Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life

University of Virginia -Student Affairs

Virginia, United States

Full time

$55-65k (annually)

College/University Professional


Nov 15

The University of Virginia Division of Student Affairs invites applications for two Assistant Director roles in Fraternity & Sorority Life. The University’s mission to develop engaged citizen-leaders is the foundation of the Division’s work, which is guided by six core values – academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service, and student self-governance. The Division of Student Affairs consists of over 200 employees including: Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer; Student Health and Wellness; the University Career Center; Housing and Residence Life; Office of African American Affairs; and several units reporting to the Dean of Students – all working together, for and alongside students, to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known.

TheAssistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)serves as part of the team supporting the approximately 28% of undergraduate students who are members of one of the University’s 60 Greek-letter organizations. The Assistant Director will support students and chapters that are part of the four councils: the Inter-Fraternity, Inter-Sorority, National Pan-Hellenic, and Multicultural Greek Councils. TheAssistant Directorwill work directly with FSL staff, students, and partners with a primary focus in the following areas:program/leadership development, student support, advising, recruitment, and unit leadership. This position is afull-time, twelve-monthUniversity Managerial and Professional Staff position withbenefits. The desired start date for this on site role is October/November 2023.

Program/Leadership Development

  • Develop, plan, and execute programming and educational opportunities including, but not limited to council retreats, council/chapter transition, officer trainings, Presidents meetings, risk prevention/harm reduction, hazing, alcohol and other drugs, new member experience, social justice, sexual assault prevention, and accountability.
  • Develop leadership opportunities for students which may include President’s Academy, House Manager Training, student workshops, etc.
  • Manage event details including communication, venues, presenters, materials, refreshments, and technology, making sure all are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner. Ensure that all advertising and marketing materials accurately represent programs. Manage development and maintenance of evaluation processes including associated metrics and key performance indicators.
  • Ensure that all chapters are registered using the event management platform: Hoos Involved (Presence).
  • Complete special projects and administrative assignments as needed (e.g., grade reports, rosters, Greek Awards, supervision of student staff, etc.).

Student support responsibilities

  • Mentor, train, advise and/or supervise the student leaders of the four Greek councils, and serve as FSL liaison to designated chapters.
  • Assist students in problem-solving and respond appropriately to challenges and/or crises. 
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships and collaborations with chapter advisors, and (inter)national headquarters. Serve as a resource to stakeholders such as alumni, community, and parents/families.
  • Support chapters in the assessment of chapter health, development of strategic priorities, and their understanding of institutional expectations and adherence to institutional policies.
  • Attend fraternity/sorority functions and campus events, as appropriate, to maintain a visible and supportive staff presence.


  • One position will serve as the primary advisor to the Interfraternity Council (IFC). Attend regular IFC meetings and mentor the President and Executive Officers as they further the goals and mission of their council and the FSL Office.
  • One position will serve as the primary advisor to the Inter-Sorority Council (ISC, Panhellenic). Attend regular ISC meetings and mentor the President and Executive Officers as they further the goals and mission of their council and the FSL Office. 
  • Each position may also have an advising role with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NHPC) or Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) to include support for organizations regarding membership intake, hazing prevention, and programming.


  • Advise/Manage the recruitment and new member process to ensure it follows North American Interfraternity Conference, National Panhellenic Council, and university policies. Help students utilize the recruitment software (Campus Director) to maintain records and track recruitment statistics.
  • Assist and support councils in preparation for safe and inclusive recruitment and intake processes.

Unit Leadership

  • With the Director, develop plans and goals for new or revised leadership programs, services, policies and practices that enhance Greek community and student culture.
  • Serve in various capacities on departmental and divisional committees to educate and advocate on behalf of FSL.
  • Create and establish ongoing methods for engaging campus partners in the advising, leadership development, and programming, of Greek communities.
  • Assistant Directors may supervise student office assistants and/or the FSL Student Affairs Fellow(Student Affairs Fellows are full-time positions created to provide professional staff experience in a higher education environment to recent University graduates).


Required Education and Experience

  • Education: Master's degree. A degree in higher education or student development is preferred.
  • Experience: At least three years of experience. Additional experience can substitute for this Masters requirement.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Developed ability to supervise and work alongside students and student leaders within a highly student self-governed environment.
  • Direct experience with all four Greek councils.
  • Experience creating a welcoming environment for diverse student populations, facilitating educational programming on inclusive practices, and working with culturally-based organizations.
  • Awareness of specific trends and issues affecting fraternity and sorority communities, including legal issues, programming, and national councils.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Strong oral, digital and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coordinate resources, evaluate information, and identify alternative solutions.
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational skills, including proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, determine priorities, and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to develop mutually beneficial relationships with various University partners (e.g. faculty, staff, school deans). 
  • Personal characteristics including innovation, creativity, the ability to work with diverse groups of people, being a self-starter who can thrive in an environment that is developing, growing, and changing.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work extended hours and weekends as necessary and recognize the need to do so independently. 
  • Understanding student development, identity development, intersections, and complexity of social identities. 
  • Experience with assessment and data-driven decision-making.

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is an exempt-level position with UVabenefits. Employees’ benefits package highlights include:

  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
  • Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs available immediately
  • Retirement benefits
  • Tuition and professional development benefits after six months
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.

Application Instructions:

Please apply throughWorkday, search for R0052293, and complete an application online. Include the following documents:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

The position is open until filled and review of applications will begin September 18, 2023. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. The selected candidate will pass a background check. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contactMichele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.

Located in central Virginia, the University of Virginia is a highly selective public research institution with a major commitment to undergraduate education. The student experience is grounded in the institutional core values of academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance. For more information about the University of Virginia and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer please clickhere.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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