Friday, May 22, 2015

Pasadena City College Pathways

The PCC XL Pathways first year experience program is still seeking grad students for our hourly part time paraprofessional success coach positions, to start mid-July and continue into the 15-16 school year to May of 2016. For those who may not have heard of our program, I will attach a link to our website below. Also, the job announcements should provide thorough information about the purpose of the program and these positions.
Some people are new to this list, so my plan is to provide information about PCC’s XL Pathways program and the function of our paraprofessional success coach positions. For those of you with a good grasp, you don’t have to read all of this note.  I’ve added point people from the Counseling grad programs CSU Fullerton and CSU Dominguez Hills.
Briefly about XL Pathways and the coaches
We are about to begin our fifth year of having paraprofessional grad students work with us providing essentially transition oriented case management services to a cohort of PCC’s first year students. This cohort is comprised of people who are currently graduating from high school—the 17-19 age group. Our first year experience program has enjoyed much higher retention rates to second year for our students than the rest of our first year population of first-time-in-college students.
Our experience in this award-winning and internationally recognized program tells us that our selection of grad students with whom this population of 17-19 year old urban, often first generation, kids can connect with works best. The other population we serve are International students, who are also a young population with considerable transition issues.
These positions are temporary, generally held for one to two years. They are not direct steps toward professional community college counseling positions, although some of our coaches have used this experience to apply for counselor training programs at other colleges. They stop gap measures for people needing a job, any job. We have enjoyed having people who have either started their graduate counseling program or somewhere in the middle and grasp the needs of our population. We have also hired students in their last year, which has posed some turnover challenges, but they are also welcome to apply. We do not accept candidates with no supervised experience helping others in one to one or small group settings. This means that we are not really a place to learn how to counsel and lead workshops as we aren’t staffed to do so. Our expectation is that coaches will acquire this training in their graduate program. So, these are not internship positions even if some folks are using them that way for their grad school.
At any rate, we need a few more coaches to serve both our general and international student population.  Our program has grown dramatically and our most recent search hasn’t completely filled our openings. Attached you will find the job announcements to share with your students. They will have about a month to apply.
Here’s the new contact, as I am retiring next month!
If you have any questions about the positions, please call me before June 4th.  I have been the professional counselor coordinator for this team and will be retiring as of June 4th. Taking my place will be Myriam Altounji (, 626-585-7012). I will provide her contact information on the job announcements as well.
Take care,
Cecile M. Davis Anderson

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Upcoming Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Information Sessions!

Are you interested in conducting research, getting a Master’s degree, or teaching English abroad for one academic year?
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is funded by the US Department of State and offers opportunities in research/arts/study/service/teaching English abroad for 8-10 months after completion of a bachelor’s degree.  Applicants design their own projects and typically work with mentors at foreign universities.  English Teaching Assistants are placed in schools with local English teachers.  You choose the country, you choose the type of grant!  The Fulbright US Student program provides full funding that includes round-trip airfare; language or orientation courses, tuition, in some cases; a living stipend for the academic year, and supplemental health and accident insurance. While excellence in the field of study and a strong academic record are preconditions for this fellowship, candidates are also selected using the following criteria: project feasibility, language qualifications (determined by country), knowledge of the host country, and characteristics that make for a good ambassador. **U.S. citizenship is required to apply
USC deadline: September 14, 2015 for the 2016-2017 grant year
Fulbright U.S. Student Program:
USC Fulbright instructions will be posted on our website soon!
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions
These sessions will provide an overview of the Fulbright program, application components, as well as tips for putting together a successful application. 
Tuesday, June 2
BRI 202
Thursday, June 25
HNB 100
Monday, July 13
HNB 100
Thursday, August 13
HNB 100
If you have additional questions, please contact Academic Honors and Fellowships Academic Honors and Fellowships, STU 300, 213-740-9116

Monday, May 18, 2015

USC Student Affairs Jobs Available

USC Student Affairs is looking for enthusiastic and committed professionals to join our team. Below are just a few career opportunities currently available.
Details and application information are on the Student Affairs Jobs Website.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

USC Rossier Master's Program Office Position

The Rossier Master's Program is currently offering a rewarding position for someone  who is interested in professional development opportunity working with the MAT Academic Advising Team at the USC City Center campus (near Staples Center) along with the Master's Academic Advising Team and office at the University Park Campus in WPH. The position is ideal to students who are interested in academic affairs through an online graduate program.
Primary responsibilities include:
-Perform basic administrative tasks
-Prepare and review written correspondence
-Responsible for independent projects
-Perform routine data entry
-Respond to daily student inquiries via email and phone
-Complete other duties as assigned
****Please note if interested in working with the MAT Program this job is located at USC City Center campus. 1 mile from UPC and 3 blocks from Staples Center in Downtown*****
-Interest in academic affairs
-Work independently with little supervision in a fast paced environment
-High attention to detail
-Professional and proactive
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, internet and basic computer functions is required
-Able and willing to travel off campus to the downtown City Center (AT&T Building) with some interaction with the main USC campus
-Ability to learn quickly and execute tasks efficiently
-Knowledge of FERPA, university policy procedures and/or teacher preparation is a plus but not required.
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply that meet the above criteria.
Along with your cover letter please include available work hours for Monday - Friday to

USC Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Graduate Advisor Positions

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Graduate Advisor

Seeking to fill two USG Graduate Advisor positions for the 2015-2016 year

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Graduate Advisor Job Description:
USC Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is the representative voice of the undergraduate student body. USG's mission is to maintain a forum for expressing students' diverse views and interests and provide opportunities for student leadership development. This mission is served via advocacy, programming, and representation of students' voice and needs to the administration, the faculty, and the community. ( USC Program Board (PB) is the programming branch of USG, representing the diversity of student interests and organizations.
PB's Committees and Assemblies are student-run groups that provide progressive and innovate
programming to promote diversity and entertainment. These events include concerts, speakers,
cultural experiences, and various other activities. (

The Undergraduate Student Government Graduate Advisor works with the Associate Director of Campus Activities to advise student leaders within USG and PB.

Primary responsibilities include:

•   Advising senators, executives, directors and assistant directors
•   Interpreting university policies, Program Board/USG, and senate policies
•   Coordinating and facilitating director training
•   Overseeing appropriate budget expenditures
•   Attending committee, assembly and senate meetings
•   Assisting with transitioning activities and various special projects. Experience in a student
organization, governance and event programming is ideal.
Compensation: $13.00/hour @ 20 hours per week. Fall and Spring. However, if enrolled in summer
could also work in the summer. Student should have knowledge, interest, or previous work in student
government and/or program boards.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Luis Canton at by May 20.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Writing Center Consultant Positions for USC Graduate Students ($18/hr)

The Consultant Position
• Qualified graduate students in all disciplines are encouraged to serve as Writing Center consultants
for the 2015-2016 academic year. Those not employed elsewhere on campus may work 12-20 hours
per week, while those who hold full Teaching or Research Assistantships may work 5 hours per
week (with permission from their department and the USC Graduate School).

Professional Benefits to Graduate Students
• Evidence indicates that meaningful teaching or tutoring experience is a valuable part of graduate
students’ professional development, for it cultivates a range of important abilities that help to
prepare them for their careers.

Duties, Qualifications, and Compensation
• Primary duties include: participating in a paid orientation from August 18 to August 20, 2015 |
tutoring on a one-to-one basis | teaching small group workshops on grammar, style, and skill.
• Consultants should have experience in one or more of the following: teaching | tutoring | grading.
• Consultants should also demonstrate: proficiency in academic writing | professional demeanor |
interpersonal skills.
• Compensation for consultants is $18.00 per hour.

Application Process
• This memo may either be forwarded to promising graduate students, or their names can be emailed
to the Writing Center at
Applicants should send the following materials to the Writing Center at a short
letter addressing their interest in the teaching and tutoring of writing | a copy of their curriculum
vitae | a 5-10 page sample of their academic writing.

Assistant Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life Position at University of Nevada, Reno

The Division of Student Services at the University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University for the State of Nevada, is seeking a creative and innovative leader for the position of Assistant Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
The Assistant Coordinator will advise over 30 chapters with almost 2,000 students comprising three governing councils on becoming inter/national models of values-based recruitment, leadership development, community service, academic performance, and cultural competency skills.
Below is the information and application link for the position. . The posting will close on May 27th, 2015
The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant and historic flagship institution of higher education and is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment approaching 20,000, including 33% being comprised of traditionally underrepresented populations, our largest new student population in Fall 2014 being also comprised of over 40% of underrepresented ethnic groups, including the highest GPA and highest test scores of any new class admitted, and a total budget of nearly $520 million, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Recently recognized as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the university is also recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report (5th year in a row). The university is located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada and in the middle of the nation’s next new College Town, the City of Reno. The University of Nevada, Reno is a 35-minute drive from the state capitol, 40-minute drive to beautiful Lake Tahoe, about a three-hour drive from San Francisco in California, and near numerous state and national parks.