This full-time position requires a candidate who will use his/her administrative, financial and project management experience in a higher education and/or scientific research organization to implement and advance the Instituteâs vision and strategic plan and oversee the Instituteâs activities. The incumbent independently exercises authority to solve managerial and programmatic problems and is responsible for long-range strategic planning, coordination, organization, staffing and oversight of all areas of the Institute. The candidate supervises directly a four-person professional and technical staff and supports all aspects of pre- and post-award grant preparation, submission and management. The candidate will work with the Director and Institute faculty, as well as USC Keck and Viterbi administrations, development, Office of Technology Transfer, foundation relations, media relations, and communications offices, as needed. The candidate will assist in identifying new opportunities for research collaborations and support, including a focus on industry and foundation relationships.Â The candidate will oversee high school, undergraduate and graduate student outreach and programming, with a strong commitment to diversity. In consultation with Keck media relations and communications offices, the candidate will oversee public relations for the Instituteâs scientific advances and activities.
The Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics (IBT) at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine works at the interface of medicine and engineering. IBTâs vision is to transform bioengineered neural interfaces into treatments for patients for whom there is currently no foreseeable cure.Â Using an interdisciplinary approach, IBTâs mission is to further basic understanding of debilitating neurosensory disorders, ultimately leading to the development of novel diagnostic and treatment options. The candidate will report to the Director of the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics.
Job Accountabilities include:
Manage Institute finances and reporting for various federal and non-federal grants and contracts.
Working with the Director, develop and implement an IBT strategic plan.
Assist faculty in all aspects of the development and preparation of collaborative and individual research applications, including writing, assembly and submission.
Oversee the identification and relationship management of industry and foundation partners, working with the development officer assigned to the IBT.
In collaboration with media relations and communications departments, supervise development of, manage, and oversee the Institute website and public relations plan.
Oversee high school, undergraduate and graduate student outreach programs, with a focus on improving diversity with the aim of providing opportunities for under-represented minoritiesÂ within the fields of science, medicine and engineering.
Organize and implement Institute-wide functions, including symposia, retreats, workshops, and seminars.
Take significant responsibility for preparation of the all reports and work with the development and Institute relations stewardship team for donor reporting.
Assist with other duties and projects, as needed.
Preferred Education:Â Â Master's degree
Preferred Experience: 10 years
Preferred Field of Expertise:Â Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting. Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Supervises employees and/or student workers.
Supervises: Nature of Work:
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Applicant Attachments (Required):Â Â Application/Resume
Applicant Attachments (Optional):Â Cover Letter
Work Location: Â Estelle Doheny Eye Institute (HC4)
Percentage of Time: 100%; 37.5 hours
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS). Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate University policies and procedures. Excellent oral, written, and communication skills. Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools. Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles. Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts. Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
Internal Number: REQ20089988
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.