Our department facilitates a student-centered learning environment that fosters a welcoming, safe and inclusive campus culture. We cultivate self-aware, engaged global citizens and leaders through developmental opportunities and applied learning. We strengthen relationships between members of our vibrant community through an ethic of care and service.
Campus Life is seeking an Assistant Director for Greek Life to facilitate student success through the development, delivery and assessment of educational programs and advocacy for the Greek experience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $57,000and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
A hybrid telework schedule may be available for Maryland residents.
The Assistant Director for Greek Life facilitates student success through development, delivery and assessment of educational programs and advocacy for the Greek experience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Reporting to the Director for Campus Life Engagement, the Assistant Director leads the office's programmatic efforts and provides strategic guidance for members of Greek Life organizations, placing a high value on self-governance. The Assistant Director understands the unique needs of students and the ways those needs vary across race, gender, religion, age, socio-economic status and other identities. They use diversity, equity and inclusion lenses to develop intersectional programs, initiatives and outreach efforts that contribute to the overall sense of belonging for the UMBC Greek community. The Assistant Director is also committed to contributing to an inclusive departmental culture for both students and staff.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and implement comprehensive leadership development and training curriculum, including annual chapter president and council officer leadership retreat and monthly all-chapter president meetings
Collaborate with campus partners to develop and implement well-being programs and initiatives including, but not limited to, sexual assault prevention, hazing prevention, academic support measures, bystander intervention and mental health awareness
Advisement of and/or coordination of governing council recruitment and intake processes
Establish and maintain good working relationships and collaborations with chapter advisors, and (inter)national headquarters; serve as a resource to community stakeholders such as alumni, parents/families and neighborhood council partners
Provide budget and fiscal oversight for the area
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in an area related to Student Affairs, Higher Education or another relevant discipline (Degree must be conferred by the first day of employment)
At least one year of relevant Student Affairs experience
Understanding of emerging issues in higher education, particularly in fraternity and sorority life
Demonstrated experience in providing comprehensive risk management programs, policies and practices within Greek communities
Experience in providing robust data collection and management related to fraternity/sorority reporting–including academic compliance, grade reports, insurance collection, leadership trainings and development, along with day to day operational needs for organizations
Understanding of the national operations of fraternity and sorority life, and demonstrated experience interacting with a variety of national offices
Knowledge of general operations, organization, and structure of fraternity/sorority life within IFC, PHA, MGC, and NPHC groups
Demonstrated intercultural competence, and a continuing commitment to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice practices in support of a diverse community
Demonstrated creativity in student programming and experience in a variety of traditional Greek programs–including welcome programs, Homecoming, and Greek Week
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience in creating systems and structures to advance the overall needs of a fraternity/sorority community
Demonstrated ability to work in a a highly collaborative team environment
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as student programming needs and major events require
Willingness to contribute to other areas of Campus Life Engagement
Three or more years of relevant experience is preferred
Experience in direct fraternity and sorority advising is preferred
Experience with assessment and data-driven decision-making is preferred.
Membership in a fraternity or sorority, or experience working or volunteering for a fraternity or sorority is preferred.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
For best consideration, apply by October 28, 2022 (Position will remain open until filled)
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.