Associate Director of Student Activities: Greek Life and Student
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla
, Whitman's vibrant and
beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse,
dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and
faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region
and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished
faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of
engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national
reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts
colleges in the country.
is cultivating a
community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value
of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives
and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge,
and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working
and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment
Opportunity employer (EEO) .
The Associate Director of Student Activities: Greek Life and
Student Leadership will work hands on with students to develop
their leadership skills through campus involvement in clubs and
organizations, including eight nationally recognized Greek Letter
Organizations (four fraternities and four sororities).
Students are highly engaged in co-curricular activities, and the
Student Activities Office supports more than 100 registered clubs
and organizations. Additionally, we are significantly rebuilding
our Greek Life program, and the Associate Director will assist
student leaders in providing their members with a strong sense of
community, belonging, friendship and inclusion. The Associate
Director of Student Activities reports to the Senior Associate Dean
of Students and is a part of the Reid Campus Center's management
We are dedicated to creating, promoting, and nurturing a safe and
inclusive work environment and we expect the same from each of our
team members. We value diverse talents and welcome individuals with
unique backgrounds, working styles, and skill sets.
1. Responsible for overall leadership, direction, coordination and
legal landscape of Greek Life:
- Advise the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council
(NPC) and their subcommittees.
- Hold regular one-on-one meetings with chapter leadership.
- Support the rebuilding of Greek Life by refocusing Greek Letter
Organizations around their chapter values.
- Offer on-going leadership training for our Greek
- Attend Greek Life conferences and workshops on topics such as
recruitment, expansion, and policies.
- Maintain proper records for all Greek Organizations, including
but not limited to
grade checks and sorority and fraternity new member records.
- Create, maintain, and enforce IFC and NPC policies.
- Introduce and implement assessment efforts for Greek
2. Facilitate a self-directed student leadership program, Pathways
Leadership Program, by supporting the growth of existing and new
- Identify programs offered through partner offices that support
outcomes of the leadership program.
- Manage student progress in the leadership development
- Offer programs and trainings consistent with the Relational
3. Support campus-wide diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
4. Support educational work on consent and prevention work on
gender-based policy violations.
5. Assist in the management of student organization budgets and
monitor program expenditures.
6. Assist with the development and implementation of New Student
and Family Orientation and Onboarding programs. Lead the planning
and programming for Family Orientation (beginning of the fall and
Family Weekend (mid-October).
7. Assist in developing plans, policies, and procedures in the
Student Activities Office.
8. Support event coverage when necessary, including evenings and
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Individuals must be able to explain and demonstrate that they
possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely perform the
essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable
- Strong knowledge of national Greek organizations and governing
- Knowledge of student development and operation practices and
- Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism work
and the ability to appropriately and effectively understand and
adapt to cultural differences within a group environment
- Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal
- Attention to detail and excellent time management skills
- Student/group leadership experience required with student staff
supervision experience desirable
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse community
- Bachelor's degree required with appropriate documented
- 3-5 years of Greek Life experience
- Master's degree in higher education administration, student
affairs or related field
- Membership in a Greek organization
Whitman offers competitive employee benefits, including medical, dental, vision
and life insurances
, a generous 10% matching contribution to
the Whitman College 403(b)
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
, and paid time off
including 13 paid holidays
full-time staff vacation
more about benefits eligibility here
At Whitman College, we take seriously the safety of our community.
Whitman is a fully vaccinated campus, requiring all employees and
students to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have
an approved exemption. More information can be found here
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR JOB CANDIDATES
Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability
accommodation in the employment application process.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 20 and
will continue until the position is filled.
July 1, 2022
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