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Executive Director of Development, Translational Research Hub

The University of Southern California

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 14, 2022.

USC Keck School of Medicine seeks to recruit a talented and experienced advancement professional for the position of Executive Director of Development, Translational Research Hub.

The Executive Director, Translational Research Hub leads campaign fundraising for the Translational Research Hub on the HSC campus.

This position reports to Senior Associate Vice President, Health Sciences Advancement and w orks closely with the key stakeholders of the Translational Research Hub and focused on fundraising for a new building, researchers, research programs, equipment.

Opportunity to grow a team over time.

Specifically, the Executive Director will:

Focus on raising principal gifts towards the campaign and managing a portfolio of high net worth prospects and being a key team player in the campaign.

Assess the existing program and design a path forward to bring annual fundraising outcomes to $30M+ in the next 2-3 years to fund new building, researchers, research programs, and equipment.

Serve as a key advancement advisor to the directors of Translational Research Hub and also as a member of the Keck Advancement leadership team.

Represent the supporting functional areas at various cultivation and fundraising events, working in tandem with the Directors of functional areas in support.

Oversee the USC Translational Research Hub’s Leadership Council.

Manage the advancement budget assigned to the functional areas in support.

Ensure USC Advancement protocols are followed in all aspects of the donor process, including gift processing and acknowledgment, prospecting, soliciting, and stewarding.

In conjunction with the donor relations team, create written reports for donors and updates for faculty, craft acknowledgment letters, and respond to requests from faculty, donors and advancement colleagues.

Partner with clinical and research faculty to build the prospect base and cultivate donors.

As part of engagement efforts, initiate appropriate contact and develop meaningful and effective development events for donors and prospective donors to showcase unique opportunities for support.

Track progress and results in Salesforce, the USC Advancement database, following USC’s prospect management guidelines.

Other duties as assigned.

This is a high-profile leadership role that requires a professional with excellent verbal and written communication, an entrepreneurial thinker and a problem solver.

Applicants must possess strong relationship management skills.

Familiarity working with faculty, top executives and community leaders desired.

Applicants should be accustomed to and comfortable with receiving and applying feedback and advice to improve performance.

Additionally, applicants should be able to demonstrate a history of success in their prior field/position, with special focus on success in designing, implementing, and administering innovative programs that require creative solutions and energized problem-solving approaches within the fundraising arena.

Required Education : Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience

Minimum Experience : A minimum of 7 years of major campaign, fundraising, and/or senior volunteer group management experience.

Minimum Field of Expertise : 10 years of fundraising experience in higher education with preference given to candidates who possess development experience in academic medicine.

Follows established USC and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan.

Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

USC 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 online professional development classes; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.

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 education
Minimum Experience: 7 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Major campaign, fundraising, and/or senior volunteer group management experience.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance .

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at

Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Type: Full time