The Development Coordinator plays an important role inÂ the daily operations for the Advancement Office at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering managing varied fundraising, planning, and administrativeÂ responsibilities. Â This position reports to the Administrative Manager and supports the Corporate and Foundation Relations team with duties related to the engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation supporters and prospects. We areÂ seeking an individual who is pursuing a career in advancement and will leverage this opportunity as a step towards a frontline fundraising position.
Assists the Corporate and Foundation Relations team members in maintaining and reviewing prospect contact reports, assisting in proposal preparations, compiling stewardship reports, generating acknowledgment letters, and tracking solicitations to accurately represent efforts with prospects.
Acts as liaison between the Corporate and Foundation Relations team and both external and internal contacts, manages team membersâ calendars including meeting and traveling schedules, and provides administrative support for various aspects of development functions.
Acts as point of contact for student groups to assist with processing credit card donations, and providing stewardship guidance.
Analyzes the management of corporate and foundation prospects under various states of qualification, solicitation, and cultivation using University Advancement tools, and maintain relationships with donors.
Coordinates the gift agreement process; invoicing; including writing the agreement using approved gift agreement templates and coordinating appropriate approvals with central advancement.
Conducts in-depth research in coordination with Central Advancement Research on donors to determine whether they have prospective value to school. Identifies potential prospects.
Works with Advancement Services to assist in tracking development goals, developing best practice for donor service, and maintaining accuracy of donor records.
Liaises and interfaces with University Advancement and other staff member to ensure needs are met, assignments are complete, and problems are resolved.
Creates informational materials in coordination with Central Advancement to extend communication to all parties in a timely and accurate manner.
Assist with other special projects as required.
Strong critical thinking, planning, execution and multitasking skills and demonstrated ability to reprioritize on the fly.Â Â Â Â
Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills, extreme attention to detail and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Easily manage quickly changing priorities while meeting deadlines.
Ability to work with highly confidential information with absolute discretion.Â
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Ability to travel to all university locations.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
Only complete applications including these attachments will be given consideration.
Minimum Education:Bachelor's DegreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Administrative office experience including research and customer service
Internal Number: REQ20094099
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