Program Coordinator

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Position OverviewSince 1873, the social sorority and fraternity organizations have grown to become a vital part of the University of Kansas history and tradition. Today, the sorority and fraternity community represents 43 organizations with more than 4,100 students committed to five core values: Academic Achievement, Civic & Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusivity, Personal & Professional Development, and Holistic Wellness. Sorority and Fraternity Life (SFL) is an administrative unit of the University which provides support and advocacy for these organizations. The organizations are represented by four different Governing Councils; the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Association (PHA).

SFL has four full-time professionals and graduate assistant(s). The Coordinator reports to the Director of Sorority & Fraternity Life. The Coordinator assists SFL with its mission to empower members of the sorority and fraternity community in expression of their respective organizations' values through the embodiment of community shared values. As a part of the SFL staff, the Coordinator works to assist SFL in meeting its commitment to support, lead, engage and inform, through program development, community initiatives, implementation, assessment and community promotion. There is a commitment to continued professional development for staff members.

The Coordinator for the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council in the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life is responsible for overall health of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and its member organizations and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and its member organizations. The Coordinator also assists in fostering partnerships with internal/external stakeholders, providing harm and safety reduction education, supporting accountability processes for the SFL community, and managing data and records of engaged students.
Job Description65% Program Management
  • Advise the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and its member organizations through an experience-based approach which includes mentoring, officer transitions, monthly meetings, and other interaction.
  • Advise the Executive Board officers of both MGC and NPHC to ensure council programs, finances, and services are compliant with any applicable policies.
  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive risk management program for both MGC and NPHC, in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and in alignment with SFL organization expectations.
  • Work collaboratively with the MGC and NPHC Recruitment/Intake officers to execute all activities and presentations.
  • Manage and maintain roster and grade report records for chapters following KU FERPA policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with SFL staff on the Sorority & Fraternity Life Standards of Excellence Awards process.
  • Assist the Director to manage, compile, and distribute MGC and NPHC statistical information and database reports.
  • Identify and implement a strategic plan for both MGC and NPHC including data collection, action items, key performance indicators, and retention initiatives which reflect the Student Affairs strategic objectives.
  • Collaborate with other Sorority & Fraternity Life staff and campus stakeholders to enhance, create and implement outreach programs including, but not limited, to programming for incoming high school and transfer students and/or expansion processes for prospective organizations.
15% Constituent Relations
  • Actively participate and encourage support campus-wide programs, events, special projects to showcase a diverse sorority and fraternity community.
  • Establish and maintain collegial relationships and collaborations with chapter/graduate advisors, inter/national headquarters, university/community stakeholders, and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Collaborate with other KU departments, for example the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, Student Money Management Services, Student Conduct and Community Standards Office to create and enhance educational programming for students.
  • Assist in the facilitation of community public relations including but not limited to website updates, reports, publications, and media releases.
  • Communicate with alumni/ae advisors, house corporation representatives, and house directors, inter/national officers and headquarters.
  • Participate in the interview and selection of Graduate Assistants.
15% Assessment
  • Participates in annual assessment projects that evaluate the efficacy and the learning outcomes of the SFL Office and Councils.
  • Contribute to the overall Student Affairs assessment efforts and reporting.
  • Continually monitors best practices in the SFL field and assists in implementation where appropriate.
5% Other Duties
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  1. This position is required to work on-site.
  2. Occasional evening and weekend work hours required.
  3. Program Coordinator must have a cellphone and availability to respond 24 hours a day to fraternity or sorority emergency situations, should they arise.
Required Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree with three years of relevant experience OR a master’s degree in higher education, social work, psychology, public affairs or closely related field conferred by date of hire.Minimum of one year full time experience advising fraternities/ sororities or student organizations on a college campus. (2 years as a graduate assistant equals one year professional experience.)Experience working with students, volunteers, and/or staff of any member organizations within the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organization (NALFO), National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) umbrella organizations.Prior work experience serving diverse populations of college students.
  1. Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive learning environments.
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of best practices and national trends impacting sorority and fraternity life.
  • Experience with student development and social identity theories relevant to working with a diverse student population as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with internal/external constituents and foster positive/productive relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience leading presentations.
  • Membership in the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA).
  • Demonstrated understanding of community programming, leadership development and retreats.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  • Experience in managing confidential and sensitive information.
  • Commitment to professional development and professional associations as evident by memberships and/or presentations.
  • Additional Candidate InstructionsA Complete application includes:

    1. Resume.
    2. Cover letter addressing how the required qualifications are met.
    3. Contact information for three (3) professional references.
    4. Completion of the online application.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Application review begins Tuesday, February 1, 2022. To ensure consideration, apply no later than Monday, January 31, 2022.
    Contact Information to ApplicantsRobbie Maples, [email protected] Advertised Salary Range$45,000 Work ScheduleMonday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Application Review Begins01-Feb-2022 Anticipated Start Date01-Jun-2022


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