The Master of Science in Applied Economics and Econometrics (MS AEE) Program is seeking an energetic self-starter to join its team. The Senior Career Services Advisor is responsible for providing career counseling services as well as planning and implementing professional development programs and opportunities for students and alumni. This role will conduct complex career assessments, including assisting international students identify, prepare for and obtain employment/internship opportunities.
Ideal candidates will possess strong networking skills and advanced knowledge of internship/job search strategies, employer recruiting approaches, and job market trends. Manages student/alumni outreach, creating awareness of engagement opportunities, and tracking MS AEE alumni.
Provides career counseling services to students either remotely or in person.
Utilizes various forms of assessment tools and student tracking/case management software.
Gathers informational resources and assists with identification and evaluation of career path options.
Coordinates with employer organizations and students; facilitates recruitment for employment and/or internships.
Administers various interview and assessment strategies to assist students with resume development, interviewing skills, job searches, and employment readiness.
Proactively identifies, builds, and maintains strategic relationships with local, regional, national, and international employers and organizations.
Stays current with labor-market and recruiting trends, developments in varied industries, and maintains an active network of professional contacts.
Attends departmental and central university meetings; participates in professional organizations and conferences, representing career services.
Leads the development, coordination, and execution of varied projects, strategies, and professional development opportunities (e.g., job fairs, career workshops, lectures).
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Masterâs degree in business administration, counseling, higher education, human resources, or related field and 5 or more yearsâ experience in career services, human resources, recruiting, or related field.
Experience working with international students, faculty, and staff in higher education.
Knowledge and understanding of employment issues affecting various groups (e.g., gender wage gaps, LGBTQIA discrimination, ageism).
Demonstrated experience with office management communication software/tools (e.g., Google suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, Skype) and social media management.
Demonstrated experience managing multi-platform communications and marketing plans involving publications, videos, websites, social media, and public speeches and presentations. Â
Supervises Level: May lead one or more employees performing similar work.
Note: This position may require travel and working evenings and/or weekends, based on business necessity.
Salary range: $67,000 - $84,000 - annual salary will commensurate with skills and experience.
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 degreeMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Bachelorâs degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or related field. Three yearsâ experience in career services, human resources, recruiting, or related industries, with some experience in a coaching or leadership role. Ability to manage, balance, and prioritize different tasks and projects. In-depth knowledge of federal immigration employment regulations and processes, interpreting and providing guidance as to their pertinence to international students. Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, and occupational, career, and employment information sources. Superior level of professionalism, exceptional attention to detail, and exemplary written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment, and discretion.
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.