Assistant Director Fraternity & Sorority Life
Date: May 27, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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In collaboration with students and stakeholders, the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Cincinnati (UC) strives to cultivate an inclusive campus experience. The Division of Student Affairs values an accessible culture of academic success, engaging relationships and experiences, holistic development, and intentional advocacy for students. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life inspires students to make a positive impact on their communities through leadership, scholarship, and service. Fraternity & Sorority Life has a long history of tradition and excellence at the University of Cincinnati. Since 1840, UC has been home to over 50 national fraternities and sororities, and more than 23,000 alumni have passed through our community. The current community has 44 active chapters with approximately 3,000 members.
Reporting to the Director, the Fraternity & Sorority Life Assistant Director will provide direction and advising to one or two of the four councils that make up the community. They will assist with the implementation of various leadership initiatives, develop and implement program and community assessment and effectiveness, maintain marketing materials, and coordinate travel to conferences.
The successful candidate will draw upon the mission of the University of Cincinnati and the goals of the office of Fraternity & Sorority Life to design, manage, and evaluate programs that foster leadership development, reflection, and growth for students through a variety of experiences. The Assistant Director is a key leader in the department, acting as the Director's proxy as needed, and completing other duties as assigned in support of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Division of Student Affairs priorities.
Provide direction and advising to one or two of the four councils that make up the Fraternity & Sorority Community: the Interfraternity Council, College Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council.
Advise the recruitment/intake processes, assisting with marketing and registration processes.
Serve as a liaison to inter/nationally affiliated fraternity HQs and professional staff, including meeting and communicating with traveling, leadership, and chapter development consultants.
Advise honorary organizations.
Assist with the implementation of a leadership development program for fraternity and sorority undergraduate leaders including Emerging Greek Leaders, the New Member Welcome/Conference, Executive Leadership Conference and various council retreats.
Develop learning-centered educational opportunities in conjunction with National Ritual Celebration Week and National Hazing Prevention Week.
Assist in the coordination of training on risk management/harm reduction and hazing prevention.
Assist in the design and implementation of assessment mechanisms which elevate the effectiveness of programs and services offered by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Assist in the development and monitoring of departmental budget.
Maintain calendar, communications and marketing materials, including digital and print publications (website, social media platforms, etc.).
Coordinate council officer attendance at the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Central (AFLVC)/National Black Greek Leadership Conference (NBGLC) or similar student leadership development conferences, including registration, travel and accommodations.Anchor
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Three (3) years of experience in fraternity and sorority life at college/university/IHQ level.
Solid foundation in student development theory and student learning theory, as well as their application to professional practice in higher education and student affairs.
Strong advising skills and demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with fraternity and sorority governing councils, executive boards and chapters, as well as alumni volunteers.
Demonstrated experience working with inter/national fraternity and sorority offices to help resolve issues related to local chapters.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Master's degree in college student personnel or other relevant discipline.
Previous supervisory experience.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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