The Assistant Director of Student Life is responsible for planning and executing the operation of the Student Life Office. The position serves as oversees all student organizations including key entities such as Student Government Association, Greek Council, and Presidents Council. The position collaborates with other offices from Academic Affairs and Student Affairs including New Student Orientation
(1) Organizing the governing body for all National Pan Hellenic (NPHC) member organizations. (2) Organizing the governing body for all North American Interfraternity Conference (IFC) member organizations. (3) Maintaining policies and procedures within the governing body for all National (4) Regular meetings with Pan-hellenic Conference (NPC) member organizations. (5) Planning and coordination of a Greek Conference for all Greek Organizations. (6) Maintaining the Greek Council By-Laws and Constitution. (7) Attend all Greek Life Meetings and Events. (8) Planning, Facilitating, and Implementing Greek Week Activities. (9) Facilitate the coordination of the Student Leadership and Service Conference. (10) Facilitate the Student Government Association Leadership Retreat. (11) Ensure communication for Student Government Associations. (12) Serve.as advisor on appropriate actions of student government by attending weekly Student Government meetings. (13) Conduct weekly meetings with Executive Board Members. (14) Serve as Advisor to all Student Organizations regular events and program for the University community. (15) Attend monthly President’s Council Meetings. (16) Provide informative meetings when needed for Faculty Advisors. (17) Printing posters for College/School Departments. (18) Stamping Flyers and Posters for the Community, College/School Departments, and Student Organizations. (19) Maintain customer service for daily operations for students, faculty, and staff. (20) Maintenance of all student organization files. (21) Serve as Student Organization Conduct Officer. (22) Other duties as assigned.
Significant Additions or Progressive Expansion:
(23) Oversee implementation and adoption of Detroit Mercy Live Platform. (24) Pilot the Detroit Mercy Live associated CORQ app and check-in feature. (25) Hire, train, and supervise student employees. (26) Create student employee job descriptions and train students to own projects and initiatives. (27) Market and program Homecoming event as well as Student Organization Involvement. (28) Research, write, and revise Greek Conduct and Social Responsibility policies. (29) Create and implement digital and social media presence. (30) Coordinate internal and external communication on behalf of the Student Life Office. (31) Create and implement training for student organizations surrounding funding and management of 800 accounts. (32) Collaborate with Public Safety and University Services to ensure event policies and facilities are available and suitable to student organizations for the events they have scheduled. (33) Create pathways for more student organizations based on revised registration policies and digital sign up. (34) Solicit advisors for new student organizations. (35) Manage the Rock, its corresponding policies and Residence Life Staff involvement. (36) Create Student Organization Capstone Programming. (37) Student Leadership and Service Awards to allow for nominations that are reviewed and voted on by a staff team. (38) Organize and execute university wide holiday giving efforts.
Outside of specific tasks and rotating committees including NJSLC, Black History Month, and De-stress events. Prepare digital initiatives in the wake of COVID-19 policy changes.
A Masters Degree in Higher Education or related field. Three to five years experience in Student Affairs and/or Greek Life.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Public Speaking, team building, conflict resolution, time management, and problem solving skills.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Occasional exposure to objectional conditions or variations such as those in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings.
Commensurate with experience
Anticipated Work Schedule
Generally 8:30 am – 5:00 pm but flexible based on evening or weekend programming.
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