Staff Assistant, Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life
Bridgewater State University
Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 25002
The Center for Student Engagement was established to plan, implement, support, and cultivate opportunities, programs and experiences for Bridgewater State University students from pre-enrollment through commencement and transition to an active alumni status. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work collaboratively with their colleagues in CSE and across the university to meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.
We are dedicated to creating engaging spaces for students to EXPLORE who they are, EXPERIENCE a sense of belonging and be empowered to LEAD. The Center for Student Engagement executes its mission through:
Facilitating the university's orientation and new student transition programs both prior to their enrollment and through their first semester at BSU.
Campus-wide program development, and advising roles, the department will offer students the chance to develop leadership skills and experience interpersonal interaction that will enhance their personal and academic lives.
Providing guidance to BSU's 80+ student organizations, supports the planning and implementation of over 400 events per academic year (including 70+ planned by Program Council).
Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Rondileau Student Union, creating a welcoming environment for all members of the BSU community.
Building connections with families of students to ensure each student receives support in as many ways as possible
The coordinator has focused responsibility for assisting in the creation, development and implementation of a vibrant Fraternity and Sorority Life Community. The coordinator will work closely with student leaders from each of the FSL chapters and governing bodies to promote a positive and developmental culture within the FSL community.
The coordinator will implement leadership development programs for the FSL community, with a focus on the support of new members. The coordinator will also provide support for general student leadership development and provide programmatic support to summer new student transition programs.
This position is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Serve as the advisor to all FSL governing boards, including Interfraternity Council, National Panhellenic Council and Fraternity and Sorority Life Council.
Utilize diversity and social justice practices to promote student success as it relates to student involvement and student leadership development.
Coordinate student delegations traveling to conferences focused on Fraternity and Sorority Life, i.e., the NGLA, etc. Coordinate delegate selection and training and serve as administrative advisor for student travel.
Manage evening and weekend events as necessary/assigned.
Develop and implement intentional programs, services and activities on behalf of the Center for Student Engagement, that will meet the unique needs of targeted/designated student populations.
In collaboration with appropriate student organizations, coordinate Panhellenic Recruitment Weekend, FSL Annual Awards, and Greek Week.
Coordinate Hazing Prevention Programming for the Fraternity and Sorority Community. Where possible this would be coordinated with The Office of Community Standards and Athletics and Recreation.
Coordinate the Greek Leadership and Development series for the FSL community. Providing leadership development content and setting expected outcomes for guest presenters.
Manage evening and weekend events as necessary/assigned.
Develop and implement intentional departmental programs, activities and events that will meet the unique needs of all student populations.
Assist in department-based programs for student leadership development. This may include the Leadership Institute, Leadership Summit conference, and population specific leadership programs.
Serve on divisional and university committees as assigned.
Monitor assigned budgets to ensure appropriate and efficient use of resources.
Plan and implement assessment efforts that inform data driven decision making for the programs, services and activities related to student programming. Support overall department assessment efforts for established learning outcomes across the department around student involvement and student leadership development. Assist in the coordination of departmental events as needed.
Support department, divisional and university programs as assigned. This includes opening weekend, new student orientation, and commencement activities.
Coordinate efforts across department staff and other key campus partners to coordinate a student planned events calendar.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of a campus activities setting and of program advising, including experience working with external vendors or similar business practices. Graduate work is acceptable equivalent as is significant undergraduate paraprofessional experience.
An understanding of the principles, practices, and procedures of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Experience working to incorporate inclusive practices, social and racial justice practices into campus activities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail are essential.
Ability to maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment. Ability to juggle multiple priorities.
Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty, administrators and staff.
Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends to accommodate planned programming initiatives.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development or related field.
Prior advising experience with a Fraternity and Sorority Life community.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching and lifting, pushing and pulling up to 10 pounds
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.