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DIRECTOR OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE

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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Greek Affairs
Categories: Administration

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Pay Status and Classification: Exempt, regular full time 

Supervisor: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Position Purpose: Provides direction and visionary leadership for Greek Life at Union College, including creating an environment where members of the Greek community can be challenged and supported in their efforts and experiences. Serves as a key member of the Campus & Community Living & Learning leadership team in the delivery of Union’s residential curriculum, known as the U Journey.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Fraternity and Sorority Life Governance: Creates a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Greek organizations. Manages and supervises the activities of and provides guidance to various National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities, North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) fraternities, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) organizations as well as local/unaffiliated organizations. Manages the judicial process for policy violations related to Greek organizations.
  2. Program Development and Support: Plans and implements educational and training programs that align with the residential curriculum and reflect the dynamic needs of the fraternity and sorority student population. Enriches the student experience by supporting the College’s strategic plan. Facilitates evaluation/assessment of chapters. Assess programs to identify trends and dictate future programming. Represents Fraternity & Sorority Life at sponsored events.
  3. Communication and Collaboration: Maintains and develops effective relationships with campus community and external stakeholders to enhance the mission and vision of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Serves as the liaison to national organizations, alumni, chapter advisors, and College departments. 
  4. Administration: Supervises an assistant director. Interviews, trains, and mentors student employees. Manages department budget. Holds regular office hours to address student needs. Facilitates recruitment/intake and the annual review processes for all student Greek letter organizations. In conjunction with Residential Life, coordinates and maintains house occupancy rosters. Serves in director on-call rotation for campus incident response.

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or related field and 7 years of student affairs experience or equivalent, and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. Knowledge of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities, North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) fraternities, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) organizations.
  3. Demonstrated success with the development of educational programming related to risk management, hazing, student conduct, alcohol education, sexual assault prevention, and diverstiy/equity/inclusion/belonging. 
  4. Willingness to seek out opportunities for involvement and partnership with other campus events, offices and committees.
  5. Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings. 
  6. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow staff colleagues.
  7. Able to anticipate, deliver on, and exceed the expectations of those supported and served, including faculty and staff colleagues, students, and prospective students. 
  8. Able to introduce and drive innovation in ways small and large.
  9. Able to exercise exceptional judgment, ensure strict confidentiality, and demonstrate outstanding professionalism in a range of situations.
  10. Able to collaborate effectively with colleagues across the College to achieve shared goals and objectives, including fellow executive and administrative assistants. 

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Membership in a international/national fraternity or sorority. 
  2. Experience with leadership development programs and trainings.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



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