The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 29,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff members who serve our students through 22 departments and functions. The staff is actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues who are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
Position Summary:The Coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a full-time professional staff member that will work as part of an advising team that provides support and guidance to sorority and fraternity chapters and governing councils in program development and provides leadership development programs for community/chapter officers. The sorority and fraternity community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville consists of 45 sororities and fraternities with a membership of roughly 5,000 students and, of those, approximately 1,100 live in sorority and fraternity housing. The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life works with four Greek councils and organizations therein (Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council). This Coordinator will have oversight responsibility for the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and serve as chapter coach for individual chapters in various councils.
1.ADVISING & COACHING a.Serve as primary advisor for the Interfraternity Council; b.Assist with the recruitment and selection process of council officers; c.Coordinate and support chapter membership recruitment and intake process; d.Empower leaders and advocate for students; e.Attend organization meetings, council meetings, and/or various programs on campus to strengthen connection with students; f.Meet individually and in groups with council and chapter leadership serving as a coach to individual chapters; g.Establish and maintain good working relationships and collaborations with chapter advisors, (inter)national headquarters, and supporters
2.COMMUNICATION, OUTREACH, & PARTERNSHIPS a.Serve as a resource for students, parents/families, faculty, staff, and community and headquarters partners on issues related to sorority and fraternity life; b.Assist in the facilitation of community public relations, including but not limited to website updates, reports, publications, and media releases; c.Support accountability processes and outcomes; d.Advocate for resources and development of the field area of sorority and fraternity life.
3.EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING a.Support office programs designed to develop members, leaders, advisors, and supporters through programs and messages for leadership, prevention, and health and safety initiatives, multicultural competency, and organizational responsibilities. 4.SUPERVISION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT a.Oversee the hiring, training, support and supervision of at least one graduate assistant b.Assist in the recruitment, training, and support of student leaders and staff c.Attend and assist with coordinating professional staff meetings, individual staff meetings, staff evaluations and feedback, professional development plans, and assist with Division of Student Life and Dean of Students staff initiatives when necessary
5.ASSESSMENT & ADMINISTRATION a.Attend regional and national conferences with students; b. Assist in the evaluation of department programs for effectiveness; c. Manage and maintain roster and grade report records for chapters; d. Assist in assessing effectiveness of department programs and services.
Internal Number: 185331
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