Director of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life - 15634BR

Director of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life

Student Affairs
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Director of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life is responsible for leading strategic initiatives to strengthen the sorority and fraternity organizations resulting in an engaged, safe and civil community. The director is responsible for developing and implementing the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life strategic plan in collaboration with senior administrators, alumni, student leaders, national organizations, house corporations, advisors, and community groups. The strategic plan includes objectives focusing on risk prevention and reduction, academic support, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. This position will report to the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and serve as a key member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.

Student Affairs houses the University's student services organizations which provide services and programs designed to assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Student Affairs coordinates the development of these services and programs, and serves as an advocate for students across the University community.

Job Description

55% Leadership and Programming
  • Develops and implements a strategic plan for the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life
  • Manage daily operations of the unit, including but not limited to, budget oversight, supervision of staff, completing metrics regarding outcomes, customer satisfaction of services, etc.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships and collaborations with chapter advisors, (inter)national headquarters, house directors, and others. Work with colleagues to develop future insight to initiatives and needs for campus.
  • Assist with the recruitment and selection process of council officers
  • Oversee and support chapter membership recruitment and intake process
  • Develops, implements, appropriate programming in conjunction with Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, Health Education Resource Office (HERO) and other campus partners
  • Provides counsel for policy development pertaining to sororities and fraternities, including community standards.
  • Develops outreach initiatives including working with local Chapter volunteers and National organizations.
  • Provide support, education, and training to Chapter volunteers and House Directors
  • Serve as resource for students, parents/families, faculty, staff, and community and headquarters partners on issues related to sorority and fraternity life
35% Assessment and Outreach
  • Oversee the implementation of assessments to evaluate the effectiveness/success of the sorority and fraternity programs.
  • Collaborate with other University offices to design and implement educational efforts regarding University policy; including, hazing, alcohol and drugs, sexual violence, event planning and other risk management issues.
  • Serve as a resource and provides consultation to University departments, advisors, and student organizations regarding the student conduct system, alcohol and drug education and student legal services.
  • Serves on University-wide and Student Affairs committees and task forces, as needed.
  • Provide support, education, and training to Chapter volunteers and House Directors
  • Serve as resource for students, parents/families, faculty, staff, and community and headquarters partners on issues related to sorority and fraternity life
10% Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in higher education, college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field; or a juris doctorate degree.
  2. Minimum of five years of full time professional work experience in higher education.
  3. Minimum of three years of experience advising and/or applying knowledge of best practices impacting sorority and fraternity life.
  4. Minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview.
  6. Experience in leading presentations for various sizes of groups and constituents as evidenced by application materials.
Position requirements:
Evening and weekend work hours required, as well as availability to respond 24 hours a day to fraternity or sorority emergency situations. Director must have a telephone and live and maintain a domicile within 30 minutes to the closest point of the main campus under normal driving conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Applied knowledge of best practices and national trends impacting sorority and fraternity life as demonstrated through work history.
  2. Experience with developing and managing organizational budgets.
  3. Ability to work/collaborate with internal/ external constituents, and foster positive/productive relationships;
  4. Commitment to incorporate principles of social justice into decision making
  5. Membership in Association for Fraternity Advisors.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of community programming, leadership development and retreats.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  8. Experience in managing confidential and sensitive information.
  9. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations.
  10. Commitment to professional development and professional associations as evidence by memberships and/or presentations.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Completed application includes resume, cover letter addressing how the required qualifications are met, and contact information for 3 references.

Application review begins October 25, 2019, and will continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, please apply by October 25.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jane Tuttle

Advertised Salary Range

$70,815 minimum

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Student Affairs
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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