Requisition ID: P01471669
Department: Thornton School of Music
Employment Type: Part-Time
Location: University Park Campus
The Program Assistant for the Thornton Community Engagement Programs will support various aspects of these extensive programs. Primary responsibilities will include support with program delivery, tracking and maintaining accurate records for program activity, maintaining records of program expenditures, coordinating and supporting program events, capturing and developing materials to publicize program in various formats including social media. Occassional evenings and weekends as well as the ability to travel to local community sites on a regular basis is required. This is a grant-funded, fixed-term position (9 months).
The ideal candidate will have:
- An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in musical community engagement
- Knowledge of, and experience with, the development and delivery of community engagement initiatives in music
- Detail-oriented with high productivity
- Effective time management and organizational skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English, interpersonal skills, and poise in dealing with a diverse range of people including community site staff members, community members, university students, faculty members and staff.
- Strong analytical, organization and problem-solving skills to define and identify problems, objectives, patterns, relationships and practices, then create and implement effective solutions to achieve program goals.
- Ability to make oral presentations about the program to a diverse group of constituencies.
- Strong computer skills
- Able to maintain flexible hours, some evenings and weekends required.
- Administrative experience establishing, developing and maintaining community partnerships
- Strong musical knowledge
Position specific job accountabilities:
- General administrative assistance that includes support with program delivery, coordinating or scheduling events, program recruitment, in-office daily administrative support.
- Collect, track, organize and keep up to date all records on program expenditures and other program metrics.
- Provide support and information in a specific, useable format for grant applications and reports.
- Develop written materials for blog, capture photos and other materials for program publicity.
- Attend Community Engagement classes, lessons and concerts as needed.
- Prepare reports, correspondence, and other documents as needed.
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A., and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.
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