Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs

  • Full Time
  • Iowa City

Website uiowa University of Iowa

The Division of Student Life at the University of Iowa is seeking either a Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs or an Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs to provide administrative oversight and strategic direction to the UI Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Community, consisting of 50 chapters and 3,600 students.

 

This position will be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.

 

Director:

This position will provide administrative oversight and strategic direction to the UI Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Community, consisting of over 40 chapters and 3,600 students. Will supervise three Professional & Scientific staff members and graduate students who provide advice, programmatic coordination, and fiduciary oversight of the four governing councils – Interfraternity, Multicultural Greek, National Pan-Hellenic, and Panhellenic Councils. Will establish and maintain relationships with FSL Councils and council presidents through intentional connections, attending meetings and programs, and scheduling monthly team meetings with council presidents to create cohesion among the councils. Serve as the UI liaison to chapter/graduate advisors, alumni/ae advisors, housing corporation board officials, house directors, and inter/national headquarters representatives. Set FSL Strategic Plan and FSL Alcohol Harm Reduction Initiatives in collaboration with other units in the Division of Student Life and the University of Iowa. Establish and maintain the traditions and values of UI Fraternity and Sorority Life while also creating culture change to advance FSL at Iowa.

 

For a detailed job description of either position listed above, please email Melanie Bell at melanie-bell@uiowa.edu

 

Associate Director:

This position will provide administrative oversight and direction to the UI Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Community, consisting of over 40 chapters and 3,600 students. Will supervise three Professional & Scientific staff members and graduate students who provide advice, programmatic coordination, and fiduciary oversight of the four governing councils – Interfraternity, Multicultural Greek, National Pan-Hellenic, and Panhellenic Councils. Serve as the UI liaison to chapter/graduate advisors, alumni/ae advisors, housing corporation board officials, house directors, and inter/national headquarters representatives. Will coordinate and assess the FSL Strategic Plan and FSL Alcohol Harm Reduction Initiatives. Establish and maintain the traditions and values of UI Fraternity and Sorority Life while also creating culture change to advance FSL at Iowa.

 

For a detailed job description of either position listed above, please email Melanie Bell at melanie-bell@uiowa.edu

 

About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.

 

Qualifications:

 

Director:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Student Development, or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience (typically a minimum of 5 years) in higher education advising, developing, coordinating, and evaluating student life programs, preferably in Fraternity & Sorority Life.
  • Previous supervisory experience, along with an extensive ability to apply an organization’s performance management system, practices, and tools to develop and improve individual, team, and organizational performance.
  • Affiliation with an inter/national fraternity or sorority.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience working with people of color and other historically underrepresented groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, National APIA Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Conference, and/or other umbrella fraternal organizations.
  • Extensive understanding of effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook.)
  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Extensive experience in event planning and programming; ability to plan, organize, fiscally manage, and execute large-scale student life events and to coordinate resources before, during and after an event.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget and managing expenses.

 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience of more than 5 years in higher education in advising, developing, coordinating, and evaluating student life programs, preferably in fraternity and sorority life.
  • Working experience in negotiation of contractual agreements in the areas of University, cultural, educational, and entertainment programming.
  • Knowledge of assessment methods and activities; ability to assess programs and review students’ learning outcomes to ensure achievement of objectives and strategies.

 

Associate Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Student Development, or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience (typically a minimum of 3 years) in higher education advising, developing, coordinating, and evaluating student life programs, preferably in Fraternity & Sorority Life.
  • Affiliation with an inter/national fraternity or sorority.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience working with people of color and other historically underrepresented groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, National APIA Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Conference, and/or other umbrella fraternal organizations.
  • Extensive understanding of effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook.)
  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Extensive experience in event planning and programming; ability to plan, organize, fiscally manage, and execute large-scale student life events and to coordinate resources before, during and after an event.

 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience of more than 3 years in higher education in advising, developing, coordinating, and evaluating student life programs, preferably in fraternity and sorority life.
  • Working experience in negotiation of contractual agreements in the areas of University, cultural, educational, and entertainment programming.
  • Knowledge of assessment methods and activities; ability to assess programs and review students’ learning outcomes to ensure achievement of objectives and strategies.
  • Extensive ability to apply organization’s performance management system, practices, and tools to developing and improving individual, team, and organizational performance.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget and managing expenses.

 

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.
  • This position will be filled at either level based on the qualifications of the successful finalist.  You must indicate in your cover letter which position (Director or Associate Director) you wish to be considered for or indicate both. Please see required qualifications above for additional information.

 

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact melanie-bell@uiowa.edu.

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