The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family", which is comprised of the faculty, students, alumni and staff that make the university what it is.
With more than 400,000 members worldwide, the USC Alumni Association (USCAA) supports more than 100 affiliated alumni clubs, alumnae support groups and multicultural and generational alumni communities. These groups collectively distribute more than two million dollars each year in scholarships for USC students. In addition, the association hosts hundreds of events and programs around the world, and provides benefits and services to all USC alumni.
University Advancement's USC Alumni Association (USCAA) is seeking a Director of Â Business Partnerships to join its team. The Director will:
oversee the research, recruitment and procurement of external corporate partners and internal benefit providers which support the strategic and financial goals of the USCAA;
maintain, cultivate and manage the USCAA's current relationships with benefit providers and sponsors;
ensure timely receipt of all revenues due the USCAA; develop an integrated marketing plan that accounts for USCAA's obligations to our corporate sponsors and promotes all USC benefits to alumni;
oversee the day-to-day management of the program budget;
This position requires a candidate with exceptional leadership abilities, outstanding writing skills and communications proficiency, superb organization and attention to detail, extensive business relations and sales expertise and analytical problem solving. Other key attributes required include the ability to work as a member of a team and strong diplomatic skills.
This position requires some out-of-town travel and a flexible evening/weekend schedule to accommodate events. Some driving will be required.
The Director reports to the Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations, and will supervise designated staff and student workers. The Director will be expected to contribute to the overall advancement of the USC Alumni Association, and is also responsible for other duties, as assigned.
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.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Preferred Education:Â Â Â Â Â Master's degree
Preferred Experience:Â Â Â 3 years
Job Profile SummaryMinimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of marketing and business management. Knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts and methodology of marketing. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Internal Number: REQ20083724
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.