Coordinator, Traditions & Fraternity/Sorority Life

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DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Job Title Coordinator, Traditions & Fraternity/Sorority Life
Job ID 3529
Location Lincoln Park Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary

As part of the Student Involvement team, the Coordinator for Traditions & Fraternity/Sorority Life serves as the lead staff administrator for traditions and affinity programming at DePaul University and serves as a member of the Fraternity & Sorority Life team. This position contributes to campus activities at DePaul through the oversight of 8-10 annual affinity building events and through the advising of the DePaul Traditions Council. Within Fraternity & Sorority Life, this person serves as the staff advisor to two of DePaul's governing councils. Additionally, this position plays an integral role on the Student Involvement team, supporting departmental vision and mission, while developing and contributing to departmental goals.

Responsibilities & Duties

Serve as the lead staff administrator and advisor for traditions & affinity programs, which includes the Ugly Sweater Party, Midnight Breakfast, and other traditions as determined by the student-led DePaul Traditions Council:

  • Assist students in setting the overall programmatic vision for traditions and affinity programming at DePaul.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and leadership development to a team of executive board members and committee members.
  • Attend weekly general meetings, conducting weekly advising meetings with organization officers, and providing overall assistance with the event planning and budgeting process for 8-10 events annually.

Develop and oversee two of the governing councils for Fraternity & Sorority Life on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses:
  • Serve as the staff advisor to the Interfraternity Council and Multicultural Greek Council.
  • Advise, meet with and communicate regularly with fraternity/sorority chapter presidents, other chapter leaders, faculty and staff advisors, alumni/ae advisors, and inter/national headquarters staff and volunteers.
  • Develop additional strategic initiatives based on student needs, fraternity/sorority community needs and university requests.
  • Attend weekly council meetings and meet one-on-one with council leaders, provide supervision, support and mentorship.
  • Develop and assess learning outcomes related to this functional area.
  • Serve as an expert on national fraternity/sorority life best practices and data.

Performs other duties as assigned:
  • Supervise one graduate assistant and various teams of student employees/interns.
  • Collaborate on various Student Involvement, divisional and university committees and projects.

Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field.
  • At least 1-2 years experience in advising college students and student organizations and working with diverse populations.
    • (2 years of graduate experience will equate to one year of professional experience)

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with planning large campus events or working with a programming board strongly.
  • Experience working with fraternities and sororities.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Experience supervising others.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise one graduate assistant and various teams of student employees/interns.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assorted budgets up to $100,000.

Other Skills & Abilities Reqd

  • Ability to facilitate leadership development and conversations with student leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to engage collaboratively with departmental team and university areas.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students and colleagues in writing, verbally, and in presentations.
  • Ability to develop professional relationships and engage collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and university partners.
  • Ability to plan large-scale events with attention to detail and multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop effective training sessions and modules for large groups of student leaders.

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Additional Information

  • Work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:
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Posted: 5/14/2019
Application Due: 6/6/2019
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