Academic Advisor USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Office of Undergraduate Student Advising
The University of Southern Californiaâs Leventhal School of Accounting is seeking a self-motivated, high-energy generalist to join its team as an academic advisor to a freshmen and/or transfer cohort of Leventhal undergraduate students.
The advisor counsels and provides undergraduate students with a wide-range of comprehensive and developmental services, including admission, financial aid, academic counseling and advising, transfer credit evaluation, graduation counseling and clearance, records and registration, scholarships, career planning, and job placement. The position reports to Director, Undergraduate Program.
Responsibilities and Duties
Provides academic advising for undergraduate accounting students; advises on matters of curriculum, course and degree requirements, CPA licensing requirements, transfer credit evaluation, graduation requirements, career opportunities
Monitors student progress, particularly students on probation
Maintains accounting undergraduate students' records on the University Advisement Database
Evaluates student problems (i.e., academic, administrative or personal) and refers student to appropriate faculty or student services office for additional counseling; coordinates with other offices on behalf of students to facilitate problem resolution
Coordinates registration activities, grading, verifies degree progress, enrollment and degree verification with the Office of Academic Records and Registrar; interfaces with faculty, administrators and students regarding grading policies, academic progress and student performance
Assists with petitions, applications, resumes and letters of recommendation
Assists in the planning and coordination of student events such as orientation, networking events, the annual scholarship dinner and commencement; oversees the Student Honor Council
Assists in the preparation and/or update of the website, student database, on-line scholarship application, bulletins, newsletters, handbooks, guides, fact sheets and brochures
Meets with prospective USC students, either in individual appointments, community college presentations, or as a representative of USC at admissions interviews
Participates in committees at the department, school, college or university level which deal with student services
Occasionally works late hours for meetings or events; available to participate in short international programs
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, business, or student advising
Two years of directly related experience, preferably within an educational institution
Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing priorities and fluctuating workloads
Genuine interest in working with undergraduate students and developing relationships
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong time management and organizational skills
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Student program or services 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 seven calendar 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 is requiring all students, faculty and staff to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster. There is exemption process available for medical and religious reasons. Your safety is our top priority.
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*; 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.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
* University employer contributions may be subject to change due to financial impact of COVID-19
Why join the USC Leventhal School of Accounting?
The USC Leventhal School of Accounting is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the countryâs top schools for accounting. As a partner within the Marshall School of Business, students also have the opportunity to focus on finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship and international business studies. USC Leventhal/Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including bio-technology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Leventhal has exceptionally strong connections with the support for success in the global marketplace.Â
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.