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Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

companyUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington
locationWilmington, NC, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/9/2024
ExpiresExpires: 6/8/2024
Faculty / Staff
Full Time

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Benefits of Working at UNCW Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy, and the employee assistance program, many of which are offered free of charge.

Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life is responsible for the overall vision, coordination, and management of the UNCW (social) Greek-lettered community. Serves as the primary liaison between the university and our national Fraternity & Sorority Life social organizations and headquarters. Develops programs and initiatives and works with various internal and external constituents in order to enhance the quality of the student social fraternal experience; oversees long and short-range goal and strategic planning, program planning, marketing, expansion and assessment efforts; collects, tracks, and analyzes data and develops and recommends policies, protocols, procedures and educational agendas based on research; develops collaborations with Greek alumni organizations, chapter advisors, community groups and individual fraternities and sororities and their national headquarters; provides leadership and advising on issues unique to the Greek community, on campus Greek programming, and risk and liability management; collaborates with housing officials on community-based housing opportunities for Greek students (“UNCW Greek Village”); works closely with the F&SL staff and Greek student leaders toward unification with the Interfraternity Council (IFC, 14 chapters), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC, 4 chapters), United Greek Council (2 chapters) and Panhellenic Council (NPC, 11 chapters); enables Greek-lettered members to market the positive aspects of Greek Life at UNCW to the surrounding non-Greek community.

Along with the Associate Director and Coordinator(s), advises student leaders on the development and implementation of programs, applicable policies and procedures, risk management practices, leadership development and organizational management. The Director will assist in developing the Greek Village residential experience.

Requires some evening and weekend commitments, especially during fall and spring new member recruitment periods, major campus celebrations such as Homecoming, and Move-in.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

· Master’s degree in Student personnel, Student Development, Educational Administration, or a closely related field.

· A minimum of five years professional experience and demonstrated capability in working with and advising fraternity and sorority student organizations; commitment to the value of student involvement as an experiential learning process; and demonstrated experience in personnel management and fiscal management is necessary.

· Knowledge, understanding, and history of national Greek-lettered systems and standards; national and regional trends; legal issue affecting the FSL population; and fair recruitment processes are required.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

· Experience supervising professional staff members.

· Experience advising with each of these undergraduate councils: National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, and the Panhellenic Council.

· Prior experience facilitating training for undergraduate student organizations or employees

· Significant experience planning and delivering educational and wellness programs for students especially Fraternity and Sorority Life students.

· Experience managing recruitment software.

· Prior experience representing the University in town-gown relations and serving as a campus spokesperson for Fraternity & Sorority Life

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The Division of Student Affairs consists of 11 functional departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs which are accessible to all members of the university community. The staff members are dedicated individuals known for their passion and commitment to implementing programs and services that affect student development over the course of a lifetime. Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside the classroom. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles. The Division is a leader and primary spokesperson for students.

The Campus Life department supports and gives direction to out-of-classroom learning. Based on the philosophy that learning is not confined to the classroom but is constant and on-going, the mission of the department is to facilitate the educational process by providing a laboratory experience for student growth, and an arena for the development of cultural, social, leadership, and recreational awareness. This is accomplished through the administration of the Fisher Student Center, University Union, Burney Center and Warwick Center and their programs and services, by providing guidance and resources to student leaders and organizations and serving as the campus’ central point of reference regarding

leadership development, student activities and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, and service learning and community engagement.

Campus Life also serves as the first point of contact for conference and event planning and assumes the space scheduling coordination function for all campus space (except for academic course scheduling) and works with campus space stewards in various departments throughout campus to ensure timely, coordinated service for all customers

University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Please apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/31675

Special Notes to Applicants PLEASE NOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section before you apply for this position. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.