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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is hiring an Administrative Assistant.

This is a full-time, entry-level position expected to provide administrative support as part of the PERE/CSII team.

A formal job description follows:

The Administrative Assistant is expected to provide administrative support as part of a team supporting Professor Manuel Pastor and Project Manager Rhonda Ortiz. The Administrative Assistant is expected to be able to work in a fast-paced work environment, balance tasks with attention to detail, and be willing to provide general assistance wherever necessary.

The Administrative Assistant should be proficient in MS Office applications (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and have strong verbal and written communication skills. S/he should be self-motivated and capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a team. An interest in social, economic, and environmental justice as well as experience in student advocacy and/or community organizations is preferred.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates the preparation, development and production of major documents, such as proposals, manuscripts, accreditation reviews. Coordinates efforts or contributions of multiple staff and/or faculty.
  • Composes and produces a variety of business correspondence, reports and related materials or guides the work of other staff who produce these materials. Reviews and signs, as authorized.
  • Edits documents produced by others.
  • Ensures confidentiality and controls access to sensitive information such as faculty or staff personnel files.
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for information requiring knowledge of departmental and University policies and procedures.
  • Performs administrative duties associated with scheduling and coordinating meetings and planning events. Arranges with vendors for services, prepares agendas, gathers and organizes supporting information, and oversees production and distribution of related materials. Attends functions to ensure satisfactory outcome. Records minutes and summarizes for typing and distribution.
  • Assists in budget preparation by gathering historical data in a limited area, such as materials and supplies or salaries. Tracks and monitors assigned budget expenditures and reports on variances.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree.

USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.  

The wage range for the position is listed as $33,000-$36,000 a year. The position is funded by grants/soft money.

 

To Apply:

We are accepting online applications for the Administrative Assistant position through the University's "Jobs @ USC" website only. (Please do not email or fax your application materials to PERE.)

 

 


 


Data Analyst

Data Analyst

The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is hiring a Data Analyst.

The data analyst/project specialist will require a mix of skills: familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research strategies, an ability to use statistical and GIS software, experience in statistical analysis and testing, and an ability to make all this relevant to communities and organizations.

A formal job description follows:

The USC Program for Environment and Regional Equity (PERE) is seeking a Project Specialist to provide data analysis and writing support as part of a team supporting PERE and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. PERE works on issues of regional inclusion, environmental justice, and social movement building. CSII works to remake the narrative for understanding, and the dialogue for shaping, immigrant integration in America.  The Project Specialist is expected to immerse him/herself in the data sets that intersect through these issue areas. The Specialist should be familiar with Census data, environmental data, and administrative data. S/he should be able to utilize data management and statistical software as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. The Specialist will help conduct basic analyses as well as statistical analyses and should be able to build graphs, maps, and other materials for reports and presentations. The Specialist may also engage in qualitative interview work, coordinate with community-based research partners, and engage in report and article writing.

The individual will:

  • Assist in the design of study protocols. Recommend methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. Recommend statistical techniques for data analysis. Contribute to the writing of reports, research papers, articles and other documentation of study results.
  • Advise on statistical techniques for data collection and analysis. Assist in the planning of data collection. Develop computer program for data screening and analysis or recommend and use statistical software. Generate graphs, charts or tables to present analysis results and provide interpretation.
  • Contributes to the documentation and update of study procedures. Coordinates design, revision, approval and production of research instruments and related materials such as consent forms.
  • Instruct study personnel on proper protocol and quality assurance procedures and respond to questions regarding data collection, coding management and analysis methods.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelors Degree with 2 years experience. Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree with 3 years experience, a commitment to social justice, and bilingual/biliterate.

USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.  

The wage range for the position is listed as $43,000-$48,000 a year. The position is funded by grants/soft money.

To Apply:

We are accepting online applications through the University's "Jobs @ USC" website only. (Please do not email or fax your application materials directly.)


 


Summer 2014 Internship Opportunity: PERE Office and Communications Assistant

Summer 2014 Internship Opportunity: PERE Office and Communications Assistant

The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is seeking a Communications Assistant for a Summer Internship in 2014.

This internship position will primarily support PERE and CSII's Communications Specialist in creating and developing content for social media, websites, enewsletters, and graphic design projects.  This position also involves research and administrative support tasks related to communications activities for PERE and CSII. 

This is a paid internship (non-credit, non-residential) for the Summer 2014 with a commitment of 25 - 30 hours a week as needed (with a possibility of extension into the Fall Semester).


The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building. CSII is also a research center at USC that seeks to remake the narrative for understand immigrant integration in America. Our intent is to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born and immigrants.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with creating, editing, and posting content for PERE and CSII websites, enewsletters, and social media accounts;
  • Update and maintain the database of organizational and media contacts;
  • Help with design projects (e.g. report layout, flyers, letters, PowerPoint presentations, etc);
  • Support publicity and PR efforts such as research report dissemination and occasional events outreach via email and phone;
  • Perform administrative and light research tasks related to PERE and CSII’s communications projects as assigned;

Candidate should have interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work successfully as a team with staff, faculty, students, and community members. Excellent attention to detail is important, and s/he should be organized, reliable and punctual. Candidate must be able to conduct online research efficiently and thoroughly. Experience using social media is necessary. Must be able to take initiative where appropriate and follow verbal and written instructions for complex tasks. Must be able to multitask, prioritize and problem solve, meet established deadlines, be punctual and dependable, possess strong organizational skills, and maintain a professional manner. Special projects will also be assigned as needed. Must have a commitment to social justice. Must have experience doing research.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Preferred:
Undergraduate or graduate students studying Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing, Media Relations, or Public Relations preferred. Must have strong communication and writing skills as well as knowledge of various social media platforms in a professional setting. Prefer that candidate have advanced experience with computers (Excel, Word, Access, Internet, email) and familiarity with HTML, working with website CMS, enewsletters, and Photoshop. Prefer experience working in University system. Prefer that candidate has knowledge in Environmental Justice, Regional Equity, Immigrant Integration and/or Social Movements.

USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.  

Anticipated start date/internship duration: mid May 2014 through late August 2014 (flexible).

To Apply:

We are accepting applications from now through Wednesday April 16th, 2014. 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Jackie Agnello at jagnello@usc.edu.



  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291