Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides vision, leadership, and direction for a dynamic, collaborative, and safe community of engaged student leaders. This position supports the intellectual, personal, social, and leadership development of fraternity and sorority members (and potential new members) through focused commitment and a full array of programs, services, and activities centered on the four fraternal values of leadership, scholarship, service, and friendship. The Director will provide strategic long-term planning for the office suite and its operations, the strength of the affiliated community, and strategic growth of chapters and councils in support of the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and the University.The Director will work with staff and both campus and community partners to ensure there are strong relationships and a shared commitment to the success of the fraternity and sorority community. Alumni engagement is both a requirement and a strategic advantage for student learning and relationships. Active participation with Admissions, New Student and Family Programs, the Citizen Leader graduation distinction program, and campus traditions will support the retention imperative and student success. The Director is responsible for the direction and determination of goals, objectives, and the means to achieve these goals by management of services, planning of budget resources, and serving on various committees. Responsibilities also include publications, reports, event planning, strategic community gatherings, assessment, presentations, and coaching. This position will also represent the University as a member of appropriate professional organizations. The Director will supervise one professional staff member, one graduate assistant, and various student interns.
Master’s degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Leadership, or a related field.
Multiple years of progressive experience working in fraternity and sorority matters, including advising, event planning, risk management, active partnership and collaboration, and process facilitation.
A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
A demonstrated ability to lead and direct the operations of a mid-size fraternal community with a focus on student learning, safety, and membership growth.
An understanding of the challenges and opportunities within student organization management, values-based membership and leadership, and current issues in college student development.
Proven experience in effective risk management.
Progressive experience in managing budgets and strategically planning fiscal matters.
Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive student environment.
A collaborative approach and a learning mindset.
About Radford University
It’s an exciting time to join the Division of Student Affairs at Radford University! Along with students, colleagues, invested partners, and alumni, we create conditions to actively engage our vision of “preparing students for lives of meaning and purpose.” Our talented team is charged with living out our Models of Practice, providing a campus life experience that creates student success, and increasing engagement and learning for all community members. We influence people, policy, programs, and spaces to achieve the mission of Radford University.
We are seeking dynamic, hard-working, student affairs educators who can work in a highly collaborative environment to positively impact student lives. We are a learning organization and, as such, must remain current on issues of innovation, industry best practices, and diversity in higher education. A cornerstone to our approach is to engage deeply and authentically with our students in challenge, in celebration, and in the daily experience.
Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today.
Regarding our postings
Full position descriptions and requirements can be found at our application page jobs.radford.edu. Attach a resume, cov...er letter, and a list of three professional references to the online application. Review of applications will begin March 2, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Radford University responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.
Radford University has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.