Assistant Director of Campus Life

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Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Campus Life and Residential Services, the Assistant Director of Campus Life for Fraternity and Sorority Life and Student Involvement serves a critical role in designing a vibrant campus-life experience for students, fostering students’ meaningful engagement in co-curricular programs, cultivating thriving student organizations, and enhancing the leadership development of all students. This role will provide leadership within the Division of Student Life in developing, implementing, marketing, and assessing a robust fraternity and sorority life program and student involvement and leadership development program. In this capacity, this position will advise Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and Greek Council. This position will oversee student involvement and leadership development initiatives, provide student organization officer and advisor resources, and serve as assistant champion for the Presidential Leadership Fellows cohort and programmatic leader for the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars. The selected candidate will collaborate with the Assistant Director of Campus Life for Student Activities and Intramurals, the Assistant Director of Residential Services, and the Resident Director of Culinary Services on developing and promoting a comprehensive and shared calendar of activities that provide late-night and weekend social programs for resident students as well as commuters.

The Assistant Director of Campus Life for Fraternity and Sorority Life and Student Involvement is a 12-month, live-in position with on-call responsibilities and some late-night and weekend programming responsibilities.

Note: This job description indicates the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Fraternity and Sorority Life (50%)

  • Serve as Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor, providing guidance and support to chapter officers and advisors, promoting a unified, strong, and robust Greek community
  • Consult with chapters on strategies for academic, leadership, social, and service success
  • Advise Panhellenic Council and Inter-fraternity Council (IFC), ensuring by-laws, programs, and practices are aligned with national organizations’ standards and best practices
  • Facilitate Greek Council meetings of IFC and Panhellenic presidents, chapter presidents, and chapter advisors to discuss goals, identify opportunities for growth and collaboration, and explain College policies, processes, and resources
  • Support Panhellenic and IFC leadership development, new member recruitment and education, risk management and Title IX training
  • Assist Panhellenic and IFC with the planning of the annual Greek Show, in partnership with the Assistant Director Campus Life for Student Activities and Intramurals and Campus Activities Board
  • Oversee Campus Life fraternity/sorority life communications, marketing, and promotions to campus community, prospective students and parents, and Wilson area
  • Serves as College liaison to fraternity and sorority national headquarters, meeting with consultants, and providing feedback on opportunities to enhance chapter health
  • Run semester Greek Grade Report, distribute to presidents and advisors, and consult with presidents and advisors in academic improvements
  • Enter students’ fraternity and sorority affiliations in Jenzabar XE
  • Check prospective member grades to ensure eligibility for membership, upon submitted signed consent forms

Student Involvement and Leadership Development (40%)

  • Organize Student Involvement Fairs and promote opportunities for student engagement in student organizations and campus life
  • Assist Dean of Student Life and the Student Government Association in maintaining list of active student organizations and organizational officer/advisor rosters
  • Input student involvement affiliations in Jenzabar XE
  • Coordinate with Director of Academic Planning and Retention Initiatives in identifying unaffiliated students and connecting them with involvement opportunities, as well as tracking student involvement trends and outcomes
  • Provide leadership resources to student organization officers and advisors
  • Support Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Residential Services with the delivery of the Presidential Leadership Fellows cohort program
  • Support Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries in getting students involved in Day of Service activities
  • Serve as programmatic leader for the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars program, championed by the Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries
  • Provide programming support for home football games and tailgating events
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director Residential Services and Assistant Director Campus Life Student Activities and Intramurals on student programming, with a focus on late night and weekend programs
  • Assist Dean of Student Life and Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Residential Services with other Student Life initiatives, such as Day of Service and Family Weekend
  • Provide programming support for home football games and tailgating events

Other Departmental, Divisional, and College Initiatives (10%)

Provide support in all areas of Student Life as needed by the Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Residential Services to include but not limited to:

  • Supporting the delivery of holiday and break airport shuttle services
  • Assisting in the administration of the Department’s planning, goal-setting, budgeting, reporting, assessment, and program review initiatives
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Department’s publications, such as the Student Handbook and marketing materials
  • Representing the Department at open houses and other events
  • Reviewing policies and procedures and recommending revisions on a regular basis
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the Department’s web pages, updating information as needed
  • Assisting in the recruitment, onboarding, and training and development processes of employees
  • Assisting in ensuring compliance with all state and federal guidelines and regulations
  • Attending committee meetings as necessary and assisting with other campus-sponsored projects
  • Participating in College/divisional activities pertinent to the well-being of students and the college community; serving on College committees, teams, and tasks forces
  • Establishing and maintaining regular rapport with student support services, Athletics, Admissions/Enrollment Management, Public Relations, Dining Services, Campus Police, etc.
  • Performing other related duties as required and assigned

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. This position will also require attendance at on-campus events and activities in the Student Center, classrooms, and other facilities, as well as some travel and out-of-office activities, such as taking students on retreats and to conferences.

This position will require some night and weekend responsibilities. The employee is required to live on campus in a college-provided, rent-free, partially furnished apartment. One pet and domestic partners are welcome. A meal plan is also provided while the College’s dining services are open.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While this is partially a sedentary role in the office setting, the employee will be attending several meetings and activities in other locations both on and off campus. This employee will assist students, faculty, and staff in less physically demanding aspects of event set-up and clean-up.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; a master’s degree in higher education or related field preferred. Demonstrated experience in fraternity and sorority life and student leadership programs is required, with a minimum of one year of full-time professional experience in these areas preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to help with the marketing and promotion of campus events. Social media and mobile application use highly desirable. Ability to serve as a role model to a diverse student population through high professional and ethical standards within the field of student affairs. Ability to foster working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast-paced environment, including the ability to work nights and weekends as necessary. Demonstrated leadership, organization, and management; ability to oversee a wide variety of activities; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal or team-building skills. Valid driver’s license required.

Application Process

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Responsibilities will begin with the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications should include a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as references. Applications should be directed electronically to

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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