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USC Price School of Public Policy is seeking an Academic Program Administrator. This is a full-time position and reports to the Academic Program Manager of the Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development. The Academic Program Administrator administers academic program services and activities, managing day-to-day needs (e.g., advising, scheduling, meetings) and contributing to short- and long-term program strategies for the Bachelor, Master, Certificate of Real Estate Development (e.g., curriculum development). Supports the management of these programs with operations and administrative functions.
This position is a hybrid work arrangement.
Supports the management with the day-to-day administration of the Real Estate Development academic programs and activities, including the admissions, orientation, academic, career, course scheduling, and other student and alumni service needs. Addresses program-related questions and resolves problems.
Works closely with Program Manager and Program Director to develop relationships with employers, organizations, and alumni to plan career development programs and recruitment opportunities for current students. Stays current with real estate labor market and recruiting trends and maintains active network of professional contacts.Â
Provides academic counseling for undergraduate and/or graduate students. Advises on matters of curriculum, course and degree requirements, transfer credit evaluation, and graduation counseling and clearance. Monitors student progress in honors and probation programs.
Supports the planning and development of program objectives, curriculum, and content. Develops and administers program operating and administrative policies and procedures with the consultation of the Academic Program Manager. Serves as a key academic program resource and subject matter expert (SME). Assists with workshops and training development/delivery.
Aids in budget and resource allocations. Administers program budgeting and accounting processes, collects and analyzing data, and providing reports on program performance and finances as directed or requested. Provides financial status reports as requested.
Drafts and/or generates relevant student and programmatic communication items and coordinates the production and dissemination of documents.
Must have experience working with graduate and undergraduate students at USC
Should have knowledge of the commercial real estate industry
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work with highly confidential information with discretion.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Preferred Education: Masters degree
Preferred Experience: 5 years of similar work and knowledge of the Commercial Real Estate industry proficient with USC Systems
The annual base salary range for this position is $76,019 - $95,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
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. Some events will be on the main USC campus. There will be also be opportunities for hybrid work. Location and schedule will change based on tasks. Ability to work evening and weekend hours for events as needed.
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy, The Price School offers Ph.D. Programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, health Administration, and Real Estate Development, executive mastersâ degrees; and undergraduate degrees.
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 veteransâ status, disability or any other characteristics protected by law or USC policy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience managing learning programs for adults. Proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders. Demonstrated experience in management/leadership roles, building and maintaining relationships with domestic and international stakeholders. Proven budget oversight and planning experience. Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with exemplary attention to detail. Experience in higher education and/or customer service. Proven ability to plan, implement, and coordinate program logistics. Demonstrated database/data entry experience. Proven project management and problem solving skills, able to handle multiple timelines, changing priorities, and fluctuating workloads.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.