The University of Southern California (âUSCâ) is a leading private research university located in the heart of Los Angeles â a global center for arts, technology and international business.Â As the cityâs largest private employer, responsible for more than $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 schools and units.Â
Academic Honors and Fellowships, in the Office of Academic Programs, is seeking a Student Programs Advisor II to join our collaborative team, which educates the USC community about university awards, honors, and nationally competitive fellowships, and supports merit scholars to promote a vibrant scholarship community.
As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter highlighting your advising philosophy and relevant work experience, 2) a resume (including telephone and e-mail address).
Coordinate and facilitate signature annual events to foster a vibrant academic environment for undergraduate students including the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Undergraduate Writersâ Conference, Research and Fellowships Week, and the Undergraduate Micro-Seminars
Serve as advisor to the Trojan Scholars Society (TSS), USCâs undergraduate merit scholar student organization, including event support and financial management
Assist in the recruitment, advisement, application management and selection processes for USC internal awards including the USC Renaissance, Global and Discovery Scholar Distinctions, Academic Achievement Award, and Africa Student Fund, among others
Collaborate with administrators, faculty and staff to coordinate outreach efforts for external awards such as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that attract motivated and highly qualified applicants and develop the fellowships culture at USC
Serve as a liaison to University trustees, donors, administrators, faculty and staff in the Office of Admission, Financial Aid, Residential Education, Academic Advising, Student Affairs, Degree Progress, and others as necessary
Understand and be well-versed in advising and student development theory and be able to apply these concepts to their practice and delivery of service
Consistent use of the USC Advisement Database and other university information systems to monitor student progress
Conduct special projects and emerging tasks as required.
Minimum of two years of experience advising and developing student programs
Combined experience/education as a substitute for minimum education
Committed to working with a wide range of students interested in enriching their undergraduate experience
Outstanding communicator (written and oral) able to distill and convey information to diverse audiences.
Masterâs Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or Related Field
Knowledge of USC programs, services and software
Ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, as well as flexibility in the face of changing priorities is critical.
To be considered for this opportunity, please include a cover letter at the same time you submit your resume/CV.
Closing date for applications: February 27, 2023, or until filled.
The annual base salary range for this position is $56,020.33-$66,000.00. 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 candidateâs 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.
Minimum Education:Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationBachelor's degreeMinimum Experience:2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Student personnel administration
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.