Senior Engagement Officer – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Description

The University of Southern California School of Architecture seeks a talented and experienced senior engagement officer who excels in constituent relations, volunteer management, and events-related fundraising. This position is responsible for engaging alumni, family, and corporate constituents through a series of well-established fundraising events and volunteer-based programs. He/she identifies, cultivates and solicits donor prospects, and contributes to short- and long-term strategic planning efforts. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Development.

This role requires excellent written and verbal communication, high functioning interpersonal skills and significant project management experience .

Domestic travel, evening and weekend events is required from time to time. Candidates must reside within commuting distance to the USC University Park campus.

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, USC has a large number of international students and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit www.usc.edu.

USC School of Architecture

The USC School of Architecture is dedicated to educating the future leaders of the design professions. It promotes cutting-edge research, design, and fabrication while emphasizing the importance of a strong commitment to social and ecological justice. USC School of Architecture trains design professionals, scholars, and citizen architects who are deeply committed to making the world a more just and beautiful place.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

– Organizes advancement programs related to constituent engagement and special events fundraising programs. Assesses, analyzes, and evaluates fundraising programs and specialized projects and manages volunteer teams through modifications and adjustments as needed.

– Manages volunteer groups related to specific advancement programs and events. Provides leadership and/or training and maintains a strict set of milestones and deadlines in order to ensure efficient planning and successful fundraising.

– Attends professional meetings and seminars, as appropriate.

– Identifies, cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers. Identifies strategies for donor prospect cultivation. Drafts gift proposals for review and/or provides recommendations and assistance to proposal writers.

– Writes, edits and produces materials related to advancement programs. Develops organizational and support materials for specific fundraising activities.

– Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.

– Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Benefits:

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for employees and their families with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for employees and their families; access to professional development opportunities; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses, and tram pick up services at no charge to employees; discounts to a wide variety of cultural, sporting, and other campus events.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

Minimum Experience 5 years; Combined education/experience 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 and database systems. Excellent planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Experience: 5 years

Preferred Field Expertise: Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. Development experience in higher education. Experience in management/leadership roles. Volunteer experience in fundraising, campaign or non-profit environments. Experience with events and corporate marketing and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

Application Procedure

As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) Resume (including telephone and e-mail address). USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

The annual base salary range for this position is $95,821.88 – $117,000. 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 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.

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Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
5 years, Combines education/experience 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 and database systems. Excellent planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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