The University of Southern California (USC) is a premier private research institution globally recognized for its academic excellence, innovative research, and commitment to fostering societal growth. Located in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, USC serves as an anchor institution, contributing significantly to the cultural, technological, and business landscape of the region.
With a diverse student body and faculty comprising 4,700 full-time members, USC offers extensive interdisciplinary study opportunities across various fields, promoting collaboration and advanced learning environments. USC’s commitment to academic excellence is underscored by its consistent ranking among the top institutions in the nation, with The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education placing it 19th among over 1,000 public and private universities.
This commitment is supported by the USC Alumni Association (USCAA), which plays a crucial role in advancing the university’s mission by engaging alumni, fostering philanthropic support, and representing the collective voice of USC alumni worldwide.
The Associate Senior Vice President (ASVP) for Alumni Relations will lead strategic efforts to enhance and increase alumni engagement, increase the USCAA’s impact, and create stronger connections overall with USC alumni and members of the Trojan Family. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement, the ASVP will serve as the senior leader for alumni relations at USC, requiring a deep understanding of USC traditions, culture, and complex organizational structures. The ideal candidate will demonstrate mission-driven leadership, adept relationship-building and collaboration skills, strategic and critical thinking, a growth mindset, and transparent communication abilities to effectively advance the USCAA’s ambitious goals. This position offers a unique opportunity for professionals to contribute to USC’s culture of connections, engagement, and philanthropy while furthering their career development within a prestigious academic institution.
Key responsibilities include setting a strategic, ambitious and innovative vision to advance and increase connection, engagement, and philanthropy, while aligning with the university’s mission, priorities and values, and advising university leadership on alumni engagement. The ASVP also plays a crucial role in fostering organizational effectiveness by leveraging data-driven insights, providing exemplary leadership and respect to the Alumni Association staff, and maintaining budgetary oversight to align investments with institutional priorities.
Ideal candidates will possess a personal connection to USC, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, cultural competency, inclusive leadership, and senior management experience within a complex organizational structure with an emphasis in areas of marketing, communication, and/or philanthropy.
This position offers an opportunity to make a lasting impact by fostering meaningful connections among USC alumni and the larger Trojan Family, contributing to the university’s overarching mission of societal development.
Salary Range: $250,000 – $330,000