Roski School of Art and DesignLos Angeles, California
The University of Southern California Gayle Garner Roski School of Art and Design invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Development. The selected candidate will help grow and sustain philanthropic support for the school’s students, faculty, and programs. The Director of Development will work directly with the Dean and assist in the design, implementation, and creation of campaigns to advance the mission of the art and design program.
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of fundraising success both as a leader and individually. Visionary direction, unprecedented contribution, and unwavering dedication to the arts and design are needed for USC to realize its goal and establish itself among the world’s most preeminent research universities. The candidate will possess outstanding communication skills, be self-motivated and suited to work with donors, artist, designers and creative professionals both locally, nationally, and internationally.
First organized in 1883, the USC Gayle Garner Roski School of Art and Design is the oldest art school in Southern California with a noteworthy history, illustrious alumni, internationally renowned faculty, and bright, talented students. The school is a unique, supportive environment for creativity, experimentation, and collaboration in visual arts and design. USC Roski features an open approach to art that allows for both the integration and overlap of a number of artistic fields, as well as opportunities for cross-discipline research and collaboration at the 22 professional schools at USC, one of the world’s leading research institutions. This gives students the ability to seek a wide range of paths and customize their degree in a way that is as individual as they are.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, home to a vital local art and design community and an international gallery and museum scene, at USC Roski, creativity is unleashed, and students thrive. The school offers courses in all media—painting, drawing, photography, design, sculpture, video, digital media, ceramics, performance, printmaking — and students are encouraged throughout their education to explore, combine, mix, match and move freely among them.
Reporting to and working closely with the Dean, the Director of Development will lead all aspects of development and donor relations for USC Roski.
The ideal candidate for the above position will have a minimum of seven years of experience fundraising in an arts organization or with a major campaign environment. This individual will have a strong track record of securing and closing philanthropic investments of $1 million and more and possess documented success building integrated donor, corporate, and foundation relations. Experience leading advancement for a university unit and knowledge of Salesforce is preferred.
USC is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles – a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the city’s largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 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 schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work.