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Job Summary

Department Summary

Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) is dedicated to the development of its diverse student body through close collaboration with the University Community, 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 in Student Life, the Community Standards and Leadership Development Manager is responsible for establishing, administering and evaluating programs and services that support student learning and development within fraternities and sororities. This staff member will manage unit leadership programs and lead event planning, event budgeting, marketing and outreach, and evaluation and assessment efforts. 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

  • Program Management
  • Achievement Expectations Program
  • Administrative
  • Supervision
  • Research and Planning


Program Management (40%)

  • Develop implementation and assessment strategies for ongoing large unit programs such as, but not limited to, Presidents Weekend, Taste of Michigan, Awards Night and the Emerging Leaders Conference
  • Lead all facets of the leadership program design and delivery, including content development, integration of learning outcomes and competencies, budget management, marketing and outreach, and assessment and evaluation
  • Develop and implement programs in partnership with academic units, other departments, students and student organizations consistent with unit goals and priorities in order to identify and recruit support for program development and implementation
  • Collaborate and provide program support for other FSL Staff, which may include co-executing programs/initiatives, shared visioning, and assessment efforts as needed

Lead implementation of the Annual Achievement Expectations Program (30%)

  • Manage the administration of the Achievement Expectations Program including data tracking and program education
  • Develop evaluation tools to provide feedback and coaching for individual chapters and/or chapter leaders
  • Develop various program reports to track progress and coaching for individual chapters
  • Assist council advisors to create and publish FSL scorecard each semester

Administrative (15%)

  • Identify resources, information, and education to students, their families, faculty, staff and the greater community regarding student involvement in Greek-letter organizations
  • Participate in University-wide committees including establishing liaison relationships with other departments
  • Create regular reports (e.g. semester and annual) of Achievement Expectations or Scorecard
  • Work in conjunction in the on-going evaluation of the fraternity and sorority community by identifying program and educational gaps to determine future needs
  • Work collaboratively with other FSL staff to develop the creation and maintenance of electronic databases used as necessary

Research and Planning for Additional Fraternal Councils (10%)

  • Partner with the Center for Campus Involvement to identify eligible organizations and plan for the creation of additional council structures to support fraternal organizations on campus: Pre-Professional Fraternities, Professional Fraternities, and Honorary Fraternities
  • Develop and distribute reports and proposals for the implementation of new councils based on benchmarking
  • Establish relationships with inter/national and local representatives of the impacted fraternities and existing associations

Supervision (5%)

  • Serve as part of the team that hires, supervises, trains and evaluates graduate assistants
  • Supervise graduate assistants in accordance with students’ academic program expectations and professional standards
  • Maintain communication with graduate students’ academic programs as needed

Required Qualifications*

Education: Master’s degree in higher education administration, public policy, public health, student affairs administration, counselor or a related field, or equivalent education and years of experience

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; strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills

Work Authorization:  Must have the ability to legally work in the United States

Desired Qualifications*

Professional Certification:  Membership in a fraternity/sorority organization.

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.

Additional Information

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to work independently and multitask.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Financial/Budgetary Responsibility

Responsibility and oversight for a budget of approximately $29,000.

Working conditions

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

Physical requirements

The person in this position regularly travels to various locations on campus and certain off-campus properties. The person in this position routinely presents at meetings and events and may need to move items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds. The person in this position routinely moves through various facilities to attend meetings/events and access files or information.

Direct reports

Will supervise up one Student Services Assistant I (Graduate Intern) if funding permits.

Additional Information

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


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