At, Rhodes College, we aspire to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We will achieve our aspiration through a college wide commitment to our vision.
Rhodes' rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions, and to make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in the city of Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students for life and career, wherever those journeys take them.
The Division of Student Life plays an integral role in the College's vision and values, and every member of the Division of Student Life supports the delivery of a transformative student experience.
The Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides creative vision and leadership for fraternity and sorority life programs and services. The position reports to the Dean of Belonging & Leadership and provides assistance in the leadership and administration of the Belonging & Leadership alignment and serves as one of the institution's student advocates.
The Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be an energetic visionary member of the student life team, providing leadership and service to the Rhodes community broadly. A commitment to student development and success, experiential learning, and a high level of student interaction is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead Fraternity & Sorority Life
Collaboratively lead the review, creation, implementation and enhancement of services, programs, training, policies and procedures, which support fraternity and sorority life, including:
Chapter Assessment Processes and Reviews
New Member Orientation
Chapter Leadership training and development programs
National Organization support and communication
Provide specialized leadership in focus on harm reduction and bystander intervention (Green Dot) training and drug and alcohol training
service, values integration
education & wellness
Oversee nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities, Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society and Rho Lambda. Serve as the primary advisor for the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and National Pan-Hellenic Councils. Provide leadership development, risk management, personal development, educational programs, and training for chapter members, chapter and council officers.
Engage with alumni, chapter advisors, and national headquarters' officials to support FSL goals and cultivate a relationship with the college including planning and hosting advisor training and meetings.
Serves as the primary resource related to campus fraternity and sorority life issues and works collaboratively to identify, facilitate, and implement a vast array of student support services;
Provide resources, information and education to students, their families, faculty and staff regarding student involvement in Greek organizations.
Collaboratively lead the review and ultimately oversee the event management process for Fraternity and Sorority life events.
Support Belonging & Leadership
Serve as an active and engaged member of the Belonging & Leadership alignment. Provide direct support and collaboration across the alignment.
Support diversity, equity, and inclusion work across the alignment and division.
Ensure Administrative Effectiveness
Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
Supervise, train and evaluate student leaders and student staff associated with FSL.
Maintain a cooperative relationship with Physical Plant staff, Campus Safety officers and Division of Student Life staff; Collaborates effectively with a variety of departments throughout the college and in the community to enhance fraternity and sorority life.
Fulfill on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis; As needed assist with crisis intervention and management, stabilizing the situation and coordinating the notification of the appropriate college officials/referral agencies; Manage crises related to FSL organization behavior. Serve as a liaison with the inter/national headquarters and chapter advisors. Advise, consult with and provide direction for the involved chapter(s), council and overall FSL community.
Prepares long- and short- range plans and budgets, and monitors and reports performance related to goals and manage office budget.
Supports and maintain programs and services that engage and retain students.
Master's Degree in higher education administration, student personnel or related field required.
Minimum of three to five years professional work experience in higher education (fraternity and sorority life preferred).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Compliance & Risk Management
Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies
Proven leadership in the area of risk management
Ability and experience in investigating and responding to risk management and wellness concerns
Knowledge and experience with policies and legal issues in higher education
Knowledge of FERPA, Clery, Title IX, and other applicable federal laws
Ability to Provide Leadership and Supervise Staff and Manage Environments
Able to work independently in a highly productive and fast-paced environment
Ability to provide consultation and coaching for managers, supervisors, staff, faculty and administrators
Ability to mediate and use problem-solving skills to conduct alternative dispute resolution
A thorough understanding of the organizational management of student affairs including partnership building with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community
Ability to provide perspective and utilize a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork and interaction
Ability to work with a culturally diverse population, promote a campus climate of inclusion and participation by all students
Ability to analyze complex situations and to make sound judgments and decisions
Strong Communications Skills
Excellent written and communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of student services and deep commitment to the connection between the curricular and co-curricular spheres of a college community
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deal with complex and sometimes sensitive issues
Ability to handle confidential information
Ability to effectively present information to large groups of people
Collaborative and Relational Approach
Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships across campus with special attention to Dean of Students, Residence Life, Campus Safety, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities, Inclusion and Involvement, and Counseling Center
Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff, and families in order to establish and maintain good working relationships
Flexible and evening and weekend hours will be required
A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume and the names of three references.
Review of completed applications will begin April 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.
Internal Number: 132481648
About Rhodes College
Educational Excellence In One of the South’s Most Vibrant CitiesAsk anyone who knows about Rhodes College and you will learn about this rare jewel among the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges. Rhodes’ students live and learn on a campus cited as one of America’s most beautiful. Quietly nestled among 110 acres of wooded charm and Collegiate Gothic stone buildings in an attractive residential section of Memphis, Rhodes is just minutes from a revitalized downtown where Beale Street (Home of the Blues) meets the majestic Mississippi River.The campus is within walking distance of the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Memphis is the 20th largest city in the United States and offers a broad variety of entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities, good restaurants, malls, shops and great hangouts. As the region’s medical and business hub, Memphis provides students with many internship and research opportunities, as well as career and service opportunities.Rhodes’ educational excellence is well documented: US. News & World Report lists Rhodes in the Top Tier of America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Fiske Guide to Colleges names Rhodes one of the “best b...uys” among the nation’s leading institutions. Rhodes is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is also ranked among the top 100 colleges and universities in “Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America’s Top 100 Schools.”And, Rhodes is included in the Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges and Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Rhodes ranks 16th among southeastern liberal arts colleges.Rhodes has achieved this recognition through its long and steadfast commitment to provide its students with an education that challenges them to think critically, independently and creatively, that actively engages them in research and internships, and that connects them in meaningful ways to one another and the larger Memphis community.Rhodes brings together three major facets of learning seldom found at a single institution: Intellectual growth fostered by intensive interaction between students and faculty; Preparation for professional life supported by a unique internship program drawing on Memphis’ rich variety of opportunities; Personal values strengthened by being part of a diverse student body that adheres to a student-run honor code and regularly engages in service to the broader Memphis community. Rhodes’ faculty members are more than teachers. As Rhodes president William E. Troutt says, “They are gifted teacher-scholars who are challenging, engaging and connecting students in life changing ways. Rhodes graduates will tell you that where they are today comes from being inspired by inspiring teachers.”Rhodes’ students hold impressive academic and extracurricular credentials. Their mid-range SAT is 1200-1360 (ACT 27-31) with an average grade point average of 3.56. More than one-third were president of at least one high school club or organization and more than 20% were captains of a varsity athletic team. More than 7% were National Merit Scholarship finalists or semi-finalists, 8% were president of their class, 10% were valedictorians or salutatorians of their class and 9% were editors of their high school newspapers or yearbooks.The college’s 2,025 students are a diverse group, representing 46 states and 7 foreign countries. With 75% living on campus, they form a rich and vibrant community. They are keenly aware of social responsibility and are involved as volunteers throughout their college years. More than 80% of Rhodes’ students are active in community service in the greater Memphis area.Rhodes’ academic program offers its students a broad variety of programs. There are 18 departmental and 13 interdisciplinary majors leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree. Rhodes’ students benefit from a curriculum that is designed to develop their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and to appreciate broadly. With one faculty member for every 10 students, it’s easy to get to know teachers. Classes at Rhodes are small, with the average size being 14. Many, particularly advanced, courses are even smaller, promoting intensive interaction between and among students and faculty. Rhodes also offers a variety of opportunities for students to study abroad, gaining valuable insight into other people and cultures.Employment URL: http://www.rhodes.edu/hr/16721.asp