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Development Coordinator

Advancement Los Angeles, California


The University of Southern California, founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown LA and is the largest private employer in the City of LA. USC is one of the world's leading private research universities, and is a global center for arts, technology, medicine, and international trade. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make USC what it is.

The USC Roski School of Art and Design is the oldest art program in the region, dating from 1883. The School is noted for its varied programs from the mastery of traditional skills, to the exploration of the newest technologies, to the production of cutting-edge contemporary art and design. The School’s renowned faculty of artists, designers, curators, scholars, and arts professionals provides students with creative, interpretive, and critical skills essential to the practices of art and design today. Instruction takes the form of studios, lectures, seminars, research, in which faculty energetically challenge fixed notions of art and culture, while inspiring students to develop an understanding of the value of art in society and take part in the vital artistic community of LA.


The University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design is seeking a Development Coordinator to assist with the needs of the Development team.

The Development Coordinator will work in the USC Roski School of Art and Design and will coordinate, implement and provide administrative support for various projects, activities and aspects of development functions such as research; preparation and maintenance of funding reports; database management; preparation and distribution of funding proposals; development of communication vehicles/tools; tracking/reporting/analysis of development related data; budget administration and special events assistance.

Major Job Accountabilities Include:

  • Coordinates, implements and provides administrative support for various projects,
    activities and aspects of development functions for development directors, officers
    and/or other school or department managers.
  • Utilizes University Advancement reporting and tracking tools to ensure the
    development goals and the overall school/unit goals are realized. Analyzes
    development data for trends and risks, and presents results. Generates, maintains,
    and monitors status of funding reports for development projects and programs.
  • Evaluates and follows procedures and USC Policy in accordance with fundraising
    best practices to ensure quality control and efficiency in donor service.
  • Coordinates, plans, and analyzes the management of donors and prospects under
    various stages of qualification, solicitation and cultivation using University
    Advancement tools.
  • Reviews various sources, including donor lists from the advancement database to
    determine university, school and/or department donor history. Works with
    University Advancement to update and correct any discrepancies.
  • Researches funding sources including corporate and foundation directories to
    determine whether they have prospective value to school or department. Identifies
    potential prospects.
  • Designs and creates communication vehicles, tools, strategies and frameworks for
    enhancing and extending communication across development programs to ensure
    accurate and timely dissemination of information to support successful cultivation
    and acquisition of donors and prospects.
  • Assists fundraising staff in the school in maintaining and reviewing prospect contact
    reports, proposals and projected solicitations for senior management to accurately
    represent efforts with prospects and to ensure proper documentation in prospect
  • Assist in budget administration. Gathers facts and figures used to develop a
    budget. Tracks and reconciles budget activity. Provides forecasts and projections
    used to develop a budget.
  • Assists in preparation, production and distribution of grant and other funding
    proposals. Follows-up with prospective funders to ascertain progress of proposals.
  • Liaison with all University Advancement operations staff to ensure that the
    fundraising tools and reporting meet the needs of the school/unit.
  • Coordinates and assists with planning special development functions such as
    special events, direct mail, luncheons, telephone campaigns, meetings, volunteer
    activities, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves
    the right to add or change duties at any time.

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 women, 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

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Administrative office experience including research and customer service

REQ20052721 Posted Date: 11/09/2017

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