Assistant Director of Student Activities & Greek Life

Job description

Gettysburg College, in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking a qualified professional for the position of Assistant Director of Student Activities & Greek Life.  Gettysburg College is an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college, which enrolls approximately 2,600 primarily residential students. The College is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who has a strong administrative, collaborative, and student-focused skill set to serve in this position.

In keeping with its strategic focus, Gettysburg College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to participating in building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. Successful candidates will have experience working with campus partners to integrate their position’s primary responsibilities with a campus environment in which underrepresented students will thrive.

This 12-month position is responsible for supporting the structure, direction, services, and programs of the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life within the Division of College Life. Specifically, the person in this position will support students in their personal development and advise them on matters related to the operations and success of their student organizations. It is an expectation that all staff be committed to using best practices as well as emerging approaches to continuously improve the student experience. This positon reports directly to the Director of Student Activities & Greek Life.

The Assistant Director of Student Activities and Greek Life will join the College at a critical and exciting time. The Board of Trustees recently reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the vibrant Greek Life community at Gettysburg and approved a set of guiding principles to inform the direction of fraternity and sorority operations for the next decade. The department will also be relocating its office this summer to the newly constructed addition on the College Union Building. The new space will feature programming and flexible meeting spaces as well as an innovative student organization collaboration space, all of which will be well-suited to host a wide variety of student events supported by the department.

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Student Activities & Greek Life will be:

  • Act in accordance with the College’s strategic plan, Trustees Guiding Principles for Greek Life, and the College’s Inclusion Action Plan.
  • Provide oversight for The Attic, supervise the Attic Coordinators, and advise the Attic Advisory Board student programming group
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Interfraternity Council, supervise the IFC President and Vice President for Recruitment, and provide support in the areas of programming, organizational operations, and community initiatives.
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Greek Life Equity & Inclusion Committee and provide support in the areas of programming, organizational operations, and community initiatives
  • Develop leadership trainings and resources for specific positions within fraternity and sorority chapters and councils
  • Advise 4-6 fraternities and sororities and collaborate with their alumni leadership on organizational management and strategic planning
  • Support social programming by serving as an administrator supervising late night events, Attic events, and other large campus-wide programming efforts throughout the academic year
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Sophomore Class Officers and provide support in the areas of programming, organizational operations, and community initiatives.
  • Oversee student learning goals and the student professional development program for the office’s student staff
  • Participate in divisional programs and broader campus community initiatives with faculty, staff, alumni, and students to provide a high quality student experience

Minimum qualifications for the position are:

  • A Master’s degree in College Student Personnel; Higher Education Administration; or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in fraternity and sorority affairs and/or campus activities
  • The ability to work collaboratively with campus partners to foster student success
  • The ability to incorporate student development as a central focus in working with students and campus partners
  • The ability to work with campus partners to promote an inclusive campus community where underrepresented students will thrive
  • Availability for weekends, evening activities and meetings

Preferred experiences for the position are:

  • Experience with contract negotiation and budget management
  • Experience developing and facilitating  workshops
  • Previous experience in working in a liberal arts context is preferred; the ability to translate past work to a liberal arts context is required

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our new on-line system: Application materials must be received by July 6, 2018.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: 2652
Posted: 6/14/2018
Application Due: 7/6/2018
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