Reporting to the Associate Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life within the Center for Student Involvement, the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life serves as a member of the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) team and participates in the development, enrichment and assessment of the university's vibrant and diverse Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community. This position is one of three staff who support 35+ social Greek-letter organizations and approximately 2,700 affiliated students, or 13% of the undergraduate student population at Northeastern. The Assistant Director supports students and chapters that are part of the four governing councils and honor society: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Council (PC), and Order of Omega.
The incumbent is responsible for strategically enhancing the fraternal community and partners alongside the Associate Director and Fraternity and Sorority Life Specialist, to serve in an advisory role to the four governing councils and chapters that comprise these councils. Advisement to these groups requires but is not limited to: developing short and long-term goals, enhancing operational excellence and health of the organization, creating educational trainings and resources, ensuring compliance with university and membership organizations' policies and procedures, and fostering responsible and sustainable growth. This position is essential in creating spaces for fraternity and sorority members to discuss community-wide issues, harm reduction and risk mitigation strategies, and how to build inclusive communities. The Assistant Director will collaborate with campus partners and lead all efforts on the design, execution, and assessment of all educational curriculum and offerings for the four governing councils and all levels of membership in the areas of health and wellness, identity exploration, membership expectations, and inclusive community building. The Assistant Director will supervise, evaluate, and train the FSL Specialist who is responsible for signature events for the FSL community such as FSL Awards, Take it to the Floor, Greek Sing, Stepfest, Greek Week, and more. Additionally, the Assistant Director will also supervise, train, and evaluate graduate interns/practicum students, and Center for Student Involvement undergraduate student staff. With the Northeastern FSL community growing, the Assistant Director would curate a marketing strategy and content to develop a strong social media presence, newsletters, and infographics to highlight events and successes of the FSL community.
As a member of the collaborative Center for Student Involvement team, the Assistant Director will possess a commitment to all programs and events that originate within the Center and will provide support to colleagues in the implementation of various signature programs (Homecoming, Fall Fest, Winter Involvement Fair, Student Life Awards, etc.). As a member of a collaborative unit, the Assistant Director will also provide support for the various leadership programs that are coordinated by Center staff.
Master's degree in higher education/student affairs or equivalent is required with at least 1-3 years of full-time experience in student activities, major event management, and fraternity/sorority life community development. Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience advising fraternal organizations.
Candidates should have an awareness of specific trends and issues affecting fraternities and sororities on an inter/national level and should identity industry-wide best practices in fraternity/sorority advising to enhance the FSL community.
Desire to work at a fast-paced, global university is essential as is a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The successful candidate must have excellent problem-solving skills and exceptional interpersonal, organizational, verbal/written communication skills and knowledge of social media platforms and techniques. As a member of the Division of Student Affairs, the Assistant Director will align their work with the established mission, vision, and literacies of the division.
Curriculum Design & Assessment:
Evaluate, revise, and execute existing member education programs such as FSL Summit, FSL 101, council pre-membership orientations, Council Officer Transition Workshop, and recruitment counselor (Rho Gamma) training.
Develop, design, and implement new educational curriculum and offerings for the four fraternal governing councils and all levels of membership in the areas of health and wellness, identity and leadership exploration, membership expectations, and inclusive community building.
Work alongside campus partners to identify educational curriculum and resources specific to the needs of fraternities & sororities. Lead all assessment and evaluation initiatives of FSL programs and services.
Generate and publish community-wide statistics that help share the progress, growth, and enhancement of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Northeastern.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Team Management:
Supervise, train, and evaluate the Fraternity and Sorority Life Specialist. Supervise, train, and evaluate practicum or graduate internship student (if applicable), and select Center for Student Involvement student employees (FSL Brand Development Assistants).
Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisement & Education:
Advise governing councils and individual chapters on short and long-term goals, operational excellence, event planning, risk management, health and wellness, and expansion and recruitment procedures.
Manage the biannual re-registration process for fraternities & sororities, ensuring compliance with CSI policies for recognition. Review all new member education/intake plans for chapters, and provide feedback to ensure a safe and healthy membership joining experience.
Provide event planning support to chapters by coordinating event logistics for on and off campus events including but not limited to fundraising approvals, facilities/space requests, and compliance with university and their membership organization's event policies.
Advise organizations on community service and philanthropy programs and hold chapter leaders accountable for completing inter/national program requirements.
Provide support to the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) and Office for University Equity & Compliance (OUEC) to address organizational misconduct. In partnership with FSL staff, review and develop new policies and processes to enhance the fraternal experience at Northeastern. Serve as a liaison to inter/national membership organizations and their headquarters staff, and the local/regional volunteers (chapter advisors).
Brand Development & Digital Marketing:
Develop a strong social media presence, regular newsletters, and infographics that would highlight the events, achievements, and successes of the Fraternity & Sorority Life community.
Utilize data analytics to drive marketing strategy and develop content that is geared towards the various stakeholders and constituents of the FSL community.
Manage the team of the FSL Brand Development Assistants (student employees) to guide them on projects that would better tell the story of what Fraternity & Sorority Life at Northeastern has to offer to various stakeholders. Through marketing and promotion, increase the utilization of the FSL suite by affiliated student leaders. The FSL suite is a newly redesigned physical space in the Curry Student Center.
Other Duties as Assigned:
Support major events, initiatives, and committees that originate within the Center for Student Involvement.
Improve customer service and student development by leveraging technology where possible.
Explore opportunities for virtual engagement within the fraternity & sorority life community.
Represent the Center on various committees and at major campus events and programs.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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