The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. USC serves as an anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business.Â USCâs core values of integrity, excellence, DEI, accountability, open communication, and wellbeing support faculty, staff and students to create a caring community of learning and leadership.
About Residential Education
The Residential Education staff at the University of Southern California provides housing and support services for all students living within USC Housing. The Office for Residential Education fosters the holistic development of members within the USC residential community. We are committed to providing purposefully inclusive communities that create opportunities for personal and academic success in collaboration with members of the Trojan Family.
About the Opportunity:
The Assistant Director (AD) position is a full-time, live-in professional staff member who plays an integral role in the implementation of a residential life program that encourages student and community engagement through their supervision and oversight of critical functions. The Assistant Directors play a significant role in furthering the mission of the University of Southern California, the strategic initiatives of Student Life and the mission, vision, and core values of the Office for Residential Education.
Under the supervision of an Associate Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for the direct supervision, training, and evaluation of Residential Community/College Coordinators (RCCs) and the development of a supportive living and learning environment within an assigned residential area ranging in size from 2500 to 3500 residents.Â In addition to the essential duties listed, the ADs provide overall vision and leadership in the development of a robust academic and social environment for residents, while creating and maintaining a high level of safety, security, and well-being for all residents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Supervise, train, and evaluate 4-6 Residential Community/College Coordinators (professional hall directors) Indirectly supervise, train, and evaluate GRCCs and Resident Assistants Manage, track, and reconcile an area budget of approximately $200,000+ Participate in a 24/7 on-call duty and emergency response system for the entire USC population of 50,000+ students Provide vision and oversight for Residential Education committees Provide advice, support, assistance and referrals to all Residential Education staff as well as residents Provide resources and support for the Residential Education programs, services, and support systems Serve on divisional committees or task forces Perform administrative functions for day-to-day operation of the assigned area of residential colleges/communities Assist with the maintenance of residence halls in cooperation with USC Housing Maintain a weekly work schedule with periodic weekend and night commitments Other duties as assigned by the Office for Residential Education.
Please include a cover letter with your CV/resume.Â It can be added to the application at the same time/place you add your CV/resume.
MasterâsÂ degreeÂ required in higher education administration, student development, counseling, or related field
Preferred minimum of 4 yearsÂ of professionalÂ post-Master workÂ experienceÂ withinÂ residential life or student affairs
Preferred minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience
Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work effectively with staff and students.Â
Starting date: November 1, 2023
Salary based on experience (12-month, career live-in position).
Furnished 1-2 bedroom apartment, meal package, and full university benefits.
A limited amount of professional development funds are available annually.
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 candidateâs 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.
The annual base salary range for this position is $70,240 - $75,000. 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 candidateâs 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: - Master's degreeMinimum Experience: - 4 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: - Experience coordinating student staff selection and training processes. - Requires theoretical understanding in the area of organizational behavior. - Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
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.