and incorporate it into development materials.

·        Collaboratively edit and finalize fundraising materials for submission.

·        Research potential new funding sources.

·        Participate in meetings with funders as necessary.

·        Maintain a Salesforce database of fundraising activities.

·        Develop content to support PHI’s communications efforts, such as blog posts and media articles. 

·        Contribute to document finalization efforts across the organization, such as proofreading.



·        Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience will be considered.

·        Two or more years of experience in a writing role at a mission-driven setting preferred.

·        Exceptional writing skills.

·        Precise editing skills.

·        Strong interpersonal skills.

·        Attention to detail.

·        Ability to manage multiple projects as well as competing priorities.

·        Ability to understand and use data in assessing program outcomes.

·        Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of databases and software (including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).


This position reports to PHI’s Director of Development.



PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to ensure quality care for older adults and people living with disabilities by creating quality jobs for direct care workers — the home health aides, certified nursing assistants, and personal care aides providing care for millions across the U.S. We believe that caregiving relationships work best when direct care staff receive high-quality training, living wages, and respect for the central role they play in the health care system and in the lives of clients and families. PHI draws on 25 years of experience working side-by-side with direct care workers and recipients in order to offer employers, policymakers, and other key stakeholders the tools needed to ensure quality care and quality jobs.


Located at 400 E. Fordham Road in the Bronx, PHI’s office offers panoramic city views in the heart of a community we serve. We are 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal on the Metro North Railroad and accessible via subway (B/D/4 lines) and bus. On-site parking is available. PHI is committed to a workplace culture of collaboration and respect.


The position is full-time, with competitive salary and benefits, based out of our New York City headquarters.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, email a cover letter with your résumé to Please indicate “Development Writer” in the subject line. The cover letter should briefly address the following questions: What specifically interests you in this position? Why would you be a valuable addition to the development team? 


The application period will close as of June 29, 2018.

PHI is committed to ensuring a diverse staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, national origin, domestic violence victim status, genetic information, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.