Senior Associate Director of SLICE (Fraternity and Sorority Life, Learning and Assessment) - Division of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) at Carnegie Mellon University consists of experienced professionals with an outstanding ability to: cultivate relevant, one-to-one mentoring relationships with exceptional students; deeply influence the growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow; craft unique experiences building on the talents of a diverse, multifaceted community; and contribute to our Student Affairs Division whose cornerstone is a deep, sustained dedication to the ongoing care of its students.
Carnegie Mellon University is searching for a Senior Associate Director of SLICE to join its dynamic team. As a member of the departmental Leadership Team you will advance initiatives to further SLICE’s mission and strategic priorities. Directing the strategy for leadership and learning initiatives and assessment across the department, the Senior Associate Director will ensure students’ metacurricular experience is both meaningful and transformative.
Leading the fraternity and sorority community of ~20% of undergraduates, the Senior Associate Director will implement and evaluate our fraternity and sorority strategic plan in close partnership with council and chapter leadership as well as invested campus and external collaborators. The community’s strategic plan includes a focus on: enacting a shared leadership model in order to share in power and decision-making and feel a sense of trust and responsibility to one another; developing informed and engaged members; and investing in continuity and operational efficiency. The foundation of this work is the development of rich relationships with sorority and fraternity members at all levels of their experience.
The Senior Associate Director of SLICE role is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an innovative and exciting work environment. This role will work closely with SLICE colleagues overseeing student activities, student government, civic engagement, and operations to advance our forward-thinking mission to facilitate students’ development of self and community as active global citizens. As we strive to fulfill our mission, our efforts and approaches are undergirded by a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Core Responsibilities will include:
- Serve on the departmental Leadership Team to advance strategic priorities and navigate emergent issues
- Supervise 3 full-time professionals in the areas of fraternity and sorority life and leadership development, as well as a dotted supervision line to the Housefellow supporting the fraternity and sorority residential community
- Provide oversight for the department’s learning initiatives including leadership development and organizational training
- Align departmental assessment efforts with university assessment strategy and priorities
- Consult on and support colleagues’ programmatic assessment efforts in SLICE
- Lead and coordinate the Carnegie Mellon’s fraternity and sorority life program encompassing but not limited to advising, education, programming, housing, and the residential experience
- Champion the sorority and fraternity experience through vision, advocacy, and connection to professional associations
- Implement, evaluate, and report on the fraternity and sorority life strategic plan
- Strengthen values-based alignment and decision-making within chapters and fraternity and sorority community as a whole
- Lead the development and implementation of core operating procedures within the fraternity and sorority program
- Build meaningful, genuine relationships with sorority and fraternity members and leaders
- Develop open and effective fraternity and sorority life partner relationships with chapter advisors, headquarter staff, alumni, and campus departments
- Advise approximately 20% of fraternity and/or sorority chapter(s) and/or council(s) with advising portfolio to be determined by strengths and experiences of staff team
- Serve as backup to the Housefellow with oversight for the fraternity and sorority residential community during urgent student situations, issues with broad community impact, and/or in navigating relationships
- May serve in university on-call duty rotation*
- Serve as a departmental representative for divisional and university initiatives and committees
- Other duties as assigned
SLICE staff members are passionate about the work we do, iterating toward excellence to achieve our mission. We are seeking a staff member who is adaptable, works well on a team, takes initiative, and has a positive outlook and attitude. SLICE values colleagues who are committed to continued personal and professional growth, and are invested in making the world a more just and equitable place.
The Senior Associate Director is encouraged to live in provided university-owned or -managed housing. This private housing, which is located proximate to campus, includes parking. Housing is contingent upon agreement to serve in the campus-wide emergency response rotation.
Applications must include a cover letter and resume. This position is a full-time role with an anticipated start date in early December.
You should demonstrate:
- Proven track record to champion an innovative and collaborative work environment
- Proven problem solving and reasoning skills, analytical skills, and oral, written, and interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
- Proven ability to advance strategic priorities
- Supervision experience, ideally of full-time professional(s)
- Commitment to justice and equity based approaches
- Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Leadership Development, or related field required.
- Five to eight years of relevant experience in a related field required, such as work at fraternity and sorority (inter)national headquarters; student affairs setting preferred.
- Successful background check
Sponsorship: Applicants for this position must be currently legally authorized to work for CMU in the United States. CMU will not sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this opportunity.
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