The Pacific Council seeks to hire a seasoned global affairs practitioner to develop new content and member-centric initiatives to build the Council’s reputation as a thought leader in the short term and further position the organization to achieve measurable impact on global discourse and policy in select issue areas by 2020.
The successful VP candidate is a savvy, persuasive, and nimble operator with a demonstrated capacity to operationalize strategy. The VP works in close collaboration with the Council’s board and leadership to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate both new and existing initiatives – including the Global Water Scarcity Project, the Mexico Initiative, and the Guantanamo Bay Task Force – organization-wide.
The VP provides staff-wide direction, working across all programs and project teams (including events, communications, membership, and trips) to support implementation of each initiative across the organization. The VP oversees the development of content, including (but not limited to) video, social media, infographics, podcasts, simulations, blog posts, data visuals, and microsites, in addition to more traditional content like op-eds, reports, and white papers. Working closely with an oversight committee on the Board (the Task Force on Content), the VP additionally develops goals and metrics, evaluates current and future programs, and makes recommendations for future resource commitments.
The right candidate is committed to Pacific Council values – inclusivity, openness to non-traditional approaches, collaboration, nonpartisanship, a culture of openness and of intellectualism – and translating those values into our work.
Impact & Content Generation
Sustainability & Administration
Network Broadening, Stimulating Engagement
While no one person will embody all the qualities enumerated above, the ideal candidate will possess many of those professional abilities, attributes and experiences.
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
In all our practices, the Pacific Council has stated an intention or policy of seeking out and including people who might otherwise be excluded or non-traditional. We are an EEO employer.
The Pacific Council on International Policy is an independent nonprofit organization affiliated with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Pacific Council staff are full time USC employees and are privy to all USC employee benefits: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits/
Prospective applicants MUST apply for this position via the USC Careers Website: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/vice-president-initiatives/1209/6172821