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Director of Student Organizations

University of California

This is a Full-time position in Moscow, ID posted July 14, 2021.

Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Position Title Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Location Moscow

Division/College

Department ASUI General

FLSA Status Overtime Exempt

Employee Category Exempt

Pay Range $41,862 per year or higher based on education and experience

Type of Appointment Fiscal Year

FTE

1

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Position Overview

The Assistant Director provides leadership to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life through development and oversight of chapter support services for over 30 member organizations and over 1,600 affiliated students within the fraternity and sorority community. This position is responsible for the development of community-wide leadership and educational programming for council and member organizations. The Assistant Director provides supervision to at least one full-time professional staff member and additional student employees/graduate student(s). The Assistant Director also supports the overall community through coordination of assessment and data management of student organizations and departmental initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life and collaborates with the entire DSI team, and colleagues within the Division of Student Affairs, to support student learning and development through community building, advocacy, and student engagement.

The Assistant Director will:
• Create and implement activities, programs, and services for all recognized Greek-letter organizations on campus.
• Advise and provide intentional leadership/organizational development for the Fraternity & Sorority Life Programming Board and at least one governing council (i.e., Multicultural Greek Council, Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council).
• Advise, support, and serve as the primary liaison for a portfolio of Greek-letter organizations.
• Supervise the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life professional staff member.
• Provide supervision to student staff and departmental interns.
• Oversee departmental record keeping and data management.
• Train, supervise, and evaluate student staff.
• Support the day to day advising and oversight of the Fraternity & Sorority Life unit, within the Department of Student Involvement ( DSI ).
• Assist the Department of Student Involvement staff and the Division of Student Affairs with new initiatives to support student learning and development.
• Participate in working with staff in student affairs programs as necessary or assigned.

Unit Overview

The fraternity and sorority community at The University of Idaho is the largest and most vibrant community of students on-campus. Our community has been a cornerstone of U of I’s legacy since the university was founded in 1889. With 34 recognized fraternities and sororities, our members make up approximately 23 percent of the student population here in Moscow. Our community understands the unique value that can come from a sisterhood of women or a brotherhood of men navigating the challenges of college and beyond. It’s something that cannot be matched. Though there are hundreds of opportunities to engage and get involved on a college campus, few produce a lifelong return on time and energy quite like joining a fraternity or sorority.

Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain

Internal Posting?

Position Responsibilities

Key Accountability Foster holistic student development and support for the fraternity and sorority community by:

Job Duties

• Providing direct chapter coaching to a portfolio of 12-18 specific Greek-letter organizations, including a variety of chapters from all councils.
• Providing advice on policy, safety and risk management, bylaws, strategic planning, budgeting, leadership development, event planning, marketing, membership recruitment and retention.
• Maintaining communications between the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, chapter advisors, house corporation leadership, national headquarters contacts and regional support staff/volunteers.
• Supporting chapter programmatic initiatives and ensure chapters are meeting expectations of their (inter)national organization, governing council and the FSL Standards of Excellence program.
• Designing and overseeing community-wide educational programming including, peer education programs in conjunction with university and community partners on topics including but not limited to alcohol and other drugs, Title IX, hazing prevention, mental health, sexual assault prevention, etc.
• Developing and implementing curriculum that provides support, education, and training to council and chapter leadership, general members, advisors, and alumni on diversity, equity, and inclusion, community development, and chapter operations among other topics.
• Facilitating and training students, staff, and faculty to co-facilitate leadership workshops, retreats, presentations, and programs.

Key Accountability Provide primary leadership, advisement, and responsibility for one or more peer governing council(s) and their associated member organizations by:

Job Duties

• Coordinating and overseeing all leadership program logistics, including assessment of students’ leadership needs, conceptualization and implementation of leadership development and educational programs for assigned governing council(s).
• Planning, implementing and assessing membership recruitment processes for one or more governing councils. The Assistant Director will manage all purchasing, execution of contracts, promotion, logistics and communications related to the recruitment period.
• Developing and implementing a coaching model that provides day to day advising, programming, financial management, record keeping, communication and oversight for council/community level events and functions.
• Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in providing resources to the fraternity and sorority community.

Key Accountability Ensure congruence between departmental functions and institutional/divisional vision, mission, and strategies by:

Job Duties

• Developing program evaluations and implementing assessment activities, including conducting interviews, focus groups, and meetings with students and collaborators, to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and generate program-related data linked to University of Idaho and the Division of Student Affairs’ learning outcomes.
• Taking a lead role in departmental record keeping, including processing social event notification forms, membership roster management, collection of FERPA Release forms and organization of discipline-related records.
• Assisting the Director of FSL with fiscal oversight associated with the Greek Life Programming Fee, providing recommendations for the annual office budget.
• Engaging in professional development that builds knowledge and expertise in higher education legal issues to integrate policy and governance, student learning and student development theory, cultural competencies, counseling and/or social work theories, finance and fundraising, and evaluation and research.
• Leading additional departmental initiatives as needed.
• Serving on and lead campus-wide committees, working groups, and task forces, especially as they relate to leadership and fraternity & sorority life.

Key Accountability Provide supervision for professional and student staff by:

Job Duties

• Training, supervising, and evaluating the performance of the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life, professional staff member. Assist them with strategies to best supervise their student employees and execute responsibilities.
• Leading weekly meetings and individual one-on-ones with all supervised staff.
• Delegating responsibilities and advise on planning and coordination of events and programs.
• Supporting the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Department of Student Involvement with training, supervision, and evaluation of Student Involvement Specialists, student employees.
• Coaching student staff and interns to assist with student organization support and leadership programming.

Key Accountability Provide organizational accountability and crisis intervention to the fraternity and sorority community by:

Job Duties

• Administering university policies and procedures, risk management and student discipline involving all risk management activities of the organizations for all events.
• Serving as liaison to the Office of the Dean of Students and Office of Civil Rights and Investigations during investigations of organizational misconduct.
• Supporting the Director of FSL with disciplinary matters that occur in the community.
• Serving in an on-call rotation and respond to community crisis situations as needed during portions of the academic year determined to be high risk.

Key Accountability Oversee and advise the Fraternity & Sorority Life Programming Board by:

Job Duties

• Guiding the FSL Programming Board’s Chair and Vice Chair to develop a strategic plan to meet the expectations and goals set forth by FSL and governing council executive leadership.
• Providing resources, policy interpretation, and referral service information regarding fraternity and sorority life to students, faculty, staff, and campus partners,
• Coordinating departmental tabling and marketing efforts for admitted student events.
• Facilitating necessary processes and ensure proper contracting and reimbursement procedures for events and programs.

Required Experience

• Two years of experience in a student affairs/higher education setting, and/or experience in a fraternity/sorority leadership consultant or similar headquarters role.
• Experience with and understanding of advising strategies for Greek letter organizations.
• Experience with inter/national fraternity and sorority policies and procedures, and national trends in fraternities and sororities as it pertains to legal issues and programming.
• Experience with identifying, assessing, developing, and presenting leadership programs and training activities.
• Experience planning and implementing projects including managing the development of projects, timelines, assessment and reporting and adjusting priorities quickly as circumstances dictate.

Required Education

• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education or related field.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

• Must be able to travel and work outside of normal business hours on a frequent basis.

Additional Preferred

• Master’s Degree or in process of completing a graduate program in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Student Services, Educational Leadership, Counseling, Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership or related field.
• 3+ years professional experience effectively interacting with students, faculty and administrators in a college or university setting.
• Member of inter/national sorority or fraternity.
• Experience advising and designing curriculum focused on holistic development for chapters and councils from the North-American Interfraternity Council ( NIC ), North American Latino/a Fraternal Organizations ( NALFO ), National APIDA Panhellenic Association ( NAPA ), National Multicultural Greek Council ( NMGC ), National Pan-Hellenic Council ( NPHC ) and the National Panhellenic Conference ( NPC ) groups.
• Demonstrated understanding of educational and learning processes; group dynamics; student development theory.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to show cultural competency and to communicate effectively in a culturally sensitive manner with both individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions

Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire.

Posting Date 06/15/2021

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide a letter of qualification addressing the required and preferred experience and education. This document should be more detailed than a traditional cover letter and should address the position qualifications. This position is open until filled, however applications received by midnight Monday, July 5, 2021 will receive first consideration.

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Qualification
  • Optional Documents

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