The Assistant Director of Student Engagement (Fraternity & Sorority Life) contributes to student engagement portfolio which supports students as they engage in learning outside of classroom, make meaning of their collegiate experience, and develop pride and affinity for Babson College. Specifically responsible for directly supporting specialty communities at the College; serving as an essential resource for all student leaders to explore and appreciate organizational values, individual and collective leadership obligations, and risk management; supporting fraternity and sorority life; and managing the College mascot program.
Advise fraternity and sorority executive boards and assist students in building a culture of accountability, compliance, and respect among members, including oversight of large scale community events, accreditation process, and awards.
Serve as the primary advisor to the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council; provide guidance on short and long-term goals, program planning, standards procedures, and expansion and recruitment procedures.
Support the design, implementation, and evaluation leadership programming for fraternity and sorority community student leaders in the areas of values congruence, decision-making, consensus-building, resiliency, accountability, and risk management.
Provide oversight of the College mascot program which includes managing recruitment of mascots; regular scheduling of mascot appearances; and ensuring the mascot program maintains a significant presence on campus and builds affinity for the College.
Develop collaborative partnership with the Alumni & Friends Network in the area of fraternity and sorority and mascot program alumni affinity groups and giving.
Maintain strong partnerships with fraternal organization advisors; provide regular communication about chapters and community; offer regular training opportunities to better assist advisors in understanding the Babson community and in supporting student leadership development.
Support special interest and living learning communities which includes advising, evaluating, and ensuring integrity in these specialty communities; and identifying new and relevant opportunities for the College to better meet the needs of students, while focusing on student success, affinity, and satisfaction.
Serve as primary advocate for student groups throughout organizational community standards procedures, including management of educationally-based outcomes to ensure student group learning and compliance.
Actively participate in cross-College initiatives supporting wellness promotion, health education, and risk prevention as they relate to the specialty communities across campus. Serve on divisional and campus wide committees and assume additional responsibilities as required.
Actively support departmental programs and initiatives including but not limited to: new student orientation, club and organization training, theme week programming, and large scale department supported events.
Conduct regular assessment of programs and initiatives throughout Student Engagement portfolio to inform strategy and ensure prioritization of student learning and development and overall student success.
Serve on divisional and campus wide committees.
Advise and counsel students on personal, academic, and community matters. Make referrals as needed.
Facilitate an FYS class (optional).
Assume additional responsibilities as required.
Minimum Level of Education Required Relevant Master's Degree in Education, Business, Counseling, or other similar field
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
At least 4-6 years of relevant experience including 3-5 years of experience in student affairs.
Must have knowledge of student group advisement and organizational development; student and staff training development; student leadership program development; and student development theory.
Must have knowledge of college policies, conduct processes, and legal issues in higher education.
Must have a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
Must have experience with project and program management and evaluation skills.
Demonstrated strengths in public speaking and presenting; and excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, administration, staff, parents and alumni. Special emphasis in the following areas: Public Safety, Physical Plant, Student Financial Services, Office of Academic Services, Budgets and Accounts Payable, Event Management Office and Alumni and Friends Network.
Ability to embrace ideas and changes created by all community members.
Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; take thoughtful risks; and accept new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
Must have knowledge of budget management.
This is a 12-month, full-time position
Requires regular late evening and/or weekend work.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, disability, veteran status,or any otherprotected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.