USCâs Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is searching for a talented Director of Development to join its team as we engage our alumni, patient and donor communities in order to advance the Schoolâs mission to provide an unparalleled education experience, rooted in impactful clinical practice and driven by innovation and scientific discovery.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development will work in a frontline, major gift fundraising role with individuals capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more to support the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, as well as the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.
The ideal candidate will be donor-centric, strategic and solution-oriented. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to collaborative fundraising while possessing excellent communication and organizational skills in order to maintain a broad spectrum of relationships. Ideally, this self-motivated individual will possess 5+ years of related experience, and demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high-net-worth individuals, with a track record of securing 5+ figure gifts while moving donors up the giving pyramid.
Manage a portfolio of approximately 125 individual major gift prospects, including the identification, cultivation and personal solicitation of gifts of $25,000+, with a particular focus on six-figure commitments
Meet established metrics related to prospect outreach and gift solicitations while reporting and tracking fundraising progress through contact reports and other communication tools to ensure efficient and effective communication
Travel locally, regionally, and nationally as appropriate for donor management
Work closely with fellow members of the Schoolâs Office of External Relations & Student Life to increase membership in the Schoolâs premier donor support group, USC Friends of Dentistry
Develop strong working relationships with School staff to understand and articulate needs and cases for support
About USC Dentistry
Since 1897, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists.Â In addition to educating excellent clinicians, our diverse research activities present students with a multitude of opportunities to maximize the depth and breadth of their educational experiences. The Ostrow School of Dentistry is home to some of the brightest names in oral and craniofacial biology, stem cell science, biofilm research, clinical investigation and more. Further, the Ostrow School of Dentistry is also renowned for our community outreach efforts, with students, faculty, staff and alumni providing oral health services and education to thousands of people in need, whether across international borders or right here in Los Angeles. The School also serves as administrative home to two of USCâs top-ranked allied health programs, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.
To be considered for this position, please apply online, making sure to include both a cover letter and resume. Candidates who do not provide these documents may not be considered.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Major campaign, fundraising, public relations and/or volunteer management experience.
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