The Residential Education staff at the University of Southern California provides housing and support services for 10,000 students living within USC Housing.  The Graduate Residential College Coordinator (GRCC) is a live-in graduate assistantship designed to add practical experience alongside graduate student’s coursework and prepare them for an entry-level, full-time position in Student Affairs. The GRCC plays an integral role in creating a residential community that encourages student and community engagement. GRCCs are expected to incorporate the mission, vision, and core values of Residential Education into their work while at USC.  This position performs a variety of important daily operation tasks including supervision of student staff, advising of student leadership, adjudicating residential judicial cases, managing their community’s budget, and helping with department initiatives.

Under the supervision of a Residential College Coordinator (RCC), the GRCC is responsible for the co-supervision, training, and evaluation of 7-22 Resident Assistants.  The GRCC is responsible for advising their community council.  In addition to the essential duties listed, the GRCCs provide 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Co-supervise, train, and evaluate 7-22 Resident Assistants
  2. Advise a Community Council while supporting the overall mission of RHA
  3. Participate in the departmental 24/7 on-call duty and emergency response system for the residential community
  4. Provide advice, support, assistance and referrals to residents regarding academic, housing, personal or other concerns
  5. Provide resources and support for the activities and programs in the building/community
  6. Serve as a judicial hearing officer within the Residential Review process
  7. Maintain a weekly work schedule of 29 hours/week for residents and staff.  Evening commitments are expected.  Additionally, there will be periodic weekend commitments
  8. Perform administrative functions for day-to-day operation of the assigned residential community/area
  9. Assist with the maintenance of residential communities in cooperation with USC Housing
  10. Other duties as assigned by the departmental leadership


  • Tuition: up to twelve (12) graduate units per academic year in tuition assistance.  Tuition assistance is calculated using the standard USC graduate unit rate, not a specialized school graduate unit rate.
  • Live-In Accommodations: fully furnished 1-bedroom apartment
  • Meal Package: $4,000/year in dining dollars
  • Professional Development Funds: $200/year

Note: all tuition and meal packages are distributed evenly across Fall and Semester