Human Resources

Director of Student Leadership and Greek Life

Muskingum University invites applications for the position of Director of Student Leadership and Greek Life. This is an opportunity to join an energetic team of Student Life educators, who support our students outside of the classroom and engage partners across the campus. The Director works closely with students to build leadership capacity and partners with Academic Affairs to develop institutional opportunities for leadership learning and practice. This is an exciting time at Muskingum University as the University opens a new health and wellness facility and continues the expansion of co-curricular programming to create a transformative student experience.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, and supervising the collateral assignment of an Area Coordinator, the primary duties of this position are to guide the development of leadership skills among Muskingum University students by providing direct instruction in leadership and organizational management skills, collaborating with faculty in co-curricular leadership programs and programming, and connecting students to regional and national leadership training opportunities. This position serves as the primary supervisor and professional contact for Muskingum University’s social Fraternity and Sorority organizations, including developing recruitment programs, liaising with campus and alumni advisors, assisting in the management of housing for Greek organizations, and compliance with national standards.

As a generalist in Student Affairs, the Director is an integral member of the Student Affairs team providing programs designed to support and enhance student success.  The successful candidate will serve in the Back Up Duty rotation, including having visibility on campus during on-call periods. The Director will live in assigned University-owned housing, which may be either an apartment located within a Muskingum University residence hall or other housing on the Muskingum University campus.  

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop an impactful leadership curriculum for undergraduate students, providing the opportunity for learning, practice, and reflection.
  • Manage leadership training events, including Muskie Leadership Institute, Muskie Leader Retreat, and Magnus Leadership Awards.
  • Encourage student participation in national and state-level leadership programs (e.g., LeaderShape).
  • Provide overall supervision and management of Fraternity and Sorority social organizations, including recruitment, club leadership, and compliance with national standards.
  • Serve as the primary professional contact with students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding Fraternity and Sorority social club issues.
  • Advise Greek Council and President’s Council Meetings.
  • Support Greek chapter advisors, staff and alumni volunteers, including providing education regarding Muskingum policies and procedures as they relate to Greek Life.
  • Maintain communication with national headquarters for nationally affiliated Greek organizations.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Residence Life in managing housing for Fraternity and Sorority social clubs. 
  • Manage budget for Greek Affairs and leadership development activities.
  • Serve as a functional supervisor for Area Coordinator(s) with collateral assignment to support Greek Life.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Student Engagement on areas of overlap and in cosponsoring initiatives.
  • Serve as an Academic Success Coach.
  • Live in assigned University-owned housing, which may be either an apartment located within a Muskingum University residence hall or other housing on the Muskingum University campus.
  • Serve in the Back Up Duty rotation, including having visibility on campus during on-call periods. Maintain communication for emergency purposes.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position.  This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonably-related duties, including special projects.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, or related field.
  • Two or more years of Student Affairs administrative experience.
  • Experience managing Fraternity and Sorority social organizations; at least two years’ experience serving as an officer or leader in a Fraternity or Sorority social club is acceptable.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage students and motivate them to strive for growth.
  • Passion for supporting undergraduate education in a liberal arts institution.
  • Evidence of strong and respectful collaborative working relationship with other staff educators, administrators, and faculty members.
  • Commitment to educating and supporting a diverse student, faculty, and staff population, and to striving for inclusive excellence in all aspects of program delivery.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Experience in data-based approaches to assessment of student learning outcomes for leadership skill development.
  • Knowledge and experience using general software programs including Word and Excel and ability to learn job-specific software for managing student conduct.
  • Weekend and evening work are vital to the success of this position.

How to Apply

Applications must include a letter of interest, a resume, and 3 professional references and should be sent by email to careers@muskingum.edu or fax to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.  This position will remain open until filled, with review of candidates to begin immediately.

Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit https://www.muskingum.edu/non-discrimination-statement to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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