Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity and Sorority Life
George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Internal Number: 54477
Department: Student Involvement
Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Involvement
The George Mason University Student Involvement office is seeking a student-centered professional for the open position of Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity and Sorority Life. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
It is our mission to help students get connected to Mason Nation through campus-wide events, student organizations, trainings, student advocacy and personal interactions to bring ideas to fruition, create a sense of belonging and prepare students for success in their future. Our department is comprised of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Patriot Activities Council, GMU Esports, Student Government, Registered Student Organizations, TEDxGeorgeMasonU, Mason Miracle, the SI2GO Program, the Mason Spirit Squad and large-scale major events. As a member of the Student Involvement staff, professional development, well-being and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of our work.
About the Position:
The Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity and Sorority Life is an administrative faculty position that reports to the Associate Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity and Sorority Life. As part of the professional staff of Student Involvement, this individual will work collaboratively with other departmental staff, which includes five other Assistant Directors, Business Manager, Office Manager, three Associate Directors, and the Executive Director of Student Involvement. The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple tasks, have an ability to connect with a diverse range of students, and express a true passion for Student Affairs work.
The Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Cluster is responsible for the oversight of the FSL community comprised of 42 chapters, four governing councils (i.e., Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, College Panhellenic Council, and the United Greek Council), and Order of Omega honor society. This position requires evening and weekend work. For more information about Student Involvement, please refer to http://si.gmu.edu/. Specific responsibilities include:
Advising & Supervision
Share in the advisement of 42 FSL organizations through the office's cross-council advisory model;
Directly advise 2 of the 4 governing councils (National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), College Panhellenic Council (CPH), Interfraternity Council (IFC), and United Greek Council (UGC); and co-advise the President's Council;
Supervise, train and develop one Graduate Assistant;
Advise and provide support for recruitment and intake processes for 2 governing councils; and
Assist with development and implementation of the expansion processes for 2 governing councils.
Program Development & Implementation
Coordinate the FSL Peer Educator program, workshops focused on risk reduction and member development;
Coordinate civic engagement programming for the FSL community;
Coordinate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the FSL community; and
Develop and facilitate workshops and trainings including but not limited to: risk management, scholarship and academic support, social programming, values-based leadership, group dynamics, conflict management, etc.
Oversee marketing and communication for the FSL area (including social media, website, marketing materials, and newsletters);
Monitor the academic progress of organizations, and design programs to encourage scholarship within the FSL community;
Provide support for general FSL programs (e.g., Glance into Greek, Officer Training Series, FSL Leadership Retreat, New Member Education, NPHC Step Show, Greek Week, Standards of Excellence, etc.); and
Serve as a resource for faculty and non-campus advisors to Greek Letter organizations.
Unit and Division
Work collaboratively with University partners on existing and new University-wide initiatives;
Participate as an active member of the University Life/Student Involvement professional staff, attending departmental meetings, collaborating with other staff members, and assisting in-office and department-wide initiatives and programs;
Provide on-site supervision and advising, which sometimes includes physical event set-up, and evening/weekend hours;
Assist with major department programming efforts as needed; and
Perform other related duties as assigned.
A master's degree in college student personnel or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required;
Some (generally two (2)+ years) professional work experience, or some (generally one (1) year) professional work experience plus some (generally two (2) years) paraprofessional/graduate assistant work, in higher education; preference in fraternity and sorority life activities;
Demonstrated experience in advisement and leadership development of students and student organizations, event management, and risk management education; and
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the practice of open and effective communication with students, faculty and staff to build and maintain collaborative relationships.
Genuine passion for working with college student development;
Ability to work as a team member in a high-energy, progressive and diverse department;
Proven skills of flexibility and adaptability to change;
Effective public speaking and interpersonal skills; and
Successful candidate must be approachable, able to manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
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Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
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There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
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Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
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•Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
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•Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
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