Responsible for assisting the Director in managing the overall Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs; specifically works with major educational, life safety and chapter evaluation processes critical to the success of our Fraternity and Sorority Community. This role will manage all major communication efforts and work with alumni, national and campus-based volunteers who assist in the advising of our fraternity and sorority chapters. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.
1. Work with the Assistant Dean to coordinate the activities of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs *Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Students to develop semester and year long office goals *Assist with the development of action steps to accomplish Departmental goals *Assist with the distribution and implementation of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (OFSA) office/departmental goals *Serve as an integral member of the OFSA team by attending regular staff meetings, retreats, etc. and assisting the Director in planning and facilitating these meetings as appropriate *Build relationships with faculty and staff to find mutually beneficial ways to integrate them into the goals and operations of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs *Build relationships with staff and students across the Fraternity and Sorority Community to have a broad and deep understanding of community needs and national trends and research that should inform planning efforts for the Department *Conduct and establish short and long range planning activities of the OFSA *Provide supervisory oversight for 3 staff members *Oversight of the process to hire, supervise, evaluate and train professional, graduate and undergraduate staff
2. Coordinate all major educational efforts sponsored by the OFSA, including Blueprint initiatives, the annual accreditation process, Greek Emerging Leaders Experience and all other training and development opportunities for Greek students *Ensure that chapters receive the necessary training and coaching to be successful in the accreditation process *Select and train panelist from the campus community to assist in the accreditation evaluation process *Oversee the logistical coordination of the accreditation process including scheduling chapter presentations, assigning panels, managing any needed follow up deliberation conversations, etc. *Ensure that chapters' accreditation efforts and their results are documented and reported effectively *Annually work in conjunction with the OFSA Director, Student Affairs Leadership and the System-Wide Assessment Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the accreditation process and its outcomes *Work with Director of OFSA to prioritize all educational offerings for Greek chapters and students in order to ensure that they meet stated student needs, compliment campus-wide and divisional goals and priorities and incorporate shifting national trends related to the Fraternity and Sorority Community *Have a deep understanding of the Blueprint framework, train other OFSA staff on the Blueprint model so that they are able to incorporate it effectively into their work and ensure that all new and continuing educational initiatives are directly linked to the 5 Foundations for Student Success and implemented in a way that considers the Blueprint Learning cycle, etc. *Closely partner with Assistant Directors to support the educational programs they are responsible for implementing and to ensure all of those efforts complement one another in a curricular fashion and are assessed appropriately to inform future decisions and work
3. Assist the Director with crisis management, chapter discipline issues and manage all proactive and responsive communication efforts with various constituents in and outside of the campus community *Oversee all OFSA marketing and communication efforts including but not limited to website, social media, print materials, newsletters, webinars, and in-person training or informational sessions for other units on campus, parents and family, alumni, etc. *Work closely with Director and University Communications to develop communication protocols as they relate to various OFSA processes and incidents *Manage and assist in conducting proactive and follow-up communications with chapters, alumni, parents and families and national headquarters as needed *When crisis or chapter discipline issues arise, work closely with the Director of OFSA to oversee our response efforts; this may include on-campus or within chapter emergency response to student or facility issues, assisting with interim suspensions, chapter closings, managing and assisting with chapter investigations, etc.
4. Oversee and direct chapter advisor training and development efforts *Assess the needs of Alumni Advisory Boards and develop and implement initiatives to support Alumni Advisors in their role *Oversee the recruitment and training of faculty and staff advisors including providing them with ongoing support and resources to be effective in their roles *Provide development opportunities for the other OFSA staff to further enhance their advising and coaching skills for working with and providing effective mentoring and feedback to their assigned chapters *Assist the Assistant Directors in the advising and coaching of Interfraternity Council, Cultural Greek Council and Panhellenic Council *Oversee the recruitment, selection and training of Live-in Graduate Assistant staff, including supporting the Assistant Directors in their role as supervisors, providing them with ongoing support and resources to be effective in their roles
5. Support collaborative efforts to manage high-risk behavior initiatives, primarily at the population-level, using evidence-informed environmental management strategies *Serve as the Departmental resource for high-risk drinking and alcohol-related inquiries, programmatic reviews and guidance on new prevention strategies particular to Departmental population *Meet regularly with the Director of Health Advancement and Prevention Strategies (HAPS) to coordinate, plan and assess alcohol intervention efforts specific to students and to provide relevant information to larger campus-wide alcohol conversations *Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skill base related to harm reduction, alcohol and drug use *Utilize the assessment tools and data provided by HAPS to inform practices and harm reduction strategies within specific sub-populations of students *Assist with accurate and timely health communications efforts regarding alcohol abuse and protective behavioral strategies around high-risk times *Collaborate with HAPS to offer alcohol-related educational content for all fraternity and sorority students and organizations *Ensure that positional leaders within the Fraternity and Sorority Community receive up to date training related to high-risk drinking and harm reduction *Collaborate with partner offices to develop and implement sequenced health, safety and well-being curriculum for population
6. Serve as a part of the larger Dean of Students Team, participate and/or lead various Dean of Students, Student Affairs and campus-wide committees *When asked to serve on various committees, fully participate, attend meetings, keep supervisor updated about your involvement and represent the larger Dean of Students organization, in addition to your Department as appropriate *Attend and participate in regular staff meetings, professional development opportunities, staff retreats, committee meetings, etc. *Collaborate effectively with departments across the Dean of Students Office on projects and topics as necessary and as it relates to the Fraternity and Sorority Community *Serve as a rotating member of the Dean On Call Staff for emergency response
Position Number: S83330
This position is expected to work remotely while the campus remains in a limited capacity due to COVID-19; in the future it is expected that this position will be staffed on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community
Occasional evening and weekend hours
Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Student Personnel or related field
Three to five years related work experience
Demonstrated progressive experience in working with various aspects of Fraternity and Sorority affairs
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Supervisory experience preferred
Excellent organizational skills, time management and sound judgment
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and a high degree of initiative for bringing tasks to completion
Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position
Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.
Internal Number: 499505
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