Senior Academic Advisor – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking an experienced Senior Academic Advisor to join our innovative and collaborative team. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Academic Advisement & Civic Engagement, this role will provide mandatory academic advisement each semester to a caseload of 250 undergraduate students in addition to taking on a leadership role in departmental initiatives and programs.  

Ideal candidates for this position will have a passion for working with undergraduate students as well as demonstrated experience and success in supporting students in their academic journeys and collaborating with campus colleagues.


  • Provide mandatory academic advisement for a caseload of 250 undergraduate students enrolled within the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Work closely with advisement team to update and lead enrollment management practices including departmental authorizations.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the robust University support services available to USC students and make student referrals as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in academic advisement or other student facing support function.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and leading innovative student programming in either DEIA, community building or health and wellness.
  • Ability to work independently, and as a part of a team, exhibiting strategic thinking, sound judgment, strong oral and professional skills, initiative and flexibility.
  • Master’s degree in counseling or higher education administration

Applications should include the following: 

  • Resume or CV (Please note: Our system will allow you to add additional documentation by clicking the “upload” button in the same section where you attach your resume.)

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time, exempt staff position.

  • The monthly salary range for this position is $5,000-$5,500. 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.

  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.

  • USC has excellent benefits, including health and dental benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff and their family; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website:

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
2 years

Preferred Education:
Master’s degree

Preferred Experience:
3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Student personnel administration

Preferred Field of Expertise:
M. A. in student personnel administration, education, counseling or related field

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