Master's Programs Advisor (Student Services Advisor II)

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University of Southern California
Westchester, CA
Jan 23, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Student Services Advisor II

Internal title: Master's Programs Advisor

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics within the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is seeking applicants for its Student Services Advisor II (internal title: Master's Programs Advisor) position. The Student Services Advisor II will primarily service students in the Department's Master of Arts and Master of Science programs. The Department plans to significantly grow its MS program over the next five years, and the advisor will play a pivotal role in this effort.

The Department has consistently been ranked among the best economics programs in the country, and services the largest student population within Dornsife. Faculty in the Department and alumni are recognized as leaders in their respective areas of study, and the Department has many notable alumni.


The ideal applicant for the position would have demonstrated skills and interest in academic advisement and program management.

Job Responsibilities

The responsibilities for the position include providing extensive advising and program support for a busy academic department. The position is responsible for advisement, maintenance of student records, data collection and reports, curriculum development, and management of day-to-day activities within the Department - including student counseling, scholarships, and troubleshooting. The support functions include but are not limited to the following:
  • Organize and manage admissions processes
  • Counsel and advise prospective students on admissions, financial aid, visa, and academic requirements
  • Provide advisement for graduate students enrolled in programs and courses offered by the Department
  • Serve as liaison to relevant campus offices (e.g. degree progress, the graduate school, graduate admission, and registration) to assure timely completion of student degrees and provide relevant reports and petitions
  • Assist in the general administration of the Department of Economics
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
  • Lead recruitment efforts
  • Developing and marketing the Department's new MS program
  • Manage curriculum changes and attend curriculum committee meetings
  • Track the placement of graduates
  • Organize special events such as distinguished speaker series and assist in other events and ceremonies for the division including graduation.

Successful candidates will have strong communication and organizational skills, administrative and event planning experience, as well as a genuine interest in working with students, staff and faculty involved in the field of economics. Ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, as well as flexibility in the face of changing priorities and fluctuating workloads is critical.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Preferred Education: Doctorate or Master's degree

Minimum Experience: 3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in student services and programming with ability to lead.

Hourly range: The hourly rate range for this position is $34.10 - $36.01. 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 candidate's 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 degree

Additional Education Requirements

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

3 years

Minimum Skills:

Directly related experience in student services and programming with ability to lead

Preferred Education:

Master's degree


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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