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Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

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

Position Overview

The Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life is a full-time live-on professional staff member who provides support to sorority and fraternity chapters and governing councils with a strong focus on risk mitigation and management. The Assistant Director advances BU|BeWell through individual and group advising, program development and assessment, comprehensive education, living-learning communities, and leadership development. This position provides intentional direction and management of prevention education and member wellness programming. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 15th.


  • Support the health and well-being of the fraternity and sorority community through coordination of a comprehensive approach to educate and support chapter members on important topics such as mental health, sexual misconduct, hazing, and alcohol/ other drugs.
  • Develop and implement prevention trainings to educate chapter risk management chairs and presidents on Butler policies, organization accountability, self-governance, and to assist leaders in improving chapter operations to mitigate and reduce risk.
  • Advocate for policies and procedures that address overall health and safety concerns with the fraternity and sorority community.
  • Oversee the social event management process to ensure chapters are complying with applicable laws, appropriate university policies, and Interfraternity Council/ Panhellenic Association policies.
  • Manage ongoing training for new member educators to help them in their efforts to eliminate hazing and other high-risk behaviors in the new member process. 
  • Provide as needed support for Residence Life through professional staff on call duty rotation.
  • Support Fraternity/Sorority Life programs and events through the on campus living experience.
  • Assist the Director with the advising, supporting, mentoring, and coaching individual chapter leaders, governing council committees, and shared leadership for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, or citywide chapters.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs staff, BUPD, and other campus partners to coordinate prevention education and ongoing support to reduce risk within our fraternity and sorority community.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with fraternity and sorority community constituents including inter/national headquarters staff, local advisory leadership, housing corporation boards, alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and families.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1 to 2 year(s) of experience in student affairs or related industry

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, education, risk management, or counseling
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of industry policies and best practices for advising fraternity and sorority leaders is preferred (e.g. NPC Manual of Information, NIC Health and Safety Standards, NPHC/MCGC constitution, bylaws and standing rules)
  • Membership in a fraternity or sorority
  • Experience with risk management on a college or university campus
  • Knowledge of student development theories and their application to students at a selective liberal arts institution 
  • Working knowledge of law and compliance areas related to fraternity and sorority life
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration both within Student Affairs and across the University
  • Ability to engage with students using social media and technology
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals

BU Benefits and Perks

Please check out Butler’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our benefit offerings, which include:

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays:
    • 18 days of paid time off (vacation and PTO days)
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Paid Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
    • Paid Parental Leave (after 1 year of full-time employment)
  • Health:
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans including disability and life insurance programs
  • Retirement:
    • 10% employer contribution after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Tuition Assistance:
    • Remission of tuition for classes taken at Butler for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
      • Eligibility after 9 months of full-time employment
      • Employees & spouses- undergraduate/graduate degrees
      • Dependents (under age 26)- undergraduate degree
      • Covers tuition only
    • Tuition Exchange Program for Dependents
  • Butler Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks:
    • Access to Butler’s on-site fitness facility and libraries for full-time staff and faculty
    • LinkedIn Learning Courses
    • Free premium subscription to the Calm App
    • Free subscription to the WSJ and NYT
    • Discount at the College Bookstore
    • Discount on select Athletic and Arts/Events Center Performances

About Butler

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries.

Join us at the crossroads of tradition & transformation. A career at Butler University means so much more than a job. Join the dedicated, innovative, and supportive community of faculty and staff that is moving Butler Beyond.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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