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Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Emporia State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jul 23, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Full Time
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Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas is seeking applications for the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. This position is a full-time, year-round appointment with comprehensive benefits and a salary of $35,000, or higher, as commensurate with experience. The anticipated and flexible start date for the position is September 27, 2021.

General Statement of Duties

Join a team of dedicated and fun student affairs professionals in the Center for Student Involvement! We are the center of campus life at Emporia State, providing a variety of co-curricular programs for students. The center, located in the newly renovated Memorial Union, is home to New Student Programs, Diversity Student Programs, Student Activities and Community Service, Recognized Student Organizations, Union Activities Council, Tradplus and Veteran programming, Associated Student Government, and Fraternity & Sorority Life.

The Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life is responsible for the implementation and management of the fraternity and sorority life program within the university community. Responsibilities include the areas of administration, fiscal management, student development, program development, and public relations. The Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life advises the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), Panhellenic Association (PHA), Order of Omega, and the Student Homecoming Committee. The Director reports to the Senior Director of the Center for Student Involvement and works closely with other Assistant, Associate, and Director level positions within the center and on campus.

Outline of Specific Duties

Advising: Serve as advisor for the Fraternity and Sorority Governing Councils (IFC, PHA, MGC,), the 9-chapter presidents, Greek Week Committee, Order of Omega, and Student Homecoming Committee, providing direction and leadership to better their respective communities/events. Assist in response to crisis and student wellbeing concerns. 

Communication: Serve as a liaison to (inter)national headquarters, local alumni groups, housing corporations, and chapter advisors. Oversee any re-colonization/expansion processes. Participate in professional organizations. Maintain appropriate communication with all university departments. Develop marketing for internal and external constituents to support the Fraternity and Sorority community.

Program Development and Assessment: Provide vision and oversight for student-focused leadership initiatives and training for councils and chapters including education on processes within the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, university policies and procedures, available resources and other topics as needed. Work in collaboration with the offices of the Center for Student Involvement as well as the larger campus community to create programs and support the FSL community. Manage all regular assessment and the annual accreditation process, Standards of Fraternal Excellence for all chapters under the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Develop reports relating to FSL community metrics of philanthropy, community experiences, grade point averages, etc.

Administrative: Hire, train and supervise Graduate student employee. Ensure all student records and various program records are maintained in a professional and confidential manner.

Finance: Develop and monitor all budgets related to the management of Memorial Union funding designated for Fraternity and Sorority Life purposes. Review and approve all Fraternity & Sorority Life department expenditures and provide advisement and financial oversight for the use of IFC, PHA, MGC, Order of Omega, and Greek Week.

Policies and Procedures: Interpret and administer university policies and procedures which relate to collegiate Fraternity and Sorority organizations. Be familiar with all aspects and functions of the Fraternity & Sorority community while possessing a thorough knowledge of all applicable policies, regulations, and laws to provide guidance to and monitor compliance. Oversee chapter and council accountability as outlined in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Policy and Procedure Manual, individual council constitution and bylaws and university policies.

Recruitment: Promote the Fraternity & Sorority experience as well as events and opportunities to prospective, incoming, and current students. Serve as the PHA recruitment support as specified by National Panhellenic Council. Provide expertise, support, and guidance in the development of annual recruitment plans specifically for the Multicultural Greek Council and Interfraternity Council member organizations.

Scholarship: Support and facilitate monetary scholarship processes for the chapters and councils in collaboration with the ESU Foundation. Assist with academic progress and grade checks for chapter eligibility.


Preferred Qualifications: One year of successful work experience in a professional position within a Student Affairs department; experience working with fraternities and/or sororities; experience making data-driven decisions and assessing student learning.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the job qualifications and duties, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to Questions about the position may be addressed to the Search Chair, Lynn Hobson, or 620-341-5269. The first review of applications will begin August 9, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. A background check is required for this position.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

About Emporia State University

Emporia State University, located in Emporia, Kansas, is a comprehensive regional institution serving a diverse population of 6,000 students from over 30 countries. Emporia State offers over 75 undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs, has a strong Division II athletic program, and a thriving student life. Located in east central Kansas, Emporia is 90 minutes from Kansas City and Wichita.

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