Southern Methodist University — Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life (STU00000061)

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director provides training, development, advice, and support for the individual members, chapters, councils, advisors and inter/national organizations of the SMU fraternity & sorority community.  Specific advisement is provided to the individual members and chapters of the Panhellenic Council (PHC) and the National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC).  This position supports initiatives that benefit the entire community including event planning, training and development, and advice and support for SMU students and the fraternity and sorority community.  The Assistant Director is a member of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) within the Student Involvement team and works in service of the departmental mission, and divisional strategic plan.

Essential Functions:

Advising – Provide hands-on, personalized advising to the executive board, chapter leaders, and members of PHC and NPHC chapters. Communicate and meet regularly with alumni volunteers, (inter)national headquarters constituents, housing corporation boards, traveling consultants, and fraternity/house directors. Coordinate formal/informal council recruitment/intake processes.

Programming – Manage the planning and execution of FSL community-wide programs with specific responsibility for the FSL Family Weekend Information Session & planning for the AFLV student leader conference in order to further the development of a unified community and support values-based programming.

Serve as an active and engaged member of the Fraternity & Sorority Life team and support the department mission. Support the implementation and realization of the goals and learning domains in the Student Affairs strategic plan. Support and encourage adoption of Connect.SMU.  Complete other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Student Affairs or related field is required.

Minimum of two years full-time higher education experience advising fraternities and sororities is required.

A working knowledge of chapter, campus and national fraternity/sorority affairs is essential.

Active membership in an inter/national fraternity or sorority is required.  Experience working with diverse populations is preferred.

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is strongly preferred.

Experience with Campus Labs Engage recruitment registration software, and/or EMS is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must have strong interpersonal skills.  Must be able to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.   

Candidate must have well developed organizational skills that include effective planning and time management.  Must have strong attention to detail.

Candidate must have strong problem solving skills with the ability to develop creative solutions.

Please note:  Hours of work will be beyond the typical 8:30 – 5:00 p.m. workday. Responsiveness is critical and necessary, and could be evening and weekend timeframes given the responsibilities of the position. The AD regularly works after traditional business hours on weekdays and occasionally on weekends.

Physical/Environmental Demands:
This position must be able to:  

  • Bend
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Carry/lift 25 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Stand
  • Push/Pull

Deadline to Apply:
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by:  May 05, 2021

Deadline to apply:  May 26, 2021

To Apply:
Please visit our website to access the online application.  See Working at SMU. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to: Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life (STU0000061)

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