The University of Southern Californiaâs Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks an accomplished, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as its next Director of Human Resources (HR). Reporting to the Executive Director, the HR Director will provide strategic vision and guidance over the operations of the Instituteâs critical human resources functions. As a member of the Executive Directorâs leadership team, the HR Director will provide clear information, advice, and counsel regarding human resources processes, policies, and procedures to ensure the best possible support and environment for Institute faculty, students, and staff.
The Information Sciences Institute, a unit of the Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced artificial intelligence, computer networks, cybersecurity, medical informatics, and other computing and communications technologies. ISIâs faculty, professional staff, and graduate students carry out extraordinary information sciences research at three distinct locationsâMarina del Rey, California, where this position will be located; Arlington, Virginia; and Waltham, Massachusetts.
USC Viterbi School of Engineering, consistently ranked in the top ten engineering schools in the United States, is achieving new heights through research and educational leadership in crucial realms of technology and innovation: information sciences, biomedical engineering, and homeland security, among others. In addition to the Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi is home to more than 45 research centers and institutes, including three National Science Foundation-funded engineering research centers and the first University-based center of excellence funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ISI is by far the largest research institute in Viterbi, raising more than 50% of all external research funding of the Viterbi School.
Founded by civic leaders at the dawn of the Western regionâs prominence, USC has always been a pioneering institution with discovery and exploration at its heart. Its aspirationsâ and embraceâ were as expansive as the region it grew to represent. Since opening its doors in 1880, USCâs drive to break boundaries and transcend its own geography put it on an impressive trajectory. USC has established itself as a leading institution in the academy, distinguished for its unique, nimble, and inventive culture.
ISIâs incoming Director of Human Resources must be an experienced and entrepreneurial professional with a demonstrated understanding of human resources practices and strategy, including benefits, compensation, employee relations, employment policies, and human resources workforce management systems, preferably in the information technology and/or education sectors. The HR Director will partner proactively with ISI leadership to establish human resource objectives in line with organizational objectives, identifying and researching human resources issues and contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to ISIâs strategic thinking and direction. They will play a key role in planning human resources initiatives and services that are essential to the Institute, including recruitment, workforce planning, diversity promotion, organizational development, change management, compensation planning and administration, and performance management, as well as other human resources services essential to ISIâs cutting edge and competitive information technology research environment.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly relevant experience in human resources.
Internal Number: REQ20090145
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.