Associate Director of Reunions, USC Alumni Association

USC Alumni Association is looking for frontline fundraisers to join the Reunions Team!
The Associate Director of Reunions is responsible for organizing the activities of specific reunion classes, including the recruitment of volunteer class committees, organizing class outreach efforts, and developing class-specific attendance and fundraising goals for Reunion Weekend. Please note that prospect and volunteer management along with qualification, cultivation and solicitation of potential donors is required for success in this position. The Associate Director supports the Director of Reunions in conceiving, planning, and implementing all aspects of the reunion program and is responsible for cultivation and solicitation of potential donors for leadership-level (beginning at $25k) and/or annual gifts in honor of their reunion to support the University’s development activities. This position leads volunteers, temporary, and/or casual workers on an as-needed basis.

Reunion giving is a crucial aspect of the reunion program. The Associate Director supports this effort by developing certain fundraising efforts, including annual fund campaigns developed in coordination with the USC Annual Fund and peer-to-peer fundraising involving alumni volunteers soliciting their peers for reunion gifts. The Associate Director of Reunions will have his/her own portfolio of reunion giving prospects. In addition, the Associate Director will be expected to contribute to the overall advancement of the University Advancement – Alumni Association.

Job duties may include the following:

  1. Plans, organizes and coordinates assigned fundraising programs and projects.
  2. Plans and coordinates activities of volunteer and support groups. Recruits members and provides guidance and support to leadership activities.
  3. Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers.
  4. Develops and coordinates acknowledgement and recognition processes for donors.
  5. Establishes and maintains donor records and accounts.
  6. Conducts research for the purpose of updating and expanding the donor base.
  7. Identifies budget requirements and staffing needs on a project or event basis.
  8. Drafts Informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.
  9. May lead staff, volunteers, temporary and/or resource workers, as required. Plans and forms support and volunteer groups. Provides leadership, work guidance and/or training. Schedules, assigns and prioritizes workloads, as needed. Sets appropriate deadlines. Ensures timely completion of work.
  10. Interacts with other university departments, as required.
  11. Attends professional meetings and seminars to enhance professional competence. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & 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 & their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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