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Assistant Director for Crisis & Well-Being

The Assistant Director for Crisis & Well-Being is responsible for the managing the training, intervention, and response for all USC Housing resident-related crisis and well-being cases.  This AD is responsible for the oversight of large initiatives such as suicide prevention, cultural responsiveness, resiliency, overall well-being, and crisis management. This position will both oversee and participate in development and delivery of training to meet a wide variety of needs. This position will collaborate directly with the AD for Residential Community Standards to provide support for all Residential Education professional staff and student leaders who interface with complex behavioral and conduct incidents in the form of referral, consultation, and debriefing following high-impact behavioral incidents taking place in USC Housing, including but not limited to sexual assault, suicidal ideation, assault, incidents of self-harm, and student death.  This position has direct collaboration with the offices of Campus Support & Intervention, Office of Threat Assessment, Counseling & Mental Health Services, Office of Professionalism and Ethics, Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEOTIX), and Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards. In addition to the essential duties listed, the ADs provide overall vision and leadership in the development of a robust academic and social environment for residents, while creating and maintaining a high level of safety, security, and well-being for all residents.


  • Education: Master’s degree required. Clinically licensed mental health professionals are preferred.
  • Work Experience: minimum of four years of post-Master work experience
  • Supervision Experience: minimum of four years of supervisory experience


  • Salary: $64,000/year
  • Live-In Accommodations: furnished 2 bedroom apartment and partial meal package
  • Benefits: full USC benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement
  • PetsADs are allowed to have one dog or cat (see pet policy)
  • Professional Development: we believe professional development (both professional and positional) is very important to the AD position
    • Funds: every AD receives $1,500/year
    • ResEd committees: opportunity to chair multiple ResEd committees
    • Divisional committees: opportunity to participate on Student Affairs committees

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