Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 1-2
  • Education Master's Degree

Detailed Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Student Engagement, the Assistant Director – Fraternity & Sorority Life is essential in continuing to build a vibrant, growing fraternity and sorority life program at RIT while enhancing a culture of care for students engaged in this community.

This position works closely with campus partners, community members, national/regional organizations, and student leaders to provide strategic and administrative oversight of approximately 30 chapters serving about 800 members inclusive of affiliation responsibilities to NIC, NPC, NPHC, NALFO, NAPA, and other fraternal trade organizations.  This position must maintain knowledge and understanding of regulatory expectations for these international bodies.

Major Responsibilities

The Assistant Director – Fraternity & Sorority Life provides leadership and oversight for fraternity and sorority life, including social fraternities and sororities, multicultural Greek organizations, and Greek letter honor and service organizations.  A commitment to recruitment, retention, and development activities for the fraternity and sorority community is paramount in this role.  The successful candidate will support fraternity and sorority life programs and events, which often include night and weekend commitments.

The Assistant Director provides leadership and strategic direction to a diverse team of graduate assistants and undergraduate student employees.  This position will provide leadership for the development and facilitation of onboarding, training, and evaluation of this paraprofessional and student team.

This position requires a passionate and dynamic leader with superb verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, a keen understanding of college student development, and strong administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

A commitment to providing leadership, educational awareness to staff and students in developing and supporting an inclusive/diverse community based upon the recognition of student rights and academic goals to foster learning and growth is essential.

Leadership and Oversight of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and National Panhellenic Council (NPC)

Provide strategic leadership and oversight to MGC, IFC, and NPC councils including but not limited to

  • Attend organization meetings, events, and recruitment.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to coordinate service initiatives of the council and member chapters.
  • Promote student wellness and retention to infuse a culture of care through collaboration with campus partners.
  • Coordinate institution and chapter advisor training to ensure the maintenance of compliance and risk management procedures.
  • Serve as institution contact for national and regional chapter organizations.
  • Coordinate planned philanthropic activities, specifically enhancing alumni engagement, with development stakeholders.
  • Serve as an advisor to the Multicultural Greek Council and related chapters in partnership with Associate Director for Student Engagement.

Co-Advisement of the Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha

  • Attend organization meetings and events.
  • Coordinate the selection process and initiation ceremony event.


Provide leadership and strategic direction to a team of graduate and undergraduate student employees through recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of the team.

  • Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with individuals on the student team and facilitate team meetings.
  • Coordinate and manage staffing, scheduling, and resource training for the Fraternity and Sorority Life team.

Center for Campus Life Team

Serve as an active member of Campus Life’s professional team supporting programs, events, and strategic priorities as appropriate, including night and weekend commitments at various times throughout the academic year.

Serve on department, division, and university committees, task forces, and projects as assigned and appropriate for the role.

Department/College Description

The Center for Campus Life is one of the largest centers in the Division of Student Affairs.  Campus Life leads RIT in driving student engagement.  The Center supports and provides inclusive programs, services, and environments that foster engagement and connection to the RIT community.  As a vital part of the Division of Student Affairs and the greater RIT community, members of Campus Life will value and espouse:

  • A student-focused environment
  • Diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our operations
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • An innovative culture
  • Continuous personal and professional development

The Campus Life portfolio includes Spirituality and Religious Life, The Q Center, Center for Women & Gender, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Off-Campus & Commuter Services, New Student Orientation, Student Government, College Activities Board, Clubs, Clubs Sports, Event Management, Tech Crew, the Welcome Center, and Financial Services in support of the department and student clubs/organizations.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or related field.

1 to 3 years of experience with working knowledge and evidence of successful student development theory-based programming and Greek letter organizations.

Graduate experience will be considered.

  • Effective interpersonal, written, and electronic communications skills, including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms to diverse or multicultural audiences.
  • Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information and records.
  • Experience with staff development and supervision.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with student leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, and evaluating programming related to the student experience.
  • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations with competing priorities.
  • Ability to understand, review, and interpret legal and risk management policies, compliance expectations, and university guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and task completion in a fast-paced, student-focused environment.
  • Budget experience and acumen.
  • Computer competence using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions.
  • Knowledge of Deaf culture and American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to develop competency in both.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant work experience and demonstrated success in working with college-age students.

Proven ability to supervise and direct the work of paraprofessionals and student employees.

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