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Auxiliary Services

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, Radisson 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.

Director of Housing

USC Auxiliary Services - Executive Staff Los Angeles, California

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’ wellbeing is the reason that we are here and we share the same vision and excellence that they do.

We are seeking a Director to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

Are you an expert in Housing and University residential life? Do you take pride in your ability to lead a sizeable team, create innovative living environments, and make diverse groups feel at home? Then this is the job for you! As our Director, you will be a strategic business leader who oversees our numerous properties on- and off-campus. You will ensure the coordination of management, staff, products, budgets, and services for all locations in order to establish consistently excellent service. We are constantly striving to be the best we can be for our guests, and we need you to be just as passionate and driven!

The Accountabilities:

  • Provide overall leadership and strategic planning for the management and administration of the Housing program. Actively assess departmental needs and priorities and respond accordingly through quality services, programs, and ensures compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, standards, and laws.
  • Work in collaboration with departmental and divisional leadership in the development of the annual department budget.  Manage the revenue generated by housing agreements, summer conferences, and other enterprises.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive housing plan in conjunction with the Vice President, Auxiliary Services and COO of the LA Memorial Coliseum.
  • Coordinate strategic planning processes for facilities, maintenance, renovation, and new construction
  • Establish appropriate timelines for the housing assignment dates, room change dates, consolidation dates, and deadlines
  • Directly or indirectly supervise all staff assigned to division, usually through subordinate managers and assistant managers. Determine staffing needs based on goals and objectives of division.
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, and supervision of division’s staff. Oversee performance evaluation process, ensuring consistent use of applicable policies and procedures.
  • Direct other managers in short- and long-term planning, setting of goals and strategies, development of departmental policies and procedures, and ongoing evaluation of operational effectiveness.
  • Maintain currency with and understand and ensure Housing compliance with all university and departmental policies and procedures and with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Develop, implement, and administer plan for effective communications program within Housing.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The Qualifiers:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience: 7 years.
  • Expertise:
    • Directly related experience in residential, housing, and/or University management.
    • Expert knowledge of housing and/or residential life.
    • Ability to manage sponsored projects and fundraise.
    • Budget development and control experience.
    • Ability to manage, coach, train, counsel, and evaluate employees.

What We Prefer:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Experience in a transferable leadership role managing multiple processes or 7-10 years of relevant experience is preferred.
  • Proven experience in utilizing structured project management methodologies and best practices in the delivery of projects/ programs to internal stakeholders is preferred.

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 including:

  • Benefits: dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Don’t believe us? Visit
  • Perks: discounts to USC sporting events, USC Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment. 
  • Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries. The Trojan Network connects current and previous members of the Trojan family to create an endless professional network.

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 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!


REQ20068706 Posted Date: 12/05/2018

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