Reporting to the Director of Development for Diversity Initiatives, serve as primary program officer and secondary development officer for diversity initiatives including, but not limited to, the LMU Latino Alumni Association (LAA) and the LMU African American Alumni Association (AAAA). This position will be tasked with increasing engagement and giving for scholarships that increase student diversity, inclusive excellence, and interculturalism on campus. The Assistant Director will oversee the timely awarding of LAA, AAAA, and other diversity initiatives scholarships, as well as the timely reporting to scholarship donors on financial awards and student recipients. In addition to strategically cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annual and special gift donors at a level of up to $25,000, the Assistant Director will work with Special Events staff to plan and execute successful annual scholarship award gala events for LAA and AAAA. This position will also support the Director of Development in LAA and AAAA board relations, including jointly staffing board meetings. As a program and development officer, the Assistant Director collaborates with colleagues in development, donor relations, alumni engagement, and special events to create opportunities, increase special gift pipeline, and provide effective and strategic program management for diversity initiatives.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum 2 years direct or related program fundraising or development experience in progressively responsible positions, preferably in a higher education setting. Well-developed administrative, organizational and leadership skills and demonstrated success in supporting advancement programs and senior staff. A track record that demonstrates positive internal and external relationship-building. Sales, public relations or relevant professional experience is helpful.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: fundraising, volunteer management, event production, communications, budgets, and administrative systems.
Ability to maintain confidential information; effective organizational/administrative abilities including proficiency in planning and prioritizing.
Highly developed organizational and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of relevant systems.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.