Project Specialist (Marketing and Communications) - Public Relations/Marketing - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union)
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20118826
The Project Specialist is responsible for facilitating marketing and communication projects within a high-volume environment. The project specialist schedules and manages internal team meetings, documents project decisions, and creates process workflows for a single business unit (digital, content, or design). Leverages Agile methodology best practices to keep teams and projects operating efficiently. The successful Project Specialist must be able to identify, troubleshoot, and remove impediments early on using data-driven insights to avoid delays and increase team velocity. Must be adept at organizing and maintaining various productivity applications and project management systems, be familiar with several project management methodologies (i.e. Scrum, Waterfall, Kanban, Lean), and have exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Minimum Education: â¢Bachelorâs Degree Certified Scrum Master certification preferred Minimum Experience/Knowledge: â¢2-3 yearsâ experience in successful management of marketing projects â¢Experience with working in an Agile (Scrum) environment â¢Agency experience preferred â¢Knowledge and experience in documentation managementâ¢Excellent verbal and written communication skillsâ¢Exhibit excellent team management skills and accountabilityâ¢Excellent attention to details and organizational skills â¢Ability to multi-task Proficient computer skills Required License/Certification:â¢Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date (applicable to employees working within City of LA).
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.