USC Marshall School of Business Undergraduate Student Services Office
The Marshall Undergraduate Career Services Office provides co-curricular programming for students in the areas of career advisement and professional and leadership development.Â The office serves an undergraduate population of approximately 4,000 business majors and 1,000 business minors and provides a range of programs and services such as advisement, career exploration, and interview and recruitment preparation with a focus on domestic and international internships and full time job opportunities across a variety of functions and industries.
The Marshall Undergraduate Career Services Office is looking to recruit an experienced Career Services professional for their Assistant Director role.Â The successful candidateÂ will manageÂ relationships with/between multiple constituencies (employers,Â students,Â alumni, faculty, staff, and administration) in a mutually beneficial career advisement and educational capacity.Â This positionÂ servesÂ asÂ a career advisor for studentsÂ and as a resource forÂ employers wanting to expand their presence within the Marshall School of Business. Â The incumbent will developÂ career exploration strategies and programs and execute recruitment preparation activitiesÂ for MarshallÂ Undergraduate students.Â The position reports to theÂ Director of Marshall Undergraduate Career Services.
This position will be part of an office that has had a transformational effect on our undergraduate population. Key job accountabilities include:
AdviseÂ studentsÂ regarding career exploration strategies,Â internship searchÂ methods, resumeÂ writing and interviewÂ preparationÂ and other career related matters. DetermineÂ career advisingÂ needs of individual students as well as groupsÂ of students and developÂ action plans accordingly.Â
Cultivate relationshipsÂ with corporate recruiters to develop internshipÂ and full time jobÂ opportunities, asÂ wellÂ as support career development programming.Â Manage and expand relationshipsÂ with existing corporate recruiters and other companyÂ representatives. Generate new leads/relationshipsÂ at companiesÂ in targeted industries and functions for on and off-campus recruiting and track employer contacts through CRM system (Salesforce).
Plan and teachÂ student workshops and seminars covering pertinent topics such as careerÂ exploration, resumeÂ building,Â recruitment preparationÂ andÂ interview techniques,Â job search, and more.
Develop curriculum and workshop content for assigned topics. Â
Assist in scheduling career education workshops, track and monitor attendance and course evaluations.
Assist in scheduling departmentâs career advising and walk-in sessions, track and monitor advising sessions utilization and work to minimize wait time for students.
Plan, execute, and support other members on career development programmingÂ and initiatives,Â such asÂ large scale recruiting events, internship programs, employer panels, local and domestic US industry treks, and alumni mixers.
Serve as a champion for target group of students (such as international or transfer students) and develop appropriate programming to support their career development and success.
Gather data on level of student engagement with career services programs and events. ManageÂ a variety of student/employerÂ eventÂ assessments to determineÂ effectiveness.
Daily usage ofÂ career management software systemÂ (Symplicity). Branded the MarshallÂ Career Source, this is the Marshall undergraduateÂ online toolÂ for job and internship searching, career assistance and resources, recruiting events, and announcements.
Serve as a subject matter expert for one to two on-line career resources and work to promote and encourage adaptation by students.Â Â
Additional Duties for this Position
EngageÂ with MarshallÂ studentÂ organizations regardingÂ career programming andÂ employer contacts that would benefit members. Â
Gather financial data and assist in budget development. Â Monitor programÂ expenses for assigned programs.
Attend professional meetings to stay current on career and employment trends and ensure the University maintains a presence in the recruitment community.
Collaborate withÂ Academic AdvisingÂ staff members inÂ theÂ Student Services Office with programming and events.
Liaise with the USC Career Center and other campus career centers, such as the Marshall MBA Career Resource Center, Annenberg School for Communication and Viterbi School of Engineering.
Desired Skills and Experience
Bachelorâs degree. Masterâs degree preferred.
Minimum of four years of experience overall with a minimum of two years in higher education preferred.
Prior experience developing and delivering presentations for large groups
Experience with database, CRM systems, and data collection/analytics a plus.
Experience in large-scale event planning and execution experience strongly desired.
Strong program/project management skills.
Possess strong organizational, written/oral communication, and relationship building skills.
Be naturally inquisitive and persistent with the ability to draw on various sources of data to investigate issues and identify solutions.
Have high tolerance for ambiguous situations and demonstrated use of strong professional judgement.
Have ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing priorities and fluctuating workloads.
Prior experience working with undergraduate students a plus.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Related education and experience in counseling and career services and advisement.
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 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 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.
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 countryâs 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’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.