Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need to become the best.
We, at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, are all committed to maintaining an environment of excellence and eminence, and this commitment shines through in all that we do.
The Office of Development is looking for a Development Associate to join its team! This position directly reports to the Senior Director of Development & Student Life. Development Associate provides support for various development projects and activities. Develops communication tools. Manages databases. Tracks, reports, and analyzes data. Administers budgets. Prepares reports and proposals.
Assists in the administration and implementation of fundraising programs on campus and around the country. Works with marketing and public relations to successfully organize fundraising events.
Develops donor acknowledgement and recognition procedures; writes acknowledgement letters. Assists with the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies. Ensures work is done in a confidential manner.
Assists with administration, design, and implementation of annual solicitations. May prioritize solicitation of prospects and/or maintain personal contact with major donors. Tracks and analyzes results of development activities. Helps train and mentor volunteers. Coordinates development committees.
Researches grant sources and submits proposals. May research, visit and cultivate prospective donors to annual fund.
Manages and drafts donor gift acknowledgements and other mailings; analyzes past responses. Proactively identifies opportunities to communicate with donors and alumni. Manages communication between staff and university (e.g., academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, research centers). Prepares and distributes reports (e.g., funding, endowed funds).
Preferred Education:Â Bachelor's degree
Preferred Experience: 3 years
Preferred Skills:Â Development experience in higher education. Volunteer experience in fundraising, campaign or non-profit environments. Experience with email marketing, website development/coding and Adobe Creative Suite. Extensive customer service experience. Fluent in one or more language in addition to English (e.g., Spanish).
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The hourly rate range for this position is $31.90 - $35.29. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs 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.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 years. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum experience.Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in development, maintaining meaningful relationships with a wide variety of internal/external stakeholders. Ability to self-manage, prioritize work assignments and manage multiple deadlines. Experience maintaining and interpreting large datasets anddatabase systems. Excellent planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skill. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
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.