Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Student Affairs
Division: Student Affairs


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Position Summary:

Rollins’ first fraternities and sororities began in 1929 and have continued to offer opportunities to develop students into the people they want to become. Currently, 39% of the student population is affiliated with a fraternal organization, and our community is eager to continue the growth!

The Assistant Director (AD) for Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) is responsible for supporting the Director of FSL. The AD is responsible for working in a deeply collaborative and synergistic environment to create, implement and assess a student development model for the FSL community that reflects the mission of Rollins and the needs of students.

The AD will serve to support the community, chapters and individual members. One of the critical functions of the AD role will be to oversee and manage all peer educators and support functions of chapter facilities. The role will require a commitment to collaboration and partnerships across supervision lines, an understanding of both FSL and Residential Life and Explorations functions, and a commitment to student affairs practice generally. Additionally, the AD of FSL must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as the wellbeing and thriving of all students.

Anticipated Start Date: July 2020

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Supervise FSL graduate assistants and student staff members as they relate to and are responsible for both FSL and Residential Life and Explorations functions.
  • Support the advising model and structure of the College Panhellenic Council (CPC) and Interfraternity Council (IFC), consisting of 5 NPC Sororities, 1 NPHC Sorority, 1 local Sorority, 4 IFC Fraternities, and 1 local Fraternity.
  • Oversee FSL programs and initiatives such as New Member Institute, Formal Recruitment, National Hazing Prevention Week, Order of Omega, and Greek Week.
  • Support the review, creation, implementation and enhancement of services, programs, training, policies and procedures.
  • Support fraternity and sorority life programs that engage and retain students.
  • Support fraternity and sorority life governance, and ensure compliance with College, local and National Chapter standards of conduct, recruitment, accountability, recognition, and policies.
  • Support collection of data and develop and implement program assessment plan to evaluate fraternity and sorority life student learning outcomes, and student satisfaction.
  • Assist in the implementation of a holistic, educational program model that delivers on the academic mission of the institution at the community, chapter, and individual level.
  • Serves on various campus committees.
  • Manage program budgets.
  • Collaborates effectively with a variety of departments throughout the college and in the community to enhance fraternity and sorority life.

Responsibilities for chapter facilities:

  • Serve as a principal coordinator of returning student check-in in collaboration with Residence Life and Explorations.
  • Oversee and coordinate the selection of the House Managers.
  • Develop training program for peer educators including House Managers in conjunction with campus partners.
  • Work collaboratively with RLE team to coordinate room assignments for chapter facilities.
  • Follow-up on issues/concerns as submitted by faculty and staff and convey related information to the Office of Residential Life & Explorations, especially on areas concerning chapter facilities.
  • Assess damages and maintenance issues in partnership with Facilities Management.
  • Coordinate hall closing procedures in conjunction with the Office of Residential Life & Explorations.
  • Live on campus and fulfill on-call responsibilities for residential students on a rotating basis.*

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in student development, higher education administration or related field highly preferred and a minimum of 1 year of related experience in fraternity and sorority life required. FSL graduate experience will be considered.
  • Familiarity with best practices and resources regarding the following:
    • Support and development of Fraternities and Sororities, including multicultural organizations.
    • Creative and effective leadership training/programming directed to students, as well as alumni, advisers and volunteers.
    • Collaborative management approach.
  • Able to work independently in a highly productive and fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies as it relates to higher education and fraternity and sorority life.
  • Knowledge in the area of risk management.
  • Ability to provide consultation and coaching for students, organization advisers and alumni.
  • Ability to mediate and use problem-solving skills to conduct alternative dispute resolution.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Full competence in using computer software packages for the office environment.
  • Understanding of the organizational management of student affairs including partnership building with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community.
  • Ability to provide perspective and utilize a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork and interaction.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population, promote a campus climate of inclusion and participation by all students. 
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills, and the ability to deal with complex and sometimes sensitive issues.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to effectively balance the administrative responsibilities of the position and the advocacy needs of the students by embodying a leadership philosophy that includes Service Excellence as well as the Division of Student Affairs values of: Care, Holistic Well-being, Advocacy, Inclusion, Growth and Engagement.
  • Knowledge of computers and information systems required.
  • An appreciation and understanding of the mission of a private, liberal arts college and the mission of the College.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Priority will be given to applicants that apply by the end of January and initial screenings will begin in February. 

Anticipated Start Date: July 2020

Our Benefits
Rollins offers a competitive salary plus a generous benefits package featuring:

  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • FREE Full Tuition after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • Tuition assistance for other educational institutions
  • Professional Learning and Career Development Opportunities
  • Health Reimbursement Account funded by employer contribution
  • Up to 11.5% employer retirement contribution
  • Same and opposite-sex domestic partner benefits
  • FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)

The Rollins Experience
You will feel it the moment you first set foot on campus—an energy, a purpose, a passion for learning and discovery. Then, you will discover why so many vibrant, engaging people have made Rollins College their employer of choice. Learning and growth are not reserved for students; they’re for everyone who embraces the Rollins experience. In whatever capacity you serve Rollins, you enrich our organization and make us who we are—one of the nation’s consistently ranked best colleges. At Rollins, we value and embrace multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion in our pursuit of academic excellence, global citizenship, and responsible leadership. Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong.

Located on a beautiful lakefront setting in picturesque Winter Park, Florida, we offer the opportunity to work at a progressive, top-ranked college while enjoying everything our Central Florida location has to offer, including Florida’s natural scenic beauty; a sunny, tropical climate; easy access to Gulf and Atlantic beaches; varied educational, cultural, artistic, recreational, and athletic opportunities; and close proximity to Orlando, one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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