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Admission and Student Services Officer

University of Southern California
Westchester, CA
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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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 part of a world-class research university and a member of

the "Trojan Family."

In 2012, USC received a transformational gift from philanthropist Glorya Kaufman to

establish a new conservatory-style school of dance. The hallmark of the USC Glorya

Kaufman School of Dance - as expressed in its motto "The New Movement" - is the

development of a new movement model expressed in media, scholarship, studio practice

and choreography for the 21st century. USC Kaufman enrolls approximately 100 BFA

dance majors and offers a robust array of non-major and minor offerings in dance open to

all USC students. Visit the School's website at for more information.

USC Kaufman invites applications for the position of Admission and Student Services

Officer. Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Admission and Student Service, this

individual is a part of a team of three student services advisors. This individual will work

closely with a dynamic team of staff and faculty in delivering a range of student services.

The Admission and Student Services Officer will play a central role in the recruitment,

admission, and advisement of USC Kaufman BFA students. Additional responsibilities

will include managing registration, course enrollment, and degree progress, taking a lead

role in the cultivation of non-majors, overseeing admission and advisement of dance

minors, providing support for the USC Kaufman Dancer Wellness Initiative, and

overseeing community-building events. Weekend and evening work, as well as some

travel, is expected.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides academic advising for 1/3 of undergraduate BFA majors; advises

students on matters of curriculum, general education requirements, course and

degree requirements, and graduation counseling and clearance;
  • Evaluates student problems-academic, administrative, or personal-and refers

student to appropriate USC services for additional counseling and support; liaises

with other offices on behalf of students to facilitate problem resolution;
  • Maintains currency on policies and regulations pertaining to registration, degree

progress, graduation requirements, FERPA, and other student services;
  • Oversees the school's registration activities; works with Communications to

market courses each semester; maintains and processes general registration forms,

pre-requisite waivers, and d-clearances;
  • Oversees degree progress of students; conducts audits for undergraduate BFA

majors; processes registration forms; monitors student program honors and

probation programs;
  • Supports recruitment and admission initiatives, including internal and external

communications, outreach programs, and auditions; represents USC Kaufman at

off-campus recruitment events, including 4-8 local and non-local college fairs

each year; assists with on-campus and virtual admission events, including

presentations to prospective students and families; delivers weekly information

sessions; provides support for weekend on-campus auditions;
  • Cultivates the school's non-major population; plans activities to drive enrollment

in dance courses; oversees admission and advisement of dance minors; serves as a

liaison to dance clubs as the lead advisor to the Dance Club Council;
  • Supports the growing USC Kaufman Dancer Wellness Initiative; organizes

wellness workshops and develops other programs alongside USC Kaufman

faculty and health specialists to promote physical and mental health;
  • Plans and coordinates student activities, including Open Floor, Dance On! Week,

and others student centered activities throughout the year.
  • Oversees student mentor programs;
  • Assists with maintaining student communications, including website content, the

student portal, handbooks, forms, social media posts, etc.;
  • Actively supports the school's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts to foster an

inclusive environment amongst the student community, as well as staff and

  • Develops a network of colleagues both off-campus and at the university in

support of cultivating interest in the BFA degree, minor programs, and classes for

  • other duties as assigned.

Experience working in the performing arts and/or within a university setting and a

working knowledge of the needs and culture of dancers strongly preferred. Commitment

to working with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic community of students,

faculty, and staff required.

The hourly rate range for this position is $34 - $37. 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

3 years

Directly related experience in student service and programming with ability to lead

Ability to manage multiple events and prioritize tasks as needed

Highly organized

Excellent communication skills

Excellent organizational skills


Preferred Education

Master's degree

Preferred Experience

3 years

Knowledge of the performing arts and commonly used terminology

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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