Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs


University of Southern California

Date Posted:

Oct 5 2021 8:15PM

Close Date:

Oct 23 2021

Position Description

The USC Marshall School of Business seeks a self-motivated, high energy, innovative professional to be the next Academic Advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs. The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs supports the education and development of undergraduate students in USC’s Marshall School of Business by providing a broad array of academic support, co-curricular programs and services including academic advisement, the Marshall First-Year Experience, Marshall Academic Resources, student organizations, scholarships for continuing students, and commencement. The office serves an undergraduate population of over 4,000 students (majors and minors). Academic advisors help students understand degree requirements and academic progression; develop, clarify, and refine educational goals and plans; transition to college and explore curricular and co-curricular opportunities; select majors, minors, and study abroad experiences; understand academic policies and procedures; connect with faculty members and university resources; and address concerns and challenges both inside and outside the classroom that impact academic success. Advisors work closely with other departments and campus offices to ensure students are effectively supported and may be responsible for assisting with the coordination of academic advisement and student engagement programs and services.


Responsibilities and Duties
Provide academic counseling for undergraduate students. Advise on matters of curriculum, course and degree requirements, transfer credit evaluation, and graduation counseling and clearance. Monitor student progress, maintain academic unit student records, and assist with petition applications. Advise students on an individual and group basis as part of assigned student program and services. May meet with parents to provide information and facilitate problem resolution. Evaluate student problems (academic, administrative or personal) and refer students to appropriate student support services. Liaise with other offices on behalf of students to facilitate problem resolution. Interface with faculty, administrators, and students regarding policies and student academic progress. Maintain currency on policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to registration, transfer credit evaluation, course and degree requirements, graduation requirements, petitions, and other student services. Participate in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures such as grading policies, academic progress, and mandatory student advising. Assess targeted student or group needs and recommend programs or services. Assist in the design and delivery of student programs, services and special events. Assist in planning and coordinating student events and co- curricular programs including commencement, new student welcome, orientation, academic information sessions, and award ceremonies. Interface with faculty and staff to exchange and update information or to enlist support for program services, e.g., guest speaking engagements and faculty advisor programs. Assist in planning and administering special programs such as faculty advisor programs, peer tutorial or advisor groups, and honors groups. Provide leadership, guidance and supervision to student workers, volunteers and/or graduate assistants. Assist them in developing skills through the planning and coordination of services and activities. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time

Application Process

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Institution Information

Why join the USC Marshall School of Business? The USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the country’s top schools for accounting, finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship and international business studies. USC Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including bio-technology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Marshall graduates exceptionally strong support for success in the global marketplace. USC Marshall is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its workforce. For more information on the USC Marshall School of Business, visit:

Additional Information

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 seven 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 is requiring all students, faculty and staff to submit proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in order to access campus facilities for the fall semester. Your safety is our top priority. 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 twelve 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.

Contact Information

Jeff Teng


Required Qualifications

Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum
Field of Expertise: Student program or services experience

Preferred Qualifications