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Assistant Director of Student Life - Student Services

Apply now Job no: 493834
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services

Summary: Grand Valley State University's Office of Student Life is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life. This position will report to the Associate Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life and serves as a supervisor for two FSL graduate assistants. The position is an integral member of the Student Life team, supporting student engagement through various Student Life initiatives including the Transitions New Student Orientation Program and leadership development of registered student organizations.

Grand Valley hosts 27 inter/national fraternities and sororities which fall under four governing councils: National Pan-Hellenic Council (5), Interfraternity Council (8), Multicultural Greek Council (4), and the Panhellenic Association (10). Additionally, the community includes the Order of Omega and the Greek Life Board, which host programs and address issues of the FSL community of approximately 1,300 students.

Grand Valley State University values excellence, integrity, inquiry, inclusiveness, community, sustainability, and innovation. The university promotes a fraternity and sorority life experience that enhances these values by focusing on students’ personal growth, academic achievement, diverse community involvement, and the development of lifelong friendships.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and experience working with students in a college setting.
  • At least two years of experience with social Greek letter organizations in either an advisory or leadership capacity. Two years of a graduate assistantship will count for (1) one year of experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience with student leadership programming, organizational development, initiating, planning, executing, and assessing student programs and services, and measuring student learning outcomes.
  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
  • Ability to attend routine evening and weekend activities including departmental and organization events, meetings, workshops, etc.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s degree in student personnel administration, higher education administration. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, National APIA Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Conference, and/or other umbrella fraternal organizations. 
  • Demonstrated skill and best practices in the area of risk reduction (Alcohol, gender-based violence, and hazing). 
  • Experience working with student information databases/systems and spreadsheets; (Campus Labs, Banner, Campus Director and Prevent.Zone), familiarity with FERPA and CLERY Act compliance obligations.
  • Experience in student organization support
  • Event planning and coordination experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience working with people of color and other historically underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Develop, plan, coordinate, promote, and execute programs for fraternity and sorority life students that are intended to enhance leadership development, increase student engagement, and support the student community. This includes the assessment of programs offered.
  • Provide supervision for 2 Graduate Assistants serving in 10-month appointments.
  • Planning and implementing diversity, inclusion, equity educational programs with chapter and council DEI executive board positions.
  • Assists in the development of a responsible fraternity and sorority community through advising the IFC, PHA, NPHC, MGC, Order of Omega, and other fraternity and sorority life councils and committees.
  • Assists in establishing and/or maintaining the position of the fraternity and sorority community within the collegial environment by ensuring their understanding of and compliance with all University policies, the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities, as well as municipal, state, and federal laws.
  • Addresses fraternity and sorority judicial matters as necessary assists the Office of Student Conduct and communicates with the Campus Safety substations.
  • Manages financial resources, within budget limits, in accordance with University guidelines under the guidance and supervision of the Associate Director of Student Life – Fraternity & Sorority Life by planning, developing, and monitoring the area budget.
  • Support execution of Transitions New Student Orientation Program and orientation activities for new students.
  • Lead and contribute to overall student organization development through leadership events, trainings, etc. 

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Active participation on committees and division-wide initiatives and events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope, responsibility, and requirements of the job.

 Salary:  $47,000 - $54,000

Department/Division:  Division of Student Affairs / Office of Student Life

 Campus:  Allendale

 How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  Review of the applications will begin October 22, 2021, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.    

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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