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Associate Director Fraternity and Sorority Life

Company: The Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Associate Director Fraternity and Sorority Life The Johns Hopkins University was America's first research university, founded for the express purpose of expanding knowledge and putting that knowledge to work for the good of humanity. Today, Johns Hopkins has approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students, and 17,600 graduate students across 230-degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. JHU has multiple campuses in Baltimore and campuses serving graduate students in DC, Italy, and China. Johns Hopkins stands alone among top research universities in its extraordinary commitment of attention and resources to ensuring student success and particularly those from first-generation or limited income (FLI) backgrounds, making bold, sustained, and dramatic investments in the student experience over the last 15 years.
Student Affairs on the Homewood campus is made up of 23 departments ranging from Residential Life, Dining, Athletics and Campus Recreation, to Student Engagement, Student Conduct, Student Transitions and Family Programs, Center for Student Success, Center for Social Concern, and University Student Services administrative units like Human Resources, IT, and Communications. Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins educates beyond the classrooms, helping students to deepen their self-awareness, develop relationships, nurture inclusion, and find fulfillment in the collegiate experience to ensure lifelong success and meaningful contributions to our global community. Our culture is defined by our commitment to the "Aspirations for Student Learning," which play a critical role in helping us fulfill our mission. We challenge, encourage, and support students to, live with curiosity, deepen self-awareness, engage in meaningful collaboration, grow in confidence, and practice responsible leadership.Student Affairs enjoys a close relationship with Academic Affairs at JHU, and with shared responsibility for delivering on one of the University's highest priorities: ensuring that highly talented students from a wide range of backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay, thrive during and after their time at JHU. We work closely with our colleagues in Student Health and Well-Being, Academic Affairs, Integrated Learning and Life Design, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to ensure students can take full advantage of all that JHU has to offer. Our team is seeking student-centered, success-oriented professionals who want to make a difference in students' lives. Ideal candidates in Student Affairs are curious, solution-seeking, have a can-do attitude, and are committed to the dignity and equity of all persons. If you enjoy student-centered work, work focused on building relationships and fostering community, that is rarely the same day-to-day, engaging with both college students and colleagues in-person as well as virtually, and have an entrepreneurial spirit, we want you to join us!Hopkins Student Affairs Statement on Inclusion, Community, and Excellence. At Johns Hopkins we strive to be a model of a pluralistic society in which we acknowledge, embrace, and engage diverse identities, perspectives, and experiences. We seek to build and buttress an inclusive intellectual and physical environment to ensure that all members of our community know with certainty that they belong at Johns Hopkins and we aspire to equitably share the benefits and burdens of dismantling persistent systemic barriers to individual and communal success. Hopkins Student Affairs is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds. We believe that diversity is inherent to excellence and that the broad diversity of talents, cultures, identities, and experiences of our community members are core to our ability to deliver exceptional student development and learning experiences.We strive to support a student experience where academic, leadership, and community engagement opportunities spur discovery and learning; encourage a respect for and valuing of the perspectives of others; and foster a sense of belonging and connection across our student, broader university, and Baltimore community. We strive to create a learning environment where our students feel invited to learn from and contribute to the learning of others through the sharing and honoring of each other's perspectives, identities, cultures, talents, and experiences.Hopkins Student Affairs seeks to hire, and support the professional development of, colleagues who are equity-minded, demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, share a keen understanding of the importance of our identity as a diverse community of learners, are poised to contribute to our efforts to support student learning and offer robust leadership development and community engagement opportunities and can contribute to our efforts to foster student connection and a sense of belonging across our university.We are seeking an Associate Director of Leadership Engagement. This position is responsible for supporting the efforts of the Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development Office (LEED), primarily with undergraduate students engaging with fraternities and sororities. Fraternities and sororities at JHU are a thriving community with a total membership of approximately 1,200, or almost 30% of the total undergraduate population. The associate director of fraternity and sorority life reports to the sr. director of Leadership Engagement & Experiential Development, housed in the Dean of Student Life Office. As part of the staff of LEED, this individual will work collaboratively with other departmental staff, which includes another associate director, four assistant directors, three program specialists, two budget specialists, and an administrative supervisor. This position is responsible for advising and facilitating the fraternity and sorority community which includes seven National Interfraternity Council (NIC), five National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), ten organizations with the Intercultural Greek Council, and four independent organizations. The associate director supervises the program specialist of fraternity and sorority life, graduate and undergraduate student employees. The associate director also shares in advising all governing councils and committees associated with the community. Evening and weekend hours are to be expected, and the director must plan to live within 15 - 20 minutes driving distance of campus.
Specific Duties & ResponsibilitiesSupervision, Compliance, and Community Leadership (25% of time)

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of fraternity and sorority activities.
  • Supervise the program specialist of LEED for Fraternity and Sorority Life, graduate staff, and undergraduate student workers.
  • Manage student emergencies and problems by counseling students; making referrals to appropriate parties such as other student staff, University Police, alumni, Chapter Advisors, National Offices, parents, Risk Management, Office of the General Counsel, and the Office of Student Life; manage student discipline process for fraternity and sorority members.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate the graduate assistant(s), and FSL LEED Consultants.
  • Provide leadership in enacting the university FSL standards processes, including investigation and adjudication of disputes and allegations.
  • Serve as a member of the Dean of Students on-call team.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to FSL
  • Provide semester reports for a scholarship, membership, and other pertinent statistics.
  • Maintain accurate, current records of chapter officers, members, and chapter and faculty advisor information.Strategic Initiatives and Assessment (20% of time)
    • Support the creation of a sustainable vision for Fraternity and Sorority Life that builds community and guides students to upholding a values-congruent mission.
    • Conduct comprehensive assessments of programs and services to ascertain the achievement of learning outcomes as set by Fraternity and Sorority Life, including CAP.
    • Assess campus community interests, needs, and resources, as well as national trends in fraternity and sorority life.
    • Establish resources and services for students involved in culturally-based fraternal organizations and support the growth of these groups on campus.
    • Work with fraternity and sorority leaders to create transition materials for council and organization leaders.
    • Create a framework for Emerging Leaders/Ambassadors, peer-to-peer education, and program to identify leaders and engage senior community members as trainers for community initiatives, particularly in the areas of community-wide new member education, harm reduction, and diversity and inclusion. This should be created in close collaboration with the associate director for Leadership Development.
    • Serve on area-specific, divisional, and University-wide committees as needed.Program Development and Assessment (15% of time)
      • Facilitate the planning and presentation of programs to address high-risk behaviors such as hazing, alcohol, and other drug use, as well as bystander training and sexual assault prevention programs.
      • Develop and implement workshops on risk prevention and event planning, which will be administered every semester to all fraternities and sororities.
      • Based on benchmarking and needs assessment, work with fraternity and sorority leaders and the university community to identify opportunities for collaboration and create new programs and support structures.
      • Manage resources and services for students involved in IGC fraternities and sororities and support the growth of these groups on campus.
      • Work with fraternity and sorority leaders to participate in an annual leadership retreat each August for the governing council and presidents of each organization. Develop a comprehensive leadership development program for fraternity & sorority life.
      • Promote organization and student success by meeting with and advising student leaders, teaching programming skills, supervising planned activities, and developing and implementing assessment protocols.
      • Collaborate with LEED colleagues and fraternity and sorority leaders to create an annual leadership retreat each August for the governing council and presidents of each organization.Collaboration and Relationship Building (15% of time)
        • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with fraternity and sorority community constituents, including inter/national headquarters staff, local advisory leadership, faculty and staff advisors, the JHU Community Liaison, alumni, and parents, at regularly scheduled intervals to advance the mission and values of the fraternity and sorority community.
        • Collaborate with the Director of Residential Life and the JHU Community Liaison to ensure that all students understand the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of living in the university and surrounding communities.
        • Collaborate with the Student Affairs leadership to ensure the long-term success of the community, including but not limited to Student Conduct, Athletics, LEED, Gender and Sexuality Resources, Housing, Hopkins Dining, Residential Life, Orientation and First-Year Experience, Student Health and Wellness, Center for Health Education and Well-Being, and the Counseling Center.
        • Partner with the JHU Community Liaison and Community Affairs office to work with chapters that have houses to be responsible and engaged community members.
        • Work with campus partners to share responsibility in harm reduction education.
        • Collaborate with the associate directors of Leadership Development and Residential Life to ensure collaborative education is developed and provided for a cross-section of the student community, specifically as it related to a shared leadership curriculum.Advising (10% of time)
          • Work with fraternity and sorority leaders to create and maintain a body of standards for fraternity and sororities.
          • Advise students and organizations on University policy, organizational change, and goal setting for sustainable success and improvement.
          • Advise the presidents of the governing councils, including but not limited to meeting at regular intervals and assisting the program specialist in the setting of the week's agenda.
          • Attend governing council meetings, meet regularly with all executive board members, lead all-chapter presidents' meetings (one per month), attend one-chapter meeting per month, and attend fraternity sorority life events at regular intervals.Communication (10% of time)
            • Oversee all areas of marketing and communication for the FSL area (including Web site, marketing materials, and the implementation of a communication plan with students and stakeholders).
            • Create and distribute regular community-wide communication regarding the office and campus programming.
            • Report annually on the health of the fraternity and sorority community, including but not limited to academic success, assessment of learning outcomes, fundraising and philanthropy efforts, and total membership.
            • Administer and facilitate the use of Hopkins Groups for event registration and organizational management.
            • Administer and facilitate the use of My Campus Director (PAJH) for formal sorority recruitment.

              Other Duties as Assigned (5% of time)Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
              • A full understanding of and honest commitment to student learning and academic success.
              • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
              • A strong commitment to student participation in shared governance.
              • Accuracy, attention to detail, and timeliness.
              • Networking with university colleagues, community members, and alumni.
              • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
              • Policy development and enforcement.
              • Public presentations.
              • Multitasking.
              • Successful supervision of professional staff, graduate assistants, and undergraduate students.
              • The ability to complete multiple complex projects at the same time.
              • Visionary leadership.
              • Working directly with student organizations as an advisor and champion.

                Minimum Qualifications
                • Masters Degree, preferably in Student Personnel or Higher Education or a related field is required.
                • A minimum of three to five years of professional experience within Student Affairs or at a national office is required (for example, works for a University or Alpha Beta Gamma National HQ).
                • Direct involvement and/or working experience with fraternity and sorority life is required.
                • Should demonstrate a student-centered philosophy with a genuine interest and commitment to the success of all students.
                • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
                • Excellent presentation skills.
                • The ability to build a strong and healthy rapport with students.
                • Experience with Panhellenic Association and the NPC recruitment process.
                  Classified Title: Associate Director Leadership Developmen -
                  Working Title: -Associate Director Fraternity and Sorority Life
                  Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
                  Starting Salary Range: $54,080 - $74,390/Annually (Commensurate with experience)
                  Employee group: Full Time -
                  Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm -
                  Exempt Status: -Exempt -
                  Location: Homewood Campus -
                  Department name: Leadership, Engmt., and Exp Learning -
                  Personnel area: University Student Services -Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
                  JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

                  **Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
                  The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion .Equal Opportunity EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.EEO is the Law
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         Accommodation InformationIf you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition -Office at . -For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. -For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit .Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, -applicants for SOM positions should visit - and all other JHU applicants should visit - .The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. -Your recruiter will advise accordingly.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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