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Director of Development, Strategic Initiatives | University of Southern California (USC) - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. University Advancement is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which all advancement staff and our stakeholders have the opportunity to connect, belong, and grow while supporting the University of Southern California??s mission, values, and goals.   USC University Advancement division is seeking a Director of Development, Strategic Initiatives to join its Central Advancement Principal and Major Gifts Strategic Initiatives team. This team raises support for USC??s most immediate campus-wide fundraising priorities, among them sustainability, scholarship and student access; artificial intelligence and computing and diversity and equity. Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of approximately 125 principal and major gift prospects, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts. The Director of Development may lead fundraising efforts for a specific priority and may also serve as a resource for fellow members of the central major gifts team and colleagues across the university.   University Advancement is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which all advancement staff and our stakeholders have the opportunity to connect, belong, and grow while supporting the University of Southern California??s mission, values, and goals.   Responsibilities: Develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 125 active principal (1M+) and major gift prospects who have the ability to make gifts of $100,000+.   Director of Development will work independently and also collaboratively with the Central Major Gifts team, and other USC schools and units, in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and financial support.   Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards, major gift prospects. Develops strategies for cultivating support. Researches data for proposal development. Develops, prepares and presents formal fundraising proposals to major donors and prospects.   Assume and achieve fundraising financial and activity goals set annually.   Ensure compliance with all University fundraising policies, goals and procedures, including responsible for following all protocols for prospect and donor management established and implemented by USC Advancement.   Represents the USC Advancement at professional and university meetings, seminars and conferences for professional development.    Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.  The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.   Preferred Qualifications: Experienced senior fundraising professional with a demonstrated track record of personally closing gifts of $500,000-$3M+.   Expertise in major campaign fundraising, preferably at a complex research university.   Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.   The ability to build bridges and strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization with astuteness and agility.   Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.   A valid driver??s license is required; with weekend and evening work expected.   Preferred Education:   Bachelor??s Degree 7 years   Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience. Required Documents and Additional Information: Please provide a cover letter along with your resume. Please ensure both of these documents are attached. The annual base salary range for this position is $121,951 - $150,000 . When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern Californi a considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate??s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations. USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; retirement plans when you meet the Program's eligibility period; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeAddtional Education RequirementsCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Skills: Major campaign, fundraising, public relations and/or volunteer management experience.Preferred Education: Master's degreePreferred Experience: 7 years

Los Angeles, CA

HERC - Southern California

Southern California HERC, established in 2003, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, and research, medical, and cultural institutions. Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance. We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career resources and solutions. SoCal HERC includes members from the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. HERC provides job seekers with comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities, daily job alerts, career advice news and webinars, dual career support, and regional multicultural resources to help with relocating to a new community.

SoCal HERC Member Institutions:

Antioch University, Azusa Pacific, University Cal Tech

CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge,  CSU San Bernardino 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chapman University, Citrus College

Concordia University Irvine, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 

Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University

North Orange County CCD, Occidental College,  Pacific Oaks College & Childrens School 

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Soka University of America

The Claremont Colleges, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, UC Path Center

UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside

UCSD, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

University of Southern California, Vanguard University, Whittier College

While there are certainly wonderful opportunities to teach and conduct research at HERC campuses, of the 42,000 jobs on, over 24,000 (or 57%) are non-teaching positions. You will find jobs in healthcare, administration, software, information technology, finance, technical and trades, social work, student affairs, and much, much more.

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