Director of Greek Life
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberF0484PWorking TitleDirector of Greek LifeDepartmentStudent Aff Greek Life OfficeAbout the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department
As a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, the Greek Life Office seeks to enhance the learning environment for members of the University of Georgia community by inspiring students to engage meaningfully, grow intellectually, and build character. Greek life is an established tradition at the University of Georgia dating back more than 150 years with more than 60 national Greek-letter organizations currently chartered. For more information about the Division of Student Affairs and the Greek Life Office, visit http://studentaffairs.uga.edu and https://greeklife.uga.edu/.College/Unit/Department websitegreeklife.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationNoneAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with experienceAnticipated Start Date01/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date09/18/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants
Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Monday, October 21, 2019. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated in the posting; a current resume/CV; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).
To provide a nomination or seek additional information, please contact Dr. Michele Howard, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or 706-542-3564.Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.Position Details Position Information Classification TitleDirector, Subdivision/Unit ADPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankAdministrative FacultyContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusNon-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position.Position Summary
For this role, UGA Student Affairs seeks a thoughtful, energetic, and collaborative partner who can artfully and effectively bring together students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, alumni, chapter advisors, headquarters staff, and other stakeholders to best meet the identified needs of students.
The Director for Greek Life reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs. The Director is responsible for providing educational, cultural and leadership development programs, services, resources and advising 60 plus registered fraternity and sorority chapters, their over 7,000 members, and their respective umbrella groups and auxiliaries (Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Council). The Director is responsible for the operational management and supervision of the Greek Life Office and staff which consists of three Assistant Directors, one Coordinator, one Administrative Associate, and two Graduate Assistants. The Greek Life Office also coordinates the Student Food Pantry and advises UGAMiracle (student organization).Additional Requirements
- Master’s Degree in higher education, college student affairs, or related field required.
- Minimum of five (5) years full-time college student affairs or related experience.
- Minimum of five (5) years experience working in the area of fraternity and sorority life or related area.
- Completion of a terminal degree (i.e. J.D., Ph.D., Ed.D.) is preferred.
- Minimum five (5) years experience working with a diverse student population preferred.
- Minimum five (5) years experience with conflict resolution/mediation preferred.
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Understanding of the role of Greek Life at a large, complex institution.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment while maintaining effective working relations with members of the University community.
- Understanding of student development concepts and the ability to utilize them in student organization matters.
- Demonstrating discretionary skills, ability to prioritize, and professional judgment.
- Proven competence in responding to sensitive and serious crisis situations.
- Knowledge of higher education law preferred.
- Must possess computer knowledge and skills and be able to utilize word processing, email, internet, and calendar and database programs.
- Ability to manage detailed work and balance time demands well.
- Willingness to work some nights and weekend hours.
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Provide leadership and strategic vision for the Greek Life Office
•Create, communicate and implement the vision and future direction of the Greek Life Office.
•Provide leadership to enhance the understanding of and appreciation for diverse membership in all fraternities and sororities and improve the relationships between those organizations.
•Manage and facilitate crisis and conflict situations.
•Conduct periodic review of national standards and best practices, processes and procedures and make recommendations for revisions. Stay abreast of emerging trends and compliance issues.
•Support departmental, divisional, and university strategic goals and initiatives through service on various committees or task forces.
•Participate in bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with supervisor. Attend monthly Student Affairs Leadership Team Meetings (LT) and other Division meetings as appropriate.
•Assist with division and Greek related fundraising and development initiatives.
Perform administrative tasks to operate the Greek Life Office
•Develop and administer the Greek Life budgets.
•Facilitate and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines. Advise UGA students on university policies and procedures.
•Serve as the Data Steward for the Greek Life Office, reviewing and approving access to sensitive institutional data contained in various data management system.
•Review and approve all informational material distributed by the Greek Life Office.
•Update, inform and consult with University administration and offices, as appropriate, regarding student behavioral cases and issues.
Provide supervision and guidance to staff members
•Supervise and evaluate three Assistant Directors (Advisor to IFC, Advisor to NPHC and MGC, and Advisor to Panhellenic Council), one Coordinator for Greek Housing Management, one Administrative Assistant and two Graduate Assistants.
•Oversee the advisement of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Council and ensure that training, continuing education, and the facilitation of chapters/members are in line with national standards and best practices.
•Provide functional supervision to and consultation with University Housing staff members responsible for administration of the Greek Park.
Provide training for the Greek community
•Conduct assessments of student development needs and create and implement programs and services to meet those needs.
•Design and implement training, leadership, organizational, personal development and diversity education programs, seminars, retreats, classes, workshops and institutes for the Greek community.
•Plan and participate in ongoing and annual training for fraternity and sorority chapter advisors.
Effectively communicate with all (external and internal) constituents of the Greek community
•Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with various departments on and off campus (e.g. Government Relations, Athens Clarke-County Police Department, University Police Department, Student Conduct, University Housing, Athletic Association, Equal Opportunity Office, University Health Center – Health Promotions, etc.).
•Promote the Greek experience to various constituencies including students, parents, faculty and staff members, alumni and community stakeholders.
•Serve as a resource for students, staff, faculty, parents, and other stakeholders in regard to general fraternity and sorority issues, questions, or concerns. Provide outreach and education for various groups as necessary.
•Provide individual and group counseling to help students achieve more effective social, personal and/or educational development.
Perform related work as required and other duties as assigned.Percentage Of Time5Posting Specific Questions
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