Assistant Director- Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life
Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life
The Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a full-time professional staff member that will work as part of an advising team that provides support and guidance to sorority and fraternity chapters and governing councils in program development and providing leadership development programs for community/chapter officers. In addition, the Assistant Director assists in providing support to sorority and fraternity houses, including housing contract process, billing/collections, inspections, and development of House Directors. The sorority and fraternity community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville consists of 45 sororities and fraternities with a membership exceeding 4,000 students and, of those, approximately 1,000 live in sorority and fraternity housing. The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life works with four Greek councils and organizations therein (Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council). This Assistant Director will have oversight responsibility for the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and serve as point of contact for individual chapters in various councils.
1. ADVISING & COACHING
a. Serve as primary advisor for one or more sorority/fraternity governing councils;
b. Assist with the recruitment and selection process of council officers;
c. Coordinate and support chapter membership recruitment and intake process;
d. Empower leaders and advocate for students;
e. Attend organization meetings, council meetings, and/or various programs on campus to strengthen connection with students;
f. Meet individually and in groups with council and chapter leadership serving as a coach to individual chapters;
g. Establish and maintain good working relationships and collaborations with chapter advisors, (inter)national headquarters, and supporters
2. COMMUNICATION, OUTREACH, & PARTERNSHIPS
a. Serve as a resource for students, parents/families, faculty, staff, and community and headquarters partners on issues related to sorority and fraternity life;
b. Assist in the facilitation of community public relations, including but not limited to website updates, reports, publications, and media releases;
c. Support accountability processes and outcomes;
d. Advocate for resources and development of the field area of sorority and fraternity life.
3. EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING
a. Support office programs designed to develop members, leaders, advisors, and supporters through programs and messages for leadership, prevention, and health and safety initiatives, DEI competency, and organizational responsibilities.
4. SUPERVISION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT
a. Oversee the hiring, training, support and supervision of at least one graduate assistants
b. Assist in the recruitment, training, and support of student leaders and staff c. Attend and assist with coordinating professional staff meetings, individual staff meetings, staff evaluations and feedback, professional development plans, and assist with Division of Student Life and Dean of Students staff initiatives when necessary
5. ASSESSMENT & ADMINISTRATION
a. Attend regional and national conferences with students;
b. Assist in the oversight and management of sorority and fraternity facilities;
c. Assist in the evaluation of department programs for effectiveness;
d. Manage and maintain roster and grade report records for chapters;
e. Assist in assessing effectiveness of department programs and services.
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field.
Three years of experience in Student Affairs (2 years as graduate assistant equal to 1 full-time experience) with a demonstrated commitment to the educational and holistic development of students. In addition, experience advising fraternities/sororities or student organizations on a college campus and evidence of effective positive working relationships with students, staff, alumni, and on and off-campus partners required.
- Familiarity with Sorority and Fraternity Life conferences and umbrella groups;
- Familiarity with diversity equity and inclusion efforts
- Experience working with diverse constituencies and student groups;
- Experience advising student organizations;
- Knowledge of assessment practices including the development of learning outcomes and
- Interpersonal and listening skills, including leading presentations, organization, excellent
oral and written communication, strong work ethic, initiative, event and retreat planning,
supervision and management, and have the ability to make sound decisions;
- Ability to work and collaborate with internal and external constituents; foster positive and
productive relationships and build strong rapport to further enhance the Office of Sorority
and Fraternity Life vision and mission;
- Solid foundation in student development theory and student learning theory, and their
application to professional practice in higher education and student affairs;
- Ability to incorporate principles of diversity and social justice into decision making;
- Must be abreast of specific trends and issues affecting sorority and fraternity communities,
including legal issues, programming, and national councils;
- Strong student advocacy skills of community building, relationships, and rapport with
students and campus constituents.
- Direct experience working with NPHC & MGC
- Expereince with health and safety initiatives, diverse constituencies, and formal Panhellenic
and Interfraternity recruitment processes.