Program Administrator

University Of Southern California Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 1 week ago

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The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy serves as a key institution for research and scholarship that informs policy and planning decisions affecting communities throughout Southern California, across the country, and around the world. Price School faculty and students cultivate partnerships with L.A.'s cutting-edge industries, nonprofits and philanthropic organizations, and civic leaders. They have access to sophisticated technology and methodologies, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a limitless variety of perspectives. The Price School of Public Policy is the second ranked Public Affairs program in the nation. This year we are commemorating 90 years of academic excellence.

The Price School has an immediate opening for a Assistant Director of Career Education to join its team.


Career Services at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy supports the institution's mission to serve the public good globally by providing comprehensive, distinctive career services and programming for Master and Undergraduate students.


Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director of Career Education will be the lead in providing career advising support for Master and Undergraduate Price students, designing career advising approaches, developing career education workshops, designing course curricula, and managing distinctive programming.


Career Services seeks an experienced career advisor professional with 5 10 years' experience delivering career advising to traditional-aged as well as early career students, ideally in a professional degree program. The Price School confers degrees in Public Policy, Public Administration, Health Administration, Urban Planning and Real Estate Development, along with a variety of online and executive programs. Applicants that have industry- and/or advising expertise serving students studying in these disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Proven oral, written, and presentation skills. Ability to work across difference to engage a wide array of community members: students, student leaders, staff, faculty and administrators. Possesses considerable knowledge of the career pathways of interest to our students. Superior relationship-building skills; equally competent and comfortable working independently and within a team. Interested in the institution's mission of serving the public's good and committed to enhancing the career success of the wide age and diverse backgrounds of Sol Price students. Master degree in related field(s) preferred.


  • Deliver career advising to individuals and small groups deploying existing, and new career advising modalities to meet the occupational inquires of Price students. Inventory current career advising appointment types and develop strategies to maximize the student experience in advising appointments. Skilled in a variety of Career Assessment tools and will work with team to evaluate appropriate assessment tools for the student population.

  • Work with Director to devise a strategic approach to the delivery of career advising to better serve undergraduate and master populations.

  • Lead in staying abreast of new career advising modalities, interventions and career tools that increase career awareness across disciplines.

  • Lead in designing course curricula for Internship Course(s); will teach one internship course per semester.

  • Create, manage and execute a variety of small to large-scale career education programming from workshops focused on international students to externships.

  • Lead to run Price's flagship Price Professional Mentorship Program.

  • Manage the department's master-led peer advising program, designing curricula, training modules, etc.; train peer advisors annually and consider new training options to increase peer advisors' expertise.

  • Support Director in designing student learning outcomes pertaining to career discernment competencies; Create pre- and post-assessment materials for major programs; design and administer advising satisfaction survey.

  • Will prepare and update career education handouts and templates.

  • Deliver reports pertaining to career advising and appointment usage in Symplicity.

  • Other Duties

  • Will manage up to four student workers providing leadership and direction to student worker projects.

  • Will be part of a team-based approach to providing distinctive career support and programming for international students seeking state-side or international employment.

  • Special projects as assigned: report writing, benchmarking, program assessment, etc.

  • As part of the team may develop and lead local and out of state Career Treks involving overnight travel.

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: 3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.

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 Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring 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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Program Administrator

University Of Southern California