Women’s Basketball General Manager/ Special Asst to Head Coach – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC) 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 is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles.  We are searching for exceptional individuals to help us fulfill our mission: developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.

World-renowned for its unparalleled combination of academic and athletic prowess, USC has a storied history of collegiate and Olympic success. The vision of the USC Department of Athletics is to be the most student-athlete centered athletics program in the country. USC Athletics is committed to serving and empowering its student-athletes by providing the support, resources, and environment for student-athletes to pursue a world-class education; engage in a meaningful and fulfilling college experience; transform into the best versions of themselves; compete for championships; and prepare to thrive after USC. A member of the Pac-12 Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, USC is proud to support nine men’s (baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo) and 12 women’s (basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo) teams across 12 athletics venues.

Job Description:

USC Athletics is looking to hire a Women’s Basketball General Manager/Special Assistant to Head Coach to join our staff and student community of 600+ individuals. Reporting directly to the Head Coach, USC is seeking a dynamic thinker and self-starter to play a crucial role in helping our program to remain an industry leader in a changing collegiate athletics landscape. Knowledge of and experience working in higher education preferred. Understanding of the unique culture and needs of college athletes preferred.

This position serves a diverse student and staff population, must demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for historically under-served populations, and is expected to contribute to the program’s diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. USC Athletics is committed to increasing diversity in its staff and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations.

This is an exempt position with non-traditional work hours and travel expected.

Roles and responsibilities to include:

  • Interfacing directly with the Head Coach and team members in managing calendars (school, basketball, outside activities and appearances).

  • Supporting the program and players by helping to build WBB specific strategies through partnerships, NIL and player activations.

  • Building strategy to leverage player deals, partnerships and key moments through the year. 

  • Managing portfolio of NIL deals for players and creating opportunities to align USC and player deals where appropriate.

  • Serving as key contact for players, players families and alumni as it relates to navigating NIL deals in conjunction with USC.

  • Creating and leading strategic planning around player financial management and helping to navigate newly created NCAA policies.

  • Leading initiatives in community and alumni outreach.

  • Serving as liaison to key stakeholders and special guests/celebrities at home and away games.

  • Event coordination and execution for recruiting, team, and donor events.

  • Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree in a business-related field preferred) and have three years of experience (five years preferred). Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

  • Ability to acquire competence in applying general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of general administrative services.

  • Experience working in higher education and/or a sports related field ideal.

  • Driving is considered an essential job duty, and a valid driver’s license is required.

In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.

Salary Range:

The annual base salary range for this position is $125,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

To Apply:

All candidates must submit a resume with their application. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. 

-The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree in a business-related field preferred) and have three years of experience (five years preferred). Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

-Ability to acquire competence in applying general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of general administrative services.

-Experience working in higher education and/or a sports related field ideal.

-Driving is considered an essential job duty, and a valid driver’s license is required.

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