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Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 75360
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life provides leadership, oversight, and advisement to Central Michigan University’s Greek governing councils, chapters & staff and serves as the primary professional support to the Fraternity and Sorority Life community (Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council & Panhellenic Council) at CMU. This position also serves as the point person for chapter advisors, community stakeholders, and international fraternity and sorority headquarter staff. The Assistant Director develops, supports, and provides co-curricular programming and leadership development for Fraternity & Sorority organizations and conducts an annual assessment and evaluation of all Fraternities & Sororities to ensure they are meeting University established standards. As a valued member of the Office of Student Activities & Involvement, this position upholds the mission and values of the office.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in student personnel services, higher education, leadership, or a related field.
One year of related higher education experience.
Experience with budget management and event planning.
Experience working with Greek letter organizations.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to plan, establish priorities and handle multiple tasks and projects.
Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and a dedicated professional.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, leadership or a related field.
Two years of related higher education experience.
Previous fraternity & sorority life experience, including leadership and/or advisory role with governing council, fraternity or sorority.
Experience in a student affairs environment.
Demonstrated proactive leadership in development of student affairs programs and collaborative relationships.
Strong understanding of student development theory.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides guidance to chapters and councils as needed particularly in the areas of risk management, chapter management, financial management, and new member education.
Aids with daily operation and administration of Fraternity and Sorority Life, which includes area goals, membership management and communication.
Serves as advisor for Fraternity and Sorority Life governing councils (IFC, NPHC, CPC & MGC) and attends bi-weekly council meetings.
Serves as advisor for Order of Omega, All-Greek Judicial Board, Rho Lambda, Gamma Sigma Alpha and Greek 101.
Trains and supervises three (3) graduate assistants and undergraduate student staff.
Establishes, disseminates, and interprets university policies and procedures as they pertain to the fraternity and sorority community.
Facilitates expansion process and establishment of new social Greek organizations.
Oversees logistics of fraternity and sorority recruitment.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with the fraternity and sorority community constituents including inter/national headquarters staff, local advisory leadership, alumni, and parents to advance the mission and values to the CMU Greek Life community.
Represents the Office of Student Activities & Involvement at university promotional events such as CMU & You Day, College Days, Pre- Orientation meetings, and Orientation.
Assists with the planning and coordination of campus involvement fairs.

Fiscal Management:
Develops & administers the Fraternity & Sorority Life program budget.
Reviews & approves all Fraternity & Sorority Life expenditures.
Provides advisement and financial oversight for the use of IFC, MGC, CPC, NPHC & Greek Week funds.

Program Development:
Develops and participates in the assessment plan for Office of Student Activities & Involvement.
Coordinates the selection process for the Greek Awards program & other recognition programs.
Provides ongoing leadership training, educational training and programming that encourages a healthy and safe Fraternity & Sorority Life experience at CMU.
Continued development of CMU’s "Greeks Take Care" program.

Public Relations:
Markets the Fraternity & Sorority Life program, as well as events and opportunities, using appropriate media including print and web, and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Develops promotional materials for students (prospective, incoming & current) to encourage their involvement in Greek Life.
Attends appropriate campus events to maintain visibility/approachability.
Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href=
Pay Range $35,000-$50,000
Division Enrollment and Student Services
Department Student Activities and Involvement
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule M-F, 8a-5p; occasional evenings and weekends
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department

The Office of Student Activities & Involvement is home to Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Organizations & Student Activities.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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Posting Begins 03/04/2018
Posting Ends 03/25/2018
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate specific source (i.e., CMU website, Lansing State Journal, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the <a href="">university's definition</a>?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in student personnel services, higher education, leadership or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least one year of related higher education experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with budget management and event planning?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience with Greek letter organizations?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents