For more than 75 years, the University of Southern California has been working to ensure that people of every age and from every circumstance can live life to the fullest. Throughout the decades, Trojans near and far have advanced the profession of occupational therapy and the research discipline of occupational science. Today, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy proudly carries this legacy forward as we aim to improve the quality of life of people and communities across the world.
We have a shared purpose here at USC Chan. Together, our researchers, educators, clinicians, students, and alumni are dedicated to optimizing the engagement of people â especially those with disability, injury, illness, unhealthy lifestyles, or chronic conditions â in the ordinary and extraordinary activities of life.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Occupational Therapy is looking for Student Services Advisor III to join its team! This person serves as a lead to supports departmental staff in programming and providing counseling and/or student services for prospective, undergraduate and/or graduate students, covering one or more key areas including admissions, financial aid, academic counseling and advisement, graduation counseling and clearance, records and registration, placement and career services, and student programs. Coordinates delivery of services with appropriate university offices. Position is affiliated with a major academic program, academic department, school, or college.
Provides guidance and supervision for student services advisors, student workers, volunteers, and/or graduate assistants, in providing counseling and/or student services. Plans, develops, or modifies, implements, communicates, and evaluates program services, activities, and special events accordingly to ensure efficacy and understanding.
Interfaces with faculty, administrators and students regarding grading policies, academic progress, and student promotability. Oversees the maintenance of student records and coordination of registration activities, grading, degree progress, enrollment and degree verification, and transcripts with the USC Office of Academic Records and Registrar.
Participates in the development of internal and external public relations strategies to promote programs, services, and events. Leads the planning of student events including commencement, orientation, career fair, receptions, and award ceremonies. Oversees events to ensure arrangements are handled as planned.
Counsels or advises prospective students and families on one or more key areas including admissions, financial aid, housing, and academic requirements. Counsels current students and parents on matters concerning financial aid packages and provides academic counseling for undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Maintains professional currency through participation in associations, committees, workshops, and other means of networking, as well as interfaces with faculty, administrators, students, staff, parents, community groups, agency representatives, donors, counterparts in other organizations, and others with a connection to the program.
Serve as Division class scheduling coordinator for courses held on both UPC and HSC.
Serve as the Division's Curriculum Coordinator in support of the Associate Chair for Curriculum and Faculty.
Oversee preparation and administrator of the Comprehensive exam.
Preferred Education: Doctorate. Master's degree. Preferred Experience: 7 years Preferred Field of Expertise: Experience with USC SIS, Curriculog and Course Scheduling systems
USC provides benefits-eligible employees with a broad range of benefits and perks to help protect your (and your familyâs) health, wealth, and future â including health insurance, a retirement account, life insurance, tuition benefits, university facility discounts, and more. To know more about the benefits and perks that USC offers, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree. Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum education.Minimum Experience: 5 years. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in leading the delivery of student services
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.