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  • Associate Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life

    Rufina Hernandez
    Job Description

    Work type: Staff Full-Time
    Location: Denver, CO
    Categories: Student Affairs / Services

    Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) includes the Cultural Center, Housing and Residential Education, Disability Services Program, Learning Effectiveness Program, Inclusion and Equity Education, Veterans Services, Student Outreach and Support, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Engagement, Health and Counseling Center, and Access and Transitions.

    We are committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of, now, and in the future.  We do so by challenging student to:

    • Reflect on their values and identities;
    • Recognize their strengths and acknowledge areas for further growth;
    • Understand the importance of needing support and seeking it;
    • Cultivate their passions; and
    • Foster the public good.

    Department Introduction

    Fraternity and Sorority Life is located in Student Experience, an area that also includes Student Engagement and New Student & Family Programs. This area is the centralized resource for student involvement and activities at the University of Denver. Each office supports the student experience by providing unique programs, services, and facilities designed to foster student development and help students find their purpose.

    Position Summary 

    The Associate Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Experience. This position has oversight of the day-to-day operations for FSL including programming, meetings, and advising. The Associate Director supervises the staff members who support the FSL community. The individual in this position is highly visible, accessible and responsive to the entire FSL community. As part of the Student Experience team, the Associate Director of FSL is also expected to provide support to Student Engagement activities and programs.

    Essential Functions

    Programming and Advising 

    • Advises the executive boards of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Panhellenic Association and the chapter presidents of their member organizations in collaboration with graduate student staff members and FSL Coordinator.
    • Meet regularly with FSL chapter and inter/national leadership to ensure high levels of communication.
    • Engages regularly with chapter volunteers, including chapter advisors and facility corporation board members, through weekly emails and quarterly in person meetings designed to provide resources, discuss opportunities for community growth, and cultivate their relationship with the University.
    • Coordinates the logistics for Panhellenic Association formal recruitment throughout a multi-day process using recruitment software and the Interfraternity Council recruitment.
    • Responsible for planning FSL community programming with students, University staff, and key partners.
    • Organizes an annual retreat for chapter presidents and council leaders focusing on leadership development, equity and inclusion, and community development.
    • Implements a chapter review/accreditation and chapter awards process focused on individual chapter goals and university requirements.
    • Shares FSL membership opportunities to current and prospective students, parents, and community members through presentations and representation at informational fairs and orientation programs.

    Education and Training

    • Oversees, manages, and implements critical risk reduction education and training with Divisional and Campus Partners including:
      • The Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)
      • Campus Safety
      • Student Rights & Responsibilities
      • Health Promotion
      • Gender Violence and Prevention Education
      • WeCANDUBetter Campus Workplan
    • Creates awareness with the University and surrounding communities about the holistic nature of FSL to help with a shared understanding of this student experience.
    • Provides professional development opportunities and trainings to students, staff, and advisors on a scheduled and consistent basis as the on-call professional staff member for 250+ residents.
    • Maintains and updates policies/guidelines/procedures for FSL groups.

    Behavioral Accountability and Crisis Management 

    • Collaborates with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to address any University policy or state, local, and federal law violations.
    • Partners with Housing and Residential Education (HRE) on the 24/7 Crisis Management for students who have housing contracts with the University.
    • Oversees Crisis Management for the FSL community.
    • Attends CARE Behavioral Intervention Team meetings as needed when a student in FSL is being reviewed by the CARE Team.
    • Submits Student Outreach & Support, Biased Incident Response, Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX referrals as needed.

    Administrative and Supervision Responsibilities

    • Supervises FSL staff, including graduate student(s) and graduate fellow(s).
    • Manages the office budget including tracking expenditures, monthly reconciliation, and future planning.
    • Maintains accurate records related to the FSL community.
    • In partnership with their supervisor, develops a comprehensive quarterly and annual assessments and reports for the Division and University Leadership.
    • Collaborates with HRE on addressing FSL facility issues.
    • Partners with Campus Safety regarding all C-CURE permissions, trainings, and needs.
    • Keeps campus partners, including those with Chapter leases, up to date on relevant issues impacting the FSL community.
    • Oversee the expansion process for new and returning organizations.

    Other Duties as Assigned

    • In consultation with supervisor, serve on Division and university committees and other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to present effectively to a variety of audiences and interact effectively across variety of campus constituents. 
    • Astute attention to detail and responsiveness to emergent issues.
    • Ability to collaborate with departments across the university.
    • Demonstrated commitment to embedding principles of diversity, equity and inclusion into job responsibilities. 
    • Ability to problem solve and support students in navigating challenges, accessing available resources on campus, and knowledge of FSL-specific issues impacting chapters.
    • Experience with student management and recruitment software platforms.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver trainings on student leadership development and related student topics. 

    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field.
    • 1-3 years of experience advising students in a higher education setting.
    • 1-3 years of experience in higher education developing and implementing student-focused programs.
    • Proven experiences with student leadership development, creating inclusive programming efforts and relationship building.
    • Experience integrating FSL organizations to work collaboratively across multiple governing councils.
    • Demonstrated commitment and proven record of embedding diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 3+ years of post-Master's degree experience in advising fraternities/sororities.
    • 3+ years of post-Master’s degree experience supervising full-time and graduate staff in Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities or other related areas.
    • Experience with StarRez, ICS, CampusGroups, Banner and 25Live software platforms.
    • 2 years of managing Fraternity and Sorority housing placements including crisis intervention and auditing housing processes.

    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, January 22, 2021.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Please include the following documents with your application:

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter 

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 9.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $57,000/annually. 

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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