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About the Schaeffer Center
The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics is one of the nationâs premier health policy research centers. Housed jointly in the School of Pharmacy and Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC), its mission is to measurably improve value in health care through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence, and private and public sector engagement. A communications team supports a sophisticated dissemination strategy to ensure Schaeffer Center research informs health policy. In addition to assisting in the publication of policy-relevant, peer-reviewed journals, the team produces white papers, issue briefs, opinion pieces, e-newsletters, and creative data visualizations and graphics. Center experts are frequently cited by the media, White House, Congress, the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, and other agencies. A diverse staff of 40+ work alongside 60+ fellows to ensure the Centerâs activities are rigorous, independent, and policy-relevant. This includes research staff (directors, administrators, and specialists), a finance team, and media and communications experts. The Center also supports a microsimulation group and a programmer core with access to models, methods, and an extensive data library.
The Schaeffer Center and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is seeking an Administrative Assistant II to serve as an administrative resource for Price School faculty at the Center as well as provide general customer service to the Centerâs visitors, faculty, staff and students. This is a full-time, two year fixed term position. Fully on-site work arrangement.
Tasks include (but are not limited to) maintaining the Schaeffer Centerâs reception area; greeting guests and accepting packages for the Center; handling all incoming mail; working with the Managing Director to confirm conference room and hoteling office reservations; maintaining faculty calendars/schedules; overseeing travel and other arrangements for Schaeffer Center faculty and visitors; processing of reimbursements for travel and other expenses; preparing reports, correspondence, meeting materials, presentations, and other materials; setting up and starting meetings on Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms; working with and providing back-up for other administrative assistants at the Center; and assisting in the prioritization of projects and tasks.
The Administrative Assistant will be expected to work effectively on multiple projects, set priorities, and maintain schedules. The Administrative Assistant will be an integral member of the Schaeffer Centerâs administrative team, and successful candidates must be flexible with job responsibilities and possess a willingness to aid in new administrative tasks when necessary. Â
Three years of administrative experience is required. This position will report to the Managing Director of the Schaeffer Center.
Applicants must hold a Bachelorâs Degree.Â
The candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.Â
This is a full-time position that requires strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of an administrative team.Â
Track-record (three years) of work in an administrative capacity.
Ability to balance numerous projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Secretarial or specialized clerical and administrative experience
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.