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The USC School of Pharmacy is seeking a Program Manager to lead and coordinate strategic management of its graduate programs in Healthcare Decision Analysis and Biopharmaceutical Marketing.Â This position is based within the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics and located at the Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics on the University main campus.Â
The Program Manager will support and grow innovative graduate programs that combine areas of health economics, product development, marketing, and public policy. Graduates of the programs enter dynamic industry careers in biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, health insurance and healthcare consulting. Reporting to the Program Director, this position manages program activities including strategic planning, program evaluation, policy implementation, professional development, marketing, and proposal development. The successful candidate should be self-directed and able to work independently with other members of the program leadership team to develop best-in-class education content, program policies, and focused course delivery.
Strategically plan and collaborate to develop program objectives, content, and course delivery across an innovative hybrid education format.
Proactively evaluate the program to continually seek to improve and enhance its offerings.
Develop and implement program operating and administrative policies.
Establish and communicate program priorities and performance standards and assess operations using these criteria.
Manage program staff and provide performance appraisals.
Develop strategies for marketing and promoting the programs to attract high-quality candidates for admissions.
Develop programs to enhance student career, leadership and professional development.
Identify and develop student experiential opportunities including internships and externships.
Actively collaborate with individuals and groups across the school and university to build and promote the program.
Keep informed of development in field and participate in professional meetings as appropriate.
Serve as key resource for program information to resolve questions referred by program staff, university administrators, or external parties.
8+ years of experience in academic program administration
Proven ability to proactively analyze situations, define objectives and develop short and long term strategies.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with project management and program development.
Demonstrated ability to build and develop relationships across spectrum of internal and external stakeholders.
Experience working with pharmaceutical, medical technology, or health insurance industry is preferred
Minimum education: Masters
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional and supervisory experience in area of program specialization
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.