University of Idaho — Assistant Dean of Students and Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Location: Moscow
Division/College: Student Affairs
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $18.01 – $22.81 per hour or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Assistant Dean of Students and Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life (ADDFSL ) will fill a key leadership role in the Office of the Dean of Students and will oversee a Greek Life system established over 100 years ago at the University of Idaho. The position will guide efforts in retention and care practices for the University and maintain relevant traditions and establish a vision for future direction on campus for Fraternity & Sorority Life. The ADDFSL will provide oversight for Violence Prevention Programming educational efforts. The ADDFSL must have extensive knowledge on best practices in Student Affairs and Fraternity & Sorority life and combine them with the needs of the institution. The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of the Greek community, as well as serve as the primary representative of the university’s Greek system to external constituencies (alumni, parents, community leaders, etc.). The ADDFSL will also provide key leadership within the Office of the Dean of Students, managing crisis response, medical withdrawal processes, and oversight for Violence Prevention Programming educational outreach efforts.

The Assistant Dean of Students and Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life (ADDFSL ) reports directly to the Dean of Students and directs services to approximately 1,900 students who belong to 10 PanHellenic Sororities, 17 Interfraternity Council Fraternity Chapters, and 6 Multicultural Greek Organizations. The ADDFSL acts as advisor to all Greek councils, fraternity & sorority chapters, in addition coordinating and chairing the bi-weekly President’s Council. The ADDFSL is responsible for the development and implementation of university policy in regards to Greek life, strategic initiatives and programs to sustain and strengthen the University of Idaho Greek community on campus. The decisions and outcomes rendered by this position will carry significant weight as it pertains to the direction of fraternity and sorority life at the University of Idaho.

The ADDFSL serves as a key leadership role in the Office of the Dean of Students, providing leadership and management of withdrawal protocols (including the chairing of Complete Withdrawal Review Committee) and exemptions for campus live-on requirements, chairing the petition review process. The ADDFSL will serve on the institutions CARE team, reviewing and responding to behaviors of concern. The ADDFSL will create protocol as it pertains to student retention efforts within the Office of the Dean of Students.

The ADDFSL provides leadership in confronting inappropriate behavior, working closely with campus partners (such as Student Conduct, Title IX investigations, Academic Affairs, Counseling Services, the Women’s Center), community partners (Moscow Police Department, Alternative to Violence of the Palouse, and Gritman Hospital), national headquarters, and alumni to the Greek community.

The ADDFSL supervises a full-time Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, and two assistant Greek Life Advisors, in addition part-time student assistants from the Greek community, for implementation of developed initiatives. The ADDFSL will be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary to meet the needs of the students. The ADDFSL manages an operating budget that exceeds $200,000 annually.

The incumbent will possess excellent communications skills (both written and oral), which will be necessary when communicating with constituents and collaborative partners. Critical situations sometimes arise late at night and during weekends requiring decision-making by the ADDFSL . The ADDFSL must possess the ability to use good judgment when making decisions critical to the health and safety of students and success of student organizations without immediate director and/or supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; preferably in Student Personnel, higher education or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience within a University setting.
  • Direct involvement and/or working experience with fraternity and sorority life required.
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and conflict resolution techniques
  • Extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of educational and leadership workshops.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations as well as knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related University and (inter)national council policies, procedures, principles, and practices.
  • Ability to take initiative, balance competing priorities, and exercise sound judgment under pressure. Must have demonstrated cultural competence including proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse undergraduate student population
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with fraternity and sorority community constituents including inter/national headquarters staff, alumni advisory board leadership, faculty and staff advisors, alumni, and parents to advance the mission and values of the fraternity and sorority community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member of a Greek letter organization
  • Experience in a Greek community similar in size to the University of Idaho
  • At least 5 to 7 years of progressively increasing responsibility in Student Affairs, preferably Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Demonstrated experience with change management, community building, and engaging multiple key stakeholders
  • Expertise in college fraternity and sorority systems and current topics in student life in higher education

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • The director must plan to live within 15-20 minutes driving distance to campus.
  • Must be able to work various hours throughout the day, night, and weekends.
  • Duties may require working extended hours.
  • Duties may require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Potential for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.

Posting Number: SP001148P
Posting Date: 10/06/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is Open Until Filled. First consideration will be given to those who apply by October 20, 2016.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.