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Named one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" by Diverse Magazine.
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Leading the way as the #1 ranked institution in the AAU and #3 of all colleges and universities nationally in fostering our students' social mobility.
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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Five (5) years of full-time professional experience with Student Activities/Student Engagement including advising and programming Fraternity and Sorority Life/Greek Lettered Organizations. Supervisory experience (student supervision may be considered). Knowledge and understanding of Greek systems, national and regional trends, policies, procedures, governance, organizational development and recruitment processes. Experience working with National/International Fraternities and Sororities. Experience advising and counseling students to include providing guidance in all aspects of program planning, budget implementation, leadership development, problem solving, and assessment.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Higher Education or related field. Additional years (6+) of full-time professional experience with Student Activities/Student Engagement including advising and programming Fraternity and Sorority Life/Greek Lettered Organizations. Experience in leading risk management and harm reduction policy development, process implementation and/or implementation of educational initiatives. Experience working in a diverse, high-intensity academic environment.
Brief Description of Duties: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides vision and leadership for all aspects of fraternity and sorority life at Stony Brook University. The Director develops programs and initiatives and works with various internal and external constituents in order to enhance the quality of the fraternity and sorority experience. The Director oversees short and long range goal and strategy development, program planning, marketing, expansion, and assessment for Fraternity and Sorority Life. A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills to be able to identify, assess, and mediate conflict, problem solve, and propose appropriate solutions.
Administer and manage the Fraternity and Sorority system's 30+ chapters and councils 1,000 members including:
Manage and coordinate organization registration, eligibility checks, grade reports, expansion, recruitment/intake and new member education, training, and compliance.
Assist in the management of web-based information systems, student databases, and scheduling programs.
Maintain and update area website and promotional materials, including social media marketing and outreach efforts.
Manage area purchasing and operational budget. Ensure ongoing financial analysis and accountability.
Oversee recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and supervision of a team of undergraduate and graduate students.
Collect, track, and analyze data and compliance information to measure outcomes, and monitor and enhance the quality of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Stony Brook, including conducting needs assessments, surveys, focus groups and program evaluations.
Review and develop policies and procedures related to fraternal organizations and risk prevention/harm reduction.
Manage Fraternity and Sorority conduct in collaboration with Student Engagement and Activities and Student Conduct and Community Standards. Work collaboratively with these offices, the Center for Prevention and Outreach, and other parties with regard to risk management and prevention issues.
Represent the University to local officials, the local and campus community, individual regional and national headquarters, and other stakeholders as a spokesperson for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Design, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the Fraternity and Sorority Life advising program including:
Serve as the program advisor to our 30+ chapters and councils.
Implement best practices across our Fraternity and Sorority community towards achieving the goal of being a nationally recognized model of excellence.
Design and implement strategies to strengthen the recruitment efforts and membership retention of our cultural based fraternities and sororities.
Provide advising and direction with regard to the planning, implementation, and assessment of organization events and activities, and compliance with University policy and procedures.
Advise and train student leaders and chapters on the development and implementation of programs, applicable policies and procedures, risk and liability management, scholarship, leadership development, academic success, and organization management. Cultivate additional support and training/education initiatives with campus partners, alumni, headquarters staff, and students.
Oversee training and development of faculty, staff, and alumni advisors.
Coordinate and administer the Five Star standards program and develop action plans for at risk and underperforming organizations.
Work with fraternity and sorority alumni organizations, chapter advisor groups, inter/national headquarters, community groups and individual fraternities and sororities.
Coordination, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive programming model that is responsive to student needs and enhances community:
Develop, plan, execute, and evaluate programs and initiatives as needed, including but not limited to Interfraternity and Sorority Council Week, National Hazing Prevention Week, Recruitment/Involvement Fairs, and the Fraternity and Sorority Life awards.
Provide direction and guidance in program development, budget formation, and program assessment to campus programming efforts.
Plan and/or provide on-site management at student or University events.
Support divisional and institutional goals by participating in and serving on various campus-wide and Student Affairs committees.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Evening and weekend work will be required.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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Job Number: 2105042
Official Job Title: Director of Student Activities
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
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