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Associate Director of Student Activities: Greek Life and Student Leadership

Employer
Whitman College
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Director of Student Activities: Greek Life and Student Leadership
Whitman College

WHITMAN COLLEGE

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.

Whitman College 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) .

POSITION PURPOSE

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 team.

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.

Responsibilities

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 organizations.
  • 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 Life.


2. Facilitate a self-directed student leadership program, Pathways Leadership Program, by supporting the growth of existing and new programming ideas.
  • Identify programs offered through partner offices that support the learning
    outcomes of the leadership program.
  • Manage student progress in the leadership development program.
  • Offer programs and trainings consistent with the Relational Leadership model.


3. Support campus-wide diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives.

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 weekends.

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 accommodation.
  1. Strong knowledge of national Greek organizations and governing councils
  2. Knowledge of student development and operation practices and procedures
  3. 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
  4. Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  6. Student/group leadership experience required with student staff supervision experience desirable
  7. Ability to work effectively with a diverse community


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree required with appropriate documented experience.
  • 3-5 years of Greek Life experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs or related field
  • Membership in a Greek organization


BENEFITS

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 for full-time staff vacation and sick leave. Learn more about benefits eligibility here.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

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.

APPLICATION REVIEW

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 20 and will continue until the position is filled.

START DATE

July 1, 2022


For full application instructions and position description, visit https://whitman.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=192


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