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USC CAC is hiring a Part Time Program Coordinator to support the successful execution of the program’s mission. The Program Coordinator will work 20 hours/week or 50%. The coordinator’s purpose isto support the work of the college advisers, ensuring they have the tools, training and resourcesnecessary to advise students successfully. Working under the direction of the USC CACprogramdirector, the program coordinator will serve as the supervisor of 8-10 advisers and provide a key rolein adviser training and support.
USC CAC is a program of the USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP). CERPP analyzes enrollment issues through the critical perspectives of social science researchers, policymakers, and college and university practitioners. The center is rooted in the belief that the educational attainment goals of the nation will be more fully realized as college admission, student financial aid, and degree completion processes become better informed, more expertly practiced, and more equitable. The teaching, research, and service activities of the center are devoted to these ends. In a phrase, the center is devoted to the social benefit of college admission and enrollment policies and practices in the United States and internationally.
About the USC Centerfor Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP)
The Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice, housed in the Rossier School of Education
at the University of Southern California (USC), partnered with the College Advising Corps (CAC) to launch the USC College Advising Corps (USC CAC) in Fall 2013. USC CAC’s mission is to improve college outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. By placing well-trained recent college graduates as college advisers in underserved high schools, USC CAC works in communities across Southern California to provide the advising and encouragement students need to navigate college admissions. Advisers work full-time to help students and their families plan their college searches, complete admissions and financial aid applications, and enroll at colleges that will serve them well.
Compensation will include a competitive salary, and the "Part Time Staff" benefits outlined here:
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Adviser supervision (identify, recruit, hire, train, supervise, support andevaluate advisers);
Support advisers’ professional development through identification of resources as well as daily interactions;
Support staff working at separate sites in regular communication and collaboration;
Nurture and sustain relationships with individual high schools through communication and collaboration; and
Evaluation and assessment (oversee ongoing data collection, analysis processes and program outcomes; evaluate adviser performance through regular site visits to high schools)
Travel locally to high school sites and nationally (a few times a year) for programmatic needs
Experience in service-‐related work such as community service programs, educational outreach, student affairs, youth advocacy, or career development
Two years supervisory experience OR past College Advising Corps adviser experience may substitute for supervisory experience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Exceptional writing and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to work with high school administrators and college students and an understanding of college access within the secondary school environment, particularly knowledge of California’s K‐12 and higher education systems
Marketing and graphic design skills
Data analysis skills
Submit your application through our online system at https://usccareers.usc.edu/search-jobs Along with your application be sure to submit both a cover letter and a resume. Indicate the REQ number of the position you are applying for in your cover letter. We have both a full time and part time program coordinator position available.
If you are interested in both, please include both REQ numbers in your cover letter. There is no need to complete a separate application for each position.
If you are only interested in one of the two positions, only apply for the one you are interested in AND indicate the REQ number in your cover letter.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.