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Interfraternity Council Advisor

Employer
Texas A&M University: Student Affairs
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
$36,512.00 year + benefits with the opportunity to receive a six month hiring adjustment

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Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

 

Who we are

The Department of Student Activities fosters and supports leadership, learning, and involvement opportunities that enhance the growth and development of students and recognized student organizations. As members of the university community, we are committed to a philosophy of shared responsibility that develops leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good, and we subscribe to the Texas A&M core values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.  To learn more, please visit https://studentactivities.tamu.edu/.

 

What we want

The Interfraternity Council Advisor (Student Development Specialist II) is responsible for supporting the oversight, advising, and administration of programs in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL). OFSL provides organizational support, advising, and training to over 55 fraternity and sorority organizations at Texas A&M to enhance the leadership development, civic engagement, health, and safety of chapter members. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals to you then apply for this great opportunity!

 

What you need to know

Please note: You must be able to work nights and periodic weekends as needed including participating in some overnight travel for conferences and retreats.

 

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One or more years of experience in student affairs work or related specialty with a bachelor’s degree.
  • No experience required with a master’s degree.

     

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students.
  • Attends meetings and conferences concerning students and with student groups at times beyond usual working hours.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work nights and periodic weekends as needed including some overnight travel for conferences and retreats.

 

Preferred Education and Experience :

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education or a related field.
  • One or more years post-graduate experience in higher education, student affairs, or specific area(s) described in this position description.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish collaborations with on-campus academic and student affairs departments, community, and inter/national partners.
  • Knowledge of the influence of social constructed identities and college student development on student behavior and decision-making.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Interfraternity Council (IFC) Advisor - Serves as the primary advisor for the Interfraternity Council (IFC). Is responsible for supporting the advising, coordination, administration, education, and training of programs for the fraternity and sorority community. Advises student leaders, chapter members, and chapters. Attends IFC meetings and programs. Attending chapter meetings, as needed. Maintains pertinent student records. Understands laws, policies, and procedures, and provides education and training for chapters. Enhances accountability and risk management practices. Ensures strong financial practices and provides support to IFC in understanding other infrastructure needs such as student travel, document reviews, inventory management, risk reviews, etc. Establishes and maintains essential communication channels with both educational and non-educational agencies.
  • Community Support - Supports council activities and associated inter/national fraternity and sorority chapters, effectively managing council operations - including budget, risk management, accountability processes, and evaluation of effectiveness of programs. Monitors fiscal activities of student groups. Serves as a liaison between inter/national fraternity, chapter and the University.
  • OFSL Team Member - Supports initiatives within the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life including goal setting and strategic planning, assessment initiatives, stakeholder management, development initiatives, and marketing. Keeps abreast of issues and best practices related to fraternity and sorority life. Serves as the lead for one of the following areas: leadership development & community engagement; diversity and inclusion; career development; and health and safety activities for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
  • University Service - Serves as an integral member of the larger Department of Student Activities and Division of Student Affairs team through service on university, division, department committees and/or taskforces.
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Models a strong understanding of and appreciation for the University's, Division's, and Department's priorities related to creating a community of respect and inclusion. Performs other duties as assigned.

     

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ABOUT THE DIVISION

The vision of the Division of Student Affairs at Texas A&M University is to be a preeminent, student-centered division that inspires and prepares students for a life of learning, leadership, service, and citizenship in a global society. Led by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the division’s 17 departments achieve this vision and contribute to student success by cultivating an environment of inclusivity and intellectual curiosity, promoting student health, safety and well-being, strategically leveraging resources for the future, investing in our organization and through advancing our profession.

Learn more about the Division of Student Affairs impact.

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