The Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life in the Colvard Student Union is responsible for advising one or more Greek coordinating councils and its member organizations. The Assistant Director is supervised by the Associate Director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and collaborates with staff, graduate assistant, and an office assistant to provide guidance and support for the 4 Greek coordinating councils and 34 fraternity and sorority chapters at MSU.
Salary Grade: 14
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Mississippi State is home to 33 fraternity and sorority chapters that are all nationally recognized organizations. Fraternities and sororities at MSU promote a balance of scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship. Members of Greek organizations are expected to maintain high grades, to volunteer in the local community, and to get involved and be leaders in other campus organizations. Greek members donate thousands of dollars annually to local and national charities and perform thousands of hours of community service. The majority of the members and leaders in most MSU student organizations are Greek. Membership in a Greek organization is a lifetime commitment and in return, members can expect to make lasting memories and lifelong brothers and sisters.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Advises the officers and membership of one or more of the Greek coordinating councils (IFC, NPHC, Multi-Cultural Greek and Panhellenic). Attends regular meetings of the council and of the executive council.
- Advises officers, advisors, and the individual sororities and/or fraternities of the council(s). Meets regularly with chapter advisors.
- Advises IFC/NPHC/Panhellenic/MGC Council leaders and collaborates with appropriate state, regional, and national NIC/NPHC/NPC/MGC representatives in planning and overseeing the recruitment/intake process for the council(s) they advise. Assists advisors of other councils with coordinating recruitment/intake for their organizations.
- Acts as a liaison for the University with and the state, regional, and inter/national NIC/NPHC/NPC/MGC representatives of the council(s) which they advise.
- Trains and oversees chapter leaders in maintaining membership and academic records of member organizations of the council(s) which they advise.
- Collaborates with Associate Director, other coordinators, and other Fraternity/Sorority Life staff in advising Greek Council leaders in planning and coordinating Greek leadership training, including the annual Greek Retreat, Council specific trainings, etc.
- Collaborates with Director, Associate Director, other Fraternity/Sorority Life staff, and Greek Council leaders in planning and coordinating educational programming for chapter leaders and members.
- Responsible for maintaining a budget and detailed records of expenses, revenue, and strategic planning for specific Council(s) and educational programming.
- Responsible for department assessment and working with Division of Student Affairs Assessment Team.
- Teams with other MSU offices/departments, e.g., MSU Police and Dean of Students, and chapter officers and advisors in overseeing planning and coordination of major events of member chapters of the council(s) they advise, e.g., recruitment/rush/intake, major philanthropic and social events, and major Council events.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in student development, higher education, educational leadership, or related discipline. Minimum of one year’s leadership experience with an NIC, NPHC, MGC, or NPC organization. Experience in organizing workshops and programs in higher education setting.
Three years’ leadership experience with an NIC, NPHC, MGC or NPC organization. Minimum of one year’s experience advising college IFC, NPHC, MGC, and/or Panhellenic system or working for an inter/national social college fraternity/sorority as a full-time employee or national/regional officer.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to organize workshops and programs in higher education setting.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work with database management and spreadsheet software programs.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires sitting, talking, hearing,
Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Instructions for Applying:
Please attach cover letter, resume and three references
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.