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Institute For Prevention Research Los Angeles, California

The Department of Preventive Medicine Institute for Addiction Science (IAS) is recruiting for the position of the Associate Director of Communications and Operations (ADCO).  This person will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day communications and operations of IAS, being mindful of the Institute’s budget, resources, and vision. This individual will lead meetings and activities of smaller affinity groups within the Institute, engage the community through events, speaking, and media, and oversee other IAS related projects and programs. The ADCO manages the Institute’s strategic plan, ensuring milestones are met and communicating and coordinating changes when necessary.  They will lead efforts in bringing together scholars to engage in grant writing and manuscript preparation as well as oversee dissemination of science through content curation, program management, and design of the Institute’s website and digital media platforms. The ADCO assists with the stewardship of gifts, grant, and funders, completing reporting as necessary. They assist the Institute’s leadership in activities related to multi-school grants and subcontracts, including facilitating Institute’s infrastructure to aid data acquisition and management, planning, design and protocol development. The ADCO will oversee staff, students and volunteers as the Institute grows.  The ideal candidate would have experience working in academic settings and program management as well as exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a wide range professions and stakeholders.  A Master’s degree is preferred but not required.  To apply, please send a cover letter describing interest and fit for the position, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

About the Institute. The Institute for Addiction Science is one of the nation’s first university-wide comprehensive transdisciplinary addiction institutes.  Founded in 2018, the Institute is unique in its breadth and depth of addiction research and education, which spans basic, clinical, behavioral, social, and population sciences and promotes substantial transdisciplinary collaboration bridging these scientific areas.  The Institute brings together 63 faculty from 9 different colleges and schools across USC to conduct transdisciplinary research, education, and community outreach to improve the lives of those touched by addiction.  Through bringing scholars together and providing an infrastructure to support synergy and collaboration, the mission of IAS is to generate innovative and impactful addiction research and education programs that advance the science, prevention, and treatment of addiction.


Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 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.



REQ20091311 Posted Date: 11/03/2020 - Thru date - 2020-12-31

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