The Office of Graduate Affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is seeking a Senior Specialized Service Student Programs Advisor. The ideal candidate will be a versatile self-starter capable of working independently and collaboratively on various projects. The incumbent is detail-oriented, skilled in project management, student program development, adept at problem resolution, and performs well in a fast-paced environment with the ability to interact with faculty, staff and University offices.
Identifies student training needs. Designs, plans and delivers programs and other co-curricular experiences, seminars and other educational services aimed at enhancing the quality of student life and personal success initiative as well as career/professional development and placement. Modifies, implements, communicates and evaluates program services and operations.
Mentors, engages and provides direct support for a diverse student population including special populations (i.e., low income, historically underrepresented groups, LGBTQIA and students with disabilities).
Coordinate efforts in the overall promotion of the benefits of campus involvement in relation to student retention and success.
Develops assessment tools/evaluation and surveys. Gathers program data, synthesizes, prepares and submits reports to management for review. Collaborates with faculty and academic units to coordinate data collection and management.
Conducts and creates engaging program-related community outreach and content (e.g., social media engagement). Designs and develops materials to support marketing efforts, updates websites and makes formal presentations as required.
Coordinates with other university offices as needed. Establishes and maintains ongoing communications with university counterparts to ensure integrated efforts.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Ideal candidate will have skills and experience in:
Demonstrated capacity for strategic, innovative and creative thinking in goal setting, program development, implementation, and delivery as well as the ability to manage multiple projects.
Experience in Academic Advising/Counseling or Career Advising/Development.
Experience in working with and advocating for students of underrepresented populations as well as other special populations and similar success in engaging with majority students to help create a campus culture of inclusivity.
Experience in the development of co-curricular program planning as well as event planning and management.
Experience in the design and development of assessments, evaluations and survey as well as data management.
Outstanding analytical, verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.
Masterâs Degree in Higher Education in student personnel administration, education, counseling or related field.
Advising experience within higher education setting, three years of experience in student advising and/or student services.
Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment and discretion.
Proficient technology skills including experience managing multi-platform communications and marketing plans involving publications, videos, websites, and social media.
ATTENTION: Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this position.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 years; Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Two years of directly related professional experience in program specialization. Excellent verbal communication skills and writing skills. Ability to analyze information and problemsolve. Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities. Strong project management experience. Proficient technology skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment and discretion.
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.