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The University of Southern California is seeking applicants for the position of Admission and Student Services Officer for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. In 2012, USC received a transformational gift from philanthropist Glorya Kaufman to establish a new conservatory-style school of dance. Â The hallmark of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance â as expressed in its motto âThe New Movementâ â 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 Schoolâs website at kaufman.usc.edu 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 Services, this individual is one 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. Â 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 non-majors, overseeing admission and advisement of dance minors, providing support for the USC Kaufman Dancer Wellness Initiative, and developing a new student mentor program. All members of USC Kaufmanâs staff and faculty may participate in and are expected to support the schoolâs equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, which may include serving on a committee, attending required workshops and training, etc.
Note: USC Kaufman is actively seeking two new Admission and Student Services Officer. For information on the second position, which includes increased involvement in coordinating recruitment events and auditions, career services, a new alumni affairs program, and graduation activities, please see additional posting.
Candidates should have a strong interest in dance education. Â 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. Â Commitment to working with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic community of students, faculty, and staff required. This position is non-exempt. Expected pay range is $23-$26 per hour. Weekend and evening work, as well as some travel, is expected. Additional compensation (i.e. overtime) is provided when exceeding normal business hours
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 admission events, including presentations to prospective students and families; provides support for weekend on-campus auditions;
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 student services for additional counseling; 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;
manages the schoolâs registration activities; maintains and processes general registration forms, pre-requisite waivers, and d-clearances;
oversees degree progress of students; conducts audits for undergraduate BFA majors; coordinates the submission of grades and petitions; processes incompletes, exceptions, petitions, and grade changes; monitors student program honors and probation programs;
cultivates the schoolâs 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 advisor of 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 Orientation, Welcome Week, Open Floor events, and Dance On! Week;
oversees the development of a new student mentor program;
assists with maintaining student communications, including website content, the student portal, handbooks, guides, policies, social media posts, etc.;
develops a network of colleagues both off-campus and at the university in support of cultivating interest in the BFA program and classes for non-majors;
monitors budget and process expenditures for student services activities;
possibly manages student workers;
other duties as assigned.
alized activities for which an advanced degree is a minimum requirement, e.g., academic counseling and programming and curriculum development.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in student services and programming with ability to lead. Knowledge of dance as an art form and commonly used dance terminologyAbility to manage multiple events and prioritize tasks as needed. Highly organized. Excellent communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
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