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Assistant Director of Student Life Fraternity and Sorority Life

Grand Valley State University
Job Location:
Allendale, Michigan
Student Affairs and Services
Summary: Grand Valley State University's Office of Student Life is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life. This position will report to the Associate Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life and serves as a supervisor for two FSL graduate assistants. The position is an integral member of the Student Life team, supporting student engagement through various Student Life initiatives including the Transitions New Student Orientation Program and leadership development of registered student organizations.

Grand Valley hosts 27 inter/national fraternities and sororities which fall under four governing councils: National Pan-Hellenic Council (5), Interfraternity Council (8), Multicultural Greek Council (4), and the Panhellenic Association (10). Additionally, the community includes the Order of Omega and the Greek Life Board, which host programs and address issues of the FSL community of approximately 1,300 students.

Grand Valley State University values excellence, integrity, inquiry, inclusiveness, community, sustainability, and innovation. The university promotes a fraternity and sorority life experience that enhances these values by focusing on students’ personal growth, academic achievement, diverse community involvement, and development of lifelong friendships.

Required Qualifications and Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree required and experience working with students in a college setting.
  • At least two years of experience with social Greek letter organizations in either an advisory or leadership capacity. Two years of a graduate assistantship will count for (1) one year of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with student leadership programming, organizational development, initiating, planning, executing, and assessing student programs and services, and measuring student-learning outcomes.
  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
  • Ability to attend routine evening and weekend activities including departmental and organization events, meetings, workshops, etc.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
  • Master’s degree in student personnel administration, higher education administration.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, National APIA Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Conference, and/or other umbrella fraternal organizations.
  • Demonstrated skill and best practices in the area of risk reduction (Alcohol, gender-based violence, and hazing).
  • Experience working with student information databases/systems and spreadsheets; (Campus Labs, Banner, Campus Director and Prevent.Zone), familiarity with FERPA and CLERY Act compliance obligations.
  • Experience in student organization support
  • Event planning and coordination experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience working with people of color and other historically underrepresented groups.
  • Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, promote, and execute programs for fraternity and sorority life students that are intended to enhance leadership development, increase student engagement, and support the student community. This includes assessment of programs offered.
  • Provide supervision for 2 Graduate Assistants serving in 10-month appointments.
  • Planning and implementing of diversity, inclusion, equity educational programs with chapter and council DEI executive board positions.
  • Assists in the development of a responsible fraternity and sorority community through advising the IFC, PHA, NPHC, MGC, Order of Omega, and other fraternity and sorority life councils and committees.
  • Assists in establishing and/or maintaining the position of the fraternity and sorority community within the collegial environment by ensuring their understanding of and compliance with all University policies, the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities, as well as municipal, state, and federal laws.
  • Addresses fraternity and sorority judicial matters as necessary, assists the Office of Student Conduct, and communicates with the Campus Safety substations.
  • Manages financial resources, within budget limits, in accordance with University guidelines under the guidance and supervision of the Associate Director of Student Life – Fraternity & Sorority Life by planning, developing, and monitoring the area budget.
  • Support execution of Transitions New Student Orientation Program and orientation activities for new students.
  • Lead and contribute to overall student organization development through leadership events, trainings, etc.
Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:
  • Active participation on committees and division-wide initiatives and events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope, responsibility, and requirements of the job.
Salary: $47,000 - $54,000

Department/Division: Division of Student Services / Office of Student Life

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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