Sr. Assistant Director – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The USC Office of Admission is seeking a Senior Assistant Director (Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission). Some of the primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

The Senior Assistant Director manages all aspects of a recruitment and admission territory on behalf of the University. This position will present at high schools, community colleges and event venues around the country to guidance counselors, prospective students and parents. As a member of the Undergraduate Admission team, the Senior Assistant Director provides consultative services to students and families about the college search and selection process. This dynamic role serves as an expert in the college admission process to college counselors, principals and heads of schools in assigned territories. Evaluates applications, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and makes admission decisions. Provides leadership, guidance and direction to the department’s novice admission officers. Conceptualizes and implements strategic initiatives that are of critical importance to meeting the enrollment goals of the University.

The Senior Assistant Director manages program areas of focus such as merit scholarship evaluation, multi-cultural recruitment, student athlete evaluation, staff training, alumni recruitment, event planning and outreach. This strategic position is needed to research and evaluate the demographic and academic characteristics of an assigned geographic territory, school group, and/or targeted student population. Strong marketing skills are required to create an annual recruitment outreach plan, and develop market analysis, along with competitor intelligence. Experienced admission officers are encouraged to apply.

Please submit cover letter and resume as part of your application

In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability

The annual base salary range for this position is $75,035.84 – $80,000.00. 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
– Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
– 2 years

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Recruitment and admissions experience with knowledge of transfer credit policies and financial aid programs.
– Requires comprehensive understanding of the admissions field.

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