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Associate Director, Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life

Company: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Director, Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life Ithaca (Main Campus) Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.

Campus and Community Engagement provides a welcoming and inclusive community that respects the individual while promoting community values. We are dedicated to supporting students in all stages of their Cornell career through student organization involvement, learning opportunities, and a multitude of leadership and engagement experiences. Campus and Community Engagement (CCE) includes a broad range of departments dedicated to enriching the student experience outside of the classroom: Campus Activities, Sorority and Fraternity Life, the Public Service Center and New Student Programs. Together with colleagues from across campus, CCE builds a community and creates co-curricular opportunities where the intrinsic value and worth of the individual is affirmed and community standards and values are upheld. These are the foundational goals of all CCE programs.

The Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life (OSFL) provides support and resources to the 53 self-governed Cornell sorority and fraternity community, which is composed of over 3,000 undergraduate students. Sororities and fraternities are values-based social organizations, providing members with a community of peers, and personal growth opportunities through leadership development and service projects. Many of the organizations also offer a small residential living experience.Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.The Associate Director for the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life serves as a key leadership member of the OSFL team, contributing to the overall strategic planning and supervision of the office, in partnership with the OSFL Director. This position is the University-owned sorority and fraternity facilities liaison in OSFL, responsible for implementing and overseeing various processes for those houses, including the sophomore residency initiative and the live-in advisor program, house manager training, move-in and move out communication, and inspection related preparation and follow up communication. Building and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders is a critical aspect of the Associate Director's work, to ensure operation of the facilities and chapter advisement are in alignment with alumni and university expectations. Additionally, the Associate Director provides leadership and vision for the educational programs and trainings for Sorority & Fraternity Life to facilitate learning not only within the department, but across campus with crucial OSFL partners. This position has a role in advising the Sorority & Fraternity peer judicial process as well as serving as a coach to chapters across all three sorority and fraternity councils.Success Factors The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and build strong relationships with various stakeholders, including students, alumni, staff, parents, live-in advisors, community members, and campus partners, creating an atmosphere of inclusion within sorority and fraternity life. They will represent the Director on some occasions and need to have excellent written and verbal and communication skills. This role must have strong organizational, leadership, planning, and execution skills to further the strategic initiatives of the office, as well as the ability to work through crisis and emergency situations. Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Student Affairs or related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.--
  • Experience advising student organizations, with sorority and fraternity organizations specifically
  • Demonstrated experience in sorority and fraternity advising, program/event planning, leadership development, alcohol education, and/or hazing prevention
  • Knowledge of best practices and ability to infuse research with practical experience to create intentional leadership programs for sororities and fraternities
  • Willingness to work in a team oriented and collaborative environment
  • The applicant must be willing to work irregular and flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Preferred Qualifications
    • At least 5 years of experience in student affairs or a related field.--
    • Experience with implementing student affairs best practices including, event planning resources, collaborative and meaningful program creation, advising sororities and fraternities, peer led judicial processes both on the community and chapter level, sorority and fraternity facility residential experience, as well as developing student leader trainings.
    • Affiliation with a sorority or fraternityPlease note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.University Job Title:Coord Program IIILevel:GPay Rate Type:SalaryCompany:EndowedContact Name:Cutter CramtonNumber of Openings:1Current Employees:If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.Online Submission Guidelines:Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.Employment Assistance:If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at-- .For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.Notice to Applicants:Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.EEO Statement:Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.2021-07-28-07:00 Posted 2 Days Ago Full time WDR-00027155 About Us Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options. Suggested Jobs
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