About Northwestern University:
Northwestern University is a private research university located
on lakefront campuses in both Evanston and downtown Chicago,
Illinois. Northwestern was founded in 1851. In fall 2008,
Northwestern opened another campus in Doha, Qatar offering
bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communications in partnership
with the Qatar Foundation.
The university employs approximately 7,100 full-time faculty and
staff members among its 12 schools and colleges. NU offers over 130
undergraduate programs and 70 graduate and professional programs to
the almost 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional
students enrolled full time.
Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching,
innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of
its students in a diverse academic community.
Northwestern University Opportunity (Job ID
Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse
range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our
mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern
University, you know that you are joining an institution with a
deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.
Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Assistant
Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life (Evanston Campus).
Northwestern University is looking for an experienced,
innovative, culturally competent, student-centered administrator to
serve as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
One of four full-time professionals working with Northwestern
University’s fraternity and sorority community, this position will
be the advisor to one or more of Northwestern’s four governing
councils (Interfraternity Council [IFC], Multicultural Greek
Council [MGC], National Pan-Hellenic Council [NPHC], and
Panhellenic Association [PHA]) and its member organizations. Beyond
council and chapter advising, the Assistant Director will focus on
designing and implementing one of three thematic educational
initiatives for the fraternity and sorority community:
leadership/community development, social justice education, or harm
reduction/risk management. The Assistant Director reports to the
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. This position is a member
of the Campus Life team composed of three departments: Fraternity
& Sorority Life, Leadership & Community Engagement, and
Student Organizations & Activities.
Please Note: Willingness to work flexible hours,
including nights and weekends when needed.
- Provide guidance to chapters and councils at Northwestern
University particularly in the areas of risk management, membership
recruitment and education, problem resolution, cultural competence,
and community building.
- Establish, disseminate, and interpret University policies and
procedures as they pertain to the fraternity and sorority community
at Northwestern University.
- Provide emergency response and crisis intervention to the
fraternity and sorority community when needed.
- Address student issues, including but not limited to eating
disorders, sexual harassment and assault, mental health,
relationship violence, hazing, alcohol, and other drugs.
- Participates in the collection and analysis of various
assessment data to support departmental accreditation and program
- Assist in the coordination of thematic programmatic/educational
initiatives: leadership/community development, social justice
education, or harm reduction/risk management.
- Attend appropriate fraternity and sorority functions and campus
events to maintain visibility/approachability.
- Participate in on-going strategic planning process and develop
long-term goals and annual objectives related to Fraternity and
- Identify mechanism to regularly assess needs, satisfaction and
learning outcomes of members of fraternities and sororities.
- Supervise graduate assistant/intern (when available)
- Other duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of a full course of study in an
accredited college or university leading to a master's college
student personnel services, higher education or other relevant
discipline required. OR appropriate combination of education and
- Experience in fraternity and sorority life at a
college/university required. Graduate work may be considered.
- 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.
- Knowledge of issues and challenges facing undergraduate
students in general and members of fraternities and sororities in
- Ability and willingness to function as a member of a team.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and
- Trains people for current assignment and develops them for
promotion; uses feedback and personal example to encourage higher
- Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and
teamwork within and outside of one's own team; respects the needs
and contributions of others.
- Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in
public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails,
letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and
- Creates an environment of understanding and acceptance;
solicits input from a wide variety of people and functions;
challenges organizational policies and practices that may be
- Effectively performs duties and responsibilities; displays
attention to detail; supports organizational policies; anticipates
demands/pressures of assignments and adjusts accordingly.
- Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and
acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve
or enhance job results and avoid problems.
- Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects
- Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive
manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail;
targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and
focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and/or
- Ability to easily contact and develop working relationships
with students and colleagues.
- Three to five years’ full-time experience in fraternity and
sorority life at a college/university required.
- Understanding of the educational environment at highly
selective institutions like Northwestern.
- Demonstrated experience in program development; particularly
leadership development, harm reduction and prevention, and social
- Demonstrated experience working with inter/national fraternity
and sorority headquarters.
- Commitment to continued personal and professional
- Prior experience advising a governing council (IFC, PHA, NPHC,
- Prior experience advising/working with National Pan-Hellenic
Council chapters/members and/or Multicultural Greek Councils
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and
- Stays current on technical/professional information; identifies
methods for improving work procedures or systems; solicits feedback
from customers, peers and superiors.
- Follows through on commitments; incorporates honesty, respect
and fairness in daily actions; demands trustworthiness from others;
demonstrates courage and objectivity.
- Explores alternatives to existing products and services;
identifies opportunities to improve procedures and practices; shows
- Demonstrates logic, rationality and objectivity; shows common
sense; uses all available information to make educated
Working at Northwestern University:
Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally,
Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work!
Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time
employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement
plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent
care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional
development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.
Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its
employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment
opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare
solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity
employer and strongly believes in creating an environment
that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races,
nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the
opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them
for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work
For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be
directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system,
eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you
apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your
resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your
candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring
manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position
As per Northwestern University policy, this position
requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will
need to submit to a criminal background check prior to
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to
apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United