Program Administrator, Executive Education – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Founded in 1896, the Gould School of Law has a distinguished past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the courage to break new ground. USC first introduced legal education in Southern California. Today, the Law School continues to make history through its philosophy of innovation and through its people. USC Gould cultivates analytical ability, ethical values, and a spirit of collegiality that prepare students for meaningful careers benefiting society. It was one of the first law schools to engage students in clinical programs and remains a leader in experiential education.

The Gould School of Law is seeking to hire a Program Administrator whose responsibilities will be focused on Gould’s new executive education and accelerated JD dual degree programs. Our new hire will be instrumental in the planning, development, launch and execution of these programs. This person will have a hands-on role in our Executive Education program which will connect legal practitioners, business executives, leaders of nonprofit companies, organizational leaders and others with self-paced online courses which are focused on current legal issues. Our Program Administrator will also play a key role in our new accelerated JD dual degrees which will allow our law school to meet demand by prospective students who are seeking such programs that fit their professional and career timelines. Our initial offering will be an accelerated JD/MBA which will prepare graduates for successful careers in law and business and for work in global environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Master’s degree

  • Preferred Experience: 3 years+ of work experience in higher education. Prior experience in executive education and/or continuing legal education preferred. Prior experience in managing and supervising staff preferred.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Administers and assists the Associate Dean & Chief Programs Officer  with the planning, development, launch and execution of Gould’s executive education and accelerated JD dual degree programs

  • Conducts research on competitive programs to help develop program objectives; stays informed of developments in the field

  • Prepares program proposals

  • Assists with the identification of subject matter, creation of content of our execution education course modules

  • Assists with the identification of and hiring of subject matter experts to teach our executive education course modules

  • Prepares budgets including budget tracking, and monitoring, as well as contributing to the planning and preparing of annual program budgets and projections

  • Completes questionnaires, curriculum materials and other documents for submission to the various bodies that review and approve program materials

  • Develops, maintains and provides recommended updates with website copy, application forms and other relevant program materials

  • Develops and maintains relationships with other units on campus with whom the law school is partnered on our accelerated JD dual degree programs

  • Manages executive education registration and enrollment and serves as key resource for program information (interfacing and resolving issues with program staff, university administrators or other contingencies supporting our programs)

  • Assists with the development of and oversees the online platform that delivers our executive education program

  • Coordinates with the marketing team on the creation of a fully integrated communication program for our executive education program to include email, social media, a newsletter, and other methods to support the program

  • Maintains accurate and timely progress on our executive education and accelerated JD programs’ activities and prepares regular status reports

  • Tracks performance measures to assess programs’ success and conducts quality assurance reviews; provides recommendations to modify program as appropriate

  • Assists with the law school’s final exam administration and proctoring at the end of the fall and spring semesters, orientation, commencement, and other events featuring students and alumni as required, each year

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Ability to initiate and manage complex projects and balance with short-term priorities

  • High level of professionalism and collaboration skills

  • High level of organization and ability to multitask

  • Ability to evaluate challenges critically and develop actionable solutions

ATTENTION:  Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this position.

The annual base salary range for this position is $82,792 ​- $96,000. 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 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.

Learn more about our benefits and perks here: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law (Gould).  Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions.  At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.

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