Wednesday, July 2, 2014

USC Career Center Graduate Intern Opportunity

USC Career Center Graduate Intern Opportunity
The USC Career Center serves students (both undergraduate and graduate) and alumni from all majors and professional programs across USC. The primary focus of the USC Career Center Graduate Intern position is to assist professional staff with walk-in career advising. Additional responsibilities may include event planning, and execution of career-related workshops/programming. Our Graduate Interns will be formally trained and actively engaged in various functions of the Career Center related to Career Counseling, Internship Programs, and On Campus Recruiting. This is an excellent opportunity for those graduate students interested in broadening their student advising experiences to include career-related advising.

Successful candidates will possess: 1 to 2 years of experience working one-on-one with college students within peer mentoring or advisory roles; strong interest in career services; excellent customer service skills and exceptional English oral and written communication skills. Successful candidates must be enrolled in a full time graduate program at USC.

Employment Details:
Compensation is $12 per hour at 20 hours per week . Suggested availability is at least four days a week from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 during the academic school year (mid-August to mid- May). Formal training one or two weeks prior to the start of the Fall semester is required.
Applicants must have Work Study to apply. Also, applicants must not have already committed to another Work Study position on-campus.
How to Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume by Monday, July 14th at 5:00pm to:
Julie Tieu
Career Counselor

UCLA Seeking Program Director for Project SPELL

UCLA Government & Community Relations' Volunteer Center is looking for a Program Director to run the Project SPELL program. Project SPELL, Students for Progress in Employee Language Learning, is a support service for UCLA employees who are non-native English speakers. This program matches UCLA employee learners with student volunteer tutors to accomplish English language learning goals as expressed by the learners.
You can find more information about the position here,

Please distribute to your contact lists. Here is the link to the job on the UCLA website

Working Title : Program Director, Project SPELL
Department : Government and Community Relations - UCLA Volunteer Center
Reports To : Director, Volunteer Center
Supervises : N/A
Salary : $38,900 - $50,000
Req Nbr : 20488

Position Summary
Under the general direction of the Director of the UCLA Volunteer Center, develop, implement, and provide administrative support for Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Basic Adult Education workshops and non-credit programs to support campus employees.

Primary Responsibilities
Design and deliver workshops and non-credit programs to support UCLA affiliate volunteer tutors in their tutoring of campus employees.

1. Knowledge of the professional goals of the departments, specific subject matter, audience characteristics, and requirements as they affect program administration.

2. Skill in designing assessment and evaluation procedures to assess student needs, progress and program effectiveness.

3. Knowledge of field of ESL teaching; Master's Degree in related major, or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience teaching in ESL classroom or Adult Basic Education settings.

4. Ability to make oral group presentations to provide information and explain policies and procedures to groups of participants.

5. Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with students and employees, in writing, on the phone, and in person regarding policies and procedures, and to exchange information and ideas.

6. Ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and clients in a supportive and professional manner.

7. Skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds for the purpose of assisting students, faculty and staff.

8. Skill in writing routine business correspondence using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain information and explain policies, procedures, etc.

9. Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are changes in workload, pressures of deadlines, and competing requirements.

10. Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.

11. Skill in coordinating and organizing orientation meetings and events, etc., by determining the time, place, agenda, and sequence of actions to be taken to run the function smoothly.

12. Demonstrated skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

13. Knowledge of campus resources and University procedures.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

** Please note this is a 2-year contract position. **

Monday, June 30, 2014

Academia Avance Seeking Mandarin Teachers

Academia Avance is a charter school located in Highland Park, with the majority of students coming from Spanish-speaking homes and with 99% enrolled in the free-meals program. 92% of the last graduating class received acceptances to 4-year colleges. There are 2 positions available for any Rossier students interested in teaching Mandarin. The school is looking for energetic change agents. Candidates who speak Mandarin and are credentialed but are not necessarily credentialed in Mandarin are still eligible to apply as the school may be willing to help provide them with the opportunity to obtain credentials through examination.

If interested, email MAT Alumna, Sally Chuang at as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

USC Center for Testing and Assessment Seeking Front Desk Graduate Assistant


Responsibilities of the Position:
·         Answer phones, greet people, provide front office service
·         Receive materials from faculty/TAs to be scanned
·         Faculty/TA pick up of scanned materials
·         Provide placement test results to students
·         Facilitate placement exams for math and chemistry
·         Research/assessment assistant including uptake of multiple research databases, attending Assessment Committee meetings, help with assessment workshops and consultations, writing executive summaries and reports, and helping with the Assessment Symposium
·         Learn to use SPSS, Microsoft Suite including Excel, Powerpoint, Word
·         Cross-training with other departments in the office including Tutoring, SCP, etc.
·         Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:
  • Enrollment at USC. Exam Assistants must be graduate students, preferably in Education, Communication, Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or Counseling.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in an extremely busy environment with many interruptions
  • Ability to respond to the diversity of the USC Community
  • Ability to maintain appropriate behavior in dealing with faculty, administration, and staff and to provide courteous services to students and parents.

Compensation: $13/hr

Hours Per Week: 20 hr/wk

Work Hours (for Summer). These are REQUIRED Hours:
Monday 12:30-5:00
Thursday 8:30-5:00
Friday 8:30-5:00

If eligible to stay on and work in the Fall, please let us know. Preference will be given to students that can stay on for 10-20 hours during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Juliana Calhoun, Coordinator Center for Testing and Assessment or 213-740-7177

UCLA Seeking Administrative Analyst for Fellowships & Financial Services