Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life

Ohio University-Main Campus  |  Athens, OH

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life

Job Type: Administrative Fraternity & Sorority Student Affairs Administration
Location: Athens, OH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 30870
Application Deadline: 05/01/2019

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with qualifications. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with qualifications. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Other
Experience:

Position Description

Ohio University

Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life

Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1878 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. The beautiful, historic residential campus is located in the rolling foothills of Southeast Ohio in the quintessential college town of Athens, Ohio. With over 17,300 undergraduates and more than 4,000 graduate students enrolled from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries, the Athens campus is a dynamic and diverse learning community. Collectively, the full-time, part-time and continuing education enrollment for Ohio University across all of its campuses is nearly 36,000.

This is a particularly exciting time in Student Affairs at OHIO as the University welcomed a new president almost two years ago and the division recently completed a strategic plan focusing on equity and social justice, retention and persistence, and division-wide student learning outcomes. In the fall, the division of Student Affairs underwent an external review at the highest level. One of the recommendations from the review team was to strengthen and uplift the Sorority and Fraternity Life area. This exciting new position will be the first Director level position at Ohio University to elevate this vitally important student engagement and retention effort and support the 2,400+ students, 34 organizations and 14% of the Athens campus student body that find their home in Sorority and Fraternity Life (SFL).  In addition, we have contracted a specific external review of Sorority and Fraternity Life by the national organization, RISE Partnerships LLC, which will be finished by the end of Spring 2019.  The new Director will be able to utilize this external review and recommendations as a starting point to develop their vision.

The Position

The Division of Student Affairs seeks an energetic and collaborative student-centered professional to be a contributing member of the Dean of Students Leadership team.  Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, the Director of Sorority and Fraternity life will be responsible for all aspects of sorority and fraternity life on campus, including building relationships and elevating the current operation to focus on strategic, system-wide success that is measured by institutional objectives.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Set the vision, supervise, manage and direct the SFL office. Supervise the Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life and 3-4 graduate assistants. Oversee an annual office operating budget of around 180K, the Greek Community Council Budget of 50K, the Governing Councils’ budgets of 200K and about 40K annually in scholarship allocations;

  • Create systems to compile and use data to define problems, set goals, implement assessment plans and continuous improvement for the SFL programs and organizations that are directly related to the university strategic priorities and the DOSA strategic plan;

  • Work interdepartmentally with campus partners to develop training and prevention infrastructure for SFL staff and organizations. This could be in areas such as leadership development, fundraising, philanthropy, cultural competency, alcohol and drug use/misuse, time management and/or all forms of power based personal violence including but not limited to hazing and sexual misconduct.  Lead the shift within SFL from a programmatic approach towards a public health prevention approach.

  • Collaborate with all Councils to ensure the sustainability of sorority and fraternities through intentional inclusive recruitment practices, scholarship, active recruitment, fiscal management and service;

  • Working with campus partners, develop the systems,environment, policies and procedures for SFL organizations including but not limited to health and safety issues, risk management procedures, travel policies, purchasing and cash handling policies, etc.;

  • Serve as liaison to inter/national headquarters, alumni; chapter advisors and other university departments;

  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students and/or the Vice President of Student Affairs


Job Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Higher Education, Counseling, College Student Personnel, Social Work or related field. At least three – five years progressive professional experience in higher education, sorority or fraternity life, or closely related field is required.

The successful candidate will be a visionary and innovative leader with experience in program advocacy, student leadership and philanthropy development, risk management policy development, and alumni outreach. A contemporary understanding of learning outcomes, coupled with the ability to implement continuous improvement efforts; demonstrated administrative skills and strong written communication and presentation skills are required.  A demonstrated record of success in the ability to connect with and advocate for historically underserved college students will be an important consideration in the selection of the new Director.

Application

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit the Ohio University website at www.ohio.edu

Apply here: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/31005 
 

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