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Fraternity & Sorority Life Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Student Affairs
Division: Student Affairs

 

Position Summary:

These positions are designed for a graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional responsibility, leadership, interpersonal skills, and an interest in programming and assessment of various departmental functional areas. Employment outside of this position must be approved by the Fraternity & Sorority Life Professional Staff.

OFSL Mission: In support of the College’s mission, The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides meaningful opportunities for personal growth in the areas of values-based leadership and decision making, professional development, academic achievement, and social excellence, empowers members to create positive change and to maximize their potential through advising with a developmental approach, and educates with the purpose to create exemplary fraternity men and sorority women.

Anticipated Employment Dates: July 17, 2020 to May 22, 2021

Primary responsibilities and expectations include:

1. Leadership/Supervision

  • Advise and evaluate the IFC/Panhellenic executive boards, providing informal performance appraisals and formal semester evaluations for each student leader. Review results with your supervisor.
  • Provide a mentoring relationship that assists with the development of student leaders and student workers
  • Coordinate and oversee student leader selection and training
  • Meet weekly with IFC/Panhellenic Executive Boards and attend weekly General Body meetings
  • Prepare weekly written reports
  • Be alert to student issues and concerns, and where necessary, assist students with academic, personal, social and health issues
  • Make appropriate referrals to various campus offices and personnel
  • Follow-up on concerns from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority and convey related information as requested
  • The College has adopted the following policy which formally prohibits amorous relationships between supervisors and their subordinates:

Amorous Relationships between Supervisors and Subordinates
As an educational institution, Rollins College strives to maintain for its employees an environment of safety, trust, and mutual respect. As part of its ongoing efforts to maintain a safe working environment, Rollins prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or any mistreatment of employees. While Rollins recognizes that "consensual" amorous or romantic relationships between employees do not constitute sexual harassment, it also recognizes that such relationships may end unhappily or become conflicted and result in charges of sexual harassment, or even physical or psychological abuse. Accordingly, all supervisors are expressly prohibited from engaging in amorous relationships with employees under their supervision. Supervisors who violate this policy will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the institution including possible termination.

2. Administration

  • Responsible for the administration of the Fraternity/Sorority recruitment process
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all IFC/Panhellenic business and procedures
  • Coordinate recruitment processes and procedures in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Maintain pertinent records for the administration of the governing council, such as programming, budgeting, & recruitment data
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the various elements of the Fraternity & Sorority Life Program and provide input for the formation of policies, procedures, and programs
  • Submit an annual report based on prescribed guidelines
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Director of FSL

3. Risk Management

  • Respond to incidents as instructed by Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life’s procedures and protocols, training, and/or a professional staff member
  • Confront and document inappropriate behavior and policy violations

4. Inter/Intra-office Communication

  • Serve as a representative of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
  • Maintain current communication with the Assistant Director and Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life staff members regarding problems and other relevant information concerning the governing councils.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with campus partners, including but not limited to Athletics, Wellness, Campus Safety, Inclusion & Campus Involvement, Leadership & Community Engagement, Career & Life Planning, and all other DOSA offices

5. Community Development

  • Assist and support student leaders in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of diverse programs within areas based on the prescribed FSL Programming model
  • Oversee and track programming and financial paperwork for student leaders
  • Attend council functions and programs as appropriate

6. Community Commitments Review (CCR)

  • Assist in the development of a holistic accreditation process for chapters
  • Recruit and train faculty/staff members for Community Commitments Review Committee
  • Develop training for student leaders surrounding the CCR submission and review process

7. National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW)

  • Work in partnership with other campus offices to host NHPW
  • Collaborate with staff and students to deliver programming and events as they relate to NHPW
  • Assess impact of NHPW initiatives and provide input for the formation procedures and programs

8. Order of Omega

  • Serve as the primary adviser for Order of Omega
  • Recruit students for membership in Order of Omega
  • Assist in the creation of professional development initiatives for members

9. Assessment

  • Assist with the facilitation of department and division wide assessment efforts
  • Work in partnership with department assessment liaison to execute assessment plans

10. Emerging Leaders

  • Assist in the creation and development of a comprehensive leadership development program for emerging leaders
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of institute attendees as needed
  • Coordinate relevant logistics including room reservations, speakers, attendance, etc. as needed

11. Event Registration

  • Assist in the overseeing the Event Registration process as outline by Rollins College
  • Partner with Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life to ensure all registered events abide by college policies
  • Provide educational opportunities around event planning and risk management
  • Ensure all registered events are aligned with college policies and procedures

12. Additional Expectations

  • Meet with Fraternity & Sorority Life Staff on a bi-weekly basis or as deemed necessary
  • Meet bi-weekly with supervisor or as deemed necessary
  • Maintain a minimum of 20 weekly office hours. Office hours must be conducted over a minimum of four days per week during business hours, unless academic commitments conflict or event/programming attendance requires otherwise
  • Serve as a representative of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life on various committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the OFSL Professional Staff

To learn more about Rollins Fraternity & Sorority Life, please visit: http://www.rollins.edu/fraternity-sorority-life/index.html.

Preferred Qualifications and Skill Sets:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Admission and enrollment in a graduate studies program.
  • Strong interest in fraternity & sorority life and student development theory.
  • The utmost in professionalism and proper office etiquette is required. The Graduate Assistant is expected to represent themselves and the Rollins community by upholding Rollins' Service Excellence and Code of Conduct standards and by serving as a role model in their academic, social, and professional endeavors.

Education Requirement:

Candidates interested in this role must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program in order to qualify for this position, and must remain actively enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program for the duration of their employment in this position.
**Candidates attending institutions other than Rollins may apply.**

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Anticipated Employment Dates: July 17, 2020 to May 22, 2021

Benefits include:

  • $12.50 hourly pay with max of 20 hours a week unless approved by supervisor
  • Meal stipend of $500 declining balance
  • $500 professional development funds
  • Free staff parking pass

Our Values:

 

At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following web link: www.rollins.edu/service-excellence/.

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