Program Administrator, Professional Development Program - ONE YEAR FIXED-TERM ASSIGNMENT
About the School
USC Rossier School of Education is ranked in the top 10 private schools of education by the U.S. News and World Report. Our faculty is nationally recognized in terms of scholarly activity, external research funding and professional service.
The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy.Â We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups.Â We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to integrate the systems of power that shape policies and practices.Â Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.
About the Office for Professional Development
The Office for Professional Development offers certificate and credential programs as well as customized professional development for teachers, leaders & administrators in K-12, offices of education, and school leaders.
Administers academic, research, clinical or administrative programs of the university.
Assesses the quality of program operations.
Manages the delivery of services to program participantsand/or beneficiaries.
Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria.
Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
Develops and conducts program-focused training and assesses proficiency or readiness of trainees.
Serves as a key resource forprogram information.
Resolves problems or questions referred by program staff, university administrators, or other contingencies.
Interfaces with faculty, staff, students, researchers, and external contacts for committee work or information exchange regarding program services or content.
Stays informed of developmentsinthe field.
Reads pertinent literature attends meetings and participates in professional associations as appropriate.
Establishes an active network of professional contacts.
Providesleadership and guidance to staff, student workers, volunteers,graduatestudents, outside consultants, and/or other constituencies, as assigned.
3 years experience administering and delivering professional development programs in an education context
Strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
Program management experience with faculty, student online programs, learning management systems, online delivery platforms
Knowledge of school business operations and credentialing processes.
Background and familiarity with K-12 literacy, language arts and EL curriculum
MA degree with K-12 experience
MA degree with program management training
Knowledge of school business operations
Knowledge of California credentialing processes
Background, familiarity with K-12 literacy, language arts and EL curriculum
The application should include a cover letter addressing all qualifications noted above, resume/CV
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.