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The Associate Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life, will serve as
the primary contact for Fraternity & Sorority Life and oversee
Fraternity and Sorority Life community development, risk management
and graduate/alumni engagement. This includes hazing prevention,
new member education, alcohol awareness and retention initiatives.
This position will advise at least one council and manage the
Coordinator and FSL Graduate Assistant. The Associate Director will
work with the CSI Director on the overall administration and
operation of Fraternity and Sorority Life. This includes writing,
implementing, and revising policies and procedures related to FSL
in addition to the accounting and financial management of the FSL
budget. This position will serve on University-wide committees and
assist with CSI large scale events and leadership trainings.
- Student Advising & Training: Meet regularly with
student cohorts in functional area, proving feedback and guidance.
Develop and execute student training on topics related to
functional area. Create student cohort specific policy and
- Program Development and Implementation: Plan and
coordinate comprehensive leadership development program for
fraternity and sorority life leaders in collaboration with campus
partners. Work collaboratively with the Associate Director, CSI on
department wide leadership trainings covering service, risk and
chapter management, and leadership. Support and collaborate with
chapter advisors for FSL chapters. Coordinate the FSL extension and
recognition process. Plan and implement FSL awards and celebration
- Administration & Budget Management: Manage budget
and oversee dues/funding process for student cohort services and
programming within functional area. Ensure fiscal responsibility,
effective planning, effective use of resources, and compliance with
applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and
procedures. Create end-of-year reports for assigned functional
area. Represent department on content specific division-wide
- Staff Supervision: Responsible for the supervision,
coaching, and performance management of the Coordinator FSL (FT)
and indirectly the graduate assistant for FSL, who is supervised by
the coordinator FSL.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Directly supervises 1 FT staff member: Coordinator,
Fraternity-Sorority Life & Leadership.
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time - 35 hours per week.
- Project Leader/Advisor B
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree
- 4-6 years of relevant experience
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: An ability to welcome,
value, and affirm individuals of all identities and experiences,
and a commitment to ensure they are understood, appreciated, and
fully included in the university community.
- Discretion, Tact and Diplomacy: Ability to exercise
discretion, tact and diplomacy while interacting with students,
faculty, university staff, management, internship employers and
other stakeholders on confidential and/or sensitive matters.
- Advanced Communication: Ability to express oneself
clearly and concisely, using language with precision; constructing
logical arguments; accurate note taking, editing and summarizing;
and writing reports or correspondence free of spelling and
grammatical errors. Ability to engage in active and empathetic
listening and communicate with a service minded orientation.
- Thoroughness in Reviewing Work: Ability to review one’s
own and others work and information to ensure completeness and
accuracy; carefully prepare for meetings and presentations;
organize information or materials for others; follow up with others
to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled; and
set up procedures to ensure high quality of work.
- Student Services Skills: Ability to serve as bridge to
services, intervene and/or advocate on students’ behalf with
offices across campus to support needs, drive engagement and
empower students to achieve their goals.
- Diagnostic Information Gathering: Ability to seek out
relevant people to obtain information; probe skillfully to get at
the facts when others are reluctant to disclose the full details;
ask clarifying questions; and gain a complete and accurate picture
by checking multiple sources.
- Standard Office Software: Skill using email, word
processing, spreadsheet/ data analysis and presentation development
software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint while preparing briefings, reports, and
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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