Program Specialist 50%

Job title: Program Specialist 50%

Company: University of Southern California

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Job description: USC Educational Partnership programs has an opening for a talented and energetic Program Specialist to join our team! The incumbent will assist in the implementation of services and activities of the programs under the USC Educational Partnerships department: USC Family of Schools, USC KidWatch, USC Community Computing Center, USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative. This is a 50% time position.

Over the years, USC has opened its doors to the surrounding communities, not only encouraging residents to partner with the university, but also inviting academically promising students to become full-fledged Trojans. In 1992, USC launched an initiative to develop community–university partnerships to guide activities in priority areas in civic engagement, academic units and departments. Priority areas identified were successful schools, healthy families, connecting campus and community, thriving businesses and safe streets.

This position will support the increase in program services and academic activities of the educational programs affiliated with USC Educational Partnerships. The Program Specialist will provide leadership and guidance for student workers and support to NAI scholars and community participants. The position will be involved in promoting and recruiting students, K-6 from partner LAUSD schools and will be integrally involved in building trusted relationships and establishing and stewarding collaborations that will solidify partnerships between USC and the community.

The selected candidate will work closely with the Associate Senior Vice President as well as all program leads in the planning and implementation of services for existing and new programming.


Coordinates program services and/or activities for all programs in the USC Educational Partnerships department. Schedules classes, meetings and/or events. Provides leadership and guidance for student workers, temp. workers, contractors, and/or volunteers. Arranges with vendors for services. Ensures satisfactory follow through on assigned areas of responsibility.

Coordinates production and distribution of program materials including meeting agendas, reports, informational materials, marketing materials, etc.

Researches and gathers information for program purposes which may include: program effectiveness, client needs assessment, budget preparation, etc.

Conducts preliminary analysis of data. Submits recommendations and prepares reports, as assigned.

Provides client services by responding to inquiries and requests for information regarding specific program functions.

Coordinates program services with other offices and staff on campus. Serves as a resource for program information. Represents program on university committees as requested.

Assists in program fundraising activities. Researches and identifies funding sources. Assists in proposal writing and production.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.


5 years minimum of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of both education and experience.

Ability to collaborate with a wide range of roles and organizations outside of the university and connect with internal departments and collaborators.

Excellent written communication skills with ability to effectively compose, clear and concise letters, memoranda, agendas, and summary reports.

Documentation and Additional Information:

To apply, submit a resume, 2 letters of recommendation and cover letter (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; retirement plans with employer contributions once you meet Program’s eligibility period; 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 football, basketball, and other campus events.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.

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 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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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Job date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 00:27:48 GMT

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