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Job Summary

Department Summary

The Office of Greek Life is dedicated to the development of its diverse student body through close collaboration with the University Community, Greek Alumni, Inter/national organizations, and the Ann Arbor Community.  It provides quality academic, personal, social, and service opportunities that empower students to serve, lead, and conduct themselves with integrity and in accordance with sound values.

Job Summary

As a staff member within Student Life, the Assistant Director of Greek Life is responsible for setting the direction and advocating for the development of co-curricular programs and services that support student learning within Greek-letter student organizations. All efforts are in the service of creating learning environments that: celebrate diversity, foster student development and provide leadership development opportunities.

Primary areas of focus include

  • student organization advising, consultation and oversight;
  • administrative responsibility for areas of specialization within Greek Life including: alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, sexual misconduct prevention and response, and bystander intervention.
  • program development, implementation, assessment and evaluation.

 

Responsibilities*

Student Organization Advising (55%)

  • Advise, consult with, and provide direction for the executive board members of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Association, with primary responsibility for the supervision of the ten member Interfraternity Council Executive Board.
  • Advise, consult with, and provide direction for the chapters, council, and general membership of the Interfraternity Council.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in multicultural competency and expertise in the prevention of high risk use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Provide specialized leadership in and focus on alcohol and other drugs and sexual misconduct.
  • Provide general education, direction, management, and leadership development opportunities to individual students and chapters to enhance student organization effectiveness.  Areas addressed include: academic performance, physical and psychological health/wellness, risk management, career aspirations, interpersonal conflict, social identity and justice, and personal and leadership development.
  • Manage crises related to student organization behavior, attending to the immediate needs of involved students and their families.  Serve as a liaison with the inter/national headquarters.  Make decisions regarding a course of action for organizational improvement, consulting with the inter/national headquarters, local advisors and University of Michigan administrators.
  • Together with other office staff, advise Greek-related committees, honor societies, and task forces such as Greek Week, Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Greek Activities Review Panel, Social Responsibility Committee, and Hazing Task Force.  Facilitate the training of these groups’ leaders and provide educational programming for their members.
  • Provide intervention when student behavior is potentially harmful to others, the community, and/or is self-destructive.  Develop a course of action and education that will improve safety, reduce harm, and minimize critical incidents and risk.
  • Provide conflict resolution for individual students, between student organizations, and with other community entities such as law enforcement and neighbors.
  • Assist councils in the creation and facilitation of activities designed to create a cohesive Greek-letter community and be able to constructively serve as a resource for their respective communities at large.
  • Work with chapter alumni advisors and housing boards by providing resources and educational programming to assist their support of collegiate chapters, officers, and housing.

 Administrative (15%)

  • Provide resources, information, and education to students, their families, faculty, staff and the greater community regarding student involvement in Greek-letter organizations. Educate individual students and student organizations about their rights, privileges, obligations, and resources as they relate to living and learning in the University and local communities.
  • Lead and participate in University-wide committees including establishing liaison relationships with other departments, participating in roundtable discussions, and attending periodic meetings with student services offices across campus.
  • Assist in the preparation of the overall departmental budget, providing documentation of evidence supporting requests for additional University funds.
  • Participate in strategic planning efforts including implementation of the Greek Life Strategic Plan, implementation of the Achievement Expectations Program and development of annual unit goals. 
  • Assist the Director in the on-going evaluation of the unit.
  • Act in the absence of the Director.

 Program Development and Management (25%)

  • Design departmental program goals for the Greek Community.
  • Design, initiate, and facilitate curriculum for leadership education and other proactive educational and risk management programming for the Greek Community. 
  • Initiate partnerships with faculty, staff, students and student organizations consistent with unit goals and priorities in order to identify and recruit support for program development and implementation.  Train participating staff and students.
  • Establish program evaluation strategies and research agendas for new initiatives.

 Supervision (5%)

  • Hire, supervise, train and evaluate graduate assistants.
  • Supervise graduate assistants in accordance with students' academic program expectations and professional standards.
  • Maintain communication with graduate students' academic programs.
  • Supervise the ten member Interfraternity Council Executive Board.

Required Qualifications*

  • Education:  Master’s degree
  • Experience: minimum two years’ experience working professionally in student affairs administration or  working for fraternity/sorority inter/national headquarters
  • Specialized Knowledge: knowledge of and experience with the application of student and leadership development theories within Greek-letter organizations;
  • Work Authorization:  Must be have ability to legally work in the United States

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Higher Ed Administration, Counseling or Social Work
  • Professional Certification:  Membership in a Greek-letter organization

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE:  Actual salary commensurate with experience, education and equity factors.

Position Criteria:

  • Specialized Knowledge:  Ability to demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: promotion of physical and psychological health/wellness, sexual misconduct prevention and response,  prevention of high risk use of alcohol and other drugs, diversity and inclusion, leadership development and hazing prevention.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills; knowledge of and experience implementing best practices in risk management.

Working conditions

Position requires ability to work a flexible schedule, including frequent evenings and weekends. 

Physical requirements

This position requires the ability to travel to various campus locations. The person in this position may need to lift items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds, etc.

The person in this position routinely moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information.

Direct reports

Position supervises:

  • Student Services Assistant I
  • Council Executive Board Officers (elected students)

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.