Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Assistant Dean, Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living Groups

The Office of the Dean for Student Life seeks an assistant dean to provide primary support, advisement, and direction to MIT’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the organizations that fall under it, particularly in the areas of leadership, organizational development, and chapter and community programming.

Will work with the IFC to strengthen the ongoing viability of the fraternity/sorority community and ensure the system offers effective and quality programs; empower member students and alumni/ae organizations to responsibly approach issues of risk management and oversee daily chapter operations; offer resources and skills in the areas of event planning, organization activities support, educational and officer training, leadership development, crisis response, and effective communication between DSL and the FSILG Community.

A full description is available at

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Three years’ related work experience
  • Ability to adhere to best practices, including AFA core competencies, NASPA and ACPA professional competency areas for student affairs practitioners, and CAS standards
  • Ability to multitask
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with conflict resolution, leadership training, public speaking, and writing
  • Ability to articulate a student development philosophy in a high-intensity academic environment
  • Team and and service orientation
  • Ability to collaborate with students, alumni, administration, and local officials
  • Demonstrated good judgment and sensitivity in understanding and relating to students of various backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field
  • Full-time experience working in higher education, ideally in the fraternity/sorority life field
  • Appreciation for the value of the fraternal experience as a component of the college educational experience

Starting salary range: high $70s-mid $80s

Working evenings and weekend hours will be necessary.

Only candidates who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position.

Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 20889.

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