Associate Vice President for Development, Principal Gifts
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20084821
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 âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. USC 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 USCâs mission, values, and goals.
The primary responsibility of the Associate Vice President for Development, Principal Gifts Â is to provide leadership, in partnership with key advancement leaders, for interaction with significant university donors. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Development, Principal Gifts participates in the planning and implementation of development strategy for the central major gift team, and personally manages a portfolio of at least seventy-five principal and major gift prospects.Â
In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, additional duties include but are not limited to:
Work closely with the Associate Vice President for Advancement on personnel issues, operations, and budget issues related to the central major gift team. Â
In partnership and consultation with the Associate Vice President for Advancement, provide leadership and direction for the major and leadership gift program, including direct supervision to professionals directing university major gift programs. Â
Advise the Associate Vice President for Advancement on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of principal and major gift prospects; frame strategy and tactics leading to timely solicitation of assigned principal and major gift prospects. Â
Participate in the planning and implementation of campaigns associated with the university and interdisciplinary initiatives as prioritized by university leadership; provide guidance and oversight for campaigns and initiatives, including working with leadership in developing program goals, plans and objectives, and the establishment of quantifiable, measureable accountabilities for use in monitoring program effectiveness and success. Â
Oversee operations of select additional central advancement programs as assigned. Â
Draft briefings, reports, proposals and other development-related communications in partnership with Advancement Services and Advancement Communications. Â
Ensure highest standards of fiscal responsibility and data integrity. Â
Assume all other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Associate Vice President for Advancement.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This position requires a solid understanding of the academic priorities and mission of the university; an intimate working knowledge of the operations of the presidentâs office and board of trustees; strong working knowledge of the operations of the presidentâs office and board of trustees, strong working relationships with the leadership of the university and its schools; and a knowledge of the universityâs relation to charitable foundations.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Masterâs degree
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 10 Years experience
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â University Administration & Development
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Over 15 Years
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Managerial Skills
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Analysis
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Assessment/Evaluation
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Communication â written and oral skills
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Development/Fundraising
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Interpretation of Policies/Analysis/Trends/etc.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Negotiation
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Organization
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Planning
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Public Relations
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Public Speaking/Presentations
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Research
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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; retirement plans with employer contributions when you meet Program's eligibility; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Â
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.