Associate Director, Business Development and Outreach

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Director, Business Development and Outreach
USC Marshall School of Business
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute

USC Marshall’s Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute leads initiatives promoting Network, Education, and Advanced Research globally. It integrates learning opportunities for over 100 postgraduate students while supporting and helping the USC Marshall brand globally in the global supply chain space. The Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute is poised to become the top thought leaders in the realm of global supply chain management. As an industry leader in cultivating top business talent, the Institute leads the effort to streamline efficiency and supply chain in a global economy.

Responsibilities and Duties

USC’s Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute and the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management within the Marshall School of Business is seeking a global supply chain management associate director in business development and outreach to join its team.

  • The Associate Director is responsible for setting goals and developing plans for business and revenue growth of the institute. This position develops the institutes global reach and explore fresh and untapped industry relationships and opportunities. The ideal candidate will also support the events and outreach such as the annual global supply chain summit, hackathon, global symposiums, and other affiliated initiatives hosted by the Institute.
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities
  • Build new and manage existing relationships
  • Conduct potential partners’ outreach
  • Develop goals for business growth
  • Support the institutes’ events and initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and background of the industry and in the area of business
  • Ability to manage sponsored projects and fundraisers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, energetic, team player with proven leadership and administrative skills.
  • Must have excellent conceptual and planning skills and be able to relate well with others
  • Possess knowledge of the market, industry and players.
  • Possess strong human relations skills. Get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly, while maintaining organization and control
  • Master’s degree.

Required Documents and Additional Information

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
  • USC is requiring all students, faculty and staff to submit proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in order to access campus facilities for the fall semester. Your safety is our top priority.
  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions*; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
  • The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

* University employer contributions may be subject to change due to financial impact of COVID-19

Why join the USC Marshall School of Business?

The USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the country’s top schools for accounting, finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship and international business studies.

USC Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including bio-technology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Marshall graduates exceptionally strong support for success in the global marketplace.

For more information on the USC Marshall School of Business, visit:

Minimum Education: Master’s degree; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 years; Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Five years’ directly related professional experience in program specialization. Excellent verbal communication skills and writing skills. Ability to analyze information and problemsolve. Demonstrable program administration experience. Ability to develop and maintain budgets. Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities. Strong project management experience. Proficient technology skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment and discretion.

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