University of Southern California Assistant Director of Annual Giving (Development Officer I) in Los Angeles, California

Assistant Director of Annual Giving (Development Officer I)ApplyDornsife AdvancementLos Angeles, California

World-renowned for innovative education, academic excellence and path-breaking research, USC is an exciting community to be a part of. Uniquely positioned along the Pacific Rim where nations and economies are experiencing unprecedented growth, USC is poised to take a leadership role in driving progress and development. Recently completing a record breaking $6B campaign ahead of schedule, the university continues to build and grow at an unparalleled pace. You will support the university’s mission and commitment to: “The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.”

The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is the university's oldest and largest school and often referred to as the academic heart of the University. USC Dornsife is a powerful force for transformation in addressing global challenges, connecting peoples and improving the quality of life. The collective power of USC Dornsife’s faculty and students across a spectrum of disciplines uniquely positions us to offer comprehensive solutions to our global society’s toughest challenges. You will be a partner in furthering these efforts.

As Assistant Director of Annual Giving you will be dedicated to supporting a comprehensive fundraising program for Dornsife Advancement. Reporting to the Senior Director of Annual Giving, you will maintain a portfolio of annual fund prospects and donors with an emphasis on leadership-level gifts ($1,000 to $100,000) to the Dean's Fund for Excellence. You will be responsible for assisting in the development, coordination and execution of direct mail, e-solicitation and giving day campaigns across USC Dornsife. You will also provide revenue generating support for strategic activities facilitated by Dornsife Annual Giving on behalf of affiliated departments, centers and institutes.


  • Provides fundraising services for a school or development department.

  • Plans and coordinates fundraising programs and projects.

  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers.

  • Coordinates volunteer and support group activities.

  • May lead volunteers, temporary and/or resource workers, as required.


  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers.

  • Plans, organizes and coordinates assigned fundraising programs and projects.

  • Conducts research for the purpose of updating and expanding the donor base.

  • Drafts informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs.

  • Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.

  • Develops and coordinates acknowledgement and recognition processes for donors.

  • Establishes and maintains donor records and accounts.

  • Interacts with other university departments, as required.

  • Attends professional meetings and seminars to enhance professional competence.

  • Plans and coordinates activities of volunteer and support groups.

  • Recruits members and provides guidance and support to leadership activities.

  • May plan, organize and coordinate special events and activities.

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


$48,000 - $62,000 - annual salary will commensurate with experience

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for eligible staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free professional development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values


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

Minimum Experience: 1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise: Volunteer or support group administrative or management experience.

REQ20048314 Posted Date: 08/09/2017