The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students, staff and alumni that represent the university community. The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) is seeking an Executive Director to lead a newly developed center under CESR based in Washington D.C. Job responsibilities include: Identify potential clients, create and submit proposals to seek contracts to advise upon evaluating programs and projects. Assist clients in obtaining the desired results from their economic development investment Manage assigned staff within new Washington D.C. based center for the evaluation and monitoring of development portfolios. Determines organizational structure reporting relationships and short and long-range staffing needs. Reviews and approves hiring and salary actions to ensure compliance with policy. Oversees performance appraisal process for staff and remains informed of any disciplinary actions required Develops and manages department operational budget. Makes majo budgetary and resource allocating decisions. Provides financial status reports as needed Develops operating and administrative policies. Directs the dissemination, interpretation and application of policies and procedures Establishes and maintains working relationships with national governments and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank. Has responsibility for international initiatives that includes development of international affiliations and partnerships Assesses performance of whole portfolios or subsets of special interest through mid-term or ex-post evaluations. Has responsibility for overall strategic planning and business development including: venture projects, potential mergers, acquisition and affiliations The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Graduate degree in Economics, Finance or directly related field.
Senior global leadership experience in strategic development, planning, market analysis, and business development of foreign country economic development investment Experience in international economic investing, development, marketing, communication and management Demonstrated exceptional verbal and written communication skills Strong analytical, negotiating and collaborative skills Multilingualism strongly preferred
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