Lafayette College is excited to identify our next Associate Director of Student Involvement/Advisor to Fraternities and Sororities. The Associate Director is an essential member of the Campus Life team and is responsible for helping create a vibrant student engagement experience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 The Associate Director of Student Involvement/Advisor to Fraternities and Sororities serves as an integral part of the Student Involvement Office and is the primary resource for the College’s fraternity and sorority system, which includes 12 chapters and roughly 750 students (39% of upperclass students). This position provides support, advisement, & educational programming for students and student leaders affiliating with Lafayette’s fraternity and sorority community utilizing best practices, student development theory, and assessment. The position works closely with Greek alumni, parents, community members, and national chapters. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Student Involvement and works closely with other members of the Campus Life team on student learning outcomes and student development.

The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of student development theory, relevant legal issues, student affairs best practices, learning outcomes and program assessment, and challenges and opportunities associated with Greek life. The successful candidate will be able to apply strong interpersonal and administrative skills to creating partnerships with Greek chapters, alumni, and colleagues, show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and be dedicated to the wholistic growth of students. The candidate should be committed to the type of success described in the Division of Campus Life mission and goals for student learning. (https://campuslife.lafayette.edu/division-of-campus-life/)

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Greek Organizations

  • Take an active role in the coordination of Fraternity and Sorority recruitment, utilizing ICS software, ensuring it is in accordance with institutional and national organizational guidelines
  • Coordinate potential new member orientation and new member education programs. Plan and implement risk management programs
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Lafayette College Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, and the Greek President’s Council
  • Advise the chapter governing councils, providing leadership and direction in outcomes-based program development and evaluation
  • Collaborate with colleagues to coordinate student development opportunities and community outreach, and philanthropic efforts aligned with chapter values and Campus Life learning goals
  • Maintain regular contact with governing councils, chapter presidents, and leadership cohorts to share information, provide support and mentoring.
  • Serve as a liaison between Greek chapters, Greek alums, and the College community
  • Remain abreast of current best practices, legal issues, and trends related to Greek life
  • Establish productive relationships and regular communication with chapter alumni and alumnae, national organizations, and faculty advisors
  • Maintain Greek Life website that provides need-to-know resources and provide updates for campus publications
  • Administer the Fraternity and Sorority accreditation program. Hold students accountable through annual review program for emphasizing diversity in their educational programming
  • Advise fraternity and sorority chapters on diversity, equity and inclusive practices related to recruitment and member development including access to training
  • Maintain effective working relations with the Office of Public Safety, the Counseling Center, and other Campus Life staff to coordinate responses to challenges within the Greek community
  • Coordinate with Facility Operations, chapter leadership, and alums to inspect the condition of the housing areas on a regular basis and report maintenance and repair concerns, including fraternity house inspections twice each semester
  • Assist with opening and closing, including coordination first-year move-in volunteers. Manage the fraternity/sorority housing roster process and monitor chapter house storage areas
Leadership Education:
  • Facilitate the application of Lafayette’s leadership language and model into student roles, student advising, and organizational structure to achieve leadership development outcomes
  • Serve as an active member of the Lafayette Leadership Education Committee (LLEC)
  • Assist with engaging the Campus Life division in a systematic process of tracking leadership experience and development through a leadership opportunities portal
Student Involvement:
  • Assist with Student Involvement Office campus-wide programming efforts such as the Fall and Spring Activities Fairs, Rivalry Week, Midnight Breakfast, Spring Concert, etc.
  • Assume responsibility for web site design and maintenance for the Student Involvement Office
  • Provide support to Student Government in the absence of the Director of Student Involvement
  • Participate in strategic planning and mission/vision development
Professional Qualities and Reach:
  • Incorporate assessment into programmatic efforts to evaluate the achievement of goals related to student learning
  • As a student conduct officer, adjudicate student conduct cases as assigned and participate in the Campus Life On-Call rotation
  • Remain current on best practices in student involvement, theories of student development, and student-centered governance via national organizations such as NASPA, ACPA, NACA, and AFA
  • Represent the Campus Life Division or Office of Student Involvement on committees and special projects as needed
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Involvement, and/or Vice President for Campus Life.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling or a related field preferred. 3-5 years of Greek Life experience required (some may be at the undergraduate level). Professional experience with fraternity and sorority programs, students group advising, and student affairs administration desired. Understanding policies of national fraternal organizations. Demonstrated organizational and communication skills. Membership in a nationally recognized fraternity preferred.

COMPENSATION & HOURS

Twelve-month appointment; Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, retirement benefits, and 22 vacation days in addition to College recognized holidays. Weekend and evening work are often necessary to accomplish expected

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to  http://apply.interfolio.com/74570