Advertised Employing Department: Dean of Students Office
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Iowa State University is the most student-centered public research university in the nation. It is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked in the top 50 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and a member of the Association of American Universities, Iowa State offers a student experience rich in social and academic diversity. Over 36,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars, and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries converge on one of the nation's top 25 most beautiful campuses. Big 12 sports and a tradition of cultural and popular performances make campus life fun and memorable. Iowa State is a land-grant university, has set enrollment records the past five years, and is the largest university in the state of Iowa. Iowa State is located in Ames, a community of 60,000 ranked as the second-best college town (under 250,000 population) and among the top 10 best places to live in America.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement, the Coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement will supervise graduate staff to fulfill the mission of the office. The Coordinator will serve as a primary adviser to sorority and fraternity governing councils, develop programs and initiatives that help support the evolving needs of students, and create assessment strategies to determine the effectiveness of programs. The Coordinator will thoroughly collaborate and interact with university and community entities including: the ISU Foundation, Alumni Association and units within the Dean of Students Office and Division of Student Affairs. The Coordinator will assist in implementing Sorority and Fraternity Community strategic initiatives, serve as staff contact for leadership and program planning, implementation and development, and provide university support to approximately 60 sororities and fraternities advised by The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement. The department intends to make two hires from this posting.
The successful candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, a significant understanding of sorority and fraternity engagement and a good understanding of college student living-learning communities and student activities. The successful candidate will possess thorough knowledge in student development theories and leadership curriculum and demonstrate effective means for assessing their work. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience working in a highly collaborative team environment, an interest in promoting the core values of the Sorority and Fraternity Community and a desire to motivate students.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree in college student personnel or other applicable field.
Professional experience in higher education following completion of a graduate degree.
Experience in a variety of assessment methods, including qualitative and quantitative.
Experience advising student organization(s).
Demonstrated experience working with Greek chapter members, chapter leaders, alumni advisers and inter/national staff or volunteers.
Experience working with culturally based fraternal organizations.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.