Are you interested in nurturing a love of classical music while expanding the membership of two major classical stations?Â We invite you to bring your fundraising expertise to the University of Southern California Radio Group (USCRG).Â We are seeking an experienced Director of Membership, to join our team and to take our membership program to the next level.Â We have an ambitious growth plan and finding new and innovative ways to engage members is a key part of it. USC Radio Group includes two major classical stations. KUSC, located in downtown Los Angeles, serves communities throughout Southern California. KDFC, located in downtown San Francisco, serves the Bay area and other communities in Northern California.Â The stations are licensed to the University of Southern California, one of the leading research universities in the nation, with a respected commitment to classical music, arts and the community. The position is located in Los Angeles.
The Director of Membership reports directly to the Chief Philanthropic Officer and is responsible for leading the membership team in creating and executing an integrated, multi-platform, multi-channel, fundraising strategy for retaining and acquiring recurring and annual members. The channels include on-air (radio), direct mail, digital fundraising, and social media. Generally, this includes donors with gift levels from $1 - $1,000, withÂ current membership revenues at $11 million. The Director of Membership promotes a culture of philanthropy both internally and externally, and practices donor-centered fundraising.
Demonstrated experience in creating strategy, management, organization and execution of specific fundraising programs which include annual membership drives for both KUSC and KDFC.
Contributes to short and long-term strategic planning efforts for fundraising activities.Â
Recommends annual fundraising goals and objectives for membership fundraising programs.
Assesses, analyzes, and evaluates membership fundraising projects.Â
Applies best practices with traditional and new, innovative forms of fund-raising.
Understands how to use research and data analytics to inform and drive fund-raising strategies and tactics.
Identifies strategies for cultivation/stewardship of membership/prospects for growth of membership program and retention of members.Â
Manages annual membership budget and makes recommendations for development of future budget.Â
Works closely with direct mail company to write, edit and produce fundraising marketing materials.
Supervises Gift Processing and Customer Service staff and oversees all aspects of customer service for both KUSC and KDFC.Â
Assigns and prioritizes workloads of membership staff as needed.
Minimum bachelorâs degree or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
A minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising â public media fundraising preferred
Experience in revenue forecasting and business plans
Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
Three plus years of supervisory experience and team management
Ability to create a collaborative and inclusive environment
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeAddtional Education RequirementsCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Skills: Major campaign, fundraising, public relations and/or volunteer management experience.Preferred Education: Master's degreePreferred Experience: 7 years
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.