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Assistant Director, Student Development and Orientation
Promote student involvement and engagement through student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, and student leadership development programs. Support all registered student organizations by overseeing student organization registration/renewal processes and developing and implementing student organizational leadership trainings and student organization advisor trainings. Provide support and training for multicultural student organizations. Serve as the primary advisor to all three fraternity and sorority governing councils (IFC, MGC, NPC) and the Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society, manage specific activities such as recruitment, resource development, new member programs, leadership training, advisor development, and program assessment. Advise the Waikun yearbook student staff. Coordinate student volunteer and service learning programming. Reports to the Director of Student Development and Orientation.
Support and advise student organizations with all aspects of successful program planning, advertising, budgeting, contract negotiation, use of facilities/equipment, program arrangements, and evaluation. Develop organization training workshops on risk prevention, organization operations, leadership, diversity, and social justice. Manage the Student Organization Fund (SOF). Manage the OrgSync campus engagement network. Implement programs for students to learn about student organizations on campus and opportunities for co-curricular participation and individual growth. Coordinate annual leadership conference programs (i.e. iLEAD and weCONNECT) as well as ongoing student leadership development opportunities, and Volunteer MSU programs. Coordinate, develop and execute university policies, procedures and practices relating to fraternity and sorority life and student organizations that enhance learning, involvement in campus life, leadership development, and success outside the classroom. Participate in AFA and serve as campus liaison to chapter advisors, regional and (inter)national Greek organizations. Serve as the primary liaison to all fraternity and sorority and (inter)national headquarters. Coordinate the fraternity and sorority community's Standards of Excellence chapter assessment process. Manage operations of two chapter facilities, including budgeting, maintenance, and facility agreements. Implement programs during the spring and summer to promote increased awareness of the Greek system. Monitor Greek academic progress, study programs, judicial actions, and completion of mandatory training and development programs. Assists in the development of new and evaluation of existing publicity that pertains to the Office of Student Development and Orientation and the University Programming Board. Create and distribute fraternity and sorority life publications and manage the Greek life website. Plan and implement annual Engagement Week programming. Support all programs and initiatives originating in the Office of Student Development & Orientation. Perform other duties as assigned.
Moderate physical activity with occasional lifting of objects weighing over thirty pounds. Ability to stand for extended periods of time, to climb stairs, stoop, bend, and reach overhead. Sufficient strength, stamina, and mobility to perform manual tasks associated with programming responsibilities.
Demonstrated skill in working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, advising student organizations, and coordinating campus activities. Prior experience in the area of fraternity and sorority life, student affairs and/or student activities is required. Prior experience in student leadership development, service learning, multicultural services, orientation, and program assessment preferred.
Must exhibit knowledge of student development theory, student organizations, and successful program planning. Must possess skills in the areas of leadership, organization, risk management, advising, and counseling. Requires the ability to work well with diverse student groups and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty and staff. Must have an understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and economic diversity of students and the community. Must be proficient in the use of computers and commonly used office software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Outlook. Familiarity with software applications for tracking student information, student engagement and retention data (i.e., Banner, OrgSync, MAP-Works, etc.) preferred.
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree strongly preferred. Emphasis in higher education, student personnel administration or counseling, preferred.
Must have strong communication and organizational skills. Must have ability to supervise staff. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, University staff, students and public. Must have creative and artistic abilities and skill in planning and effectively managing multiple projects to completion. Must be proficient in the use of digital tools, resources, and technologies for the advancement of student learning and professional performance. Serves on-call emergency crisis response, in coordination with Residence Life department and other Student Development and Orientation staff during summer orientation programs. Leadership and enthusiasm a must. Ability to work in a team environment and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty and staff. Ability to work with diverse student groups.with students, faculty and staff. Ability to work with diverse student groups. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.