Director, Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life
Director, Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life
The University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has more 47,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 67% minoritized students (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 7.0% are international students representing more than 100 countries.
The Director provides leadership, program management, vision and creativity to the University of Houston fraternity and sorority community and provides guidance to fraternity/sorority council and chapter leaders. The Director is also responsible for strategic planning and resource allocation and develops learning initiatives and leadership opportunities for chapters. The Director provides leadership, guidance, and support for the department to ensure strategic initiatives are achieved and programs and services are maintained at a high quality to provide an environment that contributes to increased student engagement, student learning, and student success. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life is a member of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services senior leadership team.
The Director’s specific job duties include:
- Community/Center Management and Strategic Direction
- Provides leadership, program management, vision and creativity to the University of Houston fraternity and sorority community.
- Provides guidance to fraternity/sorority council and chapter leaders.
- Provides leadership for strategic planning and resource allocation and develops learning initiatives and leadership opportunities for chapters.
- Provides strategic direction to the staff, students, and stakeholders engaged in fraternity/sorority life at the University.
- Prepares and coordinates reports, strategic assessment initiatives and records of activities to ensure progress is being made toward specific program and department objectives
- Human and Fiscal Resource Development
- Recruits, supervises, trains and evaluates student workers and program staff engaged in fraternity/sorority life.
- Provides financial oversight for areas under direct supervision, manages department budget and directs resource allocations
- Community Advising
- Coordinates, implements, and engages in an effective chapter and council advising program across the fraternity/sorority community.
- Stakeholder Development
- Provides oversight and works closely with chapter housing corporations and Student Housing and Residential Life to manage fraternity and sorority housing facilities.
- Collaborate with local alumni, university staff, community leaders and international fraternity and sorority staff and officers.
- Leadership and Administration
- Reviews and interprets UH policies and procedures relating to fraternity/sorority life and implements new practices as needed.
- Serves as a liaison between Student Life and other university departments, constituent groups and student organizations; serves on the leadership team for the Student Life area; and serves on committees as needed.
- Performs other job-related duties as required.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with a strong preference for a Master’s degree in student development, counseling, or related discipline; requires a minimum of (5) five years of directly related job experience. Previous experience as a Director in a fraternity/sorority office and/or significant supervisory experience at a large public institution is preferred. Previous experience working in a fraternity/sorority shared governance model with multiple councils is preferred. Previous experience in a multicultural campus environment is preferred. Occasional evening and weekend work is required on occasion. Successful candidates will embrace a student-centered philosophy and the ability to work with a diverse student population.
Application Process: Interested candidates must complete the online application. Posting number STA013592. All UH positions can be found on our website athttps://uh.edu/human-resources/careers/. Candidates must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of references with names and contact information in addition to the online application. Review of applications will begin December 6thand will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Houston strives to be an employer of choice by offering a full range of benefits to our full-time staff members. Tuition scholarships, a retirement plan, dental and full medical coverage are only a few of the benefits offered to employees at the University of Houston. From our award-winning faculty to our active student body, UH offers the most diverse research university in the country.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
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