The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of USC draws collaborators from across conventional health and wellness fields, as well as from a broad range of other disciplines such as physics, biology, math and engineering to study cancer and potential ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease. The Institute complements and integrates cancer research being conducted by faculty physicians and scientists across the world.
We are looking for a Development Specialist to coordinate, implement, and provide administrative support for various projects, activities and aspects of development functions to assure the smooth planning and execution of development events and to provide support for fundraising initiatives. General responsibilities for events include providing overall logistical and administrative coordination for an array of events designed to increase awareness and support of the Ellison Institute. These activities may include researching and identifying potential donors, speakers and attendees; managing and communicating event planning timelines; producing invitations and other materials; tracking budgets and serving as the primary contact with vendors; and supervising volunteer help as needed. The person in this position also will provide support for development work including coordinating with members of the Development and leadership staff to help manage donor relations activities including preparation of donor materials and communications as well as gift management; serving as a point of contact for donors; and assisting with general external and internal communications. The person in this position also will be expected to maintain a broad-based knowledge of the Ellison Institute, its departments and research centers and to attend occasional evening and weekends. The Specialist will assist with other integral projects within the Ellison Institute as assigned.
Utilizes University Advancement reporting and tracking tools to ensure the development goals and the overall school/unit goals are realized.Â
Evaluates and follows procedures and USC Policy in accordance with fundraising best practices to ensure quality control and efficiency in donor service.
Reviews various sources, including donor lists from the advancement database to determine university, school and/or department donor history.Â Works with University Advancement to update and correct any discrepancies.
Researches funding sources including corporate and foundation directories to determine whether they have prospective value to school or department.Â Identifies potential prospects.
Designs and creates communication vehicles, tools, strategies and frameworks for enhancing and extending communication across development programs to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information to support successful cultivation and acquisition of donors and prospects.
Assists fundraising staff in the school in maintaining and reviewing prospect contact reports, proposals and projected solicitations for senior management to accurately represent efforts with prospects and to ensure proper documentation in prospect records.
Develops and maintains an extensive list of contacts, internal and external to facilitate event coordination.
Generate lists for events using the Salesforce database, reviews and determines actions necessary to ensure comprehensive receipt of invitations and accurate record-keeping.
Be a liaison between vendors and Institute to ensure timely delivery of products
Assists in preparation, production and distribution of funding proposals.Â Follows-up with prospective funders to ascertain progress of proposals.
Preferred Education: Bachelorâs degree. Combined experience/education as substitute.
Preferred Experience: 2 years
Preferred Field: Administrative office experience along with research and customer service.
Hourly Rate: $29.15 - $38
Position Type: Part-time 50% FTE
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Administrative office experience including research and customer service
Internal Number: REQ20084367
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