Senior Writer

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University seeks a senior-level writer to join a fast-paced and growing fundraising team.  All candidates must have exceptional written communication skills (including superb attention to detail), a dedication to fundraising, and a passion for the mission of IHS.  Ideal candidates will have significant professional writing experience with a track record of results and a demonstrated ability to take on significant responsibilities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervising at least two team members, which will include helping them develop their research and writing skills
  • Working with IHS program staff and senior managers to write persuasive grant proposals
  • Researching prospective and current grant-giving foundations’ interests and giving
  • Initiating discussions regarding proposal strategy with foundation staff and IHS senior managers
  • Editing fundraising proposals and reports

This position will have a high level of responsibility over his/her projects and must be a self-starter.  Management and fundraising experience are a plus. 

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:

  • Resume
  • Two professional writing samples (up to 3 pages each)
  • Cover letter detailing:
    • Your interest in this position
    • Professional references
    • A compelling case about why the mission of IHS resonates with you
    • Your salary requirements

To apply, follow our application process.

About IHS

The Institute for Humane Studies, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization based at GMU that promotes the study of economic and individual freedom across a broad range of academic and professional disciplines. IHS is located on the George Mason University Arlington Campus in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, two blocks from the Virginia Square metro stop (on the Orange Line). IHS provides a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and provides substantial opportunity for professional and personal growth.