The USC School of Architecture is seeking an Assistant Dean for Communications and Marketing.Â The Assistant Dean will direct the public communications program for the school to include budget, development, administration and staff supervision.Â This includes the design and production of comprehensive media elements through current best practices, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification to shape the schoolâs image and message to targeted audience.Â This person will oversee the generation of content, media and/or multimedia for all media outlets, and officially represent the school in all matters of communication.
It is an exciting time to join the school as we initiate new strategic initiatives and enhance our academic programs.
Specific Job Accountabilities:
Develops and executes public communications goals and strategies for the school, and participates in long-range and short-term strategic planning, as assigned.
Designs and produces comprehensive media elements through current best practices, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience.Â Directs the generation of content (to include original text, images, video, website and school publications) in all areas of media, including social media, to build meaningful connections and communicate the school goals and messages. Â Manages content channels to ensure that all media/multimedia content is fresh, up-to-date, compelling, and accurately reflects the school priorities.
Oversees recruitment, hiring, orientation, and training of necessary staff. Â Directly or indirectly supervises all assigned staff. Â Determines staffing needs based on school goals and objectives, including workforce planning and compensation recommendations. Â Oversees performance evaluation process, ensuring consistent use of all applicable policies and procedures. Â Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees, as required.
Determines or proposes and manages assigned budget(s). Â Approves/ disapproves expenditures.
Interfaces with news outlets, social media, and community channels in all matters of communication to define the school message and vision.
Understands and ensures compliance with all current University policies, procedures and standards and with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Establishes and maintains appropriate network of professional contacts. Â Maintains currency with professional organizations and publications. Â Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, etc. Represents school, as assigned or appropriate.
Manage all major events within the school
Liaison between the school and Central Communications
Collaborate successfully with all departments within the school
Applications will not be considered complete without the following documents attached:
2) Cover Letter
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: Management experience in journalism and public relations.
What We Prefer
Preferred Experience: 7 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Communications management experience within a university setting.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Management experience in journalism and public relations.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 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 and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.