University Advancement's USC Alumni Association (USCAA) is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and enterprising professional for the position, Manager, Signature events. Â
University Advancement is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which all advancement staff and our stakeholders have the opportunity to connect, belong, and grow while supporting the University of Southern Californiaâs mission, values, and goals. Â
The Manager is responsible for day-to-day management of assigned events (or assigned portions of larger events) within the broader USCAA Signature Events portfolio which includes, but is not limited to, Alumni Awards, the Alumni Leadership Conference, the Volunteer Recognition Dinner, Football Weekenders, Reunion Weekend, Homecoming, the Women's Conference, Half Century Trojans Hall of Fame Luncheon and Going Back to College Day.
The Manager must be independently creative, able to produce, manage, and support USCAA events and flawlessly execute them. Related skills include: event planning, budgeting, marketing, and fundraising. Â
The position reports to the Director of Signature Events and works directly with Assistant Director and collaborates regularly with a broad USC Alumni Association staff and University community to coordinate logistical, financial, communications, and marketing aspects of USCAA events. This includes providing guidance, and supervision to assigned staff, student workers, and alumni volunteers. The job requires regular evening work and occasional travel and weekend work. Â
Plans, implements and manages specific events, activities, projects, and/or programs to enhance the public's awareness of the university, or students, faculty, staff and/or alumni of the university. Participates in development of team goals, plans and strategies.
Plans, writes, edits, produces and presents or distributes event related materials. Schedules, assigns and prioritizes workloads. Sets appropriate deadlines.
Ensures timely completion of unit's work.
Manages program, project and/or event budget(s).
Develops and produces event related reports for university and/or department use.
Represents University or department at professional meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events. Develops and maintains contacts with University officials, and professional colleagues.
Negotiates licenses and/or vendor contracts, as assigned.
Coordinates appropriate use of University and/or department logos, emblems and indicia. Â
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Â
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans when you meet the Programâs eligibility period; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events. Â
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Â
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Event management, public relations or related field. Â
3 years minimum experience;
experiences providing guidance and supervisor to assigned staff, student workers, and volunteers;
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
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: Public relations, communications, journalism or related field.
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.