The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC offers diverse curricula that provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. Founded in 1976, the USC Black Alumni Association (BAA) is a leadership network established to strengthen the legacy of educational attainment and excellence of USC’s Black students. With a robust network of alumni leaders, donors, volunteers, and members, the BAA provides scholarship assistance, career mentoring, and cultural advocacy through alumni networking, volunteer involvement, philanthropy, and social enterprise.
The University of Southern California’s (USC) Alumni Association is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead the USC Black Alumni Association (BAA). Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations, the Executive Director oversees day-to-day operations of the BAA, including fundraising to support current-use scholarships and grow the BAA’s $6 million endowment; management of the BAA Advisory Council (BAC); and supervision of selected full-time staff members who help manage all aspects of the BAA scholarship, mentorship, and alumni engagement programs.
A successful candidate will be a charismatic networker and attuned listener with the ability to work collaboratively to manage competing priorities among stakeholder groups. A strong background in fundraising and experience directing organizations and programs for the Black community is preferred. This unique opportunity will provide a well-rounded experience for any professional looking to advance their career in nonprofit leadership while contributing to a culture of philanthropy and being the representative voice for all USC alumni.