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Admissions Counselor I

University of Southern California
Westchester, CA
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic professional to serve as an Assistant Director for Dornsife Admission and Student Success. The Assistant Director will assist with recruitment, outreach, and support strategies for undergraduate admission and retention efforts within USC Dornsife. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and organized, and will be a strong communicator (both in written and oral communication).

Duties for this position may include:
  • Participating in the planning and execution of recruitment and conversion events for undergraduate admission efforts.
  • Counseling prospective undergraduate students regarding university admission policies and procedures.
  • Communicating in person, by telephone, and in writing with students about the status of admission and scholarship applications.
  • Working collaboratively with a team of staff members and undergraduate student volunteers on projects and events related to undergraduate admission and retention efforts.
  • Assisting with data collection and reporting.
  • Assisting in the preparation of communication materials promoting programs and events.
  • Staying current on a wide range of university policies, school-wide policies, and educational trends affecting undergraduate students, admission, and retention efforts.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Field of Expertise: Counseling skills and/or academic advisement experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong background in public speaking and both written and oral communication
  • Experience with MS Office software
  • Ability to set priorities to complete tasks in the face of changing priorities

Hourly range: The hourly rate range for this position is $27 - $28. 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.

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

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: 0 - 6 months

Minimum Field of Expertise: Counseling skills and/or academic advisement experience

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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