Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
CU Boulder welcomes applications for the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life ! This position effectively develops and manages Fraternity and Sorority Life programs, planning, and recruitment for the University, and ensures that CU has a successful, growing and vibrant community that supports the overall academic and recruitment mission of the University. This position is new to CU Boulder and will provide the vision for Fraternity and Sorority Life at CU Boulder and will be tasked with a sustainable 5-10 year plan in collaboration with our campus and neighboring community. It will also provide strategic and intention integration within the Boulder community. The position will provide advising and oversight to over 3,000 fraternity and sorority members. It will also supervise an Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, as well as a Coordinator who supports the councils. General duties will include assisting with other functional areas to include: Student Support Case Management meetings, as well as other corresponding communication with Student Conduct and Housing. This position will also require evenings and rotating weekend on call supervisor responsibilities.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
Since their founding in 1776, fraternities and sororities have provided students with a values based experience focusing on developing them as leaders, promote academic success, provide brotherhood and sisterhood, and connect them with the greater community through community and service efforts. Existing on hundreds of campuses across the country, and some internationally, the organizations provide a truly one of a kind collegiate experience.
Here at the University of Colorado (CU) the fraternity and sorority experience has been a vital part of our student’s time here. With the community establishing itself as early as 1884, with the founding of Pi Beta Phi women’s fraternity, students within our community continue to flourish in a variety of areas within higher education. The Office of Greek Life acts as a communication link and advocate between affiliated Greek organizations and the university and others outside of the university that have an interest in the Greek community at CU Boulder. The Office of Greek Life also assists in the implementation of good self-governance and positive leadership development within the Greek community. Today the rich tradition continues with over 2,200 students in our 9 NPC organizations, one associate member chapter, and 7 Multicultural Greek groups. There are also approximately 23 unaffiliated fraternities, with which we work closely, but have a different relationship with than those we oversee. We are excited to announce that we are now open for expansion to any fraternities wanting to join our community.
Greek Life offers and coordinates a variety of programs, activities, and services for members that are designed to ensure quality education and social experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. All services and resources are provided to chapter officers, members, and advisors in addition to the councils that govern the community, inter/national headquarters representatives, alumni, community officials and parents of fraternity and sorority members as well as potential members.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Advisor to Fraternity and Sorority Proper Leadership
- Chief advisor to the entire community.
- Management of overall budget for F&SL.
- Secure relationship and expand relationship with town and gown.
- Advise F&SL and collaborate closely with the national organizations.
- Act as a liaison between IFC on the Hill and CU IFC to ensure shared information and collaboration.
Professional Staff and Office Management
- Supervise Assistant Director and Coordinator professional staff by developing goals and objectives, communicating expectations, providing regular coaching and performance evaluations, and working to resolve personnel issues and problems. Ensure appropriate onboarding, training and resources are provided for employee success.
- Develop and implement ongoing assessment plans.
- Provide directions for the fraternity and sorority community that is consistent with the overall university strategic plan.
- Develop community and campus wide initiatives that promote philanthropic programs geared toward CU students.
- Work with student leaders to coordinate academic improvement efforts to assist with student retention.
- Build campus-wide tutorial programs for achieving academic excellence among F&SL community.
- Coordinate an accountability program that encourages student groups to meet academic, social, and philanthropic standards i.e. Standards of Excellence. Coordinate risk-management and other training for student leaders.
Student-led Faculty and Governance Board
- Provide Chair of the board support and training.
- Train and develop all board members in preparation for campus-wide presentations.
- Work with students and faculty to build strategic plan for the committee.
Policy and Compliance Management
- Serve as point of contact with Student Affairs to ensure F&SL is informed about and in compliance with university policies and requirements.
- Ensure that all policies and procedures are in alignment with the universities ideas related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Assist NPHC, PHC, MGC in officer elections.
- Work closely with Student Conduct and Conflict Resolutions to develop a comprehensive judicial process for all F&SL procedures.
- Ensure all policies, procedures, and legislation are equitable, inclusive, and free from bias.
What We Can Offer
Salary range is $65,000 to $70,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .
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What We Require
- Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field, or a master’s degree and professional experience within a higher education student-focused department/position. (equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.)
- 5 years' relevant professional experience.
- Experience advising fraternities/sororities on a college campus.
- Direct experience working with multiple councils (IFC, NPHC, MGC, NPC). Experience with formal Panhellenic and Interfraternity recruitment processes.
- Experience working with diverse constituencies.
- Experience with budget management and critical planning.
- Supervision of professional staff.
What You Will Need
- Significant knowledge, awareness and skills related to transformative justice as a process with the ability to build inclusive and respectful communities. Training and developing student leaders in risk management and harm reduction. Ability to actively participate in Fraternity and Sorority conferences and other groups.
- Knowledge of assessment practices including the development of learning outcomes and producing reports.
- Ability to work and collaborate with internal and external constituents; foster positive and productive relationships and build strong rapport to further enhance the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life mission.
- Knowledge and understanding of specific trends and issues affecting sorority and fraternity communities, including legal issues, programming, and national councils.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Doctoral degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field.
- Experience working with fraternity/sorority housing; Experience in developing relationships between the town and the university.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by February 28, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
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