University of Southern California - USC

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.

Jun 19, 2019
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering Advancement Office is currently seeking candidates for the position of  Director of Corporate Relations . Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director will be responsible for corporate relations marketing and stewardship initiatives as well as managing a portfolio of corporate partnerships. The priorities set for Corporate and Foundation Relations follow the priorities set by the Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering with primary focus on support for faculty, centers, labs, students and new initiatives. USC Viterbi School of Engineering USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges. Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, manage and pursue corporate-academic partnerships aligned with the Viterbi’s School’s broad range of programs and initiatives and serve as a point of contact for corporate relations within the School.  Serve as the primary Viterbi relationship manager for a portfolio of corporate accounts. Maintain strong relationships with key liaisons in each company. Proactively develop strategies, identify opportunities to raise awareness of USC Viterbi with companies and encourage more companies to reach out to Viterbi and invest in relationships with the School. Support the Executive and Senior Directors of Corporate and Foundation Relations to ensure visits by industry are planned and executed professionally. Work with the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to establish annual fundraising goals from corporations. Actively participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of strategies to achieve goals.  Oversees corporate marketing initiatives, interacting with Viterbi Office of Communications and Marketing. Creation and maintenance of digital communication, including but not limited to mass emails / digital newsletters, web properties and social media communication. Familiarity with state of the art platforms like Constant Contact and Word Press desired. Develop a strong knowledgebase of the faculty, research community, their research interests and expertise so that they can be matched with companies with overlapping interests. Participate in strategic planning. Develop, coordinate, and implement fundraising strategies to secure gifts. Develop, prepare and present formal fundraising proposals to corporate prospects. Ability to efficiently and effectively bring proposals to successful closure. Ensure an effective stewardship plan for donors that is functional, systematically implemented and uses university best practices.  Work with major gift Advancement team, exploring corporate interests on the part of executives and referring prospects for individual giving. Contribute to Advancement events and activities as required. Coordinate with the Student Affairs staff to ensure the leaders of student groups are aware of and follow University policies and procedures regarding fundraising. Ensure that club leaders know to notify USC’s Advancement organization of their fund-raising plans in advance of executing their plans. Position Qualifications & Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree with minimum of 5 years’ experience required, preferred 10 years’ experience and Master's degree in Engineering.  This position requires an appreciation for new technologies and their role in society. While a technical background is not required, a background in BioTech and/or BioEngineering is preferred. Expertise in university-academic collaborations, and corporate fundraising, preferably at a leading research university.   Ability to develop and implement strategies to develop long-term corporate partnerships.  Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and fundraising proposal writing.  Outstanding interpersonal skills, a high-energy level and the ability to effectively communicate with engineering faculty members are required. Ability to actively listen to corporate representatives and faculty with a technical focus, identify areas of common interest, and articulate a compelling case for the School of Engineering. Self-starter with strong organization and analytical skills. Willingness to travel. Highly motivated professional with solid success at achieving or surpassing ambitious fundraising targets.  Note: A Complete Application includes a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications may not receive consideration.
University of Southern California - USC Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Jun 19, 2019
Develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 125 active major gift prospects who have the ability to make gifts of $100,000+. Director of Development work independently and also collaboratively with the Central Major Gifts team, and other USC schools and units, in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and financial support. Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards, major gift prospects. Develops strategies for cultivating support. Researches data for proposal development. Develops, prepares and presents formal fundraising proposals to major donors and prospects. Assume and achieve fundraising financial and activity goals set annually. Ensure compliance with all University fundraising policies, goals and procedures, including responsible for following all protocols for prospect and donor management established and implemented by USC Advancement. Represents the USC Advancement at professional and university meetings, seminars and conferences for professional development.  Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.  The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Special instruction to applicant: Attached cover letter and resume/CV required. Preferred Qualifications: Experienced senior fundraising professional with a demonstrated track record of personally closing gifts of $100,000-$1M+. Expertise in major campaign fundraising, preferably at a complex research university. Excellent communication skills, including public speaking. The ability to build bridges and strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization with astuteness and agility. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A valid driver’s license is required; with weekend and evening work expected. Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred 7 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience.
University of Southern California - USC Los Angeles, CA, USA Senior Management - Director
Jun 19, 2019
The USC MESH Academy at the Keck School of Medicine is seeking an entrepreneurial, collaboration-focused, and strategically minded business professional to serve as Senior Manager/Associate Director, Business Development and Industry Relations (BDIR) with healthcare information technology/digital health expertise. Job Summary The BDIR Senior Manager/Associate Director will work with the Senior Director to develop long-term strategic plans for the Business Development and Industry Relations Team. S/he will be responsible for generating new business and implementing high-level corporate partnerships for the Keck School of Medicine for long term growth. S/he will liaise with key internal stakeholders to ensure a holistic approach to corporate outreach, synthesizing various internal needs and translating these needs to facilitate corporate engagement.  The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience in business development in healthcare information technology and digital healthcare. S/he will have a track record of building mutually beneficial corporate partnerships, from the higher education side and/or the corporate side, and can provide evidence of thinking creatively and translating complex materials to diverse audiences. This position promotes best practices in business development and industry relations across campus, develops new strategies to ensure productive and lasting university-industry relations, and contributes to biotech economic development activities in the Los Angeles region. Responsibilities: Trusted business advisor to USC investigators, inventors at all ranks, industry counterparts and consult on various levels of industry engagement that may suit their needs. Identifies research capabilities across all life science therapeutic areas and creates strategies to position them for multi-faceted university-industry partnerships. Build partnerships that support faculty research by identifying and cultivating prospective partners, and developing and managing a strategic portfolio of corporate relationships Execute campus visits for corporate representatives that showcase cutting-edge academic and research programs, world-class faculty, and talented students. Translate priority academic and research initiatives into value propositions and inspiring marketing collateral. Actively support entrepreneurial activities that improve the education of USC faculty, postdocs, and students and connection to startup resources. Functions well as a contributor to inter-disciplinary groups dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurial activities in the Los Angeles region. Preferred Qualifications: Masters of Life Sciences, Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical, bio-technology or academic healthcare sectors with demonstrated success in building corporate partnerships across multiple units and disciplines. In-depth experience in facilitating multi-faceted alliances including (but not limited to) sponsored research, technology transfer, education, student recruitment, and economic development. Must have demonstrated ability to work equally effectively and collegially with internal constituents (faculty and staff, deans, senior University administration) as well as corporate executives and their designees at all levels of a particular company. Outstanding judgment and capability to manage highly complex issues and relationships, and highly strategic and critical thinking with demonstrated success at delivering results. Ability to influence and manage challenging situations using scientific, legal and/or industry knowledge, and outstanding interpersonal skills. Strong multi-tasking and time management skills in a fast-paced environment. Expertise in current market conditions and trends for life science industry sectors (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, and medical devices) and working knowledge of best practices in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry deal terms.
University of Southern California - USC Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jun 19, 2019
The Development Coordinator plays an important role in the daily operations for the Advancement Office at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering managing varied fundraising, planning, and administrative responsibilities.  This position supports the Senior Associate Dean of Advancement with duties related to the engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of the department top boards and donors. We are seeking an individual who is pursuing a career in advancement and will leverage this opportunity as a step towards a frontline fundraising position. Job Requirements Acts as liaison between the Senior Associate Dean and both external and internal contacts, and manage Senior Associate Dean’s calendar including meeting and traveling schedules. Provides administrative support for various aspects including contact reports, reimbursement of expenditures, producing meeting agendas and minutes, briefings, stewardship letters, business correspondences, reports, etc.. Assists Senior Associate Dean in maintaining and reviewing prospect contact reports, proposals and projected solicitations to accurately represent efforts with prospects. Analyzes the management of donors and prospects under various states of qualification, solicitation, and cultivation using University Advancement tools, and maintain relationships with donors. Coordinates the gift agreement process; including writing the agreement using approved gift agreement templates and coordinating appropriate approvals with central advancement. Conducts in-depth research in coordination with Central Advancement Research on donors to determine whether they have prospective value to school. Identifies potential prospects. Works with Advancement Services to assist in tracking development goals, developing best practice for donor service, and maintaining accuracy of donor records. Assists in proposal submission and tracking process. Liaises and interfaces with University Advancement and other staff member to ensure needs are met, assignments are complete, and problems are resolved. Creates informational materials in coordination with Central Advancement to extend communication to all parties in a timely and accurate manner. Assist with other special projects as required. Skills: Strong critical thinking, planning, execution and multitasking skills and demonstrated ability to reprioritize on the fly.     Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills, extreme attention to detail and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Easily manage quickly changing priorities while meeting deadlines. Ability to work with highly confidential information with absolute discretion.  Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) Ability to travel to all university locations. Ability to work evening and weekend hours. Applications need to include the following attachments in order to be considered complete: -Cover Letter -Resume/CV
University of Southern California - USC Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jun 19, 2019
The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC combines interdisciplinary research with the prevention and treatment of cancer. David B. Agus, professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, leads the institute as the Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer. Under Agus’ guidance, the Ellison Institute’s research focuses on the application of proteomics (the study of the body’s proteins) and genomics, mathematical modeling, integrating clinical trials, pre-clinical studies and molecularly targeted therapy, which focuses on molecular and cellular changes specific to cancer. The Ellison Institute uses all of these techniques to determine which cancer therapies are likely to work best for individual patients, allowing physicians to customize treatment for each patient’s cancer. The Ellison Institute of USC draws collaborators from across conventional health and wellness fields, as well as from a broad range of other disciplines such as physics, biology, math and engineering to study cancer and potential ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease. The Institute complements and integrates cancer research being conducted by faculty physicians and scientists across the university. Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle Corp. chairman and chief technology officer, announced his lead gift of $200 million on May 11, 2016 at the Rebels with a Cause fundraising gala, to establish the newly named institute, which will be housed in a state-of-the-art facility in west Los Angeles. The building will house interdisciplinary cancer research laboratories focused on scientific discovery and innovation. Clinical advances will focus on transforming cancer treatment through technology and an interactive care clinic that offers patients world-class health care. The institute’s collaborative environment will include a think tank, education and outreach, and a wellness program. The institute will feature community spaces built on encouraging a healthful lifestyle, including a library and gardens. The center will be open to the community for lectures and wellness classes on nutrition and similar topics. Location:   Keck USC Beverly Hills Clinic/USC Health Sciences Campus Position responsibilities: Events: Coordinate the overall design, flow, and feel of Rebels With a Cause gala, our primary fundraising event, and provide support through the planning process to ensure the event meets standards and expectations. Manage printed event collateral including invitations, programs and posters in accordance with EI and USC editorial policies Maintain detailed event files and updated information on event attendees, donors, and friends of the University as needed. Develops and maintains an extensive list of contacts, internal and external to facilitate event coordination. Generate lists for events using the Salesforce database, reviews and determines actions necessary to ensure comprehensive receipt of invitations and accurate record-keeping. Manage vendor timelines to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of services. Manages creation and delivery of memorabilia, gifts and awards for the ceremony. Coordinate with Development team to make sure Chair, Honorees, Sponsors, and their teams are up to date with plans. Manage Rebels With A Cause website and social media page. Coordinate any USC specific protocols with event vendors and EI team Miscellaneous events: Identifies target groups, develops concepts, designs and coordinates mailings of promotional materials and invitations and directs logistical planning.  Maintains records on event activities, progress and status. Communications: Develops, prepares and edits marketing materials such as reports, publications, official correspondence, newsletters, articles, bulletins, brochures, manuals, advertising copy, etc, as needed or assigned. Liaises with university to ensure goals of school or department are effectively represented to public. Administers social media platforms for EI and related events. Manages the creation of new website. Manages public relations program for EI.  Coordinates interviews, press releases and announcements in accordance Development and other EI areas.    Serves as key resource for project information.  Interfaces with faculty, staff, and/or external contacts necessary to complete assignments.  Resolves problems and/or questions referred by project staff of administrators. Manages special projects on behalf of COO and Director. Provides assistance and support in planning, design, development and implementation of short and long-term projects for the Institute. Plans, coordinates, schedules and organizes project activities to meet objectives. Knowledge and Skills: Facility with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Excellent writing and verbal communication abilities Familiarity with list management and website administration Superior organizational skills and attention to detail Familiarity with logistical support elements of special events including catering, on-site management, printed material design, production, mailing, registration, parking. Preferred Education:   Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or related field. Preferred Experience:   5 or more years
University of Southern California - USC Beverly Hills, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Jun 19, 2019
Provides leadership for the financial planning aspects of the school – including financial strategic planning for the school’s academic programs, research initiatives, facilities and technology assets. Develops and manages budget processes and protocols covering operations, endowments, and sponsored projects. Makes major budgetary and resource allocation decisions in concert with the dean. Provides financial status reports and special budget reports to the dean and select senior leadership on a regular basis. Creates yearly financial objectives that align with the school’s vision and strategic plan; communicates with the dean and senior leadership to review overall and specific unit goals quarterly. Communicates and interacts with Senior Leadership Team, Faculty, Students, Staff and external constituencies. Analyzes business practices and recommends actions to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs. Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure the financial integrity of all university financial resources. Prepares documents and responses for all financial audits in consultation with the University Internal Auditor, along with identification of significant risks. Oversees the preparation of financial reports and documents to internal and external entities, as required; coordinating with all major operating areas of the University to ensure enforcement of fiscal compliance regulations, laws, and guidelines and policies. Responsible for planning to help assure the school attains its financial objectives, including: accounting services, budget review, audit support and financial and tax reporting for the school. Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the school’s plan for growth and expansion. Leads and oversees financial compliance and reporting. Liaison between USC central departments and responsible for budget annual budget. Oversees the Business Office and operations to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial processes Manages all year-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation. Prepares long and short-range plans for the use of equipment and facilities. Maintains analysis of space and equipment requirements and allocates usage based on school priorities. Preferred Qualifications Preferred Experience:   5-8 years Preferred Expertise : Master’s degree preferred. Strong knowledge of fund accounting and internal/external requirements, university financial policies, procedures and systems, and use of computerized spreadsheets and databases. Applications will not be considered complete without the following documents attached: 1) Resume/CV 2) Cover Letter Salary Range: $125,000-$134,000
University of Southern California - USC Los Angeles, CA, USA Finance
Jun 19, 2019
Be a part of our team and help make a difference in our community!  USC Credit Union is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to building wealth and creating economic opportunity for those who are underserved in our community.  Our Credit Union, a dynamic $550 million Credit Union located steps from USC’s University Park campus near Downtown Los Angeles, is looking for a  Vice President Community Development  reporting directly to the Chief Experience Officer (CXO). This position is responsible for identifying community development needs for the underbanked and underserved in the communities we serve and building relationships with community partners and other resource providers (e.g., banks, credit unions, local-city-state governments, etc.) involved in meeting those needs. The VP Community Development will develop and execute lending, investment and service opportunities that are responsive to the needs of the community, are in line with the Credit Union’s strategic initiatives, and in compliance with CDFI requirements. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Leads coordination of outreach for all community programs initiatives Identifies opportunities for innovative solutions that financially empower members and differentiate USCCU in the communities we serve Develops Key Performance Indicators and measures ongoing effectiveness of community efforts and identifies improvement opportunities that evolve with member needs and expectations Champions CDFI programs and ensures USCCU exceeds the program requirements; coordinates with governmental officials and advocacy programs Directs the activities of the USCCU Foundation; develops protocols for grant and award applications; develops fundraising opportunities; manages budget and operations plans, foundation accounting, and internal/government reporting Manages and designs the development of educational activities for current and potential members; coordinates with partner organizations and the community Represents the Credit Union at community events to nurture and solidify current membership and develop new business development opportunities Designs and delivers executive-level reporting and presentations on results or to propose changes in operations, products, or programs Develops and administers department budget including financial reports, as required Works collaboratively with senior management team to engineer continuous process improvement Provides oversight and direction for community development department Ensures department works efficiently and quickly to meet aggressive goals while providing exceptional service and maintaining quality of work Monitors staff performance; uses sound management, coaching, and interpersonal skills to influence, motivate, and develop staff, including those who are not direct reports Performs other related duties as assigned or requested Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing, finance or similar field Three years’ experience Combined experience/education for substitute for minimum education Bilingual (Spanish preferred) Enhanced knowledge of, and relationships with, key community influencers such as advocates, policy and civic organizations, local-city-state governments, and other national, regional and local nonprofits that serve the needs of the underserved in our community Comprehensive experience and knowledge in the new business development process Effective analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to independently steer complex issues to resolution Exceptional interpersonal, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills Integrity, initiative, and attention to detail Ability to pass a pre-employment background and credit check In addition to above, the ideal candidate will possess: Five years of experience Entrepreneurial Spirit Collaboration, consensus-building and listening skills USCCU offers a competitive salary and perhaps the best benefit package in the credit union industry. We are a member-focused, financial cooperative committed to becoming the preeminent financial services provider to the Trojan Family.
University of Southern California - USC Los Angeles, CA, USA Development