Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls more than 19,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
The Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life is responsible for advising three of our Greek-letter student governing councils, chapter leaders, and members. Specifically, the coordinator will advise the National Pan-Hellenic Conference (NPHC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), and the Independent Greek Council (IGC); attend their bi-weekly council meetings, executive board meetings, and sub-committee meetings; attend their events; advise the membership recruitment/intake process; serve as the University liaison with chapter presidents and officers; meet with national representatives of chapters; and work with and assist alumnae in the improvement of chapters.
In addition, the coordinator will be responsible for portions of office operations which include: working to advance the Towson University Chapter Assessment Program, assisting with chapter compliance with university standards, teaching leadership seminars, risk management workshops such as hazing prevention, alcohol education, and diversity and social justice programming, plan, develop, coordinate, and execute large-scale programming efforts, including Homecoming, Greek Week, and the debuts, Dance the Madness, Block Shows, and Step Shows; serve on Divisional Committees; and assist in other advising duties as needed.
Responsibilities and Duties
Student and Organizational Development:
Advise the NPHC, MGC, and the IGC student governing bodies by meeting one-on-one with leaders and attending meetings, executive board meetings, and sub-committee meetings.
Advise the presidents/leaders of the respective chapters in the NPHC, MGC, and IGC on campus to provide guidance and assess compliance with university standards.
Oversee the Membership Intake Process.
Assist in managing and enforcing compliance with the Chapter Assessment Program.
Assist in developing, implementing, and facilitating leadership training opportunities for student leaders such as the Greek Leadership Academy, Social Justice Workshop Series, Officer training, etc.
Coordinate social programming efforts, including Homecoming, Greek Week, Debuts, Dance the Madness, Late Night Parties, Step Shows, Stroll Showcases, Lunch in Letters, etc.
Coordinate Council Programming Chairs/Vice Presidents to form community programming committees.
Provide support for division-wide activities and programs such as Welcome to TU, Homecoming, and Family Weekend.
Provide support for risk management programs and preventative education such as Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) and Hazing Prevention Week.
Justice & Community:
Coordinate the campus blood drives in partnership with the American Red Cross.
Design and facilitate the curriculum for the social justice workshop series for chapter diversity and inclusion officers.
Administration and Support:
Responsible for all aspects of supervising one graduate assistant, which includes the hiring process in coordination with the Graduate Student Office.
Assist the Director in short and long-term goal planning that advances the department's vision and mission related to the strategic plan for the University and the Division of Student Affairs.
Assist in marketing efforts for Fraternity and Sorority Life, including developing and updating written and online materials.
Assist in administrative duties such as grade reports, GPA checks, roster collection and maintenance, and the distribution and collection of essential forms.
Serve on various University and Student Affairs committees.
Internal and External Relations:
Develop and maintain collaborative and reciprocal relationships with local chapter advisory boards, national headquarters staff, and other departments at Towson University.
Collaborate and communicate with alumni groups and graduate chapters.
Perform other duties as requested by the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President of Campus Life, or the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Telework may be available for this position up to two days per week following the completion of 90 days of service in good standing.
Qualifications and Skills
Two years of experience.
Demonstrated ability to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student population and campus community.
Knowledge of fraternal culture and community at a university/college.
Experience working with culturally based fraternal organizations.
Ability to oversee projects and manage multiple priorities.
Experience developing and implementing large-scale programs.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Salary and Benefits
$54,000 and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 15 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).