Assistant Director of Student Life – Fraternity and Sorority Life
Grand Valley State University
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: 47,000 - 54,000
Internal Number: 493834
Summary: Grand Valley State University's Office of Student Life is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life. This position will report to the Associate Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life and serves as a supervisor for two FSL graduate assistants. The position is an integral member of the Student Life team, supporting student engagement through various Student Life initiatives including the Transitions New Student Orientation Program and leadership development of registered student organizations.
Grand Valley hosts 27 inter/national fraternities and sororities which fall under four governing councils: National Pan-Hellenic Council (5), Interfraternity Council (8), Multicultural Greek Council (4), and the Panhellenic Association (10). Additionally, the community includes the Order of Omega and the Greek Life Board, which host programs and address issues of the FSL community of approximately 1,300 students.
Grand Valley State University values excellence, integrity, inquiry, inclusiveness, community, sustainability, and innovation. The university promotes a fraternity and sorority life experience that enhances these values by focusing on students’ personal growth, academic achievement, diverse community involvement, and development of lifelong friendships.
Required Qualifications and Education:
Bachelor’s degree required and experience working with students in a college setting.
At least two years of experience with social Greek letter organizations in either an advisory or leadership capacity. Two years of a graduate assistantship will count for (1) one year of experience.
Demonstrated experience with student leadership programming, organizational development, initiating, planning, executing, and assessing student programs and services, and measuring student-learning outcomes.
Excellent organizational, written, verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Ability to attend routine evening and weekend activities including departmental and organization events, meetings, workshops, etc.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Master’s degree in student personnel administration, higher education administration.
Demonstrated understanding of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, National APIA Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Conference, and/or other umbrella fraternal organizations.
Demonstrated skill and best practices in the area of risk reduction (Alcohol, gender-based violence, and hazing).
Experience working with student information databases/systems and spreadsheets; (Campus Labs, Banner, Campus Director and Prevent.Zone), familiarity with FERPA and CLERY Act compliance obligations.
Experience in student organization support
Event planning and coordination experience
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience working with people of color and other historically underrepresented groups.