Miami University — Assistant Director, Wilks Leadership & Fraternity and Sorority Life

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is looking to fill the role of Assistant Director, Wilks Leadership & Fraternity and Sorority Life.

The Assistant Director is a member of the Center for Student Engagement, Activities, and Leadership. The Center is a part of the Division of Student life and is comprised of the Office of Student Activities; The Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service; and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director with primary responsibility for Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and works with colleagues and stakeholders in the enhancement of student engagement and leadership at Miami University. The Assistant Director is responsible for working with fraternity and sorority students to develop strategic community wide programs and strong chapter infrastructure to advance the mission of their respective organizations and Miami University. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with students, advisors, faculty, and campus departments to build strong networks for student success.

Known as the “Mother of Fraternities,” Miami University strives to build a Model Fraternity/Sorority Community and is made up 48 chapters and over 5,000 students. The Office of Student Activities, Wilks Institute of Leadership and Service, and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is committed to relationship building, values-based education, and leadership development.

Duties includes and is not limited to: 

  • Serve as a chapter services liaison, providing advising and leadership development to a variety of chapters from IFC, Panhellenic, Multicultural Greek Letter, and NPHC organizations
  • Serve as the Primary advisor to the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Letter organizations, providing community support through one-one-one meetings and attendance at Council Executive Board and Council Delegate meetings
  • Collaborate with the Wilks Institute staff to develop and lead community-wide signature programs and events which may include Acropolis for Emerging Leaders, Greek Leaders ADVANCE, Greek Spring Clean, Greek Week, and more
  • Collaborate with Student Activities staff and Wilks Leadership Institute staff to deliver Leadership workshops and conferences designed to encourage a culture of community and leadership 
  • Oversee logistics for student and office led initiatives including curriculum design, facilitation, third party vendors, day of details, and other tasks as needed
  • Coordinate and implement office policies, procedures, and expectations in adherence to the Community Compliance and Community Score Card expectations which may include fraternity second year exemption oversight, academic standards, and more
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including the Office of Residence Life, Dean of Students Office, Office of Community Standards, the City of Oxford, and more on the implementation of collaborative programs which may include the Sorority Living Learning Community and the fraternity second year exemption and standards process 
  • Assist the Associate Director in providing leadership for the Center for Student Engagement, Activities and Leadership in establishing and fulfilling its mission and strategic priorities; and in conducting daily operations and responsibilities
  • Perform daily administrative responsibilities including support to other departments, assessment, and other areas as needed

Required: 

  • Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel or related field prior to the start date required 
  • Knowledge of best practices and ability to infuse research with practical experience to create intentional leadership programs for fraternity and sorority life
  • Must have outstanding leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to relate and work with a variety of faculty, students, parents, staff and community members 
  • Willingness to work in a team oriented and collaborative environment
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience planning and executing large-scale events 
  • Strong computer competence, including but not limited to word, excel, and social media and marketing mediums
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of college students 
  • Experience developing and maintaining mutually beneficial community-campus partnerships
  • Leadership program development, team oriented, time management, interpersonal skills, large-scale event planning experience, word, excel, and social media marketing experience

Consideration may be given to applicants with:

  • Graduate or professional experience in fraternity and sorority advising, student organization advising, program/event planning, leadership development programming, alcohol education and/or hazing prevention is preferred
  • 1 or more years of post-Master’s professional experience in Student Affairs or Higher Education by the start date

Application Instructions:
Submit cover letter and resume to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/499106/asst-dir-wilks-leadership-fsl

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.  A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.

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