Associate Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life (17157)

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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.

Essential Functions
  1. 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 procedure.
  2. 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 programs.
  3. 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 committees.
  4. 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.

Supervisory Responsibility
  • Directly supervises 1 FT staff member: Coordinator, Fraternity-Sorority Life & Leadership.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full Time - 35 hours per week.
  • Project Leader/Advisor B
  • Exempt
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • 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 presentations.
  • 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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