Assistant Director of Student Affairs

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University of Southern California
Westchester, CA
Nov 18, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Student Affairs
Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC's School of Cinematic Arts Office of Student Services is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Affairs to join its team. This position will provide academic advising for undergraduate students enrolled at the School of Cinematic Arts. They will serve as lead on several signature events and student support program initiatives. The position will also work directly with our Student Organizations in building community and coordinating their events and programming. They will serve as a liaison with the Registrar and will also provide support where needed in admissions processing.

Job Accountabilities:
  • Provides guidance and leadership to Student Services Advisors and Student Workers in providing student services.
  • Provides academic advising for undergraduate students. Advises on matters of curriculum, course and degree requirements, graduation counseling and course clearances.
  • Advises students on degree tracks and professional goals, providing career information where appropriate and refers students to faculty and SCA Industry Relations.
  • Assess targeted student or group needs and recommends programs or services. Execute student engagement programs, academic support and advisement services and events such as orientation, commencement, new student welcome, and transitional and support programs.
  • Plans, develops or modifies, implements, communicates and evaluates program services, activities, and special events accordingly to ensure efficacy and understanding.
  • Monitors student progress, tracks course enrollment, retention, graduation rates and time to degree completion. Maintains and compiles statistical data. Prepares reports for internal and external use.
  • Evaluates student problems, academic, administrative, or personal, and refers student to appropriate student services office for additional counseling. Liaises with other offices on behalf of students to facilitate problem resolution.
  • Maintains academic unit student records and coordinates registration activities, degree progress, enrollment and degree verification, grading, and transcripts.
  • Maintains currency on USC and SCA policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to admissions and student affairs.
  • Assists in the processing of Admissions Applications and Files and in Admissions events and programming as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves to the right to add or change duties at any time.


A minimum of 5 years within higher education.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree

Strong interpersonal skills

Communication - written and oral skills

Previous experience in media arts education/administration or familiarity with media arts communities

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree

Additional Education Requirements

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

5 years

Addtional Experience Requirements

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum work experience

Minimum Skills:

Directly related experience in leading the delivery of student services.

Preferred Education:

Master's degree Or


Preferred Experience:

7 years

Preferred Skills:

Proven ability with assessment and analysis, budget control and development, conceptualization and design, conflict resolution, counseling, creative writing and editing, curriculum development, and interpretation of policies.

Efficient communication skills and the ability to conduct interviews.

Understanding of applicable laws, policies and principles.

Proven leadership ability and the ability to network, organize and plan.

Experience with problem identification and resolution project management, public speaking, scheduling, statistical analysis and teaching and training.

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 Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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