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Director, Greek Life

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Sewanee: The University of the South
Location
Sewanee, TN

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Job Details

Open Date:

06/10/2021

Classification Title:

Director, Greek Life

Division:

Student Success

Department:

Student Life

FLSA Status:

Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)

Career/Pay Band:

2C/2D depending on level of education and experience

Work Schedule:

Full Year

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time

Appointment:

Regular

Primary Function:

The Director of Greek Life plays an integral role in student life and student development by advising and overseeing all fraternity and sorority functions at the University. The purpose of this position is to advance the effectiveness of the sorority and fraternity experience and create a Greek culture that contributes to the holistic well-being and flourishing of every Greek member. The director provides training, guidance, and oversight to University-sanctioned 22 social Greek fraternities and sororities in planning, organizing, and delivering events and programs that enhance the student experience and strengthen the University’s recruitment and retention objectives. The director is responsible for understanding, interpreting, formulating, and evaluating policies and procedures related to Greek Life and student organizations, in particular the Undergraduate Social Host Policy.

The director will also oversee and coordinate a campus-wide, comprehensive hazing prevention program and will work to implement it into the life of all Greek organizations and will partner with campus colleagues to implement it into entities such as Athletics, Music, and other student organizations. The director reports to the Assistant Dean in the Dean of Students Office and serves at the deans and directors level of the on-call program.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day oversight, management, and advisement of all aspects of the fraternity and sorority community, which is composed of approximately ⅔ of the undergraduate student body.
  • Advise the two Greek councils on campus, the Interfraternity and Intersorority Councils, including planning and overseeing all training, weekly meetings, and annual elections.
  • Advise and oversee both councils on the two Greek recruitment periods each academic year, and work closely with all 22 Greek chapters on recruitment events to ensure compliance, equity, and inclusion.
  • Advise and approve all new member education and activities for Greek chapters.
  • Work closely with Community Standards on all Greek-related disciplinary matters, in conjunction with the EQB Guide and University policies.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule and a visible presence on campus, especially during late night events and major weekends.
  • Facilitate and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of chapter rosters, grade reports, membership dues, conduct records, and other reportable chapter data.
  • Serve as the university liaison to inter/national Greek letter organization representatives, and meet with them as appropriate (annual on-campus visits, phone calls, virtual meetings, etc.).

Policy/Protocol Oversight:

  • Maintain and oversee the updates and edits to the University’s Undergraduate Social Host Policy, including oversight for the required Sober Monitor Training.
  • Meet with Chapter presidents on a regular basis to ensure their compliance with university policies and to assist them with chapter growth and development.
  • Evaluate and implement risk management protocols for all Greek organizations, and work closely with Risk Management and the Sewanee Police Department to ensure safety for Greek events and programs.
  • Work with Risk Management and Legal Counsel to facilitate bi-annual insurance renewal for the University’s local Greek organizations.

New Program Creation/Implementation:

  • Create, implement and evaluate a comprehensive hazing prevention program for Greek chapters and other campus programs and organizations.
  • Coordinate bi-annual Alumni Greek Council meetings and maintain consistent communication with the Alumni Greek Council officers .
  • Advise the Order of Omega, a Greek honors organization, to provide an avenue for positive Greek leadership programming.

Partnerships and Collaborations:

  • Work closely with the Office of Civic Engagement to promote active civic and community engagement for our Greek chapters.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Dean of Students office and collaborate with them on events, trainings, and programs (i.e. orientation, housing selections, student activities events, annual leadership recognition, Homecoming).
  • Serve at the deans and directors level for the University’s on call program (approximately 2-3 weeks/semester).
  • Represent the Student Life division at campus events when appropriate.
  • Serve on University committees as appointed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Judgment Required:

Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.

Budgetary Responsibility:

Monitors expenditures against budget; prepares budget data for review/approval by supervisor/department head.

Education:

Master’s Degree in higher education/student affairs or related field (i.e. communications, public relations, counseling/social work, leadership development) or a Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent work experience

Experience:

Professional work/grad assistant experience in student life/student affairs. At least 2-3 years serving in an advisory/administration role in Greek life.

Job Related Skills:

Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to connect with students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Must exhibit the ability to provide clear, firm, and supportive leadership to all fraternities and sororities.
Must be able to maintain clear and confidential records. High attention to detail and the ability to follow-up and manage the continuous flow of email.
Must have well-developed analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
Must be highly flexible, able to multitask, and exhibit the ability and willingness to learn and adapt to change.
Demonstrates strong personal integrity and good judgment.

Student Contact:

Frequent/Daily

Internal:

Frequent: Meeting with stakeholders, especially with fraternity and sorority campus advisors.

External:

Frequent: Alumni Greek Council, National Greek letter organization representatives

Supervision Received:

This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with supervisor.

Confidential Information:

As a mediator of Greek-related disciplinary matters, the person in this position must be discreet and maintain confidentiality at all times. This person must also maintain confidential records as it pertains to Greek-related recruitment, membership, and dues/financial records.

Working Environment:

Available nights and weekends for Greek events and programs; must be able to come to campus within one hour when on call.

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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