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Student Services Advisor I

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology. The USC Davis School has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and, with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology.


The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is seeking a Student Services Advisor with strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills to join its team! The Student Services Advisor counsels and /or provides undergraduate and/or graduate students with a range of services covering admissions, financial aid, academic counseling, and advisement. This position reports to our Senior Associate Dean and will be part of the Student Services Department for the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

Responsibilities:

  • Counsels or advises prospective students and families on admissions, financial aid, housing, and academic requirements

  • Counsels undergraduate and/or graduate students with records and registration, placement and career services, and student programs.

  • Provides initial evaluation of admissions and financial aid applications, and identifies and recommends scholarship recipients based on eligibility requirements.

  • Provides academic counseling for undergraduate and/or graduate students.

  • Provides career information and limited placement services for students and alumni.

  • Maintains academic unit student records and coordinates registration activities, grading, degree progress, enrollment and degree verification, and transcripts.

  • Plans and coordinates student events including commencement, orientation receptions, and award ceremonies.

  • Provides administrative support to faculty and academic committees.

  • May supervise student workers

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

  • Tracks student progress in programs

  • Notifies students of upcoming deadlines

  • Maintain and compile admission, student, and statistical data

  • Prepares reports for internal and external use

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in student services counseling, and academic advisement.

  • Experience in working with Ph.D. students and programs a plus.

  • Must have a strong understanding of relevant university policy, including national standards and practices in relevant areas.

  • Demonstrated experience with problem identification and conflict resolution.

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

  • Proficient in SalesForce

  • Strong written and communication skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with clients, students, staff, and faculty.

  • Demonstrated strong personal mastery, including ethics, interpersonal skills, and engage in continuous learning.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adjust to changing priorities, and performing well under pressure.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Benefits include a competitive salary, a rich array of USC benefits including healthcare (including dental and vision), 403(b), tuition reimbursement, national holidays, paid vacation, and more. This is a full-time non-exempt position that will require substantial commitment and flexibility.

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.

If you are interested, please submit your complete application. Please include a cover letter and resume with references. Thank you for your interest!


Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Student program or service experience


REQ20121307 Posted Date: 08/11/2022

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