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At USC Auxiliary Services, our mission is to create the best USC experience for our students, faculty, staff, visitors and community members, as we provide services across our six business units (Hospitality, Housing, Transportation, Bookstores, USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum). Auxiliary Services works diligently to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family and we are driven to succeed by our commitment to USC’s core values. Our team is comprised of some of the very best people in our industries, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who come together to provide the best products and best service for all Trojans.

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Customer Service Supervisor

Auxiliary Services Auxiliary Services Los Angeles, California

Please review the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Plan page for more details regarding your rights and obligations as a job candidate.

USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day.  Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values in Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

USC Housing, a division of USC Auxiliary Services, hosts more than 9,000 students, athletes, faculty, and staff throughout the year in over 50 properties on and off campus. Housing meets the challenge of inviting students into our Trojan family by making them feel comfortable, safe and welcome. We boast top-notch amenities including comprehensive recycling programs, simplified online repair requests, and more. Serving our students’ well-being is the reason that we are here and we share the same vision and excellence that they do.

We are seeking aCustomer Service Supervisor to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

The Customer Service Supervisor will be the first point of contact for our students, faculty, staff, parents, and guests. You will coordinate and monitor building and office operations to ensure best quality practices are met daily. As a member of the Housing team, you will take pride in providing the best customer service and maintaining the University’s high standards for excellence. Our team keeps the work environment positive and friendly, so that we can always greet our guests with a smile. If you enjoy interacting with and helping guests, join us today!

The Accountabilities:

  • Coordinate and monitor office operations to ensure best quality practices are met daily. Hires, trains, supervises, coaches, counsels and evaluates 15-20 student employees, on average. Create and revise semester schedule, review and approve time cards and adjust for missing or inaccurate time punches. Create reports on work orders, occupancy discrepancy and key tracking. Maintain and print building rosters weekly, assesses condition of rooms, and bill residents for damages, lost keys, access cards and more throughout the year.

  • Develop and maintain open, positive, effective and constant communication with residents, parents, fellow staff, custodians and vendors, following up on work orders and resolving any complications efficiently and in a timely manner. Is mindful of inter- and cross-cultural communication within university living environments when conducting complaint and dispute resolutions. Document staff infractions and holds one-on-one biweekly staff meetings to ensure best practices.

  • Accept, log, oversee, return and review all mail provided by federal and private mail/parcel carriers. Responsible for troubleshooting at print stations before requesting assistance from Housing IT. Conduct regular supply inventory audits and oversees items needed for move-in/out (labels, envelopes, signage, etc.). Order supplies for offices, managers and print stations.

  • Conduct regular building inspections, and inspect rooms for working smoke detectors and any health and safety violations. Communicate in advance with residents prior to entering apartments and before and after completing work requests. Ensure all physical keys accounted for and tested prior to resident assignments or key changes. Oversee locks for programming of rooms, stairwells and lounges residents are assigned and given access to. Provide and maintain keys for reserved areas and common spaces.

  • Structure open house tours and prepare for move-in events. Facilitate summer rental offers for conferences, coordinating with linen and maid services to ensure rooms are prepared and serviced weekly. Maintain reservations and records of accommodations, manage records of all transactions, and turn in payment slips daily.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The Qualifiers:

  • Education: High School Diploma.

  • Experience: 2 years.

  • Expertise:

    • Two (2) years' experience in property management, customer service, administration or relevant field with some experience in a management/leadership role.

    • Experience advising and counseling students.

    • Proven knowledge of residential building operating procedures, layouts, configurations, and inventories.

    • Working knowledge of California tenant laws and issues, rental market conditions and trends, and resources available to university students.

    • Proven interpersonal, analytical, and oral and written communication skills.

    • Demonstrated experience interacting with communities diverse with regard to cultures, backgrounds, and socioeconomic status, exercising diplomacy, tact, and discretion.

    • Ability to help foster environments of trust, collaboration, transparency, and accountability.

    • Proven organization and project management skills, able to successfully multitask and shift priorities.

    • Experience resolving conflicts, problem solving, and encouraging partnerships.

What We Prefer:

  • Preferred Education: Associate's Degree. Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Preferred Field of Expertise: Four years’ experience in residential property management, customer service, maintenance, higher education, and/or other relevant fields. Proven knowledge of undergraduate and graduate student development theories, from psychosocial and cognitive/structural theories, to ecological and integrative ones. Demonstrated experience with computer operating systems, mobile applications, and social media (e.g., Microsoft Office, Instagram, Google Docs, Slack).

The Trojan Family Rewards:

We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families. For more information please visit http://benefits.usc.edu.

This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!

As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.

USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!

FIGHT ON!

The hourly rate range for this position is $18.86 - $25.00. 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: High school or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 2 years. Minimum Field of Expertise: Two years experience in property management, customer service, administration or relevant fields, with some experience in a management/leadership role. Experience advising and counseling students. Proven knowledge of residential building operating procedures, layouts, configurations, and inventories.. Working knowledge of California tenant laws and issues, rental market conditions and trends, and resources available to university students. Proven interpersonal, analytical, and oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with communities diverse with regard to cultures, backgrounds, and socioeconomic status, exercising diplomacy, tact, and discretion. Ability to help foster environments of trust, collaboration, transparency, and accountability. Proven organization and project management skills, able to successfully multitask and shift priorities. Experience resolving conflicts, problem solving, and encouraging partnerships.


REQ20142562 Posted Date: 02/12/2024

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