Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Danforth University Center. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Assistant Director of Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life serves as a key member of the Campus Life team by supporting the leadership development, growth, and management of the Fraternity & Sorority community (members, chapters, and councils). The Assistant Director is charged with intersecting all aspects of the work of the areas of Leadership Development with fraternity and sorority life. The Assistant Director works with the fraternity and sorority community through hands on advising, innovative and creative programming, and educational initiatives critical to the success of our community. The Assistant Director leads a community that promotes health and safety, fosters diversity and inclusion, and cultivates a learning-centered environment that connects individual, organizational, and community experiences.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Build relationships with staff and students across the fraternity and sorority community to have a broad and deep understanding of community needs and national trends and research that should inform planning efforts for the department
Assist in advising governing councils, specifically Women’s Panhellenic Council, as well as advise a number of chapters from across the fraternity and sorority community
Collaborate in development, coordination, and facilitation of fraternity and sorority educational initiatives and events like semester and annual retreats, chapter/council officer transitions, and programming within governing councils and individual chapters
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with fraternity and sorority community constituents including inter/national headquarters staff, local advisory leadership, alumni and parents to advance the mission and values of the fraternity and sorority community
Coordinate the formal and informal recruitment and membership intake processes for all Greek-letter organizations, as well as expansion/extension processes for new organizations
Develop and administer University’s standards review process for recognized chapters to prioritize student self-governance and accountability
Facilitate the Campus Life approach to assessment, strategic planning, and policy revision process for the fraternity and sorority community
Generate reports detailing fraternity and sorority grade point averages, recruitment, and membership statistics
Collaborate effectively with departments across Student Affairs on projects and topics necessary and as it relates to the Fraternity and Sorority community. Act as the Campus Life spokesperson regarding Fraternity and Sorority community.
Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs or related field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
At least three years post-graduate experience within higher education.
An understanding of college student development theory and the fraternity and sorority community.
Demonstrated experience working with and advising college students.
Energy, creativity, and organizational skills.
Tolerance for ambiguity, sense of humor, desire to challenge status quo, ability to work odd hours and as a member of a team.
Comprehension of current issues related to fraternities and sororities, title IX, and social justices, as well as leadership development.
Ability to cross departmental boundaries to support student programming efforts.
At least five years post-graduate experience within higher education.
Above average competencies in word processing, email spreadsheets, social media, and graphic design.
Experience managing a budget.
Familiarity with the environment of university owned/operated housing facilities for fraternity and sorority life members.
The hiring range for this position is $46,215 - $60,079 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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