The University of Southern California (USC), 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 USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, staff, students and alumni that make the university what it is.
The USC Alumni Association (USCAA) â within the Division of University Advancement â supports the overall advancement of USC by engaging alumni, building a culture of philanthropy among the Trojan Family, and being the representative voice for all USC alumni.Â With more than 425,000 members worldwide, USCAA provides benefits, services and opportunities to connect Trojans to one another and the University through signature events and programs including reunions, industry networks, school-based and regional groups, affinity networks and multicultural alumni associations.
USCâs University Advancement â Alumni Association is seeking a Director, LambdaÂ LGBTÂ Alumni Association to join its team. The Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and is responsible for the day to day management and strategic direction and development of USCâs LambdaÂ LGBTÂ Alumni Association.
Founded in 1992,Â USCÂ Lambda connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Trojan alumni to each other and to the university and raises support for scholarships and other University initiatives. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in board management, fundraising, program development, event coordination and scholarship administration.Â
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing leadership for theÂ USCÂ LambdaÂ LGBTÂ Alumni Association (USCLambda), giving prominence to ourÂ USCÂ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and allied Trojan alumni while supporting and expanding engagement opportunities and the annual scholarship program. Â
Developing and executes the annual scholarship benefit to increase alumni engagement and scholarship donations while stewarding key stakeholders and donors. Â Â
Managing volunteer leaders includingÂ USCÂ Lambda Board of Directors and other committees such as Scholarship and Mentorship.Â Â
Cultivating and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers and develops plan to expand donor base to grow Lambdaâs scholarship program as well as its alumni engagement efforts.Â Â
Drafting gift or grant proposals for review or providing assistance to proposal writers.Â Â
Providing input for the development of Lambdaâs fiscal year operating budget. Manages program and event budgets.Â Â
Leveraging USCÂ Alumni Association and University signature programs to spotlightÂ USCÂ Lambda and also identify and or engage potentialÂ USCÂ Lambda volunteers, supports and donors.Â Â
Writing editing, and producing fundraising and/or marketing materials. Developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.Â Â
RepresentingÂ USCÂ Lambda and theÂ USCÂ Alumni Association at professional meetings and seminars for professional development.Â Â
Performing other duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.Â â
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.
USCÂ 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. Â
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Fundraising, campaigns and/or volunteer management
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.