The Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Director for Operations and Programming. This position serves the essential function of program planning and implementation to ensure the Centerâs smooth operations and to meet its evolving needs. The primary responsibilities for the position include: administering and managing the Centerâs operations and processes; providing leadership and guidance to staff and non-staff workers; serving as the key resource and point of contact for internal and external partners and organizations; and developing and administering program budgets.
The Assistant Director will provide direct support to the Centerâs director on strategy and operation, and will work closely with other functions at CPD to build relationships with leaders and organizations in the public diplomacy community.
The minimum education is a Bachelorâs degree with five to seven years of experience in project and programming management, preferably in an academic or nonprofit environment. Excellent verbal and written communications skills and prior experience with managing multiple projects are critical requirements for this position. Candidate must have a strategic mindset and be highly organized, entrepreneurial, and adaptable.
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidateâs experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
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Closing Date:Â Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
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USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; 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/.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ email@example.com. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.
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.