Project Specialist – Administrative - Tenders Global

Project Specialist – Administrative

University of Southern California

The mission of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities, advance social and economic justice, and eradicate pressing societal problems in complex and culturally diverse urban environments throughout Southern California, the nation, and the world. Our mission is achieved by providing students with experiential, practice, and competency-based learning, and culturally responsive training that is informed by evidence and best practices.

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, the Office of Recruitment and Workforce Development (ORWD) is seeking an experienced, full-time Project Specialist – Administrative (PSA) professional to join its rapidly growing team. This PSA will be responsible for supporting the Associate Director as well providing back-up support to the Workforce Development and Recruitment teams, as needed. The PSA assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of ORWD projects. The PSA will also support with the implementation of: 1) project activities, 2) data collection, management, and reporting,  3) financial transactions, 4) support of project budget coordination, and 5) working with other departments to manage internal and external information flows.

Specific activities include:

  • Assists in the administration and coordination of a variety of administrative projects, including developing and implementing project goals and strategies.
  • Provides key support to senior ORWD members with administrative functions such as planning, organizing, coordinating, scheduling and implementing project activities to meet objectives.
  • Serves as liaison between ORWD and the post-award finance team while supporting with the completion of financinal transactions and project budgment coordination.
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, other materials and analysis according to project schedules or on an as-needed basis.
  • Works with key staff in managing calendar appointments and schedules.
  • Supports the management of projects, including monitoring progress toward completion of assigned tasks. Ensures reports and recommendations are prepared and submitted in a timely manner and follows-up with implementation, as appropriate.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

  • 2 years
  • Directly related project or administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 3 years directly related project or administrative experience

Compensation: The hourly base range for this position is $29.44 – $34.29. 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.


Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
Addtional Education Requirements Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Skills: Directly related project or administrative experience.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree
Preferred Experience: 3 years

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