Founded in 1896, the Gould School of Law has a distinguished past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the courage to break new ground. USC first introduced legal education in Southern California. Today, the law school continues to make history through its philosophy of innovation and through its people. USC Gould cultivates analytical ability, ethical values, and a spirit of collegiality that prepare students for meaningful careers benefiting society. It was one of the first law schools to engage students in clinical programs and remains a leader in experiential education.
USC Gould School of Law seeks a Student Services Advisor for Graduate & International Programs to advise and counsel students. The position works closely in a collaborative team of administrators who manage various graduate law programs for domestic and international audiences.
Below is an overview of responsibilities for this position:
Register students across all residential graduate programs
Conduct mandatory advising meetings for residential graduate students
Schedule courses each semester
Advise students to ensure that they meet their curricular requirements while meeting their academic and professional goals
Organize final exam schedule and provide support during exam administration
Understand and advise on various degree and certificate requirements across programs
Maintain familiarity with course requirements for various bar exam administrations
Provide administrative support for faculty and adjunct instructors regarding course lists, Blackboard access, adding TAs and other needs
Assist with resolving student issues relating to academics or instructors
Monitor student enrollment plans to ensure degree requirements are satisfied
Coordinate access and provide support for students with accessibility accommodations
Review and input final grades each semester
Conduct degree progress checks and certify studentsâ degrees
Connect students to campus recourses, such as health center, counseling services, Title IX office, campus support and intervention and center for learning and creativity
The ideal candidate will:
Enjoy being part of a collaborative team to provide student support
Be flexible and able to prioritize urgent issues on an as-needed basis
Have strong time management skills
Maintain professionalism and patience when working with students
Enjoy working closely with students to help them achieve their academic and career goals
Education: Masterâs degree in any field
Experience: One or more years of work experience, including prior experience counseling students, is strongly preferred. International student exposure is helpful but not required. The most qualified candidates will have experience registering students and familiarity with degree progress checks.
ATTENTION:Â Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this position.
Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law (Gould).Â Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions.Â At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.
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.