The University of Southern California (USC) Pacific Asia Museum seeks a Development Coordinator to support its development and membership operations, which encompass major gifts, annual giving, membership, corporate and foundation relations, and special events to support the museum's mission and growth. S/he coordinates a variety of advancement projects and activities ensures adherence to the University's gift processes and policies, and maintains current information about USC Pacific Asia Museum constituents and a $45 million fundraising initiative.
THEUNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERNCALIFORNIA
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is one of the world's leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. 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 Pacific Asia Museum is the only museum devoted to the arts and culture of Asia and Pacific Islands located within a major research university. The Museum is housed in a registered historical building in the style of a Chinese courtyard located in Pasadena, CA. Its collection of over 15,000 pieces encompasses a wide range of art and cultural traditions from Asia and Pacific Islands and spans more than five thousand years. For additional information, see the museum's website, http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org.
Provide proactive support for the Museum Director and advancement staff
Assist Director and USC Central Advancement to develop and evaluate the museum's fundraising strategies and identify donors
Serve as a liaison between Pacific Asia Museum and USC Central Advancement Services staff in gift processing, special events, foundation and corporation relations, prospect research, relationship management, information management, etc
Coordinate various fundraising projects and activities, including receptions, dinners, special events, and annual gala
Work with the Director and advancement officers to implement and monitor management of USC Pacific Asia Museum donors and prospects as they move through qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship stages
Help identify new prospects for Director and advancement team by analyzing giving patterns and researching funding sources, schedule meetings, and prepare briefings for Director prior to meeting with key donors; coordinate with USC prospect research team as needed
Support Director on Board of Councilors engagement activities
Plan and coordinate activities of volunteer and support groups
Serve as the primary advocate and liaison between the museum and its members and the community
Maintain and expand the museum's membership programs, actively recruit new members, and design and implement activities to enhance member's engagement with the museum, including members exclusive activities
Prepare, implement and evaluate annual fund activities
In coordination with grant writers, prepare, implement and evaluate an annual strategic plan to ensure robust grant application activities, including foundation, corporation, and government agency
Utilize University Advancement reporting and tracking tools; interpret data reporting and analytics to produce actionable, specific strategies to increase fundraising activities and results
Track annual and overall progress toward fundraising goals as well as fundraising performance metrics, including monthly contacts with donors and submitted proposals
Run, analyze and monitor pre-programmed reports available on the Cognos reporting menu and request customized queries as needed; act as a liaison between USC Pacific Asia Museum and Central Advancement for data and list requests
Coordinates with USC Pacific Asia Museum staff and Central Advancement to maintain up-to-date contact reports; ensure biographical and other updates are communicated on a timely and regular basis; maintain a variety of involvement codes on USC Pacific Asia Museum constituents
Ensure the highest level of data integrity and confidentiality
Develop, monitor, and reconcile departmental budget; provide forecasts and projections; monitor expenses
Help prepare and route gift agreements for approval and execution
Process and acknowledge all gifts within 24 hours of arrival
Review Daily Contribution Report for USC Pacific Asia Museum to ensure accuracy of booked gifts; coordinate any action needed with central gift processing and stewardship offices
Perform other duties as requested, delegated or assigned
EXPERIENCEANDQUALIFICATIONS Minimum qualifications: Bachelor degree required or combined experience and education as a substitute. In addition, candidates must have:
2-3 years of experience supporting advancement operations in a campaign environment; understanding of principles and techniques related to donor engagement, from annual giving to major gifts to corporate and foundation relations
Skilled user of Microsoft Office suite, including knowledge of data set manipulation with Excel using advanced formulas and pivot tables
Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
Able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in an active work environment with shifting needs and priorities
Customer service orientation; ability to work collaboratively with team members
Accuracy and attention to detail
Project management experience
Demonstration of integrity, positive attitude and diplomacy, and courtesy
Able to work well in advancement services functions and respond to colleagues across campus
Well-developed written/oral communication skills with the ability to communicate in a professional manner
Experience in fundraising, sales, marketing
SCHEDULE Schedule varies and includes some evenings and weekends.
COMPENSATION Starting compensation depends on qualifications and experience.
BENEFITS Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, paid vacation days, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). For more information about benefits see: http://www.usc.edu/benefits
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 email@example.com.
Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Administrative office experience including research and customer service
When the University of Southern California opened its doors to 53 students in 1880, Los Angeles still lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, the University of Southern California is one of the world?s leading private research universities and operates an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global ...center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university 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.