The Analyst, Project Management will support project teams in planning, managing, and evaluating strategic HR projects and other strategic initiatives for core HR functions. This role serves as a critical liaison to relevant stakeholders to ensure projects are running efficiently and smoothly. This person will identify and document risks or roadblocks to mitigate project disruptions. This role will help enable USCâs vision while championing USCâs culture and values.
The candidate for the position of Analyst, Project Management must meet the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree or combined experience/education as a substitute for minimum education.
Three or more years of experience in one or more of the following fields: project management, business administration, or other relevant fields.
Experience developing status reports, producing project plans and schedules, and managing project budgets.
Ability to prioritize competing assignments and work under pressure with tight deadlines and frequent interruptions.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, able to provide concise information and guidance as needed with attention to detail.
Strong organizational and analytical skills, able to think strategically and creatively.
Demonstrated sound judgment, able to work independently and proactively and make decisions with minimal supervision.
Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., MS Project, Visio).
The ideal candidate for the position of Analyst, Project Management has the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs Degree in business, communications, or another related field.
Five yearsâ experience in complex, long term, end-to-end project management.
Experience preparing and maintaining program transactions, records, statistical data, reports, and other documents.
Ability to provide input on developing and evaluating program policies and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and relationship-building abilities.
Experience with project portfolio management tools.
The candidate for the position of Analyst, Project Management will be responsible for:
Partnering with HR project team members and relevant stakeholders to develop program requirements and project plans. Collecting data and tracking progress and metrics across projects to identify trends. Assisting in preparing teams for lifecycle reviews and external audits.
Demonstrating understanding of and communicating to stakeholders for the program contributes to the overall business goals of the university. Completing project management activities according to specified project management methodology. Developing project management materials, tools, and templates to support HR project managers.
Assisting with the delivery of regular updates by participating in project team meetings and creating reports detailing project progress and compliance. Assisting with appropriate organizational change management strategies for HR project/program initiatives, as needed. Monitoring and reporting regularly on change efforts and progress. Maintaining open lines of communication with project, organizational and university stakeholders.
Maintaining currency with relevant technology, standards, and leading practices. Identifying and implementing innovations to streamline, automate or improve existing program management processes. Adjusting working style based on project team to maximize value added.
Collecting and analyzing project data to identify overall program trends and forecast future dependencies and risks. Communicating analysis to appropriate stakeholders. Escalating risks and issues following proper change control processes. Making recommendations to project team based on data analysis and communicating analyses to appropriate stakeholders.
Contributing to an inclusive environment that values differences by building and maintaining collaborative relationships with team members, peers, and program leaders. Promoting an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.
Demonstrating, through words and actions, alignment to USCâs strategic plan and the HR organizationâs strategic plan. Enabling the university to fulfill its academic and people missions through enhanced HR service.
Performing other related responsibilities as requested and when necessary. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeAdditional Education RequirementsCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years in project management, business administration or other relevant fields.Minimum Skills: Experience developing status reports, producing project plans and schedules, and managing project budgets.Ability to prioritize competing assignments and work under pressure with tight deadlines and frequent interruptions.Excellent written and oral communications skills, able to provide concise information and guidance as needed with attention to detail.Strong organizational and analytical skills, able to think strategically and creatively.Demonstrated sound judgment, able to work independently and proactively and make decisions with minimal supervision.Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information.Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., MS Project, Visio).Preferred Education: Bachelor's degreePreferred Experience: 5 years in complex, long term, end-to-end project management.Preferred Skills: Experience preparing and maintaining program transactions, records, statistical data, reports and other documents.Ability to provide input on developing and evaluating program policies and procedures.Experience communicating with project sponsors, senior management, functional managers and/or consultants.Experience in higher education.Excellent interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and relationship-building abilities.Experience with project portfolio management tools.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 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 and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.