The mission of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities, advance social and economic justice, and eradicate pressing societal problems in complex and culturally diverse urban environments throughout Southern California, the nation and the world. Our mission is achieved through value-driven, scholarly and creative social work education, research, and professional leadership. Â
The Student Programs Advisor I I position is housed at the USC Social Work Center on the UPC campus. The position will work with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students that all support various programs, such as the Masters in Social Work Program, Virtual Academic Center, Nursing Program, Doctorate in Social Work Program, and PhD Program, all of which serve a population of over 3,000 students.Â
The Student Programs Advisor I will counsel and/or provide undergraduate and/or graduate students with a range of services covering admissions, financial aid, academic counseling and advisement, graduation counseling and clearance, records and registration, placement and career services, and student programs.Â Coordinates delivery of services with appropriate university offices. Position is affiliated with a major academic program, academic department, school or college.
Reviews student data, academic or personal, for determination of program eligibility. Accepts or denies admittance to program providing alternatives or referrals as appropriate.
Assesses targeted student or group needs and recommends programs or program services. Assists in the design and delivery of student programs, program services and special events.
Advises students on an individual or group basis as part of assigned student program. May meet with parents to provide information and facilitate problem resolution.
Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to student workers, volunteers and/or graduate assistants. Assists them in developing programming skills through the planning and coordination of services and activities. Assists in the delivery of program-focused training and provides feedback.
Gathers data and prepares status reports on program activities and results. ?completes required administrative paperwork.
Tracks budget(s). Reviews and approves student requests for expenditures.
Administers tests and interprets test results. Structures tailored programs or refers to other student service areas.
Assists in promoting and publicizing programs. Produces and distributes program-related materials. Acts as a resource for information-exchange on program services or program features. Makes formal presentations as required.
Interfaces with faculty to exchange and update information on to enlist support for program services, e.g., guest speaking engagements and faculty advisor programs.
Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves
the right to add or change duties at any time.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Bachelor's degree Minimum Experience: 1 year Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Â
Preferred Education: Master's degree Minimum Field of Expertise: Student personnel administration Preferred Field of Expertise: M. A. in student personnel administration, education, counseling or related field
A strong candidate will have strong customer service skills, be dependable, a self-starter, able to work both independently and with a team, in a fast paced and high volume work environment, with deadline pressures.
We look forward to reviewing your application!
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Student personnel administration
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