Associate Director, First Year Advising.
Associate Director, First Year AdvisingDepartment: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesOffice of AdvisingInstitution: University of Southern CaliforniaPosition Description:The University of Southern California's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking to hire an Associate Director of First Year Advising to advance the university's efforts in ensuring students' successful transition to the College and persistence through graduation. The Associate Director will lead and work alongside advising colleagues to holistically address the academic, developmental, and social needs of students, with particular focus on supporting underrepresented/underserved student populations.Key responsibilities for the Associate Director will be:* Develop and provide high-touch, developmental advising to incoming first year students in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.* Work closely with Dornsife faculty, academic advising staff, and student services colleagues in developing new models of first year programming and retention that balance intellectual exploration, disciplinary specialization, career preparation, and critical reflective activity.* Partner with Dornsife Student Success to develop, measure and sustain key retention efforts.* Support diversity, inclusion and access for all Dornsife students, fostering a culture of academic success in all its forms.* Prepare, teach, and lead sections of college success seminars to guide students through their transition to the university. These courses should assist students with goal setting, learning strategies, introduction to university curriculum, and exposure to the variety of disciplines and services available within our academic community.Preferred Qualifications:* Master's degree from an accredited institution; Doctoral degree preferred.* Undergraduate or graduate degree in liberal arts and sciences highly preferred.* 3-5 years of experience i...