The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music invites applications for a Project Coordinator.Â The position is full-time, reports to the Associate Dean for Operations and works closely with the Operations and Technology Divisions of the school.
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context. We offer students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown.
The student body at USC is extraordinarily diverse: it is racially and ethnically a majority/minority population with a full range of expressions of gender, ability and sexual identities which we embrace as a source of institutional strength and community pride. The Universityâs commitment to building an academic environment hospitable to this wide range of diversity is full and complete. To that end, we are seeking to create as diverse a pool of candidates as possible; one which reflects the broad diversity of identities and experiences that comprise the country as well as Thornton generally.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in the administration, coordination, planning, organizing, scheduling, and implementing short- and long-term construction and operations projects.
Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes cost and other data for construction and operations projects.
Participates in the development and management of project budgets and their spending activity on a per-construction/operations project basis.
Provides historical data and projections as directed.
Prepares status reports on construction/operations project plans, progress and results of activities.
Develops, enhances and maintains information systems to support project tracking and operations.
Serves as key resource for construction/operations project information.
Provides assistance in the creation of construction/operations project communications to faculty, staff, students, and others on impacts, progress, and completions.
Processes administrative/fiscal transactions related to projects.
Analyzes administrative/fiscal transactions for projections purposes and trends
Acts in an official emergency response role on the Thornton Emergency Response Team
Provides support to Associate Dean as needed
Provides exemplary customer service to the community members affected by construction/operations projects of the Thornton School
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess:
Construction and/or Operations project management experience required
Demonstrated administrative or operational experience within a higher education environment is required
Track record of exemplary customer service skills and professional demeanor
Ability to use project management software in preparation for project progress presentations is required
Demonstrated experience in the creation of cost estimates, project budgets, and account tracking is required
Adept verbal and written communication skills
Ability to thrive under pressure and be accepting of directions and requests from many stakeholders simultaneously
Ability to multi-task and prioritize as needed
Ability to be equally effective working alone or within a team
Effective time management, administrative, technical and organizational skills as well as strong analytical and problem-solving ability is required
Hiring Range $28-29/hr
A Cover Letter and Resume is required. Applications without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.
We pride ourselves on being a GREAT PLACE TO WORK, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families, including:
Benefits: Health, dental, and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers, and up to $50,000 housing subsidy.Â Also, because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans.Â Please visit usc.edu for additional information.Â
Perks: Discounts to USC sporting events, USC Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations and local entertainment.
Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles, offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related project or administrative experience.
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