Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Campus and Community Engagement provides a welcoming and inclusive community that respects the individual while promoting community values. We are dedicated to helping students thrive in all stages of their Cornell career through student organization involvement, including sororities and fraternities, living and learning opportunities, and a multitude of leadership and engagement experiences.
The Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life provides support and resources to the self-governed Cornell sorority and fraternity community. Sororities and fraternities are values-based social organizations, providing members with a community of peers, and personal growth opportunities through leadership development and service projects. Collectively, the sorority and fraternity community provides thousands of students the platform from which they have the opportunity to create a transformational undergraduate developmental experience.
The FSA Multicultural Greek and Fraternal Council (MGFC) Advisor serves as an Assistant Director for the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life. This role manages the advisement of University recognized sororities and fraternities, primarily for the currently 14 recognized chapters in the MGFC. Our Multicultural Greek and Fraternal Council includes members of NAPA, NALFO, NPHC, as well as MALIK Fraternity, Inc. Our MGFC community is historic, with three Alpha chapters in our council. You will provide guidance on topics related to: individual and group student advising, student officer training, leadership development, risk management education including hazing prevention, and critically engaging in programming and conversations related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
In addition to advising, you will work to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs and opportunities for the sorority/fraternity community, as well as co-plan and oversee small and large-scale events. The MGFC Advisor also participates in the sorority and fraternity judicial process, and serves on other various university wide committees, in order to contribute in campus-wide initiatives. This role also serves terms as an on-call University crisis manager. There is no visa sponsorship for this position.
Key success factors:
Ability to build effective partnerships both internally and externally; liaising with alumni leaders, regional and national representatives, and chapter advisors, as well as Cornell staff members, is crucial for this position.
Strong advising skills with an understanding of what motivates a particular group to action.
Ability to lead organizations through change, by growing, nurturing and developing positive community relationships
Highly effective communication skills, including writing, speaking and presentation abilities, to clearly convey messages and ideas to a diverse audience
Bachelor's degree plus 2-4 years of experience, or equivalent combination
Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OrgSync, or similar database software, and calendar management programs.
Previous experience working with fraternities and sororities, including with regional or national sorority and fraternity partners as well as affiliated alumni.
Experience with event management, program planning and implementation
Master of Arts or Science degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or a related field preferred, or at least two-four years of experience working in fraternity and sorority affairs, or a related area of student services.
Membership in a collegiate fraternal organization preferred.
Experience as an on-call crisis manager.
Experience working with organizational conduct
Serving as an advisor to MGFC fraternity or sorority organizations in the past
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Student Svc Assoc II
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