Secretary I

Job title: Secretary I

$20.25 – 21.25 per hour

Company: University of Southern California

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Job description: Secretary I

Fixed-Term until 5/31/2022

Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

$20.25-$21.25/per hour

USC School of Dramatic Arts

The USC School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) seeks an office assistant to manage the daily operations of its front office. This position will greet and assist visitors, answer phones, process mail and provide general information. The position will also perform general secretarial and clerical duties for the office. This role is a 10-month, fixed term position.

Qualified individuals are energetic, highly motivated, and can work well under pressure while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment – especially during peak times of the year. Reporting to our Executive Assistant to the Dean as well as our Vice-Dean, the individual in this role will handle day-to-day administrative and operational requests. The position will serve as an important liaison between the School of Dramatic Arts faculty, staff, students, vendors, and guests.

Successful candidates should possess exceptional customer service skills, attention to detail and demonstrate impeccable integrity, responsibility, accountability, and authenticity. Along with strong communication skills and interpersonal effectiveness in relationship building and conflict management, the ideal candidate will have clear leadership skills to understand the “big picture” and the need for flexibility, innovation, and resourcefulness to execute work. Individuals will display an optimistic outlook, show success in time management, collaborative approaches, thrive in a high change environment, and adapt to emergencies and last-minute adjustments with patience, discretion, and diplomacy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • 3 years secretarial and administrative experience in a university environment, preferably USC
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Formstack/Wufoo Forms, Doodle Polling, and other applicable administrative/office tools


  • Excellent time management and organizational competencies
  • Communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with diverse populations
  • Possess self-motivation and complete tasks with minimal supervision

The University reserves the right to add or change responsibilities at any time.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education. The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, playwriting, design, critical studies, sound design, stage management and technical direction. With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees and has an active production program of more than 20 shows with a population of 550 undergraduate and graduate students combined.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is proudly pluralistic and committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding individuals. USC actively seeks nominations of applications from qualified persons and from the broadest possible community. The School of Dramatic Arts is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its work force. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. However, we are unable to sponsor employment visas for this position. Please note the following visa categories do not qualify for unrestricted work authorization: B, H-1B, TN, E-3, E-2 Principle, O-1, P-1, nor L-1.

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

Minimum Education: High school or equivalent
Minimum Experience: 6 – 12 months
Minimum Field of Expertise: General office

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: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 00:48:15 GMT

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