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Director, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Company:
University of Utah
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Category:
Student Affairs and Services

Requisition Number: PRN31668B

FLSA Code: Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code?: No

Standard Hours per Week: 40 hours/week

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with some evenings and weekends necessary.

VP Area: Academic Affairs

Department: 01700 - OFFICE OF FRATERNITY/SORORITY

Location: Campus

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: $75,000 - $80,000 including an excellent benefits package.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah seeks a highly motivated, student-centered, and dedicated professional to serve as the Director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The Director provides supervision and support to the over 100-year-old fraternity and sorority community on campus in the areas of program development, risk management, and the promotion of leadership. This individual will engage student leaders in the management and direction of operations and programming while helping chapters to fully engage faculty, staff, alumni, and the community in the academic, social, and personal development of their membership. The Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and will serve as a key member of the directors' leadership team within the Division of Student Affairs. The Director is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, including the ongoing development and supervision of all staff.

An excellent benefits package is included (see here for a full description of the benefits package):
  • 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested)
  • Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus 25 vacation days per year
  • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system
  • Tuition reduction for employees and family members
  • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available
  • Free public transportation pass (see here for more information)
About Student Affairs

Student Affairs is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.

Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life. 

Responsibilities

The Director provides leadership and management oversight to the University's Greek-letter fraternities and sororities working closely with the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council. Currently, there are thirteen men's organizations (all NIC eligible) and eight women's organizations (6 NPC, 1 NALFO, 1 NPHC) with a total membership of approximately 1800 students representing approximately 7.5% of the undergraduate student population and growing.

The Director is responsible for the oversight and administration of the leadership, education, cultural, and social opportunities for the organizations. These duties include implementing the University's regulations regarding fraternity and sorority life, promulgating the Salt Lake City ordinance on fraternity and sorority life, advising student leaders on council governing documents, understanding the implications of national trends and best practices, and facilitating meetings and dialogue between students, alumni, neighbors, law enforcement, community members, elected city officials, and University administrators to build healthy and productive relationships between stakeholders in the area.

The Director provides management oversight in the process of recruiting new members for the above organizations as well as encouraging student participation, engagement, and leadership. The position will guide efforts in retention and care practices for the University and maintain relevant traditions and work with student leaders to establish a vision and future direction for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. This individual also supervises staff and financial matters for the governing councils and advises students on issues of risk management, event planning, conflict management, and strategic planning. The Director will conduct evaluation and assessment of programs and services to ensure compliance with national and University standards while creating improvement programs and plans and will oversee efforts to meet strategic objectives and learning outcomes including growth and diversification of member organizations. The desired candidate will be expected to continue and build upon relationships and collaborations between campus partners throughout the division of Student Affairs and campus such as strong partnerships with the Associate Dean of Students overseeing accountability and care, Student Involvement and Leadership, and the Center of Student Wellness for the success of students.

The Director works with students on issues and concerns in the University community promoting equity and fairness among students, staff, and faculty according to University policy and procedures. This position also assists with fraternity and sorority conduct matters governed by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life policies, the City of Salt Lake as well as the University of Utah Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and serves as a liaison between the University and neighbors, law enforcement, the media and member organizations' national headquarters.

DISCLAIMER

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required Nearly Continuously: Office environment. Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, tasking. Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), waking. Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency (1 year of college education is equivalent to 2 years of related work experience); eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Department Specific Expectations and Requirements:
  • Master's degree in higher education administration/college student personnel, counseling, or related field of student advising
  • Knowledge and a working understanding of current fraternity and sorority affairs and risk management strategies in a university setting
  • Minimum of five years of progressive professional responsibility in student affairs or related areas
  • An understanding of student development theory and current best practices (student advising, leadership development, risk reduction and management, event planning. conflict resolution, strategic planning, student advocacy, and student conduct administration)
  • Ability to analyze, consider, and predict the impact of policy decisions
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Sensitivity to concerns of diverse constituents
  • Knowledge of legal issues in higher education and fraternity and sorority life context
  • Knowledge of fiscal monitoring and reporting - Keen desire to contribute to student success and persistence

Type: Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

For full consideration, applicants must submit:
  1. Completed application.
  2. Cover letter which summarizes qualifications and expresses interest in the position and answers the following question: The Division of Student Affairs is intentionally creating an organization that actively strives for inclusive excellence. What does this mean to you and, if you are selected as the Director, how will you help us achieve this goal in this position?
  3. Current resume or curriculum vitae, which includes dates of employment.
  4. Name and contact Information for at least three professional references.
The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. For questions about the position, please contact Kim Clarken at kclarken@sa.utah.edu or 801-581-7066.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. 

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at
oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
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