USC Connect Advisor

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00113PO17 Classification Title Student Services Program Coordinator II Internal Title USC Connect Advisor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Academic Affairs and Provost Department Office of the Provost Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $32,838 Advertised Salary Range $32,838-$38,401 Location of Vacancy Legare Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

8:00am-4:30pm or 8:30am-5:00pm. Evening or weekend hours may occasionally be required to lead or participate in events for students.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Student Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

USC Connect is a comprehensive learning initiative to support all students in enhancing their Carolina education by connecting academics and beyond the classroom experiences. USC Connect administers Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD) which recognizes students for their achievement in integrating learning within and beyond the classroom to lead. The USC Connect Advisor will (1) advise students on Graduation with Leadership Distinction and support their development of integrative learning (e.g., developing presentations and e-portfolios reflecting within and beyond the classroom learning) (2) support USC Connect initiatives including working with faculty and staff throughout the university to coordinate and provide programs and services to students related to integrative and experiential learning (3) support the maintenance and development of record-keeping, services, materials, and marketing to students. The USC Connect Advisor will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director and in collaboration with other USC Connect staff and university partners.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters degree in Student Services or related field, or bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in a related field (e.g., education, English) and two or more years' experience. Experience in higher education and/or work with undergraduate students, particularly in relation to reflection and writing. Experience in interacting with higher education professionals and/or faculty.


Strong organizational and administrative abilities. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with students, faculty, and staff from all areas of the University. Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a diverse team. The ability to contribute to a productive, professional environment. A comfort with the development, brainstorming and creation of new practices and procedures. Willingness to perform other projects and tasks as assigned. Knowledge of computers and software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and comfort in learning new systems (e.g. customized databases). Initiative and resourcefulness with the ability to work without direct supervision. Evening work hours may be required for participation in staff events.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/16/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 07/27/2017 Job Close Date 08/13/2017 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Masters degree in Student Services or related field, or bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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