Quinnipiac University seeks a motivated, results-oriented, and highly collaborative Student Affairs professional to join the institution as the next Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Reporting to an exceptional Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Assistant Director will be responsible for co-creating and delivering a strategic vision and direction which propels our fraternity and sorority community forward to the next level. In addition, the Assistant Director will effectively set relevant goals and priorities, coordinate assessment efforts, establish learning outcomes and learning strategies, and ensures programs and services are intentionally aligned with the shared missions and strategic plans of both Campus Life and Quinnipiac University. The Assistant Director will partner with the Director to advance various initiatives with key partners and stakeholders including immersive leadership development opportunities, individualized coaching and advising of leaders and organizations, outcomes-based trainings, a holistic community-based approach to risk management, and the effective recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retention of OFSL student staff.
This position is a live on-campus opportunity. A campus apartment will be provided.
|About Campus Life:
||Campus Life is the center for co-curricular engagement where students find their place, pursue interests and develop passions, cultivate their leadership capacity, and nurture affinity for Quinnipiac. Our team empowers students to take ownership of their educational journey by creating spaces where students develop as healthy leaders, citizens, and critical thinkers who are prepared to lead change in our global society. We take a collaborative, co-curricular approach which engages members of the Quinnipiac community in experiential learning, recreational opportunities, comprehensive campus-wide programming, high-impact service projects, and dynamic leadership ventures. Our staff cultivates an environment where resiliency, spirit, inclusive excellence, wellness, lifelong learning, and affinity for Quinnipiac thrive.
|About the Office and FSL Community:
||Our fraternity and sorority community currently consists of 10 NPC chapters/new chapters, 9 NIC chapters/new chapters, 2 NPHC chapters, and 2 NALFO chapters (with additional organizations invited and/or expected to expand in the coming years). This community is well known and highly regarded in the state of Connecticut, as well as the northeast, due to the exceptional work of previous Directors who led this office. Additionally, the current mission of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (OFSL) is “To facilitate student learning through member participation in exceptional and intentional fraternity/sorority programs and services. Fraternity & Sorority Life staff serve as advocates for the fraternal student experience, as well as liaisons to the community’s partners.” The Four Pillars of the fraternity and sorority community are the guiding principles around which all office initiatives and policies are developed (Pillar 1: Leadership through strength of character, Pillar 2: Growth through intellectual excellence, Pillar 3: Service through civic engagement, and Pillar 4: Community through diversity and inclusion).
||Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,800 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in more than 140 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in The Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. Please visit qu.edu for more information. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities, and fostering lifelong connections and success. The university believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The university's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
- Oversee key programs, services, and staff within the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (OFSL)
- Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and regularly evaluate FSL graduate and undergraduate staff
- Initiate and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships within and outside of the University community, including but not limited to academic and non-academic University departments, inter/national headquarters staff and volunteers, faculty/staff advisors, vendors, alumni, and parents
- Develop and implement advising plans for governing councils, chapter presidents, chapter executive boards, and auxiliary groups/programs/committees in partnership with the Director
- Co-create, implement, and assess outcome-based educational and leadership development initiatives including but not limited to Council Officer Transitions, Council Officer Training, Officer Training Academy, Social Event Manager Training, Greek Leadership Series, FOUNDATIONS new member education, Greek Allies, sexual assault prevention education, and additional risk management/harm reduction education
- Assist the Director in the planning and oversight of office-sponsored events including but not limited to Greek Awards, Greek Week, and all public relations and recruitment events
- Assist in the creation and implementation of a multi-year strategic plan for the office and community
- Co-develop, interpret, and enforce University policies and procedures related to fraternities and sororities
- Partner with University offices, chapter advisors, and/or inter/national headquarters teams to mitigate and follow-up on issues around alleged chapter and/or member misconduct and concerns
- Assist with the oversight of expansion/extension processes for inter/national organizations including but not limited to current commitments and future strategic and intentional growth of the community
- Create meaningful and impactful opportunities for faculty, staff, and university leadership to interact with student leaders and members of the fraternity and sorority community
- Effectively manage assigned annual programming and operational budgets, including processing and tracking all expenses, while advising councils and chapters around the appropriate use of their funds
- Provide training and development related to fraternities and sororities, utilizing national high-impact best practices, for students and staff as necessary
- Support University, divisional, and office-wide programs and initiatives including but not limited to the Quinnipiac University Strategic Plan, CARE Team, Orientation, and Graduation
- Serve as a team player within the Office of Campus Life and Division of Student Affairs related to committees, initiatives, and areas of personal or professional passion/focus
- Act as a liaison and key ambassador to the campus and local community for fraternity/sorority life
- Live on campus and contribute as part of the university’s residential experience
- May assist with additional responsibilities and perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree required
- Master's degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs or related field required
- 2-3 years of experience working on a college campus advising fraternity/sorority organizations and/or advising students and student organizations and/or at an inter/national headquarters working with undergraduate students is required (relevant work completed as a graduate student may also apply)
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, budget management, supervision, strategic thinking, and organizational abilities/skills
- Strong understanding of higher education, student development theory, and undergraduate social fraternity/sorority organizations
- Demonstrated capacity to produce results through a collaborative, team-oriented approach
- High degree of self-motivation, energy, persistence, and follow-through
- Exhibit the credibility and area knowledge to effectively engage and partner with key internal and external stakeholders at a Director level
- Ability to excel with and advocate for diverse populations in a complex environment
- A positive attitude with high standards of personal integrity and professional competence
- A commitment to advance the cause of higher education and the mission of Quinnipiac University
- Ability and willingness to work within a flexible schedule which will include evening and weekend hours
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.
This position requires a successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening test and background check.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/
Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.