Founded in 1880, the University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC is at the center of modern innovation and breakthroughs in science, the arts, medicine, engineering, and nearly every field in between.
USC is the largest private research university on the West Coast, and the largest private employer in Los Angeles. We have almost 30,000 faculty and staff members as well as 46,000 students who come to USC from 135 countries around the world. We are consistently ranked as one of The Chronicle of Higher Educationâs âGreat Colleges to Work Forâ and are proud to offer excellent benefits to compliment a dynamic and collaborative work environment where everyone can develop new skills and reach their highest potential. By joining USC as an employee, you will be a part of the Trojan Family â a lifelong and worldwide network of other staff, faculty, students, and over 400,000 living alumni all around the world who support one another and change the world each and every day.
Within USC, the Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the University and oversees all academic programs and support functions, including USCâs twenty-two schools and academic units, research, faculty affairs, student affairs, academic planning, museums and galleries, global initiatives, religious life, campus wellness, and much more.
About Our Team
Provost Talent Acquisition is a part of the Provost Human Resources team in the Office of the Provost at USC. We support a range of high profile client groups that collaborate with the Provost.Â We provide recruitment services designed to attract the best talent from across the country.Â Services includes recruitment strategy design, strategic sourcing, posting positions in multiple mediums, a structured interview process, comprehensive offer analysis and more.Â Our recruiters are positioned to be true partners and consultants to the business.Â Our organization fills faculty, staff, fixed term, resource and temporary positions.Â
While we are based out of the Office of the Provost, our team participates in key strategic initiatives that have an impact across the entire University. We support key stakeholders and clients across our campuses on projects large and small. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and enjoy working together to create solutions that impress our clients, push the boundaries of recruitment, and move Talent Acquisition as a profession forward. We like to have fun in everything we do and we are fans of curiosity and continuous improvement as well as learning, mentoring, and professional development. We enjoy cultivating a culture of innovation and we are excited to be growing our team to help support the ascent of USC as a world-class research university.
Masterâs Degree in business, psychology, human resources, communications or other.
Seven years of experience in higher education, recruiting staff, researchers, and/or faculty.
Relevant professional certifications (e.g. CIPD, CPLP, CPTD, SHRM, PHR/SPHR)
Excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish strong and positive working relationships and rapport with diverse groups
Experience championing diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies
Experience championing employer brands
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Five yearsâ experience in human resources, talent acquisition, sourcing and/or recruitment. Proven track record of sourcing, engaging and recruiting top talent. Proven knowledge of labor markets, recruiting practices and effective social media recruitment tools. Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and frequent interruptions. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with demonstrated ability to positively interact with candidates, hiring managers, and senior leaders, and understand the needs of all. Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information. Exceptional analytical and collaboration skills, able to think strategically and creatively independently and as part of a team. Ability to contribute to concurrent projects, working proactively, prioritizing competing assignments, and effectively managing workloads effectively. Microsoft Office proficiency, and experience with HR software/applications (e.g., Workday) and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
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.