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Coordinator of Greek Life

Employer
Louisiana State University
Location
Louisiana, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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COORDINATOR FOR GREEK LIFE 

 
Reporting to the Director for Greek Life, the Coordinator for Greek Life will serve as a key advocate for the fraternity and sorority community by supporting initiatives that enhance the learning experience, leadership capacity, and sense of belonging for members. The Coordinator provides comprehensive and cross-functional development to students across affiliated chapters and three governing councils (Interfraternity, National Pan-Hellenic, and Panhellenic). The Coordinator plays a key role in the advancement of institutional and divisional priorities.  

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE 

  • Align all work with the divisional priorities of Quality, Mattering and Belonging, and Inclusion and Access with the support and guidance from the Director for Greek Life. 
  • Serve as an advocate for the fraternity and sorority experience with various stakeholders to include campus partners, alumni, parents and families, inter/national Headquarters. 
  • Assist in capacity building for students affiliated with sororities and fraternities through 1:1 student advising, facilitation, chapter and council coaching, community programming, health & safety initiatives, event planning support, and leadership skill development. 
  • Support office operations including compliance, chapter accreditation, and other administrative needs. 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP 

 

Focus on curriculum design and the student learning experience  

A primary goal for Greek Life at LSU is to provide intentional out of classroom learning experiences that support the development of the community. The coordinator will support these efforts by standardizing the learning goals for all programs and services through curriculum design. 

 

Cross-functional fraternity and sorority advising  

Holistically supporting all members of a sorority and fraternity community requires an unconventional approach to Greek Life work. The coordinator has the opportunity to implement strategy that is high impact, relevant, moves the entire community forward, and that cuts across any singular council by utilizing a cross-functional approach to serving students, allowing advisement across all councils and chapters.  

 

Cultivate a collaborative health and safety model 

Fostering a safe and healthy sorority and fraternity community requires strategic and coordinated efforts—it can be done. At this critical juncture for the LSU sorority and fraternity community, the elimination of hazing and other high-risk behaviors is top priority. Simultaneously, there is an opportunity to build a culture of care and concern by creating a model that draws from research and public health strategies. 

 

Develop, implement, and assess the chapter accreditation process 

By aligning with the institutional and divisional priorities, the Greek Life office seeks to provide a quality experience for members. In order to do this effectively, an accreditation process is needed that promotes values congruence and standard expectations for all sororities and fraternities that is needed, and to be informed by research and data. The coordinator will be a key part of the development, implementation, and assessment of a re-envisioned chapter accreditation process.  

 

ATTRIBUTES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE 

  • Maintains a deep appreciation for the educational and social value of a diverse community and maintains commitment to providing inclusive and accessible programs, services, events, and experiences. 
  • Does not start with “no” when addressing student concerns or requests, but instead works to find innovative ways to solve problems and meet student needs. 
  • Embraces a “progress not perfection” approach when working with college students understanding that every situation provides a teachable moment. 
  • Possesses the ability to navigate complex systems while building relationships across diverse stakeholder groups. 
  • Can communicate with clarity, direction, and conviction in person, in written communication, and in virtual spaces. 
  • Has the desire to advocate for the student experience while also supporting institutional and divisional priorities and initiatives.

 

ABOUT THE DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS PRIORITIES 

Three priorities guide our work in the Division of Student Affairs: mattering & belonging, inclusion & access and quality. We believe creating a sense of mattering & belonging requires us to ensure every space, place, and interaction communicates to a student that they are home. Being inclusive and accessible in our work means that as our student body begins to more closely reflect the diversity of our state, it is our duty to design programs, services, events, and experiences with everyone in mind. Finally, a commitment to quality is rooted in the belief that LSU students deserve our best effort. Every interaction we have with them should communicate care, relevance, polish, and attention to detail.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 Direct Student Support (40%): Coaches and builds the capacity of student leaders and Greek Life chapters in operations, campus collaboration, policy education, and fraternity and sorority housing support. Provides frontline advocacy that aligns with divisional priorities and supports student success. Translates departmental goals to students through programs, services, events, and experiences. Serves as the liaison between students and departmental and divisional leadership. 

  

Program Support (35%): Coordinates logistics, expenditures, and operations for Greek Life programs, events, experiences, and services. Responsible for ongoing curriculum design, facilitation, and assessment of annual Greek Life programs. 

  

Quality Control (10%): Ensures every aspect of programs, administrative and financial tasks, communication, and design exudes a high degree of quality by monitoring data, details, and systems for all outputs. Embraces and executes the marginal gains approach; seeking to increase the level of all services, events, programs, and experiences in Greek Life for continuous improvements every academic year. 

  

Administrative Support (10%): Provides support for the day-to-day operation of Greek Life through administrative management, departmental expenditures, oversight of student organization compliance items, and stakeholder communication. 

  

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Greek Life (5%): This includes, but is not limited to, efforts that support broad divisional and institutional goals including at least 40 hours per year spent helping divisional initiatives such as Move-in Day, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Career Expo, and Disability Services Finals Testing. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education and at least one year of experience working at an Inter/National Sorority or Fraternity Headquarters. 

OR 

Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Student Affairs/Higher Education or related field.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Student Affairs/Higher Education or related field.
  • 1 – 2 years of professional experience.
  • Experience working with a large residential sorority and fraternity community.  
  • Demonstrated experience serving diverse student populations. 
  • Experience working at an inter/national headquarters. 
  • Demonstrated curriculum/learning design experience. 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPECTATIONS 

 Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekend hours. 

 As with all LSU employees, due to this position title and/or responsibilities, this position has an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services. Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team, the Dean of Students or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality. 

 

APPLICATIONS 

 Applications will be accepted online on the LSU Careers website. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by May 5, 2022.  Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae or resume; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. 

 

Special Instructions:

Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae or resume; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references.

 

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

 

   

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

 

   

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:

LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

 

 

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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