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Program Specialist | University of Southern California (USC) - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

Program Specialist-Bilingual Spanish The USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking is seeking an enthusiastic, committed and collaborative team player to help plan, develop and deliver our Third Space Youth Institute (TSYI), a program that empowers youth to become the leaders the future needs by teaching them critical skills for success in the classroom and the workplace. TSYI is a residential leadership program where students learn essential communication and problem-solving skills required to thrive throughout the lifecycle of leadership. Reporting to the Executive Director of the USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking, the program specialist will be responsible for cultivating and managing existing educational partnerships and identifying and developing new partnerships that further the Centers strategic goals. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is constantly on the lookout for new development opportunities. Someone who knows how to connect, engage and build partnerships with new stakeholders. This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week), one-year, fixed term staff position with the possibility of becoming a full-time position contingent on funding. Job Responsibilities : Leads the Centers fundraising and development efforts for programs tailored for underserved youth. Identifies and develops new funding sources for program expansion. Primarily responsible for the ongoing administration of our summer youth programs; maintaining contacts, communications, paperwork, reports and evaluations. Assists program management with administrative functions including planning, budgeting, delivering and marketing program services. Researches the market and develops marketing strategies to promote our youth programs. Creates information materials and plans events to support marketing strategies. Develops and implements a comprehensive partnership strategy. Performs other related duties as assigned. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Qualifications : Experience in education, community engagement, or development/fundraising. Existing contacts in secondary education considered a plus. Strong project management skills required. Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Fluency in English and Spanish required. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively and create positive professional report with program faculty, students, staff and partners. Experience and appreciation for working with persons of various social, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Ability to respond in a calm and effective manner in the face of conflicts, hostility, indifference or non-compliance and bring resolution to a problem. Independent resourcefulness to gather information to complete projects and meet competing deadlines. Team-oriented individual who seeks out tasks when work is completed and assists colleagues to ensure goals, requirements, and deadlines are achieved. Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. Requires reliable source of transportation to attend events, and donor visits at variable hours. Preferred Education: Bachelors degree +5 years of experience in education, community engagement or development. Applications should be submitted via and should include the following: Resume or CV and a cover letter, ( Our system will allow you to add additional documentation by clicking the upload button in the same section where you attach your resume.) If you are a current USC employee, please visit the Career Worklet on the Workday Homepage and select Find Jobs to view USC Jobs. Additional Information: This is a one-year, fixed-term, part-time (22.5 hours per week) hybrid staff position with the possibility of becoming a full-time position contingent on funding. The hourly range for this position is $37.00 - $40.00. 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 candidates 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 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 Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:2 yearsPreferred Education:Master's degreePreferred Experience:3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.Preferred Field of Expertise:Special education, licensing or certification requirements may exist for some positions based on program content and services

Los Angeles, CA

HERC - Southern California

Southern California HERC, established in 2003, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, and research, medical, and cultural institutions. Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance. We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career resources and solutions. SoCal HERC includes members from the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. HERC provides job seekers with comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities, daily job alerts, career advice news and webinars, dual career support, and regional multicultural resources to help with relocating to a new community.

SoCal HERC Member Institutions:

Antioch University, Azusa Pacific, University Cal Tech

CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge,  CSU San Bernardino 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chapman University, Citrus College

Concordia University Irvine, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 

Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University

North Orange County CCD, Occidental College,  Pacific Oaks College & Childrens School 

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Soka University of America

The Claremont Colleges, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, UC Path Center

UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside

UCSD, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

University of Southern California, Vanguard University, Whittier College

While there are certainly wonderful opportunities to teach and conduct research at HERC campuses, of the 42,000 jobs on, over 24,000 (or 57%) are non-teaching positions. You will find jobs in healthcare, administration, software, information technology, finance, technical and trades, social work, student affairs, and much, much more.

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