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Associate Director of the Asian Pacific Alumni Association

Alumni Association Los Angeles, California

The USC Alumni Association’s mission is to support the overall advancement of USC by engaging all alumni for life, building a culture of philanthropy among the Trojan Family, and being the representative voice for all USC alumni. With more than 400,000 members worldwide, the USC Alumni Association supports over 100 affiliated alumni clubs, alumnae support groups, and multicultural alumni organizations.

University Advancement's USC Alumni Association is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and enterprising professional for the position of Associate Director of the Asian Pacific Alumni Association.

The Associate Director of the Asian Pacific Alumni Association is responsible for engaging USC alumni and collaborating with university partners through a variety of alumni engagement events and initiatives. The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Alumni Association (APAA) and works closely with the APAA Staff and collaborates with various campus partners. The Associate Director oversees Signature Events (Annual APAA Scholarship and Award Gala, USC Asian Pacific Film Fest and APAA Golf Classic), the APAA Orange County Committee, finances, supports the APAA Board of Directors and regional programing. The engagement of alumni through volunteer and board management, constituent events and programs is vital to the success of APAA. The job requires regular evening and weekend work and may include occasional travel.

The Associate Director of Asian Pacific Alumni Association must be innovative, independently creative, able to produce, manage, and support APAA programs and events, and flawlessly execute them. Additionally, this person must have experience managing volunteer boards.

Related skills include: communications, budgeting, marketing, event production and program development and management.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Works collaboratively with board members on strategies to engage their respective demographic in alumni programming and involvement.
  • Produces a wide variety of programs to engage alumni and build awareness of the APAA, through career and professional development, educational, cultural, virtual and social events and is responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned programs.
  • Contributes to the development of department's operating budget(s). Manages program, project and/or event budget(s).
  • Develops and produces reports of alumni participation and engagement activities 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, media representatives, community leaders and professional colleagues. Maintains partnerships with professional/community organizations.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s Degree required

Master’s Degree in related field, preferred

Preferred Experience:

5 years

Preferred Field of Expertise:

Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience and professional expertise:

  • Working with and managing volunteers and/or volunteer groups.
  • Planning events that range from 50 to 500 people.
  • Alumni relations and event planning

Required Documents and Additional Information:

Please provide a cover letter along with your resume. Please ensure both of these documents are attached.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; 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


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Public relations, communications, journalism or related field with supervisory experience.


REQ20085895 Posted Date: 02/18/2020

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