University of Southern California Academic Advisor in Los Angeles, California

Academic AdvisorApplyAdvisement and Academic ServicesLos Angeles, California

Advisement and Academic Services at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is seeking an experienced academic advisor and enthusiastic professional to join our high-performing team.

The academic advisor will provide a broad array of academic support, co-curricular programs and services including academic advisement, coordinating the department's role in commencement, direct support of immersive learning environments, such as Maymester travel courses, study abroad programs, and off-site student orientation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Advises students on an individual or group basis as part of assigned student program. May meet with parents to provide information and facilitate problem resolution.

  • Interfaces with faculty to exchange and update information or to enlist support for program services, e.g., guest speaking engagements and faculty advisorprograms.

  • Reviews student data, academic or personal, for determination of program eligibility. Accepts or denies admittance to program providing alternatives or referrals as appropriate.

  • Assesses targeted student needs. Researches, plans and coordinates student programs, program services or special events to address student needs.

  • Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to student workers, volunteers and/or graduate assistants. Assist them in developing programming skills through the planning and coordination of services and activities. Assist in the delivery of program-focused training and provides feedback.

  • Promotes and publicizes student programs. Designs and develops informational or promotional materials to publicize services and events. Assesses effectiveness of these materials and makes modifications as appropriate. Serves as resource for information exchange on program services or program features. Makes formal presentations as required.

  • Gathers data from various sources and prepares reports for management review. Submits status reports on program activities. Completes required administrative paperwork.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures.

  • Maintains professional currency through participation in associations, committees, workshops and other means of networking.

Required Documents and Additional Information:

  • Resume and cover letter required. Please do not submit your application without these documents.

  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of five calendar 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 one year 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.

  • This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week staff position. Salary is negotiable upon experience.

  • The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

​About theAnnenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Located in Los Angeles at theUniversity of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school's comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website:

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.



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

Minimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise: Student personnel administration

REQ20069622 Posted Date: 01/09/2019