Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life
University Code 35411 University Title Director 1, Student Services University Job Family Student Services ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search National Working Title Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life Position Number 592690 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department VP Student Affairs Organizational Overview
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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
Fraternity and Sorority Life works with students to provide high impact co-curricular leadership and service experiences. The Director has responsibility for all facets of the program and reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs. The Director will supervise full-time staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. The Director will provide strategic leadership to grow the unit and advance co-curricular leadership and service opportunities for over 1300 students. The Director will develop intentional and targeted programmatic offerings for students within each council and the associated membership organizations. The Director creates opportunities for experiential learning and foster connection opportunities that create a culture reflecting leadership development, academic success, inclusion, and ethical standards. The Director will council, advise and train Greek-lettered sororities and fraternities in the areas of recruitment and member education, policies and procedures, and health and safety (including areas related to risk and liability management). The Director will establish relationships and provide administrative guidance to four councils: The College Panhellenic Council, The Inter-fraternity Council, The Multicultural Greek Council, and The National Pan-Hellenic Council. The Director will establish relationships with individual national headquarters, local alumnae chapters, judicial board processes, and other activities with fraternity and sorority life. The Director will provide direction and guidance in program development, budget formation, and program/chapter assessment (including data collection and analysis). The Director will assist with facilitating and instructing faculty and alumni advisors for Greek-lettered organizations on advising, mentoring, and student development theories and facilitate and instruct student leaders on running meetings, developing constitutions, group dynamics, time management, and decision making. The Director serves as the direct representative to neighborhoods, VCU Police, and various university offices on matters involving fraternity and sorority life communication, planned events, and crisis intervention/management. The position requires occasional evening, weekend and on-call commitments at various times to respond, as needed, to emergency situations with Greek Life or other needs that may arise within the department. The position will ensure successful collaboration with other units within the Division of Student Affairs, VCU and the Richmond community. The Director will serve on Division of Student Affairs, College/School, and/or University committees as necessary. The position serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team.
Minimum Hiring Standards
Earned Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or a related behavioral science from an appropriately accredited institution. Five or more years of progressive administrative management working with Fraternity and Sorority Life experience. Enhanced knowledge related to Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities and recruitment, member education, policies and procedures, and health and safety. Knowledge and understanding of Greek systems, national and regional trends, policies, procedures, governance, organizational development and recruitment process. Demonstrated experience responding appropriately to student concerns and managing student issues with sound judgement and professionalism. Knowledge and experience with policies and legal issues in higher education. Knowledge of FERPA, Clery, Title IX and other applicable federal laws. Proven skills in communication, conflict mediation, problem-solving, and developing a staff team. Ability to develop positive working relationships with multiple departments and diverse constituent groups. Proven experience exercising good judgement and the ability to remain unbiased and impartial in dealing with fraternity and sorority issues. Proven experience working with National/International Fraternities and Sororities. Evidence of membership in professional organizations focusing on fraternity and sorority life and best practices. Demonstrated experience in an environment that required application of student development theories and assessing the needs of students with respect to leadership development. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and public relations skills. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment; and commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .
Preferred Hiring Standards
Experience leading a complex department in an administrative unit of a university. Experience and skills with computers and related databases, spreadsheets, word processing applications, and university system applications. Experience supervising full-time employees. Experience managing budgets.
Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $71,500 - $80,000 Application Process/Additional Information
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research, and teaching that promotes equity and parity; advising and mentoring students, and/or initiatives to create a positive and successful organizational experience for traditionally underrepresented staff groups.
Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm Job Open Date 06/02/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/106545 Posting Specific Questions
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Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)