The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music invites applicants for a Director of Major Gifts & Parent Giving.Â The position is full-time and reports to the Associate Dean for Advancement.
The Director of Major Gifts & Parent Giving, functions as a Major Gift Officer and also manages the Parent Giving Program.
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a rigorous music education in a real-world context.Â We offer a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding and innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown.Â For more information, please visit us athttp://http://music.usc.edu/.
The student body at USC is extraordinarily diverse: it is racially and ethnically a majority/minority population with a full range of expressions of gender, ability and sexual identities which we embrace as a source of institutional strength and community pride. The Universityâs commitment to building an academic environment hospitable to this wide range of diversity is full and complete. To that end, we are seeking to create as diverse a pool of candidates as possible; one which reflects the broad diversity of identities and experiences that comprise the country as well as Thornton generally.Â
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; 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. To view more information, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
Reports to the Associate Dean for Advancement
Manages portfolio of approximately 125 prospects according to University Advancement guidelines to solicit major gifts of $25,000 and above, developing individualized strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Identifies select concerts, recitals, master classes and special events to attend with donors and prospects. Follows up after events with individuals as appropriate.
Develops, manages and executes a robust Parent Relations engagement and communications program.
Identifies appropriate events for parent donor prospects throughout the year.
Identifies, solicits and stewards leadership annual giving prospects and donors
Makes recommendations to Associate Dean for Advancement for guest lists for Presidential and Deanâs events, football parties, USC Advancement prospect events and USC Advancement music events.
Contributes content and reviews briefings in collaboration with Advancement Coordinator and Central Advancement Prospect Researcher.
Assists in supervising Gift Tracking in conjunction with Associate Dean for Advancement.
Attends USC Thornton Board of Councilors meetings and produces meeting minutes.
Serve on the Advancement Parents Program Council (managed by USC Central Advancement)
Communicates the Schoolâs goals, objectives and activities with University, alumni, volunteer and donor constituents.
Ideal candidate will:
Demonstrated success in Major Gifts, Parent Giving and Stewardship while working within a collaborative fundraising environment.Â
Possess exemplary communications skills and have a record of accomplishment with advanced organizational knowledge.
Cultivate and maintain a broad spectrum of relationships.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Fundraising, campaigns and/or volunteer management
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.