Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Radford, Virginia
Apr 04, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Radford University Division of Student Affairs

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life


Radford University, a comprehensive public university of nearly 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students with 3,200 on-campus residents, seeks a highly motivated and talented professional to oversee the Greek Life department. Radford is located in the heart of the beautiful New River Valley of Southwest Virginia, 15 minutes to Blacksburg and Christiansburg, 30 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and 45 minutes to the Roanoke airport and metropolitan area.

The Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life will create a thriving, collaborative and safe Greek community. The Director will oversee and advise the Interfraternity Council, the National Association of Latino Fraternity Organizations, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council as well as the 25 (and growing) individual sorority and fraternity chapters that include approximately 1,000 student members. He/She will coordinate, develop, and execute effective educational programs and initiatives that contribute to the ideals of scholarship, community service, diversity, leadership, civility, community relations, membership recruitment, and liability/risk management; retreats, and other activities for the Greek community (specifically TIPS, Ladder of Risk/Responsibility and other programs that involve certification for facilitators).The Director will develop, direct, coordinate and teach the weekly Greek 101 leadership series.

The Director will implement and refine the Greek Life Strategic Plan. The Director will maintain and uphold Radford University policies and procedures, Radford City and Commonwealth of Virginia Law and all NIC, NALFO, NPC, and NPHC Inter/National policies. He/She will support risk management procedures with the individual councils and assist with an effective conduct program in conjunction with the Office of Student Conduct. The Director will collaborate with campus colleagues to facilitate programs related to healthy lifestyle choices, substance abuse, hazing, and sexual misconduct. He/She will coordinate the Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Values 101 class with faculty instructors. The Director will collaborate with University Advancement and Alumni Relations on programs and opportunities to specifically engage Greek alumni members and parents.

Required Qualifications: Position requires an energetic, student-centered, and team oriented professional who has a demonstrated record of leadership and event planning and management skills. Experience advising, establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with fraternity and sorority governing councils, executive boards, and chapters as well as alumni volunteers and university administration. Demonstrated ability to train staff and students. Knowledge of college student personnel relating to leadership, student life, and programming with an understanding of student developmental theory; demonstrated knowledge of Fraternity and Sorority Life including but not limited to risk management, recruitment/membership intake procedures, contract negotiation, policy development, and strategic planning. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills required. Fiscal management experience. Demonstrated word processing, desktop publishing, Excel, and internet skills. Ability to work with student leaders as well as student employees. Ability to foster a collaborative work environment with colleagues, administration, and faculty. Membership in an international or national fraternity or sorority.

Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years of Post-Masters experience. Experience within Student Affairs and Fraternity or Sorority Life within the college setting.

How to Apply. Candidates must apply online at, and attach a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Review of applicants will begin on April 30, 2018. For general information, contact Angela Arnold in the Associate Vice President for Student Life office, at 540-831-7125 or [email protected].

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.