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The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy at USC is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Development and External Relations Associate, a vital role at The Center. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Development and External Relations and is responsible for supporting The Center's fundraising and communications efforts. The primary job functions include, but are not limited to; working with the Senior Director of Development and External Relations to plan and execute The Center's special events, including the Distinguished Speaker Series, Conversations on Philanthropy and national forums; assisting in development of strategic communications, including maintaining The Center's website; and updating, maintaining and utilizing The Center's CRM database for use in strategic communications and fundraising. In addition, the individual supports The Center's fundraising efforts including: managing the gift deposit and acknowledgement process; conducting prospect research; and drafting grant proposals and reports. He or she will further prepare news releases and Center Updates, and provide administrative support. This is an exciting time to join The Center as it approaches its 20th anniversary in 2020, where there will be significant opportunities for the Development and External Relations Associate to help showcase The Centerâs two decades of work and its vision for the future.
Bachelor's degree with two-four years of relevant experience in development or external relations
Able to self-manage, prioritize work assignments, manage multiple deadlines, and represent The Center in different environments
Excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to manage communications with a high attention to detail and accuracy
Proven ability to problem-solve and follow-up appropriately on process and procedural issues
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Detailed knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of office computer applications, including at minimum Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Proficiency organizing and working with database systems
Experience managing files and content and administering sites within a web-based content management system
â¢ Strategic thinker and ability to problem solve
â¢ Acute attention to detail
â¢ Highly organized
â¢ Discreet with professional relationships
â¢ Commitment to The Center's mission and core values
â¢ Successful candidate will be hard-working, deadline-driven and personable
About the Center
Established in 2000, The Center promotes effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research and convenings that inform philanthropic decision making and public policy to advance community problem solving. The Center does this by conducting research on philanthropy, volunteerism, and the nonprofit sector; and sharing findings and their implications as well as emerging issues by convening decision makers.
Required documents: A cover letter and resume are required (please upload as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Salary and title for this position will be commensurate with experience. The University of Southern California offers excellent benefits to staff employees, which include:
Health, dental and life insurance;
Personal and regular holidays;
Disability and retirement plans;
Participation in cultural and social events as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Volunteer or support group administrative or management experience.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.