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Assistant Director of Student Activities for Sororities, Fraternities, and Eating Houses

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Categories: Staff
Department: College Union

Davidson College seeks an Assistant Director of Student Activities for Sororities, Fraternities, and Eating Houses.  This is a full-time, salaried staff position.

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Assistant Director assists with all facets of the Sororities, Fraternities, and Eating Houses at Davidson College.  As a member of the Student Activities staff and of the Division of Student Life, the Assistant Director will join a competent, committed team who cares deeply about students and each other.  The Assistant Director partners with the Associate Director of Student Activities and the entire student activities team to foster an inclusive, celebratory and student-learning centered environment.  The Assistant Director serves as a leader in organizational leadership, development, risk management, and advising.  This position works closely with the Dean of Students Office, Center for Civic Engagement, Residence Life, Physical Plant, and Campus Police.  The Assistant Director of Student Activities is a 12-month position and will be required to attend some night and weekend events and meetings.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the advising of all registered Patterson Court Council (the Council) organizations, including six IFC fraternities, four women’s eating-houses, two NPHC sororities, two NPHC fraternities, one LatinX sorority, and one LatinX fraternity. Meet regularly with student organization leadership to provide guidance around issues facing their organizations and the overall Greek community at Davidson. Communicate with fraternity and sorority inter/national headquarters staff. Review and implement policies, procedures, and standards created by the Council leadership.
  • Serve as the primary advisor to the Council executive board. Attend regular Council Executive Board and general meetings. Meet with officers on a regular basis and provide guidance and trainings for their individual committees. Work closely with the Council leadership to manage all executive board budgets.
  • Implement risk management programming including registering recruitment, philanthropic, and social events, communicating with Campus Police, training Risk Managers, initiating the judicial process when necessary, and keeping an inventory on all risk management supplies. Serve as liaison between Dean of Students Office and the Council Judicial Board.
  • Work closely with Council organization leaders in the event submission process on the Engage platform known locally as WildcatSync. Create and coordinate forms on WildcatSync for recruitment, risk management education, et cetera. Train student leaders on use of the software system as it relates to their organization management.
  • Coordinate recruitment/intake and new member education. Facilitate Eating House membership movement processes at the beginning of each semester.
  • Support major events and initiatives housed in the Student Activities Office including Wildcat Welcome Week, Student Activities Fair, Winterfest, Spring Frolics, major concerts, and roundtable discussions with student organization leaders.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel Services, Education Leadership, or related field required. 1-3 years of related experience in Greek life, leadership development, and/or student activities required.  Two years of graduate assistantship experience equates to one year of professional experience.  Priority will be given to candidates who have a solid understanding of student learning and development, leadership and organizational development, group facilitation, diversity and social justice issues, and know how to lead in and contribute to an inclusive and celebratory work environment.  Membership in a fraternity or sorority preferred.  Available to work a flexible 40-hour week, including some evenings and weekends.  Strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.  Experience in risk management and organizational development desirable.  Desire to work in a collaborative liberal arts environment a must.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Interested individuals must apply through the Davidson College Human Resources website at https://employment.davidson.edu  by completing an online application and uploading a resume and cover letter tailored to the position as well as a list of 3 professional references. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, March 16, 2020.  

THE COLLEGE:
Davidson College is ranked among America’s strongest and most highly selective private, coeducational, liberal arts colleges. About 45% of Davidson students are affiliated with a sorority, fraternity, or an eating house and approximately 75% of students study abroad during their time at Davidson. Distinctly Davidson characteristics are the strong first-year residence hall experience program, the extensive Junior Year Abroad program, campus-wide commitment to civic engagement, need-blind admission policy where all demonstrated need is met by grants rather than loans, and the pervasive Honor Code and Code of Responsibility. Davidson College was founded by Presbyterians in 1837 and is welcoming of all religious traditions or secular backgrounds for students and staff.

LIVING IN THE AREA:
Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles north of Charlotte, NC on Lake Norman. The college’s location has small-town atmosphere with a large city just a short drive away. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in the country with a thriving cultural, culinary, and social scene. The area is easily accessible to nearby attractions including the Blue Ridge Mountains (2.5 hour drive) and the Atlantic Ocean (4 hour drive). Charlotte is home to six professional sports teams, the US National Whitewater Center, and a frequent stop for national touring concerts and performing arts productions. The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the country and is a major hub for American Airlines. 

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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