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Monday, August 3, 2015

Graduate Assistant Position - Annenberg Office of Career Development

Graduate Assistant Wanted—USC Annenberg Office of Career Development

The USC Annenberg Career Development Office manages a variety of programs and services for its 2,500 undergraduate and graduate majors. We are a fast paced and hard working office seeking a graduate assistant to provide support for our many programs. The ideal candidate will have an interest in career services and experience with social media/marketing and event planning.

Position would begin in late August/early September with a commitment of between 15-20 hours per week. Compensation will be $15 per hour.

Primary job responsibilities include: posting jobs and internships to online platform, event planning, creating and updating marketing materials, social media, supporting employer relations outreach efforts, etc.

We are committed to coaching and mentoring our graduate assistants so they can thrive in their future Student Affairs/Career Development roles.


Interested candidates are requested to submit their cover letter and resume to Suzanne Alcantara, Director of Career Development at suzannea@usc.edu by Friday, August 14th.

Graduate Assistant Position - Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center Graduate Assistant

The Office of Campus Activities believes the unique Trojan experience is enhanced by activities and programs outside of the classroom. Our role is to provide a link between students’ classroom experiences to activities beyond the classroom. The Office of Campus Activities sponsors services, programs and events to educate, advocate, entertain and challenge students. Comprised of four centers, we are dedicated to and understand the importance of meeting students where they are at.

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) in the Office of Campus Activities is a new center that’s purpose is to create and host programs to support our current Veteran students on campus. We seek to build community among USC Veterans, facilitate a smooth transition to campus, and connect students to campus partners to help with their transition and USC experience. It is also a space for student veterans to study, lounge and hold meetings.

Overall responsibility
The Veterans Resource Center Graduate Assistant works with the Program Coordinator of Campus Activities to develop and execute programs for student veterans. This includes but is not limited to Programming events to assist in the social and professional development of veteran students.

Graduate Students will:
- Oversee the daily operations of the VRC
- Assist with program development and execution
- Create bi-weekly newsletter to send out to email list
- Maintain the center’s multimedia outreach efforts, which include website, listserv and social media platforms
- Support in office coverage and provide a staff presence in the center
- Assist in the advisement to Veteran student organizations
- Collaborate with campus partners that provide services to Veteran students
- Keep organized, detail records of all VRC programs
- If interested, volunteer to help at other Campus Activities’ events
- Work with the staff of Campus Activities and the other student workers to improve the quality of student life of campus. We are all one happy team!

Qualifications: Must have strong written and oral skills; Strong preference to students that have event planning experience; General Computer Skills, including Excel; Strong organizational skills; Comfortable in a creative, autonomous, flexible work setting; Enjoy working as a part of a team; Interested and passionate about the needs pertaining to the development of student Veterans; Must be a self-starter with an eagerness to learn and problem solve. Preference for experience working with veteran student populations

Education: Must be an admitted or current Master’s level student enrolled in good standing and taking credits towards the degree as required by USC.

Compensation: The rate of pay is $12-14 per hour depending on experience, up to 20 hours per week.

Application Submission: Please submit résumé and cover letter to Jenifer Perdomo via email at jlperdom@usc.edu. Position will remain open until filled.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jennifer Perdomo
213-720-5693 or at jlperdom@usc.edu

Graduate Intern Position - Annenberg International Programs

EDHP 587 Field Work Position

Position Title: Graduate Intern

Department: Annenberg International Programs

About the department
Annenberg International Programs provides study abroad and international internship opportunities in
various cities around the globe for undergraduate and graduate students. The office also hosts exchange
students at USC from partner universities abroad. Each program provides students with the opportunity
to gain cross-cultural personal and professional experience while earning academic credits toward their
USC degree.

Job Description
Graduate assistants support AIP staff in several areas and receive extensive on-the-job training. Job
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Help recruit Annenberg students to study abroad through tabling events at study abroad fairs and
assist with info sessions
- Assist AIP staff in managing the office by communicating with prospective and current study
abroad students, creating/managing spreadsheets, and delivering sensitive documents to various
offices on campus
- Create survey instruments to assist the office in study abroad research
- Support the AIP staff in carrying out research and interpreting the data
- Gain experience advising students on study abroad
- Manage AIP’s email account (ascintl@usc.edu)

Qualifications
Graduate Assistant must be enrolled in a graduate program through the USC Rossier School of
Education and registered for EDHP 587 Field Work in Higher, Adult and Professional Education. Course
credit is required. This is an unpaid position.

Requirements
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- One-semester commitment. (Two semesters is possible)
- Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media
- Can-do attitude required

Hours: 
6 - 10 hours per week.

Application Deadline:
Fall position— Thursday, August 6, 2015

Send resume and cover letter to:
Brittany Hart Scholten, Assistant Director
Annenberg International Programs

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Graduate Assistant Wanted—USC Annenberg Office of Career Development

The USC Annenberg Career Development Office manages a variety of programs and services for its 2,500 undergraduate and graduate majors. We are a fast paced and hard working office seeking a graduate assistant to provide support for our many programs. The ideal candidate will have an interest in career services and experience with social media/marketing and event planning.

Position would begin in late August/early September with a commitment of between 15-20 hours per week. Compensation will be $15 per hour.

Primary job responsibilities include: posting jobs and internships to online platform, event planning, creating and updating marketing materials, social media, supporting employer relations outreach efforts, etc.

We are committed to coaching and mentoring our graduate assistants so they can thrive in their future Student Affairs/Career Development roles.


Interested candidates are requested to submit their cover letter and resume to Suzanne Alcantara, Director of Career Development at suzannea@usc.edu by Friday, August 14th.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Soros Graduate Fellowship for New Americans

The 2016 Fellowship Competition
  • Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.
  • Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study - in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program - in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor's/Master's programs, or online degrees.
  • Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $35,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years.
  • New Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience.
  • The application deadline is November 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc.
  • The top 77 applicants will be designated "finalists" and will be asked to appear for interviews in New York City or California in late-January or early-February of 2016. The Fellowship program will cover travel and accommodation.
  • The 30 Fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be notified in March of 2016. They will begin to receive stipend and tuition support from the program in the fall of 2016. If a Fellow is in the second-to-last year of their graduate program in the spring of 2016, when the new class of Fellows is announced, the Fellowship may approve special requests, under certain circumstances, to retroactively activate the Fellowship in order to cover that term.
  • The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
  • Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply in subsequent years if they are still eligible.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Research and Policy Analyst Position, Campaign for College Opportunity

Full Time Position
Research and Policy Analyst
Los Angeles, California
The Campaign for College Opportunity seeks an experienced Research and Policy Analyst to work on research and policy issues pertaining to California higher education.
The Organization:
The Campaign for College Opportunity is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) broad-based, bipartisan coalition, including business, education and civil rights leaders, that is dedicated to ensuring the next generation of Californians has the opportunity to go to college and succeed. Our mission is focused on substantially increasing the number of students attending two- and four-year colleges in the state and who complete their college education. The Campaign maintains offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
The Position:
Under the direction of the Director of Policy Research, the Research and Policy Analyst will conduct research and analysis to inform public discourse on opportunities for advancing policy reforms related to higher education in California. The Research and Policy Analyst will also play a role in designing new opportunities to keep the Campaign for College Opportunity on the cutting edge of higher education policy driven research.
The position involves interaction with state and national education experts and advocates, as well as state and federal executive and legislative branch policy staff.
The successful candidate will have excellent research and data analysis skills and related experience, as well as a demonstrated ability to synthesize policy and research information for different audiences. A strong interest in higher education policy is required.
This position is based in Los Angeles, California and some travel will be required. The Research and Policy Analyst will report directly to the Director of Policy Research and work closely with staff across the organization.
Specific roles and responsibilities are detailed below.
Research and Analysis
• Conduct research and prepare analysis on issues pertaining to California higher education policy;
• Gather and catalogue information on college access, completion, financial aid, and equity gaps;
• Monitor, analyze and catalogue issues and policy proposals pertaining to college access, success,
equity and affordability, including both state and federal policies;
• Write reports, memos, briefs, and fact sheets to communicate findings and recommendations;
• Ensure appropriate peer review and feedback from critical research and organizational partners;
• Work closely with our graphics designer to produce strong visuals including report design and
infographics to effectively share report findings;
• Represent the Campaign at in-person meetings and on conference calls (some travel required);
• Make presentations, attend meetings and conferences to achieve organizational objectives;
• Provide limited and focused assistance with grant proposals for new and existing Campaign for
College Opportunity research and analysis projects;
Policy and Advocacy
• Assist in the development of organizational and team policy agendas and priorities as they relate to California higher education;
• Work with the team to develop policy recommendations, identify opportunities and strategies, and advocate for their adoption;
• When appropriate, collaborate with other organizations to increase the capacity of the
Campaign’s work;
• Assist in responding to external inquiries from the press and others;
Qualifications
• M.A. in education research, education policy, or related fields (statistics, sociology, etc.);
• Two or more years of work experience in public policy and or institutional research;
• Strong background in education research
o Experience with American Community Survey (PUMS) files
o Experience with IPEDS data
o Experience with survey research (e.g., weighting datasets)
o Experience with qualitative research (e.g., interviewing)
o Experience working with a statistical package (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, Stata). A background with Stata programming is a plus
o Knowledge of predictive modeling, regression and other advanced statistical analyses is a plus but not required
• Excellent analysis and synthesis skills;
• Demonstrated ability to clearly and accurately describe complex issues in ways that different
audiences can understand;
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
• Impeccable attention to detail;
• Knowledge of higher education policy and research issues, as well as an interest in public policy, preferred.
Compensation
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Campaign offers generous medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits. The Campaign provides three weeks paid vacation and annual professional development opportunities as approved by your supervisor.
Selection Process
The Campaign for College Opportunity will accept applications for the position beginning July 22, 2015. Interested parties should forward a cover letter and resume indicating “Policy and Research Analyst” in the subject line by email to:
Stacey Holderbach, Development and Administrative Manager
stacey@collegecampaign.org
All candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit work samples, a listing of research articles and publications to which the candidate authored or contributed, and a salary history. Candidates will also be required to complete a short task aimed at assessing their policy research skills as they progress through the interview process.
The Campaign for College Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified persons of every background. All applicants should visit our website to learn more about the Campaign at www.collegecampaign.org before submitting a cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Career Development Manager

Pepperdine University's School of Business and Management (the campus located in West LA) invites Rossier graduates (especially from the PASA and EC programs) to apply for its position in the Career Management Center.

The job duties are listed below; for a look at the desired skills and qualifications, see this link.

The Career Development and Employer Relations Manger provides career services to Fully Employed MBA students in the Encino, Westlake Village, and Santa Barbara regions. This position's primary function will include providing career advisement to students and facilitating opportunities that support their needs with respect to professional preparations and advancement. 

DUTIES: Provide Fully Employed students and alumni resources and guidance pertaining to various aspects of their career preparation and management; develop and implement Career Management webinars and events; involve corporate partners and alumni in developing industry and functional events; facilitate networking opportunities for students through professional associations; provide guidance on maximizing the value of these opportunities toward the exploration and advancement of their careers; leverage existing and emerging career management platforms to broaden the reach of services provided to students and alumni and strengthen connections among them; assist in the development of a mention program with students and alumni; outreach to alumni and activate involvement in Graziadio Alumni Network events and councils.