State University of New York at Oswego — Student Involvement Advisor

The Department of Campus Life at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Student Involvement Advisor. This is a full-time staff appointment reporting to the Director of Campus Life. 

Posting Date:  October 12, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or 

Date of Appointment:  On/around January 2019

Description of Responsibilities:

The Student Involvement Advisor, reporting to the Director of Campus Life, will: 

  • Educate and assist the fraternity and sorority community with recruitment activities, new member activities, risk management, conduct, scholarship, organizational health, inter-group relations, expansion, governance, educational programs and community service.  Facilitate the implementation of the college’s Fraternity & Sorority Standards of Excellence program.  Serve as the Advisor to Greek governance and programming organizations, i.e. Greek Council, Panhel, IFC, MGC, GLWA, etc.
  • Lead and/or assist in the planning, hosting and/or presentation of programs to meet the developmental needs of members of registered student organizations; Risk Management, New Member meetings, Sexual Assault and Bystander training, etc.  This includes serving as a resource to student organizations while completing office hours in The Point.
  • Act as the primary contact for students looking to create new fraternities, sororities and sport clubs on campus, along with coordinating the new organization registration process for them.
  • Assist with the administration and management of The Point as assigned by the Director of Campus Life.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of campus wide programs such as Student Involvement Fair, Opening Weekend, Family & Friends Weekend, Student Involvement Awards and other special events planned by or involving Campus Life.

The Student Involvement Advisor will work collaboratively and independently with a variety of student organizations and at programs during evening and weekend hours as required.

In addition, the Student Involvement Advisor will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or applicable field at time of application
  • Experience working directly with fraternities and sororities (IFC, NPHC, NALFO, Panhel governance bodies, etc.) or extensive involvement as a student with their chapter and governance bodies during time as a student.
  • Experience advising one or more of the following cohorts: student organizations, sports teams, residential communities or related area.
  • Experience and ability to present in front of groups of various sizes and to develop and tailor training sessions and presentations to meet the needs of various student organization demographics
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body whose needs change and require responsive and engaged student affairs professionals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral/written communication skills (MS Office) and the ability to represent the office and college to students, community, alumni and other stakeholders.
  • 1-3 years professional experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining databases, web pages, software content management systems (Collegiate Link/Laker Life).
  • Experience with implementing a Standards of Excellence program for fraternity and sorority life.
  • Experience in the planning of campus activities, events, and programs.  

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references at least one reference must be from a current or previous manager/supervisor (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Christy Huynh, Search Chair 

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Background checks will be conducted for finalists. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Description of Department:  Student Involvement is a unit within the Department of Campus Life. Student Involvement is located in The Point a collaborative resource center that is shared with Student Association and the registered student organizations.  Student Involvement staff engage students and the campus community through leadership development, advising fraternity and sorority life, Student Involvement Fair, maintaining Laker Life the online community for SUNY Oswego, coordinating the ALANA multicultural leadership conference, Student Involvement Awards process and ceremony, registration and creation of student organizations and support to their members, officers and advisors, in addition to supporting the programming efforts of Campus Life.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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