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Assistant Director of Development, Caruso School of Law

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: School of Law, Development/Alumni Affairs

The Assistant Director of Development, Caruso School of Law builds prospect and donor relationships, raises financial support, and increases the donor base for Pepperdine’s Caruso School of Law. This position focuses on Associate level/annual donors with a capacity of $1,000 to $25,000. This is a fundraising position that involves building relationships to garner financial support for Pepperdine University and our School of Law. The success of our mission to strengthen lives for purpose, service and leadership, depends in a large part on strong financial support from donors who enable us to provide the facilities, programs, faculty, and opportunities necessary to provide stellar, mission driven programs for our students.


  • Manage a portfolio of donors/prospects with a capacity to give $1,000 to $25,000+ annually, conducting, at minimum, 180 substantive personal visits annually with prospects and donors.
  • Conduct ongoing stewardship activities to further enhance the relationship between School of Law donors and Pepperdine University.
  • Aid the annual fund team with analyzing Caruso School of Law constituencies to best create and develop segmented fundraising strategies (direct mail, calling, e-solicitation) directed toward each segmented constituency.
  • Develop and manage annual travel and expense budgets.
  • Utilize the Pepperdine advancement database, The Raiser's Edge, to research historical records and communications with donors and prospects, and document new actions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelors Degree.Two years professional experience in fundraising, sales or related profession; must be highly organized, able to take direction and handle multiple tasks in a rapid-paced environment; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and fundraising goals; proven ability to work well with character diversity; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. A satisfactory driving record, a valid driver’s license, and a reliable personal vehicle. Must have careful attention to detail; ability to work efficiently with minimum supervision, to deal with the public in a professional manner and to communicate clearly and accurately; working knowledge of personal computer and programs. Proficiency with PC/laptop, telephone, cell phone, FAX, optical scanner, copiers, standard office equipment.

Preferred: Law Degree. Raiser’s Edge, Crystal Reporting, Nolij and C2C PeopleSoft experience.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Expected Pay Range: $70,040 - $81,400 per year 

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

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