Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Affairs

Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posted
Oct 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Affairs  Requisition # 18000001IJ

 

The Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life is charged with providing oversight and direction to the affiliated students and recognized Greek organizations on campus, but will work primarily with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Interfraternity Council (IFC).  This position will help strategically implement best practices, policies and initiatives designed to enhance the overall growth and development of these communities.  The individual in this role is expected to share responsibilities with the other Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life for the day to day operations needed to fully support the FSL community. This position requires evening and weekend hours.

The Assistant Director is a team member in the Student and Family Engagement unit and reports to the Associate Dean of Students for Student and Family Engagement. Responsibilities include:

  • Council Advisement (NPHC and IFC): Actively advising the executive officers of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and holding regular one-on-one meetings with council leadership; attending weekly executive council and general assembly meetings for both councils and oversee any sponsored council programs and events; serving as the primary advisor and point of contact for all coordinated recruitment/intake efforts for these governing councils; developing and facilitating educational workshops for council officers, general membership and chapter advisors addressing relevant student and community issues; establishing best practices for increasing student success indicators; aiding in the management, compilation, and distribution of statistical information and database reports; assisting in appropriately address and resolve conduct and risk management incidents; assisting with the management of council portals on MocSync
  • Community Development: Assisting other staff and councils with the implementation of large community wide programs to help foster a sense of community among all Greek organizations; partnering with the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs to develop fundraising and alumni engagement opportunities for NPHC, IFC and their member organizations; cultivating and maintaining positive working relationships with affiliated students, alumni advisers, regional leadership, corporation board officers, house directors, inter/national officers and headquarters, and community officials; collaborating with the other Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life to implement accessibility initiative for council and community wide programs
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life Administrative Duties: Developing, implementing, and enforcing all University policies, including Fraternity and Sorority Life expectations around membership, reporting, academic excellence, etc.; assisting with the development and execution of Fraternity and Sorority Life sponsored programs (i.e. FSLA, FSLEI, Greek Show, Advisor Trainings, etc.); assisting with the development of short-term, long-term goals and objectives related to Fraternity and Sorority Life; sharing budgetary oversight of the FSL account, ensuring that expenditures are appropriate and in compliance with University Fiscal Policies; assisting with the hiring and selection of the FSL Graduate Assistant and Graduate Interns.
  • Additional responsibilities include: Attending appropriate University functions and campus events to maintain visibility/approachability; assisting with other events/programs sponsored by units with the area of Student and Family Engagement and within the Office of the Dean of Students; serving on office and divisional program initiatives and university committees; establishing positive working relationships with campus partners and key stakeholders; staying abreast of current trends related to fraternity and sorority life; performing other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Required:

Master’s degree required in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Student Affairs or other relevant discipline.  A minimum of 1 - 3 years of full time experience advising fraternities and sororities in a professional role, particularly National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) affiliated organizations is required; will consider two years of graduate assistant experience advising Greek letter organizations as one year of full time experience. Must have knowledge of issues and trends relevant to fraternities and sororities; knowledge of applicable standards, policies and best practices with the fraternity/sorority industry, particularly related to National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). Must have excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Must have demonstrated skills in advising, organizational development, motivating students and conflict resolution. Proven ability to facilitate educational programs and/or workshops focused on issues relevant to fraternities and sororities. Ability to take initiative and work independently in setting priorities to ensure that responsibilities are carried out in an accurate and timely fashion. Ability and willingness to function as a member of a team. Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and community members of diverse backgrounds. Occasional evenings, weekends, and overnight travel are required.

Preferred:

Knowledge of student and leadership development theories/concepts. Active involvement with an applicable association (i.e. AFA) on a regional or national level. Knowledge of applicable standards, policies and best practices within the fraternity/sorority industry, particularly related to general risk management/harm reduction policies and practices. Ability to conduct assessment and evaluation of educational programs and initiatives based on learning outcomes.  

Applications must be sent electronically to: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_chattanooga/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000001IJ

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.