Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Office of Student and Family Engagement
The Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life is charged with providing oversight and direction to the recognized Greek organizations on campus and affiliated students but will work primarily with the chapters under the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). This position will help implement best practices, policies and initiatives designed to enhance the overall growth and development of this council and implement community wide leadership programs. The Coordinator will share responsibilities with the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life for the day-to-day operations needed to support the FSL community. This position requires evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities include:
Council Advisement (Panhellenic Council)
Actively advise the executive officers of the Panhellenic Council (NPC) and hold regular one-on-one meetings with council leadership; attend weekly executive council and general assembly meetings for the council and oversee any sponsored council programs and events; supervise the recruitment and intake efforts during formal recruitment to ensure the process is in accordance with University and National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) guidelines; develop and facilitate educational workshops for council officers, general membership and chapter advisors addressing relevant student and community issues; collaborate with chapter advisors and international headquarters staff to advance the goals of each chapter and ensure organizations are complying with university and department policies; help appropriately address and resolve conduct and risk management incidents; and assist with the management of chapter portals on MocSync.
Implement community wide programs to help foster a sense of community among all Greek organizations; partner with the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs to initiate fundraising and alumni engagement opportunities for NPC and their member organizations; cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with affiliated students, chapter and alumni advisers, regional leadership, corporation board officers, house directors, inter/national officers and headquarters, and community officials; and collaborate with the Assistant Director and Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life to implement an accessibility initiative for council and community wide programs.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Administrative Duties
Develop, implement, and enforce all University policies, including Fraternity and Sorority Life requirements around membership, reporting, academic excellence, etc.; assist with the development of all Fraternity and Sorority Life sponsored programs that impact the entire Fraternity and Sorority Life Community (i.e. Greek Show, Advisor Trainings, New Member 101 Trainings, FSL Town Hall Meetings, etc.); lead FSL Risk Management/Event Safety efforts including coordinating speakers, programs, training, strategic planning, and assessment; partner with the Coordinator for Multicultural Affairs to develop the curriculum and facilitate the Fraternity and Sorority Life Emerging Leaders Institute and the Fraternity and Sorority Life Executive Leaders’ Summit for council and chapter officers; and hire, select, and supervise the Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant and Graduate Summer Intern(s).
Coordinate the planning, marketing, and execution of Winter Organization Fair; regularly review and update Student Organization Manual; attend appropriate University functions and campus events to maintain visibility/approachability; assist with other events/programs sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement and other units within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; stay abreast of current trends related to fraternity and sorority life and higher education; and perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Knowledge of issues, trends, applicable standards, policies and best practices relevant to fraternities and sororities particularly related to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and general risk management/harm reduction
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrated skills in advising, organizational development, motivating students and conflict resolution
- Proven ability to facilitate educational programs and/or workshops focused on issues relevant to fraternities and sororities
- Ability to take initiative and work independently in setting priorities to ensure that responsibilities are carried out in an accurate and timely fashion
- Ability and willingness to function as a member of a team
- Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and community members of diverse backgrounds
Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. A cover letter and resume in addition to the online application are required to be considered for candidacy.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; one year of full-time experience advising fraternities and sororities in a professional role, particularly Panhellenic Council affiliated organizations; and will consider two years of graduate assistant experience as one year of full-time experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or other relevant discipline; two years of full-time experience advising fraternities and sororities in a professional role; knowledge of student and leadership development theories/concepts; active involvement with an applicable association (i.e. AFA) on a regional or national level; and ability to conduct assessment and evaluation of educational programs and initiatives based on learning outcomes.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
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