Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hempstead, New York
Sep 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life within the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) is responsible for supporting the mission of the office, the Division of Student Affairs, and Hofstra University by providing support and leadership to the fraternity and sorority community. The Assistant Director will serve as a resource for chapter presidents, faculty/staff advisors, alumni, parents, national representatives, and the university community regarding fraternity and sorority life. The position will provide advising, and guidance to councils, consortiums, and chapters. The position will be responsible for curriculum development and facilitation of leadership education programming as part of the Emerging Greek Leaders series. Specifically, the position will be responsible for enhancing community practices through a lens of inclusion, equity, and ethical decision-making. The position will also represent Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) on special Division and University committees/projects.

The Assistant Director will directly supervise a Graduate Assistant and an hourly graduate position. The Assistant Director will report to the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Engagement.

About Hofstra University
Founded in 1935, Hofstra University is an internationally ranked and recognized institution with ten schools and colleges offering 145 undergraduate and 160 graduate program options. Located in Hempstead, N.Y., our leafy 240-acre campus is a certified arboretum just a quick train ride from New York City, and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, along with the resources, technology and facilities of a world-class university, including the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, as well as a School of Engineering and Applied Science. Hofstra is the only university to host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016), and one of only three in the New York metropolitan area to have schools of medicine, law and engineering.  With more than 11,000 students and 128,000 alumni from around the world, Hofstra University is a dynamic community dedicated to academic excellence, civic engagement and global innovation. The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement is fully integrated in Hofstra University’s Division of Student Affairs, which has been named a “2016 and 2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by The Center for Higher Education Enterprise.                                    

Essential Duties

  • Manage all aspects of the University’s social and pre-professional Greek letter fraternity and sorority system.
  • Maintain the positive position of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community by ensuring their understanding and compliance with all University policies, as well as municipal, state, and federal laws by providing the appropriate resources and training.
  • Work with organizations and national chapters to maintain accurate records of Greek membership and participation on and off campus.
  • Design and implement assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services offered to the FSL community by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement.
  • Advise and provide leadership to the InterFraternity and Sorority Council, the InterFraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, the Multicultural Fraternity and Sorority Council, and the Independent Greek Council.
  • Develop annual operating budget and ensure that University resources are efficiently, ethically, and effectively utilized.  Monitor and maintain budgetary controls and accountability.
  • Create and execute initiatives around hazing prevention, sexual violence, new member education, identity and inclusion, and other topics as determined.
  • Serve as a liaison to national offices, regional and on campus advisors.
  • Remain current with national trends, and represent Hofstra at conferences.
  • Collaborate with OSLE in the implementation of campus wide programs and traditions.
  • Exercise judgment and independent initiative; handle time-sensitive matters that require concise problem-solving and a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Serve as an active member of the Administrative Conduct Board for the Office of Community Standards including all required training.
  • Serve on university committees as assigned; attend all applicable training sessions.
  • Assist in all aspects of office operations, including contributions to strategic planning and assessment efforts.
  • Fulfill other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., student affairs, education, counseling) required with a minimum of one year of full time experience in a related area.
  • Ability to effectively supervise graduate and undergraduate student staff.
  • Knowledge of student development/leadership theories and current best practices, and the ability to apply them appropriately.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the holistic development of diverse student populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, written and oral communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and ethically with a diverse population of students, University faculty/administrators, and community members.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, social media platforms, desktop publishing and web content management system software. Prior experience with Banner, Access, and CollegiateLink highly desirable. Ability to learn new software as needed.

Application Instructions

Email the following items to letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three references (including a supervisor and a student you worked with recently). Please write “FSL Assistant Director-OSLE” in the subject line.

Hofstra University continues its commitment to extending equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status in the conduct and operation of its educational programs and activities, including admission and employment.

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