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USC Civic Engagement Program Administrator

Civic Engagement VP Los Angeles, California

The full-time Program Administrator assigned to USC Civic Engagement will be an Exempt USC employee. In accordance with this designation, the Program Administrator will devote him/herself to the strategic planning, development, organization and delivery of services and activities specific to the mission of Civic Engagement at the USC University Park and Health Science Campuses. 

The responsibilities of the Program Administrator include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement community outreach strategies for neighborhoods surrounding the UPC and HSC. This includes close coordination with existing outreach efforts, effectively working with community-based organizations, business leaders and local schools to maintain positive relationships, develop new partnerships and evaluation of programs in terms of strategic focus, cost and impact; and

  • Provides professional and administrative services in support of the activities of Civic Engagement at the UPC and HSC.   Assists in program management with administrative functions covering planning, budgeting, proposal development, documentation, and marketing of program services; and

  • Assists in the testing and evaluation of program content and services.  Recommends and implements modifications necessary to ensure achievement of program goals and objectives; and

  • Researches and identifies community needs and recommends program modifications or creation of new programs and services.  Assists in the design and delivery of strategic community outreach efforts, educational collaborations and special events (e.g. community health and science fairs, professional convenings and college student conferences); and

  • Represents USC Civic Engagement on University committees as requested; and

  • Coordinates and acts as a Civic Engagement liaison to University and community community-based organizations, business associations, non-government organizations and other established alliances, collaborations for the purpose of strategic collaboration and supporting the mission and vision of the University; and

  • Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to student workers, volunteers, and/or graduate assistants.  Serves as program/project lead as well as works with Civic Engagement colleagues as needed in the planning and delivery of programs, activities and special events. Develops and conducts program-focused training and assess proficiency or readiness of trainees; and
  • Interfaces with faculty researchers and staff on committee work or information exchange regarding program services or content; and

  • Researches the market and develops communications and marketing strategies to promote projects/programs and create visibility for Civic Engagement initiatives. Creates information materials and plans activities and events to support communications and marketing strategies; and

  • Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures; and

  • Documents successful program implementation including proposing content to internal and external communications/media; and

  • Assists in program fundraising and developmental efforts.  Researches and identifies funding sources.  Contributes to proposal development by writing proposals or coordinating the input of others.  Attends events to network on behalf of program services; and

  • Provides historical data and projections for use in developing program budgets.  Assists with overall budget administration; and

  • Stays informed of developments in the field.  Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings, and participates in professional association as appropriate.  Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts; and

  • Assist local organizations with planning of health resource events and respond to special requests.  Represents the University with local chambers of commerce, serve on board of directors of leading organizations; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested by the Vice President, Civic Engagement at the UPC and/or the HSC.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:                          Master’s degree

Preferred Experience:                         3 Years

Preferred Field of Expertise:             Special education, licensing or certification requirements may exist based on program content. 

Attach to your application a resume, cover letter and three letters of reference.



REQ20069656 Posted Date: 01/16/2019 - Thru date - 2019-01-18

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