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Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Communications

Company: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Founded in 1896, the Gould School of Law has a distinguished past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the courage to break new ground. USC first introduced legal education in Southern California. Today, the law school continues to make history through its philosophy of innovation and through its people. USC Gould cultivates analytical ability, ethical values, and a spirit of collegiality that prepare students for meaningful careers benefiting society. It was one of the first law schools to engage students in clinical programs and remains a leader in experiential education.

ATTENTION: Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this position.

In support of the vision of the Dean and Associate Dean for the Gould School of Law, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Communications assists the Director of Alumni Relations with the design, implementation and management of outreach and communications programs to maximize alumni engagement with the Gould School of Law. The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is a key member of USC Gould School of Law Development and Alumni Relations team and plays a vital role in the school's ability to achieve its alumni outreach and engagement goals. Reports to the Director of Alumni Relations.

Job Accountabilities and Organization Support:

  • Assist the Director of Alumni Relations with all alumni events, programming, and communications.

  • Manage logistics for signature events, including Gould School of Law Alumni Reunion, Graduating Student Reception, and Golden Trojans Luncheon.

  • Assist in the coordination of the annual Gould School of Law Mentor Lunch with Career Services.

  • Coordinate Alumni Relations calendar of programs and regional events with other USC and USC Gould Alumni and Development colleagues.

  • Manage USC Gould alumni web site updates with Office of Information Technology.

  • Compose online class notes.

  • Serve as member of management team for the new USC Gould Gateway online networking platform and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud platform.

  • Produce monthly Gould alumni and Board of Councilors' newsletter.

  • Manage Alumni Association regional group's expenses and vendor payments with USC Gould Budget Office.

  • Manage Gould Alumni Relations and Gould Alumni Association's social media outlets.

  • Serve as main point of contact for alumni constituent requests and updates, managing multiple email accounts.

  • Oversee Gould Trojan Family Magazine submissions to USC University Communications per communicated schedule.

  • Produce online marketing and manage registrations and follow up communications for alumni events.

  • Maintain a high-degree of proficiency with Salesforce (Central University development database) in order to identify, select, segment and update constituents in support of alumni relations efforts.

  • Acts as a trusted and experienced resource to development colleagues on alumni relations matters.

  • Represent Office of Alumni Relations at events, as required.


  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Proven ability to engage constituents through newsletters, social media, events, etc.

  • Experience with customer relationship management databases, preferably Salesforce.

  • Experience in managing successful alumni relations programs and requisite materials, preferably in higher education.

  • Proficiency with Excel and Word.

  • Superior written, interpersonal, and verbal skills.

  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers.

  • High level of sensitivity to customer relations.

  • Ability to act decisively and to maintain flexibility.

  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals while continuously upgrading standards to maintain quality in all areas of responsibility.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

  • A sense of humor and belief in the value of collaborative colleagueship.

Preferred Experience: Familiarity with CRMs and social media

Preferred Field(s) of Expertise: External relations; Communications

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law (Gould). Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise: Volunteer or support group administrative or management experience.

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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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