Miami University — Assistant Director, Wilks Leadership and Fraternities / 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 of over 50 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/Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Primary advisor to the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), providing community support through one-one-one meetings and attendance at Council Executive Board and Council Delegate meetings
  • Act as a chapter services liaison, providing advising and leadership development to a variety of chapters from IFC, Panhellenic, Multicultural Greek Council, and NPHC organizations
  • Design, create, and facilitate community-wide signature programs and events including Acropolis for Emerging Leaders, Greek Leaders ADVANCE, Greek Spring Service, Greek Week, and more
  • Facilitate leadership workshops and conferences designed to encourage a culture of community and leadership in collaboration with Wilks Institute staff
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree prior to the start date required

Desired:

  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or related field.
  • 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

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Knowledge of best practices and ability to infuse research with practical experience to create intentional leadership programs for fraternity and sorority life
  • Outstanding leadership, management and interpersonal skills to relate and work with a variety of faculty, students, parents, staff and community members
  • Experience with CliftonStrengths or other leadership skill assessments
  • 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
  • Must possess 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

Apply online:
https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/500146/asst-dir-wilks-leadership-fsl

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