Assistant Director for Leadership & Engagement, Greek Life
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.
The Assistant Director for Leadership & Engagement/ Greek Life, is a key member of the Campus Life team and reports directly to the Director of Leadership & Engagement. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting fraternities and sororities in upholding their founding principles of scholarship, community service, campus involvement and sisterhood/brotherhood. In addition, the Assistant Director of Leadership & Engagement/ Greek Life supports leadership development efforts for all student organizations; supports department programming; and advises the Homecoming committee.
Assistant Director of Leadership & Engagement:
Collaborate on the administration of the Office of Leadership & Engagement on programs and vision of the department.
Strategize methods for a synergistic environment across the department of Campus Life.
Collaborate within the department and across campus to promote positive citizenship, sustainable practices, social justice, etc.
Serve on University committees as assigned.
Coordinate the Outdoor Recreation Program including supervision of the student staff.
Support Campus Life and functions as appropriate including student-staff selection and training. – Serve in the departmental, professional on-call rotation; Serve in the departmental, professsional Trax rotation; Serve in the university conduct process as a University Conduct Board member.
Oversee university Greek housing. – Includes administrative of residential hall and student staff.
Vision – Providing overall direction, leadership, strategic thinking, and vision for Susquehanna's Greek Life program.
Leadership-Act as the University's liaison to Greek organizations and their national offices, alumni groups, and other campus departments. Maintain close supervisory relationships with Presidents of Greek chapters while holding them accountable in accordance with University policies, practices, and philosophies. Serve as advisor to the Inter-Fraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and the Order of Omega Greek honor society and fulfill all obligations of these roles.
Operations and Administration – Overseeing the daily operations and administration of the Greek Life community including implementing program goals based on the strategic plan, marketing and communication efforts, campus and community outreach programs, and departmental budget development.
Programming – Developing and implementing strategic goals and comprehensive programs that directly affect the Sorority and Fraternity community at the University. These include joint council initiatives, leadership and officer development, harm-reduction education, diversity, social justice, philanthropy, community service, and membership recruitment. Advising the implementation of sorority/fraternity community wide programs/activities.
Standards of Excellence – Implementing and enforcing the University's Fraternal Organization Recognition Document (F.O.R.D.) through developing, implementing, and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures regarding risk management, safety, and standards of behavior.
Communication – Creating and maintaining communication with chapter advisors and (inter)national headquarters staff through e-mail updates, meetings, trainings, and web and social media. Coordinating efforts and encouraging involvement in educational programming initiatives. Ensuring all published information is current, updated regularly, and grounded in best practices.
Community Building – Collaborating and serving as a resource for University's students, parents and families, faculty, staff, and administration on topics relating to Greek Life.
Greek Organizational Housing – Providing support to sorority and fraternity houses on University property, which includes the assignments and housing processes, inspections, and development of house managers.
Greek Life Conduct – Assisting the Dean of Students & Campus Life as they coordinate all sorority and fraternity conduct investigations to ensure the process and potential sanctions are congruent with proper procedures.
Expansion – Serving as the main point of contact and assisting with the expansion process to ensure the policy and process is followed effectively.
Collaboration – Working collaboratively with various offices in the Division of Student Life and Dean of Students & Campus Life to further the mission of the Greek Life program. Participating in Campus Life and the Division of Student Life staff meetings to communicate business of Greek Life and to stay informed of the initiatives of Student Life and Campus Life.
Committees – At the request of the Division of Student Life and Dean of Students & Campus Life, leading and serving on various committees and attending programs or gatherings that directly affect the Greek Life community or the Division of Student Life.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrated experience working with Greek Organizations and knowledge of Greek Life current issues, accreditation, recognition and standards. Considerable knowledge of effective multiple project coordination and program design for undergraduate students. Knowledge of student development theory. Ability to plan and organize small to large events. Skilled at written and verbal communication including presentations to a diverse campus constituency. Have demonstrative competence and capacity for diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated flexibility and understanding that work in higher education, specifically work with students, is often fluid and evolving and occurs across the residential campus experience.
Normal office environment with little physical demand on a daily basis. Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.
This is an on-campus, live-in appointment.
Master's degree required. Demonstrated experience in collaborative student program design and implementation. Demonstrated success in planning and organizing small to large events. Experience in student-staff oversight.
One to three years of experience in college-level student affairs and Greek Organization/ Leadership preferred.
Benefits Eligible Yes
Number of Months 12 months
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week Administrative/Salaried
Posting date 01/04/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Apply now at: https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1027
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