The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC School of Cinematic Artsâ Production Division is seeking a Student Services Advisor I to join its team. This position will provide academic and career advising to graduate students pursuing an MFA in the Division of Film and Television Production.Â
In their advising role, the Student Services Advisor I is committed to the overall success of graduate students in the Production Division.Â Specifically, the Student Services Advisor I helps students understand degree requirements; develop, cultivate, and transform academic goals and educational plans; understand academic policies and procedures; explore curricular and co-curricular opportunities; integrate career development opportunities, address concerns and challenges that impact academic success; connect with faculty members and university resources; provide support for the Production Division in event planning, program coordination, admissions, and various academic and developmental initiatives.
USC School of Cinematic Arts supports diversity and inclusion initiatives in multiple aspects of the student experience. A core responsibility of this position is to work with students, faculty, and administrators to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout the program. Additionally, Student Services Advisor I will interface with the School of Cinematic Arts Council on Diversity & Inclusion to provide the most up to date DEI information to the program and provide reports to the School regarding DEI goals and benchmarks. Working closely with program administration Student Services Advisor I will assess and review progress towards the programâs DEI goals.
Duties for this position may include:
Aide in the retention and graduation of major students through effective advisement practices.
Monitor student performance, degree progress, and records.
Prepare course plans (semester and yearly).
Evaluate student problems (academic, personal, or administrative) and refer students to the appropriate student support services.
Stay abreast on major curriculum, course offerings, and department related opportunities
Provide departmental related reports pertaining to enrollment, registration, retention and graduation.
Maintain knowledge on university related policies and procedures pertaining to curriculum, transfer credit, degree requirements, course evaluations, petitions, and other student services
Support and coordinate various academic and co-curricular programs.
Represent department through events and programs such as departmental welcome events and new student orientations.
Develop and maintain relationships with departmental faculty and administration.
Maintain professional knowledge through participation in associations, committees, workshops, and other means of networking.
Serves as advisor to student groups and organizations. Assists in planning and administering special programs such as faculty advisor programs, peer tutorial or advisor groups, and honors groups.
Assists in the preparation or update of bulletins, newsletters, handbooks, guides, fact sheets and brochures. May coordinate production of materials by outside vendors.
Other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves to the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree.
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years
Preferred Education: Masterâs degree
Preferred Experience: 3 years
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Student program or services experience
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.