University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs (A1800488)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Student Success and Engagement
Student Affairs at Illinois
Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs (A1800488)

Nature of Position
Reporting to the Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, the Assistant Director is a member of the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff, a unit of the Office of the Dean of Students. The Assistant Director is a full-time academic professional staff member and will work as part of an advising team that provides support and guidance to fraternity and sorority chapters and governing councils. The fraternity and sorority community at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign consists of 91 fraternities and sororities with total membership exceeding 7,700 students (approximately 24% of the undergraduate population). Candidates must be able to interact well with a diverse staff and student population in a professional and productive manner. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in advising the fraternity and sorority governing councils and member chapters in program development in the areas of academic achievement, diversity and social justice, philanthropy, community service, membership recruitment, leadership development, and risk management.
  • Design, develop and deliver leadership development programs for council and chapter officers.
  • Work closely with fraternity and sorority community constituents such as chapter advisors, house corporation volunteers, headquarters representatives, and parents to advance the mission and values of the fraternity and sorority community.
  • Advance communication among constituents of the fraternity and sorority community with a focus on technological opportunities to create such connections.
  • Assist in the coordination of joint programming provided by governing councils and individual chapters.
  • Evaluate and assess programs for effectiveness in relationship to designated learning outcomes.
  • Supervise graduate students and/or undergraduate student workers.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined appropriate to progress the fraternity and sorority community positively forward.

Skills Expected

  • Demonstrated organizational, leadership, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong team orientation with the ability to work autonomously and in a highly collaborative team setting, to think independently and creatively, and to manage multiple tasks with flexibility and efficiency.
  • Self motivated; ability to take appropriate initiative and a willingness to assume responsibility.
  • Capable of establishing and maintaining effective, cooperative working relationships with students, volunteer advisors, faculty and staff.
  • Exhibited skill at creative program development and implementation.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate must have the following required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling or another related field.
  • One or more years full-time professional experience in student affairs.
  • Knowledge of fraternity/sorority communities and leadership education.
  • Experience in advising fraternities/sororities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience advising and programming for culturally-based fraternity and sorority chapters and councils.
  • Experience designing, developing and delivering risk management programming.

Appointment Type and Start Date
Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment with a salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive background checks, which may include but not be limited to a criminal conviction information check, will be conducted. The position is open and available immediately after the closing date.

Application Procedures
All candidates must complete an online profile through jobs.illinois.edu in a timely manner for consideration. Please upload the following required documents: resume, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by August 28, 2018. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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