Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life
Pay Grade 44
The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff members who serve our students through 20 departments and functions. The staff is actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues who are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life is a full-time professional staff member that will work as part of an advising team that provides support and guidance to sorority and fraternity chapters and governing councils in program development and providing leadership development programs for community/chapter officers. The sorority and fraternity community at the University of Tennessee consists of 40 sororities and fraternities with a membership exceeding 4,000 students. The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life works with four Greek councils and organizations therein (Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council). Responsible for providing support to 28 sorority and fraternity houses on University property, which includes the contract process, billing and collections, inspections, and development of house directors. The Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life will serve as a key member of the Division of Student Life and Dean of Students directorial team and reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students. The Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, including the ongoing development and supervision of a staff of three Assistant Directors, an Administrative Assistant, and several graduate and student assistants.
The Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life is responsible for, but not limited to, the following: Vision - Providing overall direction, leadership, and strategic thinking for the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life.
Operations and Administration Overseeing the daily operations and administration of the Sorority and Fraternity Life community including implementing departmental goals based on the strategic plan, marketing and communication efforts, campus and community outreach programs, and departmental budget development.
Supervision Providing supervision, support, and professional mentorship to three Assistant Directors, two Graduate Assistants, and an Administrative Assistant, including coordination of weekly combined staff meetings, individual staff meetings, staff evaluations and feedback, professional development plans, and assisting with Division of Student Life and Dean of Students staff initiatives when necessary.
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, including Meet the Greeks, National Hazing Prevention Week, Panhellenic Preview, Officer Training, Recruitment and Intake, Greek Awards, etc.
Standards of Fraternal Excellence Implementing and enforcing the Standards of Fraternal Excellence, a guiding set of expectations governing the sorority and fraternity community that establishes a system and protocol to remain in good standing and a means to assess each chapter's programs and goals.
Assessment Overseeing a comprehensive assessment program to evaluate student learning, student development, and stakeholder perceptions and review data for constructive improvements of programs and program organization. Preparing reviews and editing various annual and periodic reports and proposals as well as relevant sections of various institutional, divisional, and departmental publications.
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 of Tennessee students, parents and families, faculty, staff, and administration on topics relating to Sorority and Fraternity Life.
Sorority and Fraternity Housing Providing support to sorority and fraternity houses on University property, which includes the contract process, billing and collections, inspections, and development of house directors.
Sorority and Fraternity Conduct Assisting the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards 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, Dean of Students, and other campus partners to further the mission of the Sorority and Fraternity Life. Participating in Division of Student Life and Dean of Students staff meetings to communicate business of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and to stay informed of the initiatives of the Division of Student Life and Dean of Students.
Committees At the request of the Division of Student Life and Dean of Students, leading and serving on various committees and attending programs or gatherings that directly affect the Sorority and Fraternity Life community or the Division of Student Life.
Teaching Teaching a leadership studies course in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) for Sorority and Fraternity Leaders.