ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT FOR FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE

Denison University  |  Granville, OH

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Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT FOR FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE

Job Type: Fraternity & Sorority
Location: Granville, OH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 24463
Application Deadline: 05/19/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Competitive
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Competitive
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Develop and coordinate an engaged fraternity and sorority life community, with a deep commitment to supporting multi-cultural organizations and fostering inclusion in co-curricular experiences. Serve as the advisor to the Panhellenic Council, Inter-Fraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and Order of Omega.

Provide strategic leadership for the fraternity and sorority community, representing nearly 40% of the student body at Denison. Create and lead a vision for fraternity and sorority life congruent with the values and mission of the college. Oversee fraternity and sorority programs in the areas of student leadership, values-congruence, service and philanthropy, and inclusive social culture.  Foster strong fraternity and sorority communities with an emphasis on the support of cross-Council and cross-cultural engagement. Support the growth of inclusive environments and a celebrative community within the co-curriculum, guided by our vibrant involvement model for leadership and involvement at Denison that builds on the marquee strengths of the college: leadership development, creative problem solving, and civic engagement.

Work collaboratively within the CLIC team, which includes the co-curricular areas of community service, leadership development, student organizations, major events, and fraternity and sorority life. The Community Leadership & Involvement Center is part of larger Student Leadership & Community Engagement team along with the Center for Gender & Sexuality and the Department of Residential Communities within the Division of Student Development.

  • Engage proactively with student leaders to champion ingenuity, develop leadership capacity, practice creative problem solving, and foster inclusive communities by employing innovative ideas and approaches.
  • Design and promote dynamic involvement experiences grounded in the values of the Social Change Model of Leadership. Empower students to self-author purposeful experiences by embedding ingenuity into practices such as
  • Proactively develop opportunities to engage diverse communities and build inclusive environments. Invest in relationships and programs to celebrate and support culturally diverse student populations; coach, mentor, and support dynamic student needs.
  • Employ appreciative advising and positive psychology in communication and interactions with students, colleagues, and other constituencies. Foster student strengths and capacities for leadership, hope, self-efficacy, resilience, and optimism.
  • Promote the integration of civic engagement, leadership development, and creative problem solving into fraternity and sorority experiences as outcomes of a Denison education.
  • Demonstrate strong collaborative energy and a proven ability to work in a diverse team with professional, support, and student staff.
  • Advise the Panhellenic Council, Inter-Fraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Order of Omega, and chapter presidents in creating welcoming and supportive communities. Build student leadership and oversee such responsibilities as recruitment and intake, budget allocation and reconciliation, training and development, and representing the policies and procedures of the University and individual chapters in risk management.
  • Support the 22 fraternities and sororities at Denison, fostering positive chapter communities where members experience belonging, connection, and peer support. Encourage positive contributions to the Denison community through coaching, leadership development, and recognition programs.
  • Build collaborative and celebrative experiences through fraternity and sorority life convocations, inter-Council ice-breakers and mixers, and “Greek Week” programming. Construct student learning outcomes, design programs to meet outcomes, and evaluate progress towards goals and outcomes.
  • Ensure the successful and safe execution of high-profile fraternity and sorority campus events, including NPHC Step Show, Anchor Splash, etc.
  • Build collaborative relationships within and outside the Denison community. Liaise, collaborate, and support faculty advisors, alumni advisors, alumni chapters, city-wide chapters, and city-wide advisors.
  • Engage students in the broader community by fostering meaningful service and civic engagement experiences.
  • Evaluate and assess programs and initiatives in fulfilling CLIC’s student learning outcomes, the vision of the Division of Student Development, and the mission of the college.
  • Maintain high visibility and engagement with the student body and campus community at university events.
  • Maintain active professional involvement and active knowledge of current best practices in the field of student development and an awareness of emerging issues in higher education, fraternity and sorority life, student involvement, leadership development, social justice, and student learning.

ABOUT DENISON UNIVERSITY

Denison University is located in the Welsh Hills of Ohio overlooking the village of Granville approximately twenty-five miles east of Columbus. The short drive to Columbus connects Denison to one of most dynamic and fastest growing cities in the nation. Denison is a highly selective, private liberal arts college, consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Denison offers a four-year residential experience for its student body, comprised of approximately 2,200 students. Denison’s substantive residential component promotes student leadership, civic engagement, academic achievement, and the development of a strong campus community, all of which are hallmarks of a Denison education. Denison’s momentum is propelled by a strong endowment, which allows the University to prioritize and support life-changing student experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

The Division of Student Development is a highly collaborative organization and we are keenly aware of the impact our internal culture has on our ability to fulfill our mission and strategic goals. In order for us to support effectively the Division’s commitment to preparing students for lives of personal, professional, and civic success—while in college and afterwards—each member of the Division is expected to fulfill assigned job responsibilities and to bring generous support to the work of colleagues in Student Development as well as faculty and staff across the college. In addition to collegiality, we actively strive to create a culture characterized by creativity and innovation in problem-solving, optimism, individual initiative, a shared sense of responsibility, the intentional cultivation of trust, and attention to clear and timely communication.

The Division's first-year leadership program, DU Lead, was recognized with the 2014 NASPA Gold Award. The Division has recently been a partner campus for the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) and the Thriving in College research and assessment projects, and is celebrating 20 years of hosting the LeaderShape Institute on campus.


Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • An earned Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or other related advanced degree.
  • Minimum of three to five years professional experience in Higher Education/Student Affairs, preferably working with fraternities and sororities.
  • Must be a nationally affiliated fraternity/sorority member.
  • Commitment to inclusion and desire to work with diverse groups of people. Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Integrity, sound judgment, and the ability to make values-based decisions.
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong desire to build relationships with students, colleagues, and college partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in fraternity and sorority life, student development, student involvement, leadership development, and/or student organizations.
  • Ability to accommodate extended work hours, including evening and weekend work hours.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Experience in supporting diverse learners, a thorough understanding of Generation Z, and a passion for working with college students are critical to the success of the Associate Director of Community Leadership & Involvement.
  • A propensity for creativity and innovation, positive attitude, and cultural competence are essential qualities of this candidate as well as creative problem-solving.
  • Experience advising fraternity and sorority councils, including NPHC and multi-cultural organizations.
  • Experience executing major events.
  • Skill in facilitation and training for student groups.
  • An understanding and appreciation for the liberal arts and residential colleges.
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