Director of Student Activities and Greek Life

Gambier, Knox County
Apr 03, 2014
Kenyon College invites applications for the position of Director of Student Activities and Greek Life. The Director of Student Activities and Greek Life is a member of the Kenyon College Student Affairs staff and reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students/Director of New Student Orientation. In cooperation with other Student Affairs staff members, he or she shares an awareness of and concern for all aspects of each student’s academic, residential and co-curricular life. The scope of the Director’s responsibilities includes: 1) Greek life oversight; 2) student organization support; 3) student activities programming coordination; and 4) general student affairs administration. A successful candidate will have the ability to facilitate the day-to-day operations as well as to envision and inspire others to see the greater role that Student Activities and Greek Life can play in student learning at a selective, liberal arts institution. This is a twelve (12) month position that includes evening and weekend responsibilities. The Director of Student Activities & Greek Life must have an appreciation for the value of a residential, liberal arts education and should possess strong leadership skills, energy, and enthusiasm. Sensitivity to the academic and personal needs of young adults is essential. Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, or equivalent area. At least 5 to 7 years of professional experience working in Greek Life, Student Activities, leadership development, programming, or a related functional area. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Success Factors: • Interpersonal: ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; extroversion, good sense of humor, open-minded, independent worker but also team player, student advocate • Emotional stability: ability to operate under pressure; not easily frustrated, not a perfectionist. • Judgment: ability to make sound decisions under time pressure • Assertiveness: results-oriented; high personal energy level and initiative; self-starter • Creativity: ability to recognize new methods, adapt to the changing needs of the office, and establish appropriate procedures • Strong organizational and supervisory skills