University of Southern California Director of Development in Los Angeles, California

Director of DevelopmentApplyDevelopment and Alumni RelationsLos Angeles, California

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks to hire a Director of Development to help advance the mission of the Annenberg School, by identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects, with an average of 12 substantive visits per month.

The Director of Development will be charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of major donor prospects, approximately 130+, who are alumni, parents and friends of USC Annenberg.

The Annenberg School aims to nurture a culture of giving among our donor prospects by strengthening our relationships with donors and prospective donors, and thinking creatively about new funding opportunities.​

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and exhibit a commitment to collaborative fundraising. S/he will possess excellent communications skills and demonstrate highly advanced organizational skills to maintain a broad spectrum of relationships.

Required Documents and Additional Information:

  • Resume and cover letter required. Please do not submit your application without these documents.

  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of five calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.

  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

  • Salary is negotiable upon experience.

  • The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism ( was founded in 1971 with generous support from the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, USC Annenberg has 103 full time faculty members, 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs. The School is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development courses for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining communication and journalism for the 21st century and beyond.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross

REQ20067847 Posted Date: 12/14/2018 - Thru date - 2019-01-11