Department/Organization: 870301 - Fraternity & Sorority Life
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; often on weeknights and some weekends
Job Summary: The Student Life Assistant Director I provides oversight and planning for the development, implementation, and delivery of one or more programs, services, or activities within a department. May supervise professional staff. Part of the Student Life Career Progression Plan.
Additional Department Summary: The Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life is responsible for the advisement and support of fraternities and sororities and the various Greek governing councils, developing and coordinating educational programs centered around established learning outcomes for fraternity and sorority members, and assessing the effectiveness of those programs, and supporting the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life in developing a growing, healthy Greek community that is nationally recognized for its quality chapter experience and contributions to campus life. The fraternity and sorority community at The University of Alabama consists of 66 social fraternities and sororities with more than 11,500 student members, including 46 chapter housing facilities with approximately 1,900 residents. Specifically, the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life is responsible for the advisement and support of fraternities and sororities and the various Greek governing councils, developing and coordinating educational programs centered around established learning outcomes for fraternity and sorority members, and assessing the effectiveness of those programs, and supporting the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life in developing a growing, healthy Greek community that is nationally recognized for its quality chapter experience and contributions to campus life. Specifically, the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life serves as the primary advisor for the Interfraternity Council (IFC). In addition to meeting regularly with council officers, chapter presidents, and other chapter officers, the Assistant Director is responsible for the planning of major Council related events (i.e. Recruitment, Convocation, New Member Education, and New Member Summit, etc.). Additionally, the Assistant Director has oversight for office initiatives and trainings related to Social Event Registration and Risk Management. This includes, but is not limited to, leading, in partnership with the Office of Student Involvement, the “Greek Event Smart” Registration Training; designing and facilitating Risk Reduction Trainings; and reviewing online social event submissions by fraternities and sororities in mySOURCE for compliance with UA policy. The Assistant Director is responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace. The Assistant Director also has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience; OR Master's degree and one (1) year of experience.
Skills and Knowledge: Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills applicable for a diverse population. Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities. Knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs, to include CampusDirector and ChapterBuilder recruitment software programs. Familiarity with Qualtrics Survey Software. Must be able to conduct presentations and training workshops, be an effective communicator, and have organizational strength. Demonstrated commitment to Multicultural Competencies as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate membership in an Inter/National Greek-letter organization strongly preferred. Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communication or a related field and three (3) or more years of professional leadership experience in a higher education setting. Related experience to include student programming, advising Greek student groups and organizations, student union, and other student-oriented activities.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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