The Department of Economics within the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is seeking applicants for its Student Services Advisor II (internal title: Masterâs Programs Advisor) position. The Student Services Advisor II will primarily service students in the Departmentâs Master of Arts and Master of Science programs. The Department plans to significantly grow its MS program over the next five years, and the advisor will play a pivotal role in this effort.
The Department has consistently been ranked among the best economics programs in the country, and services the largest student population within Dornsife. Faculty in the Department and alumni are recognized as leaders in their respective areas of study, and the Department has many notable alumni.
The ideal applicant for the position would have demonstrated skills and interest in academic advisement and program management.
The responsibilities for the position include providing extensive advising and program support for a busy academic department. The position is responsible for advisement, maintenance of student records, data collection and reports, curriculum development, and management of day-to-day activities within the Department â including student counseling, scholarships, and troubleshooting. The support functions include but are not limited to the following:
Organize and manage admissions processes
Counsel and advise prospective students on admissions, financial aid, visa, and academic requirements
Provide advisement for graduate students enrolled in programs and courses offered by the Department
Serve as liaison to relevant campus offices (e.g. degree progress, the graduate school, graduate admission, and registration) to assure timely completion of student degrees and provide relevant reports and petitions
Assist in the general administration of the Department of Economics
Lead recruitment efforts
Developing and marketing the Departmentâs new MS program
Manage curriculum changes and attend curriculum committee meetings
Track the placement of graduates
Organize special events such as distinguished speaker series and assist in other events and ceremonies for the division including graduation
Successful candidates will have strong communication and organizational skills, administrative and event planning experience, as well as a genuine interest in working with students, staff and faculty involved in the field of economics. Ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, as well as flexibility in the face of changing priorities and fluctuating workloads is critical.
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in student services and programming with ability to lead.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in student services and programming with ability to lead
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