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Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Position Overview

Butler University seeks a dynamic, engaging, collaborative leader to serve as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Director will provide leadership for ensuring a robust, transformative living and learning experience for members of the Greek community. This collaborative change agent reports to the Executive Director for Student Living & Learning, and will work with Greek leaders, chapter advisors, housing corporations, alumni/ae, and campus partners to ensure a strong network of support to enhance student learning, safety, leadership and success through BU|BeWell, the Butler student experience.

Responsibilities

  • Provide hands-on advising for fraternity and sorority leaders through an innovative and personalized experience- based approach that includes mentoring, monthly leadership roundtables, and other initiatives.
  • Advance BU|BeWell through programs and services that promote a holistic student experience for sorority and fraternity members.
  • Ensure Greek programs, services, and facilities are compliant with any applicable legal, compliance, environmental policies and/or mandates from governing bodies.
  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive risk management program for Butler fraternity and sorority chapters. Engage in policy and procedure development, implementation and decision-making that minimizes risk to students and the institution.
  • Review and facilitate the expansion process whereby new social fraternities and sororities obtain University recognition.
  • Conduct regular meetings with alumni volunteers, (inter)national headquarters constituents, corporation board leaders, traveling consultants and House Directors.
  • Manage the officer transition, annual recertification, social and philanthropic registration, billing process, and data collection for existing fraternities and sororities.
  • Manage comprehensive chapter support initiatives through regular advising and training concerning academic achievement, financial management, student engagement, leadership skill acquisition, membership development, harm reduction, and work with chapter leaders to problem solve regarding management concerns
  • Select, train, and supervise one staff member and graduate and/ or undergraduate interns.
  • Serve as the primary advisor for Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council, NPHC and Order of Omega organizations overseeing formal recruitment, intake events and other annual programs requiring collaborative teams (e.g. Homecoming, induction ceremonies, member development programming, late night events, as well as scholarship, service/philanthropy, and leadership programs).
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan to support Fraternity & Sorority Life initiatives and outreach (e.g., website development and program brochures)
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Students office, Office of Residence Life and BU Police to provide direct crisis response and support to chapters and students.
  • Manage the Fraternity & Sorority Life budget and assist the Executive Director with broader budget development and management as directed, identify and implement a strategic plan including action items, key performance indicators, retention initiatives, and the incorporation of University learning outcomes; and coordinate the evaluation and assessment of designated departmental programs.
  • Participate as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team.
  • Collaborate to ensure Division goals and campus priorities are executed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate should be a collaborative and innovative leader with a passionate commitment to Sorority and Fraternity Life at a small private institution. A master's degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field is required, as is a minimum of 5 years of full-time working experience with college students engaged in Greek Life.
  • The successful candidate possesses the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Working knowledge of all applicable Greek governance regulations and standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to implement, national best practices related to the advising of a fraternity and sorority life program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships.
  • Experience working directly with sorority and fraternity life.
  • Demonstrated success developing programs, services to support the academic, philanthropic, social, and leadership development of students.
  • Proven ability to manage effective partnerships with volunteer Greek alumni/ae members.
  • Demonstrated understanding of college student development and learning theory.
  • Experience effectively managing personnel and budgets.
  • Experience with and a desire to have a high level of engagement with students.
  • Highly developed skills in program development and assessment
  • Creative, innovative, collaborative, glass half- full, can-do attitude!

 

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.