Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Life

DePaul University  |  Chicago, IL

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Posted November 14, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Life

Job Type: Fraternity & Sorority
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 20841


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs

Position Description

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.    

General Summary

As part of the Student Involvement team, the Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life serves as the representative for DePaul University's Panhellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council, comprised of 17 chapters. This position develops, coordinates and implements programs and services to promote learning, growth and development for over 1,200 students affiliated with Greek letter organizations, with special emphasis on academic achievement, values-based leadership, diversity, and social responsibility.  Additionally, this position will serve as the staff advisor for DemonTHON. The Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life plays an integral role on the Student Involvement team, supporting departmental vision and mission while developing and contributing to departmental goals.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develops and oversees the strategic initiatives and programs for the fraternity and sorority community, as well as the governing councils for fraternity and sorority life on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. 
  • Advises student leaders in setting the overall vision and direction for the fraternity and sorority community, comprised of 1,200 students and growing.
  • Serves as the staff advisor to the Panhellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council.
  • Develops additional strategic initiatives based on student needs, fraternity and sorority community needs and university requests.
  • Attends weekly council meetings and meets one-on-one with council leaders providing supervision, support and mentorship.
  • Develops and assesses learning outcomes related to this functional area.
  • Serves as an expert on national fraternity and sorority life best practices and data.
  • Creates curriculum and implements learning opportunities for councils and chapters on topics including: values-based leadership, recruitment, academic achievement, organizational management, diversity, health and wellness and personal responsibility.
  • Advises, meets with and communicates regularly with fraternity and sorority chapter presidents, other chapter leaders, faculty and staff advisors, alumni/ae advisors, and inter/national headquarters staff and volunteers.
  • Provides chapter advisors with resources and tools to support chapter growth and development.
  • Communicates, interprets and enforces university policies and expectations to advisors and national offices.
  • Manages chapter extension processes and implementation.
  • Creates and makes policy recommendations, as needed, to the Office of Student Involvement, Dean of Students Office and Division of Student Affairs.
  • Serves as the staff advisor to DemonTHON, a year-long fundraising organization, benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
  • Advises student leaders in promoting, coordinating, and evaluating DemonTHON events and other initiatives.
  • Provides leadership training for student members.
  • Serves as the liaison between DePaul University and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
  • Performs other durties as assigned. 

Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field.
  • At least 1-2 years experience in advising students, advising organizations and working with diverse populations. (2 years of graduate experience will equate to one year of professional experience).
  • Experience working with fraternities and sororities.

Preferred Requirements

  • Budget management experience. 

Financial Responsibilities

  • Responsible for budgets totaling up to $50,000, as well as contract negotiation and management on behalf of the university.

Other Skills & Abilities Required 

  • Possess a high level of energy and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Possess a strong commitment to student development in higher education at a Catholic, urban, mission-driven university.
  • Ability to facilitate leadership development and conversations with student leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to engage collaboratively with departmental team and university areas.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students and colleagues in writing, verbally, and in presentations.
  • Ability to develop professional relationships and engage collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and university partners.
  • Ability to plan large-scale events with attention to detail and multiple stakeholders.  
  • Ability to develop effective training sessions and modules for large groups of student leaders.

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Additional Information

Work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. 

Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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