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Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
|Job Type:||Fraternity & Sorority|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 30,000 Students|
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.
The Assistant Director is the leader of the Fraternity and Sorority Life team and is responsible for the leadership, development, and supervision of departmental programming and services around fraternity and sorority life, and is a primary contact for the fraternal community. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life includes an Assistant Director, two Coordinators, one Graduate Assistants and two undergraduate student employees. All staff members work together to facilitate leadership, involvement, and engagement by coordinating leadership development, providing support to our councils and students, and assisting with other FSL programs, activities and functions. The Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring programs and services surrounding fraternity and sorority, training, engagement, and resources are available to all students who are members in or have a desire to participate in the fraternity and sorority community. This position encompasses a wide variety of educational, administrative, and supervisory duties in the areas of professional staff, graduate students, student group advising, leadership training and development, event planning and financial management. The Assistant Director provides leadership in policy development/ interpretation and risk management and works to establish strategic partnerships with national organizations, VCU alumni, and other departments across campus to strengthen the fraternity and sorority life experience. The Assistant Director ensures programmatic success, participant safety, and facility security in compliance with University policies, state and federal laws. This position reports to the Director of the University Student Commons and Activities.
•Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, or related field or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so
as a faculty member at VCU is required.
•Three (3) to five (5) years professional experience working in Student Activities and or Fraternity and Sorority Life.
•Experience in fraternity and sorority advising, program/event planning, leadership development, alcohol education and or hazing prevention is required.
•Knowledge of student development and leadership theory is required.
•Knowledge of best practices and ability to infuse research with practical experience to create intentional leadership programs for
fraternity and sorority life.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
•Demonstrated supervisory skills are required.
•Demonstrated organizational skills are required.
•Five (5) years or more professional experience working in Student Activities or Fraternity and Sorority Life
•Professional staff supervision experience.
•Experience working in an inter/nation headquarters staff or as a national officer.
•Supervisory experience of professional staff and graduate students.
•Experience working with and advising National Pan-Hellenic and or Multicultural Greek organizations.
• Member in a national fraternity or sorority is preferred.
•Documented participation in long-range strategic planning, which required a comprehensive knowledge of fraternities and sororities.
•Advanced the service or fraternity and sorority life strategic goals beyond daily operations through innovative new practices.
•Has assumed a higher level of responsibility and authority in compliance and legal matters.
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