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Student Life Manager

Michigan State University
East Lansing
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Job Details

Job no: 774384
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 15
Major Administrative Unit / College: Division Of Student Life And Engagement
Department: Fraternity And Sorority Life 40001222
Sub Area: APSA- Pro Supervisory
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Residential and Hospitality Services, Professional Supervisory- APSA, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

Manages the activities of Fraternity and Sorority Life in order to ensure the development of co-curricular educational programs and activities that complement and supplement the academic programs of the University.


  • Oversees the functional area of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Provides leadership in the development of co-curricular educational programs that complement and supplement the academic programs of the University.
  • Effectively manages financial, human and physical resources
  • Provides leadership and support for the development of programs that promote understanding and appreciation for students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Formulates and implements objectives, policies, and procedures for evaluating programs and organizational effectiveness.
  • Works closely with fraternities, sororities, and stakeholders on matters of interest to them and to the University.
  • Recruits, hires, supervises and evaluates the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff.
  • Represents the Division of Student Life and Engagement on various University committees where matters of fraternity and sorority life are of concern.
  • Interacts and works collaboratively with students, fraternities and sororities, and other members of the University community in order to enhance the overall climate for students.
  • Interacts and works collaboratively with departments within the Division of Student Life and Engagement and the Office of the Assistant Provost for Academic Student Services and Multicultural Issues.
  • Engages in research and program evaluation activities.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Student Development and External Relations
  • Work with various units in order to develop policies and procedures for fraternities and sororities, and to implement major activities such as fraternity and sorority recruitment, Greek Week, and Greek leadership programs

    Interacts with:

  • Assistant Vice President for Student Development and External Relations, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Engagement, fraternity and sorority national and chapter leaders, Community Relations Coalition, Assistant Provost for Academic Student Services and Multicultural Issues, and department directors - in order to set priorities, problem solve, share reports, data and collect information.
  • Provost Office, academic administrators (including Assistant Deans), and department chairs - in order to serve on committees, consult on or plan programs and activities.
  • University staff - in order to plan, consult, problem solve and share information.
  • Support staff - in order to provide direction.
  • Department of Police and Public Safety, MSU Alumni Association, and University Communications - in order to share information and plan programs.
  • Student groups
  • Public - in order to provide information
  • Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

    Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing one or two years of post-bachelors degree work such as a master’s in higher education administration; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in student affairs programs and services, an understanding of the formal and informal organizational structures, academic govern and procedures, and informal organization structures specific to the university, computer technology, training and development programs, designing and developing research projects and in supervising staff and office operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Hours

    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with occasional evenings and weekends

    Bidding eligibility ends 5/10, 11:55 PM

    Advertised: May 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: May 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


    Working at Michigan State University 

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