Student Affairs

Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL United States

Job Summary: The Student Life Assistant Director I provides oversight and planning for the development, implementation, and delivery of one or more programs, services, or activities within a department. May supervise professional staff. Part of the Student Life Career Progression Plan.

Additional Department Summary: The Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life is responsible for the advisement and support of fraternities and sororities and the various Greek governing councils, developing and coordinating educational programs centered around established learning outcomes for fraternity and sorority members, and assessing the effectiveness of those programs, and supporting the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life in developing a growing, healthy Greek community that is nationally recognized for its quality chapter experience and contributions to campus life. The fraternity and sorority community at The University of Alabama consists of 67 social fraternities and sororities with more than 10,500 student members, including 46 chapter housing facilities with approximately 1,900 residents.

Specifically, the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life serves as the primary advisor for the Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA). In addition to meeting regularly with council officers, chapter presidents, other chapter officers, Sigma Rho Chis and Judicial Board members; the Assistant Director is responsible for the planning of major Council related events (i.e. Primary Recruitment, Easter Egg Hunt, Trick-or-Treat on Sorority Row, etc.) as well as coordinating the Recruitment Team Class for Sigma Rho Chis and Judicial Board members. Additionally, the Assistant Director has oversight for office initiatives and trainings related to Scholarship Recognition, Academic Support, and Faculty/Staff Advisors. This includes, but is not limited to, developing academic curriculums to enhance student success; leading education efforts about scholarship and academic development opportunities; advising Rho Lambda; developing and implementing a faculty/staff advisor training program; designing a faculty/staff advisor resource manual; identifying and recruiting faculty/staff to serve as advisors for Greek organizations; and communicating regularly with faculty/staff advisors regarding Registered Student Organization (RSO) and Fraternity and Sorority Life requirements and deadlines. The Assistant Director also provides leadership and crisis response through serving in an on-call capacity to the Greek Community.

The Assistant Director is also responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace; and safer work environment. The Assistant Director also has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience; OR Master's degree and one (1) year of experience.

Skills and Knowledge: Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills applicable for a diverse population. Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities. Knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs, preferably to include CampusDirector and ChapterBuilder recruitment software programs. Familiarity with Qualtrics Survey Software. Must be able to conduct presentations and training workshops, be an effective communicator, and have organizational strength.

Demonstrated commitment to Multicultural Competencies as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate membership in an Inter/National Greek-letter organization strongly preferred. Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communication or a related field and three (3) or more years of professional leadership experience in a higher education setting. Related experience to include student programming, advising Greek student groups and organizations, student union, and other student-oriented activities.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Requirements

  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Please apply via the University of Alabama's HR website at: https://staffjobs.ua.edu/en-us/job/512147/sl-assistant-director-i-assistant-director-of-fraternity-and-sorority-life-512147