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Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology is currently searching for a dynamic Student Affairs professional to join the Office of Undergraduate Student Life as the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Assistant Director promotes student success by providing overall leadership, advisement, training, and support to the recognized social fraternity and sorority community at Stevens.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Life, the Assistant Director promotes and supports active, healthy, learning environments and activities while positively impacting retention and student success within our highly celebrated Fraternity & Sorority Life program consisting of 21 social Greek-letter organizations, 3 governing bodies (IFC, SPC, and MGC), affiliated honor societies (Order of Omega), and the United Greek Committee. The Assistant Director has budgetary, compliance, student leadership development, and event and facilities management responsibilities.
Advisement and Management
- Serve as the advisor to 21 social Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, in addition to the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, and the United Greek Committee
- Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate all aspects of a comprehensive fraternity and sorority program in alignment with University and Student Affairs strategic initiatives
- Maintain an expectation of excellence within all of the national organizations on campus with the goal of them performing in the top 10% of their organization annually
- Provide leadership and vision in the management of a traditional undergraduate community, which includes off-campus residential facilities that are both owned by Stevens or privately owned, including but not limited to the oversite of work orders, billing, and capital improvements in conjunction with the Office of Residential and Dining Services
- Oversee an annual operating budget for Greek programs and manage expenses
- Assess student retention through engagement, persistence, and graduation analysis
- Serve as the main liaison to campus, regional, and national fraternity and sorority advisors and staff, especially to the national offices of NPC, NIC, NALFO, APIDA, and NMGC.
- Establish and maintain productive relationships with chapter alumni and alumnae, and faculty advisers
- Support the house corporation boards through continued communications, programming, and project development
Education and Programs
- Provide guidance and oversight of the development of leadership programs specific to the Fraternity & Sorority Life community, including leadership development and training, new member education, annual accreditation, and risk management training
- Create and implement educational programs around topics including but not limited to hazing, social justice and inclusion, consent and sexual violence, and alcohol in collaboration with university partners, such as Athletics, Title IX, CAPS, Wellness Education, and Alumni Relations and Development
- Oversee fraternity and sorority recruitment in accordance with institutional and national organizational guidelines
- Support students in their attendance at regional and national conferences, specifically at the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) conference
*Code of Conduct *
- Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures as well as adherence to local, state, and federal laws by providing regular communication, resources, and trainings with the Greek community
- Serve as a conduct officer for violations of the Student Code of Conduct by Greek organizations
- Provide administrative direction and direct supervision to one Graduate Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life who will provide assistance with Greek programs, advisement of Greek councils, and general chapter advisement
*Other Areas of Responsibility *
- Assist with the development and implementation of first-year orientation and pre-orientation programs
- Assist with the creation and implementation of additional program development in alignment with the mission of Student Affairs and with the institution’s comprehensive strategic plan
- Represent Stevens at regional and national conferences, such as AFA and NGLA.
- Provide evening and weekend coverage of events as needed
Characteristics of the Successful Candidate
Familiarity with best practices and resources regarding the support and development of fraternity and sorority life, including multicultural organizations; a track record of creative and effective leadership training/programming directed to students, as well as alumni advisers and volunteers; and a collaborative management approach are essential to success.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement risk management and prevention strategies; focused attention on recruitment and expansion for emerging populations; ability to support residential communities. Excellent organizational skills; strong written and oral communication ability; superior relationship-building skills to relate effectively with a wide range of constituents, including students, campus colleagues, alumni, parents, and local community representatives; demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities; and unwavering commitment to diversity and equity. Must ensure the efficacy of all programs, support services, policies, and education related to fraternities and sororities on campus in support of established learning outcomes.
Importantly, the successful candidate must have the capability to serve as a role model for our students and demonstrate a true passion for the greater Fraternity and Sorority community. This person must be committed to moving the needle forward within this functional area.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration, or related field
- at least 2-3 years of experience in student affairs
- Prior experience advising social Greek letter organizations
- Ability to work with a diverse student population and develop rapport with students
- Experience advising student organizations and supervising student staff is preferred
- Knowledge of relevant research literature on the development of college students, leadership, risk management, organizational development, and ability to implement research and develop new programs
- Experience analyzing and collecting data
- Demonstrates clear organization skills, effective oral and written communication skills and leadership capabilities
- Ability to adapt a flexible schedule, which includes evenings and weekend responsibilities
Office of Student Life
General Submission Guidelines:
In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.
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If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact mailto: Jobs@Stevens.edu
Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.
Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.
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