Program Specialist
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Requisition ID: 016878
Academic/Internal Title Research, Policy & Planning Specialist
Division/School Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences
Secondary Division/School
Department: USC Wrigley Institue for Environmental Studies
Location: University Park Campus
Employment Type: Full-Time
Percent of time for Part-time Position: 100%
Tenure Status
Salary Range: Negotiable
Job Announcement: 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's Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, USC Sea Grant Program is seeking a Program Specialist to join its team.

Job responsibilities include:
Provides a professional service such as counseling, testing and evaluation, teaching or event planning in support of a university program. Assists program management with administrative functions covering planning, budgeting, proposal development, and marketing of program services.

Tests and evaluates the effectiveness of existing program content and services. Recommends and implements modifications as necessary to ensure achievement of program goals and objectives.

Researches and identifies client or beneficiary needs and recommends program modifications or creation of new programs and services. Assists in the design and delivery of programs, services and special events.

Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to staff, student workers, volunteers, and/or graduate assistants. Leads others in the planning and delivery of services, activities and special events. Develops and conducts program focused training and assesses proficiency or readiness of trainees.

Interfaces with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information exchange regarding program services or content.

Researches the market and develops marketing strategies to promote program. Creates information materials and plans activities and events to support marketing strategies.

Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures.

Assists in program fund-raising and development efforts. Researches and identifies funding sources. Contributes to proposal development by writing proposals or coordinating the input of others. Attends events to network on behalf of program services.

Provides historical data and projections for use in developing program budgets. May directly control a portion of the total program budget or assist with overall budget administration.

Stays informed of developments in field. Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings and participates in professional associations as appropriate. Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.

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

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

  • THIS IS A FULL TIME FIXED TERM 6 MONTH POSITION
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Education: Master's degree
Preferred Experience: 3 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Special education, licensing or certification requirements may exist for some positions based on program content and services.
Position Type: New
Grant Funded
Fixed Term

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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