Writer II

Orlando, Florida
May 18, 2023
Jul 17, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges, and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission of unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Advancement & Partnerships

About Advancement & Partnerships We power partnerships and transform lives through philanthropy. Your efforts on our team will transform the lives of many students, enable innovative faculty research projects, equip centers and institutes of service to diverse populations, and forge strategic partnerships. UCF's Advancement & Partnerships division comprises the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving and the UCF Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to assist donors wishing to offer private support to deliver resources beyond traditional funding sources, such as tuition, state support and government research grants. We are a powerful team of 130+ professionals who support the university by soliciting, accepting and managing gifts as well as engaging alumni. Together, we work with alumni, friends, corporations, parents and others who seek to make gifts in support of priorities and initiatives in alignment with the university's strategic plan.

The Opportunity:

The UCF Foundation is seeking an experienced writer to support the Senior Associate Director of Communications & Marketing in researching, drafting, writing, and editing principal- and major-gift-level grant submissions, proposals, and related work.


  • The Grant and Proposal Writer will directly support the Senior Associate Director of Communications & Marketing in researching, drafting, writing, editing, and directing the design of principal- and major-gift-level grant submissions and proposals.
  • Additional duties will include all related activities ranging from the facilitation of proposal development and letters of interest to gift announcement press releases and articles.
  • This position will support the work of the Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations and other leadership team members and provide support to the Communications and Marketing team and the Assistant Vice President of Communications and Marketing as directed.
  • Work on principal and major-gift level proposals and grant submissions and conduct research to create compelling and appropriate content.
  • Write gift announcement press releases and articles for publication on the Foundation and Alumni websites, magazines, and UCF Today.
  • Edit and proofread copy written by self and others to produce error-free, compelling, and concise text appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Enter content/copy for grant proposals online and in printed formats, as required, ensuring compliance with specific individual grant proposal submission requirements.
  • Conduct research, fact-checking, citation, and style guide alignment as required and write reports, grants, and fundraising collateral materials as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful grant writing experience, preferably with an educational and/or non-profit focus
  • Three years of professional writing experience; preferably in higher education
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage projects and communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Proficiency in researching, analyzing, and interpreting diverse information from a wide range of fields/industries
  • Proven ability to grasp and communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, with editing and document design experience)Database familiarity/experience.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
  • Retirement savings options
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
  • Education assistance
  • Flexible work environment
  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page and click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



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Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
We fuel our relationship-focused work while balancing the desire for flexibility with a hybrid 3-days in-person / 2-day remote work schedule.

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$56,030.00 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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