Job ID 371837
The science editor inspires principal-level gifts ($1M+) for Mayo Clinic’s top priorities by conveying complex biomedical and technical topics in compelling ways. As a member of the Development Communications team, this role leads content development for science-driven benefactor proposals, stewardship reports, magazine articles and multimedia assets while also editing peer content and bolstering the team’s overall science writing acumen.
The science editor builds meaningful relationships with Mayo Clinic’s priority leaders and world-class experts to understand how Mayo’s translational model of research is differentiated and poised to solve unmet patient needs. In addition, the science editor applies their subject matter expertise to advance Development business objectives in collaboration with Mayo Clinic executive leadership, fundraising professionals, functional Development programs and staff in adjacent departments, such as Communications, Marketing and the Executive Office.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 7 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a field such as biomedical research, health care, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals or life sciences; or a Master’s degree plus 5 years of relevant work experience. Experience working in an academic medical center and/or nonprofit fundraising organization is strongly preferred, as well as experience coaching and editing work of other writers.
Strong written and oral communication skills across various mediums (e.g., funding proposals stewardship reports, storytelling, scripted remarks for leaders, video, etc.). Ability to communicate in a way that creates clarity, simplifies messages, and aligns with organizational strategy. Knowledge of channels for communication and the ability to build effective communication and engagement strategies.
Must be a self-starter with the ability to independently identify opportunities, solutions and resolve challenges. Demonstrated ability to deliver impactful results. Requires an attitude that actively seeks out change, embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement. Must understand how to deal with and navigate ambiguity, and act without having the total picture.
Demonstrated professionalism and ethics, with ability to earn credibility through integrity and transparency. Role models service excellence. Motivates others by being present, engaged and attentive. Invites diverse perspectives, demonstrates and inspires a collaborative spirit.
Excellent interpersonal skills to include presentation, negotiation, persuasion, team facilitation and ability to provide constructive feedback are required. Superior project management experience, knowledge and skills. Incumbent must have the ability to independently manage a varied workload of projects with multiple priorities. Demonstrates interest in continuous learning and professional development, in addition to functional area expertise.
Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter and writing portfolio that highlights their science writing capabilities and range.
$108,305- $157,040 / year
Monday – Friday, Normal Business Hours
100% Remote. This position may work remotely from any location within the US.
This vacancy is not eligible for sponsorship/ we will not sponsor or transfer visas for this position.
- Rochester, MN
- Full Time