Project Manager
University of Southern California - Washington, DC

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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 and staff that make the university what it is. USC's College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) is seeking a Project Manager who will assist in the development, planning and managing all phases of a newly developed center under CESR based in Washington D.C. Job responsibilities include: Plans and develops program objectives and content. Researches and identifies trends and needs and establishes program directions accordingly. Assesses quality of program operations. Modifies existing program services or creates new program offerings to maintain or enhance program standing. Develops curricula and course materials and coordinates faculty recruitment and involvement. Links program with other relevant departments on or off campus as necessary. Develops and recommends program operating and administrative policies. Manages the dissemination, interpretation and application of program policies and recommends approval of exceptions. Manages the delivery of services to targeted program participants or beneficiaries. Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate. Develops and maintains automated or manual systems and procedures to facilitate program operations. Manages staff assigned to program. Recommends organizational structure, reporting relationships and staffing needs based on program goals. Makes hiring, promotional and salary decisions in accordance with University policy. Provides performance appraisals for staff and determines need for disciplinary action. Develops and manages program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary and resource allocations. Provides financial status reports as requested. Identifies fundraising and development opportunities. Seeks funds for program operations from private and public sources. Writes grants to fund program or works with faculty, researchers and/or staff to develop research proposals. Develops strategies for marketing or promoting program to include market research and development of marketing plans, personal networking, newsletters and publications or other communications materials, and events planning. Serves as a key resource for program information. Resolves problems or questions referred by program staff, senior University administrators, or professionals outside the University. Stays informed of developments in field. Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings and participates in professional associations as appropriate. Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts. Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of University's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Master's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
5 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related education and project administration experience in specialized field represented by project

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Doctorate

Preferred Experience:
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Position Type:
New

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69570

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