Under the general supervision of the Director and Associate Director of the Office of Pre-Health Advisement of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the Student Services Advisor I plans and participates in programs, provides services and individual/group advisement to current students and alumni, assists pre-health students with needs and supports those seeking admission to medical and other health professional programs.
The candidate will provide students, post-bacs and alumni with the resources and support to develop the competencies required to be competitive applicants for their chosen health professional schools (medical school, dental school, veterinary school, etc). Â The ideal candidate will support office leadership and campus partners to reimagine our approach to the pre-health curriculum with a focus on recruiting, retaining, and closing achievement gaps among underrepresented populations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide pre-health advisement to USC students either remotely or in person
Assist in the development and delivery of workshops for pre-health students
Support the Universityâs pre-health population with health career-related programming (intern and externship opportunities, clinical and research opportunities for those interested in healthcare careers including personal and professional development)
Create and/or edit materials related to appropriate educational and curricular planning
In collaboration with existing programs and initiative, promote the pre-health advising office and recruit students, especially from underrepresented groups, to pursue health professional programs
In collaboration with directors and student workers, oversee the social media strategy & implementation of the pre-health advising office
Serve as a professional resource for pre-health student organizations at USC
Maintain student records and files of all advising sessions to track and report outcomes
Serve as liaison to various college and professional school departments
Provide support for the Dornsife Orientation experience for first-year students, including orientation advising and welcome week activitiesÂ Â Â
Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of marketing programs to increase student awareness of and participation in pre-professional services.
Establish professional growth and development by participating in educational programs and professional organizations
Represent the Dornsife Office of Pre-Health Advising at various events and lead occasional presentations
Provide general administrative student support services
Some evening and weekend hours required
Opportunities to attend conferences and professional development seminars
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Bachelorâs degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
At least one year higher education experience
General knowledge of health care careers and health professional schools
Experience in academics, career programs and/or student services
Demonstrated experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Ability to learn new tools and systems quickly
Willing to provide career and/or academic counseling both in person and online
Ability to establish relationships of trust with a diverse multi-cultural population including parents, students, school officials, staff, and faculty
Strong presentation skills for both large and small groups
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
Hourly range: The hourly rate range for this position is $28.87 - $30. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
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.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeAdditional Education RequirementsCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Skills: Student program or services experience.Preferred Education: Master's degreePreferred Experience: 2 yearsPreferred Skills: Knowledge of USC student and academic programs, policies and procedures and knowledge of the student information system.
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.