Job description

Job Summary

Miami University is seeking a Director of Student Activities and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to serve as the primary person responsible for the direction of the fraternal community and student activities and organizations. The Director works to deepen student involvement opportunities consistent with Miami's commitment to the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. The Director works collaboratively with all Student Life and campus offices, as well as external stakeholders. The Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining student development goals, monitoring activities, supervising staff, and advising various student organizations.  

Job Duties

  • supervise the staff and budget for Student Activities and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • develop and communicate vision to advance student engagement, establish long range departmental goals, develop learning outcomes, and assess programs/activities
  • maintain a working relationship with national Greek organizations’ headquarters and local alumni volunteers
  • facilitate collaboration among Academic Affairs and Student Life
  • design comprehensive marketing initiatives for the department to encourage involvement in student organizations and fraternity and sorority life 
  • initiate grant writing, and support development opportunities, including alumni foundation, and corporate support
  • work closely with the Office of Community Standards to assist in the resolution of organizational conduct matters
  • supervise staff providing organizational support to the executive councils and programming boards of student activities and fraternity and sorority life.
  • assist fraternity and sorority chapters in actively recruiting engaged on- and off-campus advisors, provide regular and ongoing training, support, and recognition for volunteer advisors
  • conceptualize, develop, and deliver strong and consistent risk management and accountability systems within the fraternity and sorority community
  • conceptualize, develop, and deliver leadership development and educational programs for student organizations
  • oversee and implement diversity initiatives within the office
  • maintain regular communication and working relationships with the Oxford community
  • other duties as assigned to support the Division of Student Life

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree required in Student Affairs or related field. Minimum of five years of progressive responsibilities in a student affairs work environment including experience with: fraternal organizations, advising student organizations, program planning, supervising staff, and managing budgets. The successful candidate will also demonstrate commitment to diversity, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate well to student, faculty, staff, volunteers, community members and administrators.

EO/AA Statement and Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at (, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/14/2019
Application Due: 8/13/2019
Work Type: