Employer Engagement Coordinator (Resource Employee) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Division of Student Life is committed to having staff on-campus to provide key services to all USC students. To this point, the Career Center offers employers the opportunity to participate in the On-Campus Recruiting program, allowing them to use space at the Career Center to interview students for full-time entry-level roles and paid internships. The staff at the Career Center that oversees this program is the Employer Engagement Coordinator. This individual manages the employer and student greetings in the office, as well as the interview schedules, including marketing to employers and students. They also debrief with employers at end of day and officially closes the office, making sure that all employers and students have left for the day. Additionally, they help staff Trojan Talks and liaises with other campus stakeholders to maximize employer outreach and encourage cross-collaboration within the university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (in-person):

  • Develop awareness of the On-Campus Recruitment Program, Resume Book, and information session services to employers and students by effectively communicating their benefits to potential participants and manage interview schedules and information sessions for employers in Symplicity.
  • Coordinate the production of all event-related materials, including invitations, event signup, signage, marketing materials, and post-event communications.
  • Adhere to federal and state labor laws in advising employers on recruiting best practices to maximize their visibility and student outreach.
  • Work evening hours during the recruiting seasons and responsible for closing duties of the Career Center. Manage all assigned meeting/event details including set-up, A/V needs, guest and attendee logistics, security, sustainability, and health protocols.
  • Approve Handshake and Symplicity employers and jobs and assist with other Employer Engagement team projects.
  • Serve as a representative of the Employer Engagement team and the Career Center at internal and external committees.
  • Present to students, faculty, academic advisors, and career advisors on online student and alumni job database and other Employer Engagement topics as needed.
  • Oversee and foster new and existing partnerships with employers, graduate schools, and student organizations to develop, sponsor, and promote a variety of Career Center events focused on career exploration and recruitment, as well as revenue generation.
  • Liaise with school-based career services offices and other key departments to maximize employer and graduate school outreach, encourage cross-collaboration/coordination within the University, and increase participation among students.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise two to four evening student associates in managing after-hours information sessions or on-campus interviews.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 1- 2 years of experience in an academic or related setting
  • Demonstrated track record of creating and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication
  • Strong ability to manage several different projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to remain flexible to changing business needs
  • A high level of professionalism and excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and serve internal and external clients
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department needs, including early morning, late evening, and weekend events
  • High proficiency in CRM systems, SaaS platforms, and Microsoft Excel building budgets and spreadsheets
  • Strong experience using Zoom or a similar web conferencing software 
  • Ability to learn new technology

This is a Resource position with limited hours and duration.

Estimated end date: April 15, 2024.
# of hours per week: 20 hours per week maximum

The hourly rate for this position is $33.48. 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 candidate’s 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.


Candidates must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident and residing in the United States. Those currently employed full-time by college or university admission offices or who have children applying to USC as first-year or transfer students in the current admission cycle are not eligible.

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