Founded in 1819, Centre College is a small, selective educational community located in Danville, Kentucky, and serves approximately 1,400 students by focusing on high quality undergraduate education as its primary mission. The historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky. Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, student, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $300 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.
Centre College, a four-year private institution that both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes continuously rank among the nation’s top 50 liberal arts colleges, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Greek Life & New Student Orientation.
Job Skills / Requirements
Director of Greek Life and New Student Orientation has management responsibility for the entire Greek community to include eleven inter/national fraternities and sororities, two governing councils, two honoraries, and a variety of other Greek-related organizations and coordinating bodies. Additionally, the position coordinates the planning, organization and implementation of the New Student Orientation, and jointly oversees International Student Orientation programs. He/she is a member of the Student Life staff reporting to the Vice President and Dean of Student Life through the Associate Dean of Student Life.
Essential Job Functions
- Advise the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils:
- Plan/execute officer and delegate training.
- Oversee regular review of all governing documents and policies.
- Advise the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board/Panhellenic Council Judicial Board of Review.
- Work with undergraduate council leaders to develop community-wide programming.
- Oversee informal/formal recruitment for both the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils including advising the Fraternity Recruitment Council and the Sorority Recruitment Council; working with undergraduate leaders to develop publicity, Rho Gamma training, establishing/updating recruitment rules and regulations; utilizing Interactive Collegiate Solutions (ICS) to manage sorority and fraternity recruitment process.
- Advise eleven inter/national chapters:
- Responsible for negotiating chapter disciplinary issues included but not limited to violations of risk management policies, alcohol free housing policies and hazing investigations.
- Coordinate the annual Greek Review Awards and Assessment process for all chapters.
- Manage the day to day operations of the eleven College owned chapter facilities.
- Advise Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha honoraries;
- Advise the Greek coordinating bodies on occasional and annual programmatic efforts;
- Conduct training for Chapter and Faculty Advisors;
- Coordinate the Greek 101 new member education program;
- Responsible for the Grand Chapter Greek Awards Ceremony;
- Co-supervise the Student Life Coordinator.
New Student Orientation:
- Jointly responsible for creation and implementation of New Student Orientation and International Student Orientation:
- Work with on campus departments, personnel, and faculty advisers as well as off campus vendors, speakers, and local law enforcement to ensure all objectives of the Orientation program are successfully achieved.
- Oversee selection process for orientation assistants and chief orientation assistants, and assist with selection for international orientation assistants.
- Develop spring, summer and fall training programs for Chief Orientation Assistants, Orientation Assistants, and International Orientation Assistants.
- Through assessment and research of best practices, continually improve orientation programming to best set students up for successful transitions to college.
- Assist with programming and support mechanisms for students in transition;
- Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Marginal Job Functions:
- Supervise the student worker for the Office of Greek Affairs and New Student Orientation;
- Regularly use assessment to improve orientation as well as fraternity and sorority programs and services;
- Participation on College committees as assigned;
- Assist on special projects such as selection and training of the Residence Life Staff, cooperative programming with the Campus Activities and Community Service areas; participate as a team member in all aspects of Student Life;
- Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Masters’ Degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel Counseling, or related field.
- One year of full-time or two years of part time experience advising Greek-letter organization in a College/University setting.
- Experience in a small, private, liberal arts college setting with a significant fraternity and sorority population preferred.
- Experience with facilities management and upkeep preferred
Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presenting to groups and in a one-to-one setting, knowledge of NIC and NPC structures and policies, experience with Interactive Collegiate Solutions (ICS) program, and Microsoft computer programs.
- Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.
- Mobility on campus necessary.
Education Requirements (Any)
Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel Counseling or related field
Additional Information / Benefits
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance