About University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC serves as an anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business. USC’s core values of integrity, excellence, DEI, accountability, open communication, and wellbeing support faculty, staff and students to create a caring learning and leadership community.
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 Associate Director for Residential Colleges & Communities 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 Associate 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 the Senior Director for Residential Education, the Associate Director for Residential Colleges & Communities is responsible for the direct supervision, training, and evaluation of 4 Assistant Directors (ADs) and the indirect supervision, training, and evaluation of the Residential Community/College Coordinators (RCCs), Residential Experience Coordinators (RECs), graduate assistants, and Resident Assistants. In addition to the essential duties listed, the Associate Director provides 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:
Provide oversight for all operations within the Residential Colleges & Communities Supervise, train, and evaluate 4 Assistant Directors (ADs) Indirectly supervise, train, and evaluate RCCs, RECs, graduate assistants, and Resident Assistants. Manage, track, and coordinate the reconciliation of the Assistant Director’s budgets, totaling approximately $1m+ 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 Maintain individual meetings with Assistant Directors in your areas 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 Assist with the future planning and 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 Senior Director for Residential Education
- Please include a cover letter with your CV/resume. It can be added to the application at the same time/place you add your CV/resume.
- Master’s degree required in higher education administration, student development, counseling, or related field
- Preferred minimum of 6 years of professional post-Master work experience within residential life or student affairs
- Preferred minimum of 6 years of supervisory experience
- Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work effectively with staff and students.
- Live-In required
- Starting date: January 1, 2024
- Salary based on experience (12-month, career live-in position).
- Furnished 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 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.
The annual base salary range for this position is $76,517.81 – $92,000. 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 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: Master’s degree
Minimum Experience: 4 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience advising a student organization and/or students regarding various student services. Requires theoretical understanding in the area of organizational behavior. Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Supervisorial experience.
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