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Senior Manager - Innovation Communications, Marketing and Events - USC Stevens Center for Innovation

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles – a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the city’s largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please continue reading!

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Manager, Innovation Communications, Marketing and Events will be responsible for the development, strategic planning, and execution of all marketing and communications initiatives, maintenance of the USC Stevens website, writing, editing and producing of USC Stevens communications, including a quarterly newsletter, brochures, and support for the marketing of USC technologies.  The incumbent will also be tasked with Stevens’ strategic communication efforts, and the development of other marketing materials. This person will be responsible for the planning and execution of all USC Stevens events, and provide support for various USC Stevens programs.

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is a university-wide resource for USC innovators in the Office of the Provost. Designed to harness and advance the creative thinking and breakthrough research at USC for societal impact beyond traditional academic means, we focus on the licensing of technologies, expanding industry collaborations, and supporting start-ups

 (http://stevens.usc.edu). USC Stevens is unique as it is partially endowed by a generous donation from USC Trustee and Sequoia Capital partner Mark Stevens.  The Center reports to the Vice President of Research, and has the full support of the USC Provost.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the development and execution of marketing and communication campaigns, including support for the marketing of USC technologies;
  • Continue to refine USC Stevens website, which is an online resource for faculty, staff, corporate collaborators and potential licensees;
  • Assist in the planning and management of USC Stevens’ programs for both the University community and/or the general public;
  • Plan and execute all USC Stevens events;
  • Develop, produce and distribute publications and other promotional materials for USC Stevens marketing and public relations purposes; and
  • Supervise a Marketing Coordinator and possible student staff.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Master’s Degree (MBA) with a Bachelor’s in a Life Sciences or Science-related Major

Experience:

  • 7 years

Preferred Field of Expertise

  • Previous experience in a similar role at a university technology transfer office
  • Understanding of the technology transfer lifecycle and technology marketing
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience running marketing and communication programs related to innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Previous experience in building and maintaining websites
  • Possess a keen eye to independently create superb marketing collateral
  • Experience in event planning and management
  • Prior supervisory experience

Minimum Education:
- Bachelor'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:
- Thorough knowledge of marketing and management.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts, methodology, and techniques of marketing.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated creative and artistic skills.


REQ20052143 Posted Date: 10/24/2017

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