Academic Program Assistant University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

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Academic Program Assistant


University of Southern California


$25 – 29.2 per hour

Job description

The Department of Political Science and International Relations within the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is seeking applicants for an Academic Program Assistant. This position will be the primary person, with responsibility for development and maintenance of department website and social media outlets, coordination of departmental events and meetings, and department facilities maintenance. The department itself is comprised of approximately 60 faculty, 12 staff and serves nearly 1600 department majors and 5000 students annually.

We seek highly motivated candidates with strong communication and organizational skills, administrative and program coordination experience, as well as a genuine interest in working with staff and faculty to promote one of the largest academic departments at USC. This person will continue to develop and maintain the department profile using website and social media technology, as well as keep faculty and staff aware of developments in technology-oriented capabilities. This person will serve as the point of contact for department events and meetings, from advertising and promotion of events and program, to coordination of space, technology, and logistics. In addition, we seek an individual who can handle the coordination and maintenance of a large department, serving as the liaison for incoming faculty and staff who need to be setup with furniture and technology devices, maintaining department space and signage throughout the building, and addressing the technical needs of all faculty, staff, and students by collaborating with the university and college’s technology divisions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Website development and maintenance, as well as social media
  • Ensuring timely communication regarding events, scholarship opportunities, and special programs
  • Lead coordination of special department-wide events like commencement
  • Oversee department space and office logistics
  • Serve as the department’s lead project manager for department moves and renovations
  • Serving as the central point of contact for facilities management and technical needs
  • Serving as the communication liaison for faculty, staff, and students participating in program events and activities
  • Other duties as assigned by department administration

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree

Experience: 5 years of experience in program administration

Expertise: Directly related project managment, program, and administrative experience. Strong website development, social media, oral, and written communication skills. Strong event and time management skills. Experience working with international students and first-generation students a plus.

Salary range: $25 – $29.20 per hour – will commensurate with experience and skills

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 degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education. Minimum Experience: 0-6 months Minimum Field of Expertise: Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills for interacting with both domestic and international stakeholders. Demonstrated attention to detail. Proven ability to plan, implement, and coordinate program logistics. Demonstrated database/data entry experience. Proven project management and problem solving skills, able to handle multiple timelines, changing priorities, and fluctuating workloads.

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. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance. 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 . Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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Job date

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 02:17:23 GMT