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The Company (Company), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of Company, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The primary responsibility of the Associate Vice President for Development, Major Giftsis to provide leadership, in partnership with key advancement leaders, for interaction with significant university donors. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Development, Major Gifts participates in the planning and implementation of development strategy for the central major gift team, including those based in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco and personally manages a portfolio of at least seventy-five leadership gift prospects.
In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, additional duties include but are not limited to:
Work closely with the Associate Vice President for Advancement on personnel issues, operations, and budget issues related to the central major gift team.
In partnership and consultation with the Associate Vice President for Advancement, provide leadership and direction for the major and leadership gift program, including direct supervision to professionals directing university major gift programs.
Advise the Associate Vice President for Advancement on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects; frame strategy and tactics leading to timely solicitation of assigned major gift prospects.
Participate in the planning and implementation of campaigns associated with the university and interdisciplinary initiatives as prioritized by university leadership; provide guidance and oversight for campaigns and initiatives, including working with leadership in developing program goals, plans and objectives, and the establishment of quantifiable, measurable accountabilities for use in monitoring program effectiveness and success.
Oversee operations of select additional central advancement programs as assigned.
Draft briefings, reports, proposals and other development-related communications in partnership with Advancement Services and Advancement Communications.
Ensure highest standards of fiscal responsibility and data integrity.
Assume all other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Associate Vice President for Advancement.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This position requires a solid understanding of the academic priorities and mission of the university; an intimate working knowledge of the operations of the president’s office and board of trustees; strong working knowledge of the operations of the president’s office and board of trustees, strong working relationships with the leadership of the university and its schools; and a knowledge of the university’s relation to charitable foundations.
10 Years experience
University Administration and Development
Over 15 Years
Communication – written and oral skills
Interpretation of Policies/Analysis/Trends/etc.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Company 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 online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.
The Company values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
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