As a member of the Student Involvement team, the Assistant Director of Student Involvement assists in leading efforts to foster greater alignment between university values and the activities and actions of our fraternities and sororities on campus. The assistant director is responsible for working collaboratively with campus partners to build community and provide meaningful student experiences. The assistant director provides direct advisement to the Interfraternity Council and several chapters; engages fraternity and sorority members in campus-wide programs, including campus traditions and late night events; and develops activities that are welcoming to all students. And as a member of the Student Involvement team, the assistant director is responsible for managing marketing and social media efforts on behalf of the department.
Master's degree in higher education, college student personnel, counseling, or related field.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Affiliation with an inter/national sorority or fraternity preferred, but not required. Strong written and oral communication skills; Commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with leadership education, diversity and inclusion, student development, conflict resolution, and organization development; Experience with training, facilitation, and presenting to college student populations.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Length Of Experience:
Preference will be given to candidates with two to four years of related experience working with sororities and fraternities, leadership development, student activities, and/or student organizations, as well as experience advising students from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Community Development and Programming
Develop programs and services that promote collaboration and foster a sense of community among fraternity and sorority organizations, including the Greek Dance, fraternity/sorority community awards, service and philanthropy initiatives, chapter leadership meetings, etc.
Implement fraternity and sorority campus-wide events and programs that encourage broader inclusion of all students and bring the entire campus together (ex. fall carnival)
Promote and engage fraternity and sorority members in campus-wide events, such as athletic events, Elonthon (dance marathon supporting Children's Miracle Network), and Celebrate Week (academic excellence)
Support the integration of the fraternity and sorority community into campus late night and weekend programming initiatives and identify and advise Greek council liaisons to assist in the development of the late night calendar
Serve as primary contact for fraternity/sorority event requests and approvals as a member of Student Organization Leadership Board
Provides guidance/training and connects students to campus resources to help ensure fraternity and sorority events follow established University policies, procedures, and practices
Facilitate opportunities that encourage deeper collaborative work within the fraternity and sorority community, including individual chapters and the governing councils
Serve as member of the Loy Greek Housing Neighborhood Association
Advising and Mentorship
Provide leadership, direction, and advisement to the Interfraternity Council of the Elon fraternity and sorority community
Serve as Student Involvement staff advisor to a designated group of chapters
Serve on the co-advising team for Elonthon, the university's 24-hour dance marathon
Develop and implement student involvement marketing and social media efforts to share opportunities for individuals and student organizations to participate
Serve as an active member of the Student Involvement staff, supporting broader programs and events (i.e. fall and spring organization fairs, the student tailgating program, formal recruitment and intake processes, and Homecoming), and assist in the daily operations of the office
Assist in the assessment of programming and development of strategic planning for the department
Monitor budgets, guide spending, and secure funding for program initiatives as needed
Meet with the Associate Director of Student Involvement on a regular basis, attend staff meetings, and assume additional responsibilities within the scope of the position as assigned by the associate director Division of Student Life
Positively represent Student Involvement, the Division of Student Life, and Elon University in all communications, presentations, and campus involvement
Collaborate with division and university partners to enhance the student experience
Assist with campus-wide special events, convocations, commencement, Family Weekend, Homecoming, opening week activities, etc.
Serve as an on-call administrator with the Student Life emergency response team two to three times each year
Serve on various assigned division and university committees
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with leadership education, diversity and inclusion, student development, conflict resolution, and organization development;
Experience with training, facilitation, and presenting to college student populations.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.