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Community Engagement Manager

LACRC Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one of the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology. The USC Davis School has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and, with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology.

The USC Davis School of Gerontology is seeking a Community Engagement Manager to join its team!

This person will organize and coordinate family caregiver service volunteers, outreach to communities and limited related research programs. They will provide strategic guidance to teams and other project managers in ways that promote the USC Family Caregiver Support Center mission and vision. They will also develop and evaluate the progress of the volunteer program and any research programs as assigned. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing a multicultural team to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop effective strategies and tactics to ensure that all programs deliver the desired outcome to our organization.

Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Decide on suitable strategies and objectives for outreach to key communities in LA County
  • Coordinate cross-project activities
  • Develop, lead and evaluate volunteers, interns, and staff
  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets, and activities
  • Apply change, risk and resource management
  • Assume responsibility for the program’s people
  • Assess program performance and aim to meet performance goals
  • Resolve projects’ higher scope issues
  • Prepare reports for the program director

Our ideal candidate will have a masters (or BA with 3 years of experience) in communication, gerontology, or public health with proven experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position. Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods. Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles. Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software is a strong advantage. Prior work in the field of aging.  Bilingual/Bicultural background preferred. Outstanding leadership and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills. Excellent problem-solving ability. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

This position is funded by a research grant. Accordingly, this position is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding from this or any subsequent grant to continue employment. 

Benefits include a competitive salary, a rich array of USC benefits including healthcare (including dental and vision), 403(b), tuition reimbursement, national holidays, paid vacation and more. This is a full-time salaried position that will require substantial commitment and flexibility.

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. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

If you are interested, please submit your application. Please include a cover letter and resume with references. Thank you for your interest!

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional and supervisory experience in area of program specialization

REQ20060314 Posted Date: 06/06/2018

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