The USC Marshall School of Business seeks a self-motivated, high energy, innovative professional to be the next Academic Advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs.Â The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs supports the education and development of undergraduate students in USCâs Marshall School of Business by providing a broad array of academic support, co-curricular programs and services including academic advisement, the Marshall First-Year Experience, Marshall Academic Resources, student organizations, scholarships for continuing students, and commencement. The office serves an undergraduate population of over 4,000 students (majors and minors).
Academic advisors help students understand degree requirements and academic progression; develop, clarify, and refine educational goals and plans; transition to college and explore curricular and co-curricular opportunities; select majors, minors, and study abroad experiences; understand academic policies and procedures; connect with faculty members and university resources; and address concerns and challenges both inside and outside the classroom that impact academic success. Advisors work closely with other departments and campus offices to ensure students are effectively supported and may be responsible for assisting with the coordination of academic advisement and student engagement programs and services.
Responsibilities and Duties
Provide academic counseling for undergraduate students. Advise on matters of curriculum, course and degree requirements, transfer credit evaluation, and graduation counseling and clearance.
Monitor student progress, maintain academic unit student records, and assist with petition applications.
Advise students on an individual and group basis as part of assigned student program and services. May meet with parents to provide information and facilitate problem resolution.
Evaluate student problems (academic, administrative or personal) and refer students to appropriate student support services. Liaise with other offices on behalf of students to facilitate problem resolution.
Interface with faculty, administrators, and students regarding policies and student academic progress.
Maintain currency on policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to registration, transfer credit evaluation, course and degree requirements, graduation requirements, petitions, and other student services.
Participate in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures such as grading policies, academic progress, and mandatory student advising.
Assess targeted student or group needs and recommend programs or services. Assist in the design and delivery of student programs, services and special events.
Assist in planning and coordinating student events and co- curricular programs including commencement, new student welcome, orientation, academic information sessions, and award ceremonies.
Interface with faculty and staff to exchange and update information or to enlist support for program services, e.g., guest speaking engagements and faculty advisor programs.
Assist in planning and administering special programs such as faculty advisor programs, peer tutorial or advisor groups, and honors groups.
Provide leadership, guidance and supervision to student workers, volunteers and/or graduate assistants. Assist them in developing skills through the planning and coordination of services and activities.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
Itâs an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovative education, academic excellence, and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the universityâs expansive, humanity-centered mission: âThe development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.â
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 seven calendar 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 is requiring all students, faculty and staff to submit proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in order to access campus facilities for the fall semester. Your safety is our top priority.
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 twelve 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.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
* Due to the financial crisis brought on by the effects of COVID-19 on university operations, costs, and expenses, USC has announced a temporary pause on the university's contributions to employee retirement accounts for most employees during calendar year 2021.
Why join the USC Marshall School of Business?
The USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the countryâs top schools for accounting, finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship and international business studies.
USC Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including bio-technology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Marshall graduates exceptionally strong support for success in the global marketplace. USC Marshall is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its workforce.
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.