Job Positions

Admission and Student Services Officer (Position B)

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Student Affairs


USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Date Posted:

May 27 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

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.


  • 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 school’s 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 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 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.

Application Process

Please submit an application, including a resume and cover letter, to

Institution Information

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.

Additional Information

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.

Contact Information

Anne Aubert-Santelli Assistant Dean of Admission and Student Services


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years
  • Minimum 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 terminology.
  • Ability to manage multiple events and prioritize tasks as needed.
  • Highly organized.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

- Preferred Education: Advanced degree in Higher Education and/or Dance.