Assistant Director, Residential Experience - Office for Residential Education

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
The Residential Education staff at the University of Southern California provides community, support services, and education for 9,200 students living within USC Housing. 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 the Division of Student Affairs and the mission, vision, and core values of the Office for Residential Education. This position performs a variety of important daily operation tasks including oversight and implementation of the Residential Experience, maintaining the Residential Experience App, serving as a liaison to housing, and serving on divisional committees or task forces.

Under the supervision of an Associate Director, the Assistant Director-Residential Experience is responsible for the management of the Residential College Cup, other elements of the Residential Experience, and direct collaboration with Campus Activities. The AD will be responsible for the training of Residential Community/College Coordinators (RCCs) Graduate Residential College/Community Coordinators (GRCCs) and student staff (Resident Assistants) in all aspects of the Residential Experience and Community Engagement Model. 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, with student well-being at the forefront.

Preferred Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Education: Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education/Student Affairs or Human Services field is required.

* Work Experience: An ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of post-Master work experience within residence life or campus activities as well as someone who has demonstrated leadership ability and skill to work effectively with staff and students.

Minimum Education:

* Master's degree

Minimum Experience:

* 2 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 written communication skills.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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