USC Job Posting – Learning Specialist

University of Southern California

Under general direction of the Vice Provost of Academic Programs, the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is seeking a

Learning Specialist

with strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal skills, and a high desire to succeed in a growing and dynamic organization to join their team.


Learning Specialist

develops outreach and support plans for students with learning differences and collaborates with KCLC staff and coordinates support programming with campus stakeholders.

The successful candidate must possess direct work-related experience in student support services and programming with the ability to work independently, and as part of a team. They will act creatively as an individual and in concert with others to initiate programs and to develop programs that will support diverse learners meeting their academic and creative potential. To learn more about the work that the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity does visit:

The Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the University of Southern California. Its fundamental task is to ensure excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. The Office aims to recruit the best faculty, staff and students in the world. It provides myriad grants, fellowships and awards to support this charge. The Office also implements and reviews academic initiatives that support and complement the University Mission, globalization efforts, and interdisciplinary work across both the University Park and Health Sciences Campuses.

The hourly rate range for this position is $23.62 – $30.00. 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 candidate’s 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 Accountabilities:

  • Collaborates in College-wide efforts to promote student success which is demonstrated by achieving and sustaining retention goals and graduation rates. Arranges for and participates in research activities that support diverse learners to persist.
  • Provides individualized support to students based on identified risk factors, assisting them in developing individual plans for success. Works with and triages student caseload.
  • Evaluates student problems, academic, administrative, or personal, and refers student to appropriate student services office for additional counseling.
  • Liaises with other offices on behalf of students to facilitate problem resolution.
  • Counsels students and parents on academic success resources and other USC resources, such as financial aid, the Career Center, Counseling and Mental Health, and more.
  • Maintains FERPA compliant student records and supports KCLC data collection.
  • Serves as advisor to special groups and organizations. Assists in planning and administering special programs such as faculty advisor programs, peer tutorial or advisor groups, and honor groups.
  • Participates in committees at the department, school, college or university level that deals with in student services issues. Provides administrative support for local committees and works on committee-assigned projects.
  • Maintains and compiles statistical data. Prepares reports for internal and external use.

Performs other duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree


  • 3 years in student personnel administration, education, counseling, occupational therapy or related field
  • Must have a strong understanding of relevant university policy, including national standards and practices in relevant areas such as learning disabilities, student learning, and wellness.
  • Demonstrated experience working with/familiarity with LD, ADHD, etc
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Typically possesses experience with curriculum development.
  • Typically possesses knowledge of project management and organization methodologies.
  • Typically possesses experience working with diverse learners.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Demonstrated strong personal mastery, including ethics, interpersonal skills, and engage in continuous learning.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adjust to changing priorities and performing well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Minimum Education: – Bachelor’s degree – Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: – 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: – Student personnel administration

Job Details:

Company: University of Southern California

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

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