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University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, United States
10 days ago
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, United States
10 days ago
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, United States
10 days ago


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, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is an equal opportunity employer.  USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. USC University Advancement is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which all advancement staff and our stakeholders have the opportunity to connect, belong, and grow while supporting USC’s mission, values, and goals.

USC University Advancement division is seeking a Development Coordinator to join its Stewardship and Donor Relations team.  The incumbent will work closely with the Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations.

Job duties include the following:

  • Assists with the generation of acknowledgments for the President of USC, SVP of Advancement, other university administrators, first time donors, matching gifts donors, and other donor groups, ensuring gift and donor details are correct and that they are delivered in a timely fashion (both digitally and snail mail).

  • Assists with drafting acknowledgment letters and other donor communications, as needed.

  • Must possess excellent writing and proofreading skills.

  • Assists with communications and mailings for the Widney Society, the university’s premier giving society, including welcome packets, database coding and maintenance, generating lists, etc.

  • Assists with existing and new naming opportunities projects, ensuring data in Salesforce database is up-to-date and maintained on a regular basis.

  • Tracks gift agreements for recognition names and new naming opportunities, updating the Salesforce database.

  • Assists with the tracking and mailing of major gift pledge reminders.

  • Assists with gift receipting, proofing for accuracy and identifying any potential issues, prior to mailing.

  • On an ongoing basis, reviews and ensures bio updates and gift adjustments are made in Salesforce database.

  • Tracks high level requests or issues involving donor acknowledgments, gift agreements, and other stewardship activities that require immediate attention and action.

  • Proactively identifies and recommends processes/systems that improve efficiency.

  • Oversees the work of temp and student workers.

  • Utilizes Microsoft Office, Salesforce, and various technology for acknowledgment generation and delivery, as well as stewardship/recognition updates and tracking.

  • Assists with handling internal and external constituents’ questions and requests for information.

  • Stays on top of trends and best practices in the stewardship/donor relations field.

  • Assists in educating and encouraging best practices in stewardship/donor relations with internal colleagues.

  • Helps coordinate meetings, agendas, and follow-up for the university-wide Stewardship and Donor Relations Council.

  • Assists department with administrative duties such as ordering supplies, handling expenses/reimbursements, setting up meetings, copying, filing, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Similar experience at a non-profit or comparable educational institution is highly desirable, along with an understanding of best practices in the donor relations and stewardship field.

Additional documents required:

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents. Sample letter/writing samples are preferred to be considered for this position.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; retirement plans once you meet Program’s eligibility period; 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 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: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Administrative office experience including research and customer service


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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59207275
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Position Title: Development Coordinator, Stewardship and Donor Relations
  • Company Name: University of Southern California
  • Job Function: Communications & Public Relations,
    Donor Relations & Stewardship
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Entry Level

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