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Academic Advisor I - Pre-Engineering and Undecided Majors

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Undergraduate Programs


University of Southern California

Date Posted:

Mar 1 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

NOTE: In addition to a Resume/CV, please include a Cover Letter. USC’s Office of Undergraduate Programs - Academic Counseling Services is seeking an Academic Advisor to join its team. The Student Services Advisor I will work collaboratively with a team of Lead Advisors to help foster intellectual and personal development for Pre-Engineering and Exploratory/Undecided Major students. The advising team empowers students to make informed decisions that contribute to academic success. Additionally, the Student Services Advisor I will assist in the programming for students in the Undergraduate Success Program.


This position provides a broad range of student-related functions, such as: Provide holistic advising and administrative support to an assigned group of Pre-Engineering and Exploratory/Undecided students on an individual or group basis. May meet with parents to provide information and facilitate problem resolution. Develop a communication strategy to promote student programs and resources. Distribute information via email, website, and a digital newsletter. Utilize WordPress, Canva, Qualtrics, and video capture tools. Interface with campus partners to exchange and update information on major and minor options and academic opportunities. Consistent use of the USC Advisement Database and other university information systems.

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Institution Information

USC is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles – a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the city’s largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 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 schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work. Think you’ve got what it takes to join us? We invite you to search our open positions and apply!

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Required Qualifications

Minimum Education: - Bachelor's degree Minimum Experience: - 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: - Student program or services experience

Preferred Qualifications

Education: - Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or Related Field Experience: - Academic advising experience in a non-profit higher education setting - Previous experience advising pre-Engineering and Exploratory/Undecided Major students