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Director of Major Gifts

Development Los Angeles, California

Founded in 1905, the USC School of Pharmacy has played a key leadership role in both the advancement of the field of pharmacy and in the education of new generations of pharmacists, and remains one of the nation’s foremost schools of pharmacy today.  The school has directed residency programs for over four decades.

The USC School of Pharmacy is seeking an experienced senior fundraising professional to join its team.  The Director of Major Gifts works as part of a team of development officers and other personnel responsible for the comprehensive major gifts fundraising efforts in the USC School of Pharmacy. The position is responsible for managing relationships with major donor prospects determined to have the ability to make gifts of $50,000 to $250,000+. The Director works independently and also coordinates activities with those in other units of University Advancement and other schools at the university.

This position is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects, approximately 150, including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for the pharmacy school from alumni, parents and friends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education

Master’s degree

Preferred Experience

Experienced senior fundraising professional with a demonstrated track record of personally closing gifts of $50,000 to $250,000+. Expertise in major campaign fundraising, preferably at a complex research university. Solid relationship-building skills, able to interface with international prospects, leading faculty, administrators, board members, and trustees. Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and fundraising proposal writing. Demonstrated technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and skill in using digital technology to manage prospect contact documentation and portfolios.


Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Experience 5 years
Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise Major campaign, fundraising, public relations and/or volunteer management experience.



REQ20046733 Posted Date: 09/22/2017

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