Assistant Director for Professional Development & Training
University of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info


Posting Number:


Job Family:

Enrollment Management

Job Function:

Visitor Services

USC Market Title:

Assist Director, Visitor Services

Job Level:

M1 - Managerial

Internal Title:

Assistant Director for Professional Development & Training



Work County:



Enrollment Management


EM USC Visitor Center and Tours

State Pay Band:


Advertised Salary Range:

Starting salary $43,030. Salary commensurate with experience.

Location of Vacancy:

Visitors Center

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday
Some overtime and significant weekend work will be required.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Student Services

About University of South Carolina:

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement:


State Insurance Programs:


Annual Leave:


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Advertised Job Summary:

The Assistant Director for Professional Development & Training is responsible for managing and overseeing a comprehensive professional development and training program for all Visitor Center staff, but principally for the student Ambassador program. This position also supervises the University Ambassador leadership team.

The Assistant Director will serve on the management team and have a full range of visitor services responsibilities, including but not limited to representing USC to campus constituents as well as prospective students and their families; responding to visitor services-related inquiries; and assisting with on-campus recruitment presentations, activities, special events, and other recruitment programs as assigned.
Some overtime and significant weekend work will be required. This position has the potential for hybrid/limited remote work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years of experience, which may be substituted by equivalent combination of certification, training, education, and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Higher education and/or visit services experience.
  • Prior experience in administering training and professional development programs.
  • Prior experience working with a large student worker staff.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Risk management experience.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, engaging personality, and ability to speak with confidence in front of a diverse constituency base.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to make presentations to large and small groups.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and with little direct supervision, but also collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Knowledgeable of admissions policies and procedures and be familiar with national issues and trends in higher education.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to motivate others, negotiate with and persuade others and to tactfully and appropriately interact with prospective students and their families, as well as with campus constituents.
  • Ability to cultivate and manage key relationships.
  • Ability to coordinate and schedule the work of others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

The University of South Carolina offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Programs
  • Paid Tuition
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Click here to learn more about why you should work at UofSC.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by May 9, 2023.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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