Position Description. The University of Southern California Institute for Addiction Science (IAS) is recruiting a Senior Analyst, Finance and Administration. This person will be responsible for overseeing the Instituteâs budget, financial planning and forecasting, and accounting, being mindful of coordinating available resources with programmatic vision. The Senior Analyst will oversee grants and contract administration and provide oversight and leadership to ensure compliance and alignment of operations with policies of the university, funding agencies, and other stakeholders.Â The Senior Analyst will manage the coordination of data on internal metrics and stakeholder reports of Institute activities and expenditures. They will work with the Instituteâs faculty, overseeing pre- and post-award administrative activities related to the submission of multi-school grants and subcontracts, work with educational program directors with regards to overseeing educational program tuition and expenditures, and manage expenditures and tracking of foundation, donor support, and other Institute funding sources. The Senior Analyst will oversee support staff as the Institute grows. The ideal candidate would have experience working in academic settings, grants management, and financial forecasting as well as excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with a wide range of professionals. A Masterâs degree is preferred but not required. To apply, please send a cover letter describing interest and fit for the position, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
About the Institute. The Institute for Addiction Science is one of the nationâs first university-wide comprehensive transdisciplinary addiction institutes. Founded in 2018, the Institute is unique in its breadth and depth of addiction research and education, which spans basic, clinical, behavioral, social, and population sciences and promotes substantial transdisciplinary collaboration bridging these scientific areas. The Institute brings together 77 faculty from 7 different colleges and schools across USC to conduct transdisciplinary research, education, and community outreach to improve the lives of those touched by addiction. Through bringing scholars together and providing an infrastructure to support synergy and collaboration, the mission of IAS is to generate innovative and impactful addiction research and education programs that advance the science, prevention, and treatment of addiction.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education. Preferred Education: Master's degree.Minimum Experience: 3 years. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum experience. Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in business administration, finance, economics, accounting or a related field. Demonstrated budget experience, including knowledge of government and fund accounting, and generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Ability to interpret, provide clarity and conceptualize complex financial data and policies. Strong analytical, qualitative, communication, interpersonal, organization, guidance, computer and spreadsheet skills.
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.