The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles. The university is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work culture that respects the dignity of everyone, regardless of ability, ancestry, religion, race, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, or veteran status to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be 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 makes the university a place where each personâs contribution is valued.
One of USCâs pillar achievements, the USC Department of Athletics is proud to support 9 intercollegiate menâs athletic teams and 13 intercollegiate womenâs teams across twelve venues. As a member of the Pac-12 conference, USC teams have won 134 team national championships, making the USC Trojans one of the most successful college athletic programs of all time. From football, baseball, and basketball to golf, diving, swimming, and tennis, to name a few areas of excellence, USC athletes compete at the highest levels.
USC Athletics is now looking to hire an Academic Advisor for Football to support academically at risk students. Reporting to the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services, this position will provide academic advising, planning and other support for assigned football student-athletes in areas of course selection, registration procedures, degree requirements and career goals.Â Successful candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and an attention to detail.Â Extensive knowledge and application of NCAA rules and related academic tracking technology (i.e. Teamworks, DARS).Â This position will also be required to maintain detailed student progress records, communicate regularly with supervisors and appropriate football staff, and have the ability to work autonomously while maintaining cooperative working relationships. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills a necessity. Candidates will be part of the Football Advising Team. This is a non-exempt (hourly) position that may require some overtime including evening and/or Sunday hours..
This position serves a diverse student and staff population, must demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for historically under-served populations, and is expected to contribute to the programâs diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. USC Athletics is committed to increasing diversity in its staff and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations.
Responsibilities to include:
Provides academic counseling for undergraduate and graduate student athletes, advising on matters of curriculum, course and degree requirements, transfer credit evaluation, and graduation counseling and clearance. Monitors student progress.
Evaluates student problems, academic, administrative or personal, and refers student to appropriate student services office for additional counseling. Liaises with other offices on behalf of students to facilitate problem resolution.
Maintains academic unit student records and coordinates registration activities, degree progress, enrollment and degree verification, and transcripts with the USC Office of Academic Records and Registrar. Assists with Petition applications, resumes and letters of recommendation. Interfaces with faculty, administrators and students regarding grading policies, academic progress and student promotability.
Member of the Football Advising Team and other committees at the department, school, college or university level which deal in student services issues. Provides administrative support for local committees and works on committee-assigned projects.
Maintains currency with NCAA policies and regulations, as well as policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to admissions, financial aid, registration, transfer credit evaluation, course and degree requirements, graduation requirements, petitions and other student services.
Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Education and Experience
Â· Bachelor's degree. 2 years related experience.
Minimum Field of Expertise
Â· Department Advising or Student Services experience.
Preferred qualifications and work history:
Â· Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience as an academic counselor/ advisor and demonstrated successful experience applying learning strategies for at-risk student-athletes at the Division I level.
Â· Master's degree and at least three years of experience as an academic counselor/ advisor and demonstrated successful experience applying learning strategies for at-risk student-athletes at the Division I level.
Â· Experience with Football advising
Â· Knowledge of NCAA rules, with a proficiency in Bylaw 14
All candidates must submit: (1) resume or curriculum vitae, (2) and cover letter addressing the candidateâs demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at [email protected] Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Minimum Education and ExperienceÂ· Bachelor's degree. 2 years related experience.Minimum Field of ExpertiseÂ· Department Advising or Student 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.