Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites qualified candidates to apply for Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one- hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.
The Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life provides support to the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life related to the leadership, oversight, and advisement to Longwood’s Greek governing councils, chapters, and staff. This person is an integral part of the Student Engagement Unit which includes professional staff members within the areas of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and University Center Operations, Student Activities, and Student Clubs and Organizations. Collectively, this unit aims to provide transformative learning opportunities within a more diverse and inclusive environment where all students can develop the skills, competencies and attitudes of a citizen leader.
1. Provide direct oversight to the Inter Fraternity Council (IFC) and Order of Omega and co-advise the Tri-Council, with particular emphasis on the coordination of efforts related to recruitment, new member education, hazing prevention, and risk management
2. Manage budgets related to IFC and Order of Omega and disburse funds in accordance with the defined guidelines
3. Share supervision of three student interns with the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
4. Provide ongoing leadership training, educational training, and programming in collaboration with other Student Engagement and Student Affairs staff that encourages meaningful involvement and success within a context of diversity and inclusion
5. Other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in student personnel administration, higher education administration or related field required. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated experience working within Fraternity or Sorority Life with demonstrated success advising IFC groups and/or Order of Omega. Experience is preferred in budget management, event planning, computers, web design, organization advisement, and/or recruitment software, as well as a commitment to working with and supporting diverse student groups and individuals.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
About Longwood University
Founded in 1839 as the Farmville Female Seminary Association, the institution had a series of names over its early history, becoming Longwood College in 1949 and turning fully co-educational in 1976. In 2002, Gov. Mark Warner signed legislation designating Longwood a university. In 2007, Longwood began competing in NCAA Division I athletics. Among Division I schools, Longwood is among the 50 oldest institutions in the country. The university is a member of the Big South Conference.Longwood students are known for their commitment to campus leadership in extracurricular life. There are more than 125 campus organizations, including active programs in sports and the arts, and a vibrant, service-oriented Greek system (four national sororities were founded at Longwood). Most students live on or close to the university’s bucolic central campus, which – combined with the relatively small scale of about 1,100 students in each entering class – contributes to the look and feel of a private college with the cost and scope of a public institution. Underscoring its commitment to affordability, in 2014 Longwood announced a 2.1 percent tuition increase, it’s lowest in 14 years. Reaffirming that co...mmitment, in 2015 Longwood approved a second consecutive increase of less than 3 percent—by far the smallest two-year price increase seen at any Virginia public university since 2001-02.