The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking an Associate Director of Industry Relations.Â Reporting to the Associate Dean for Development and External Relations with direction from the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Director of Career Development, this position plans and implements programs, events, and other activities to increase employer engagement and generate revenue.Â The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience developing new business, creating career connections between students and employers, and soliciting sponsorships.
Role & Responsibilities
Development and External Relations
Work with the Associate Dean for Development and External Relations to establish annual fundraising goals. Actively participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of strategies to achieve goals.
Develop, coordinate, and implement fundraising strategies to secure gifts. Develop, prepare and present formal fundraising proposals to industry partners. Ability to efficiently and effectively bring proposals to successful closure.
Work closely with industry partners to develop diversity & inclusion pipeline programs (i.e. post graduate diversity fellowships).
Partner with Development and Alumni Relations team, increasing alumni participation in career programs.
Career Services Support
Work with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Director of Career Development to develop strategy for engaging between 60-80 new industry partners annually.
Develop and maintain industry relationships for students and alumni through site visits, lunches, conferences, etc.
Work with faculty to identify potential industry partners for experiential case study partnerships within USC Annenberg.
Seek employment pathway opportunities for USC Annenbergâs international student population.
Create assessment to survey student career targets and needs, quality of recruiting services provided, and other employer related data management in order to improve recruiting efforts.
Continuously research industry trends to stay abreast of changing hiring practices.
Develop and execute industry partner outreach strategy for Bay Area and NYC target companies.
Work closely with the Office of the Dean and Career Services to support existing experiential education programs locally and nationally (Career Treks, Maymesters in Los Angeles and Bay Area, etc.).
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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; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school's comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website: https://annenberg.usc.edu/
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:3 yearsCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise:Fundraising, campaigns and/or volunteer managementPreferred Experience: 5 years
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