The Education Department at USC Shoah Foundation works to bring testimony-based education programming, multimedia resources and digital tools to educators and students worldwide that support them in attaining curricular outcomes and promoting the capacity to counter hate in the world. As such, the Program Director (Associate Director) plays a critical role in achieving these goals. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Associate Director has both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from overseeing group leads for each of three functional areas: project management, content development and content management â to coordinating stewardship for the Department and supporting the Director of Education with strategic planning and budgeting.
The responsibilities of the role are varied and require the ability to operate effectively within in a fast âpaced environment of cross-functional teams. We seek a candidate who pays close attention to detail while also focusing on the big picture. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of policies and proceduresÍ¾ developing and overseeing budgets and ensuring group leads are knowledgeable of their responsibilities and execute them effectively and within budget and timelines.
This position is funded by contracts/grants or gifts.
Create and implement cross-functional teams in consultation with the Director of Education and others as appropriate to ensure successful program implementation
Provide direct supervision for group managers, ensure training and ongoing professional development
Provide guidance to group managers in the areas of operations, administration and budget management for programs
Monitoring and Evaluation
Oversee all monitoring and reporting efforts, including development of systems and processes to ensure accurate and timely reporting of department activities
Ensure staff adherence to monitoring and reporting requirements
Support the Director of Education in the development of strategic plans and other program planning to ensure the Department contributes to Institute goals
Coordinate Stewardship with Fundraising Group
Work closely with advancement (fundraising group) to ensure consistent and timely communication, coordinate and provide information as needed for successful reporting on departmentâs work and ensure an effective coordination process is in place
Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
Support program managers with budget development and management
Ensure budgets are managed effectively and within the scope of the program expectations
Ensure continuous training and capacity building of program leads to manage budgets effectively
Support the development and management of partnerships with diverse types of organizations in the U.S. and abroad
Ensure partnership expectations and outcomes are met and the relationships stewarded in coordination with the project management team
Work with group managers to ensure communications on behalf of the Department are accurate, appropriate and otherwise aligned with Department and Institute expectations, standards and guidelines.
Make presentations about the work of the Department and Institute to various audiences
Coordinate Department visits by externals with the project management group to ensure appropriate involvement and successful visit outcomes
Required Knowledge, Characteristics and Skills
7 years minimum work experience in at least two of the following areas:
Knowledge and background in education field and Holocaust/genocide education preferred
Ability to work closely within cross-functional teams
Critical thinking skills
Sensitivity and good judgement
Ability to use multiple types of software and tools (e.g. Excel, Smartsheet, Salesforce, One Drive, Outlook)
Demonstrated ability to develop work/implementations plans
Interest and commitment to equity and justice issues
Autonomous, self-directed and proactive
Exceptional organizational skills, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and thrive in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
Masterâs Degree preferred
7 years of directly-related work experience overseeing and directing large-scale education programs, projects and staff
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated strong project management skills
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word Suite required
Demonstrated digital literacy and knowledge
Knowledge of online learning/instructional design highly preferred
Background and work experience in the fields of education, instructional design, Holocaust or genocide or human rights education a plus
Must be available for travel
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related program management experience. Expert knowledge of field, teaching experience and/or active in research. Ability to manage sponsored projects and fundraise.
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