Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. The beautiful, historic residential campus is located in the rolling foothills of Southeast Ohio in the quintessential college town of Athens, Ohio. With over 17,300 undergraduates and more than 4,000 graduate students enrolled from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries, the Athens campus is a dynamic and diverse learning community. Collectively, the full-time, part-time and continuing education enrollment for Ohio University across all of its campuses is nearly 36,000.
This is a particularly exciting time in Student Affairs at OHIO as the University welcomed a new president two years ago and the division recently completed a strategic plan focusing on equity and social justice, retention and persistence, and division-wide student learning outcomes. In the fall of 2018, the division of Student Affairs underwent an external review at the highest level. One of the recommendations from the review team was to strengthen and uplift the Sorority and Fraternity Life area.
This wonderful opportunity comes at the heels of a department restructuring and a new home under the Dean of Students, in turn, helping to elevate this vitally important student engagement and retention effort and support the 2,200+ students, 32 organizations, and 13% of the Athens student body that are affiliated with a social Sorority or Fraternity.
The Position The Division of Student Affairs, specifically, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life seeks an energetic and collaborative student-centered professional to be a contributing member of the Ohio University Community. Reporting to the Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life, the Assistant Director will be responsible for providing support and educational opportunities to the Sorority and Fraternity community. This position advises, coordinates, and promotes social Greek letter organizations and related programs and creates and implements programming to support the development of its members.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provides oversight and ongoing supervision to Ohio University's four Sorority and Fraternity Life governing bodies: Interfraternity Council, Women's Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Association and the Multicultural Greek Council;
Coordinates formal and informal recruitment efforts of assigned organizations with council and chapter leaders and University staff;
Supervises 1-2 graduate assistants;
Supports the daily health, well-being, and safety of all affiliated sorority and fraternity members;
Serves as the direct liaison to various recognized IFC, WPA, NPHC, and MGC chapters;
Advises the implementation of SFL community-wide programs and activities, including the Greek Community Council and Greek Week;
Provides oversight for the Greek Community Council budget of 50k;
Develops, implements, and assesses outcome-based educational and leadership development initiatives including but not limited to: Council Officer Training, Officer Transitions, New Member Education, and Risk Management Training;
Assists is the development and implementation of the SFL Awards process and accreditation program;
Works interdepartmentally with campus partners to ensure that all chapter houses are up to the City of Athens code for boarding houses and are in compliance with the rules and expectations associated with Ohio University's relationships with SFL chapters;
Prepares and submits reports and assessments detailing SFL grade point, recruitment, and membership statistics and SFL Community Standards;
Demonstrates an effort to understand the individual and a collective role in creating inclusive environments and use a perspective of Social Justice in SLF work
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Higher Education, Counseling, College Student Personnel, Health Promotion, or related field.
At least 1 -2 years of professional experience in higher education, sorority or fraternity life, or closely related field is required.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Dean of Students
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Ariel Tarosky; email@example.com
Employment Type: full-time regular
Salary commensurate with candidate's experience and qualifications. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and qualified dependents.
Internal Number: 33857
About Ohio University
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.