The primary responsibility of the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Advancement, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC) is to lead NCCCâs fundraising program. In partnership with the NCCC Director and the Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Advancement, the AVP will elevate and propel NCCCâs current and future funding priorities through major and leadership philanthropic funding.
The AVP participates in the planning of the overall Keck Medicine development strategy, serves as the principal representative for NCCC advancement, and personally manages a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and donors. The AVP reports directly to the Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Advancement and supervises NCCC development staff. The AVP works closely with the NCCC director to generate support for the academic, research, and clinical mission and funding priorities related to cancer.
In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, additional duties include but are not limited to: support department chairs/division chiefs closely aligned with NCCC; hospital and medical school leaders on opportunities and issues related to NCCC; the SAVP and Vice President for Health Sciences Advancement on personnel, operations, and budget matters related to NCCC. Advise leadership on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects; frame strategy and tactics leading to timely solicitation of major gift prospects. Serve as the coordinator for development activity related to assigned clinical departments and units; assist in establishing, implementing and assuring execution of policies and procedures necessary for sound management. Participate in the planning and implementation of campaigns associated with the university and select clinical units; provide guidance and oversight for initiatives related to assigned units, including working with assigned clinical directors and leadership in developing program goals, plans and objectives, and the establishment of quantifiable, measureable accountabilities for use in monitoring program effectiveness and success. Draft briefings, reports, proposals, donor correspondence and other development-related communications in partnership with Advancement Services and Advancement Communications; ensure highest standards of fiscal responsibility and data integrity. This position will manage the Board and will be responsible for recruiting new members, planning and executing all meetings and assisting in the solicitation of all members.
This position requires a solid understanding of the NCCCâs and Keckâs academic priorities and mission of the university; an intimate working knowledge of the health sciences advancement program and best practices in cancer fundraising nationally.
Required Education: Bachelorâs degree, Masterâs degree preferredPreferred Experience: a minimum of 8 years of increasing levels of management in academic medicine fundraising, with preference given to candidates who have cancer fundraising experience.Preferred Field of Expertise: Demonstrated fundraising experience in a complex higher education institution, with multiple academic units, athletics, and academic medicine. Familiarity with higher education economics. Experience with donor/development management systems. Demonstrated understanding, strong insight, and experience in development and/or fundraising in the Los Angeles and Greater Southern California region. Experience with joint reporting structures, and managing multi-platform communications and marketing plans involving publications, videos, websites, social media, and public speeches and presentationsOther skills/areas of expertise required for the job include: strategic planning, managerial skills, analysis, communication (written & oral skills); interpretation of policies/analysis/trends etc.; negotiation skills; organization; public relations; public speaking/presentations; networking.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.