Coordinator of Greek Life 

Position: Coordinator of Greek Life
Department: Campus Life
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 7/15/2013
Hire Date: 8/15/2013

The Division of Student Services at Arkansas Tech University is seeking a Student Development Specialist to provide educational, developmental, and administrative leadership to the Greek community. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month position.

This position requires a master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or a related field with preference given to candidates that have experience with Greek membership selection processes, advising student organizations, and are willing to work frequent nights and weekends as required. Primary job functions, duties, and responsibilities are listed below.

Salary range is $36,500 to $38,500 commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus full benefit package including excellent health insurance, vacation, and retirement package. Send a letter outlining your qualifications, a resume, and contact information for at least five professional references to Mr. Kevin Solomon, Associate Dean for Campus Life, Arkansas Tech University, Doc Bryan Student Services Building, 1605 Coliseum Drive, Student Services Suite 233, Russellville, Arkansas 72801, 479-968-0276 or via email at (AA/EOE)

Applications are due no later than July 15, 2013. Anticipated employment start date is August 15, 2013.

About Arkansas Tech University: Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is rich in history and is now one of the fastest growing universities in the region. With an over 50 percent enrollment increase since 1998, the current campus population exceeds 10,000 students. Arkansas Tech University, located in Russellville, Arkansas, is situated in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks region. Nestled between the beautiful Ozark and Ouachita Mountains as well as Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville offers small town appeal with city benefits. With a population of almost 25,000, Russellville is only an hour from the capital city.

Greek Life: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Campus Life, the successful candidate will contribute to the co-curricular education, success, and retention of students attending Arkansas Tech University by effectively overseeing the Greek experience. Arkansas Tech currently is home to ten national Greek letter organizations with two councils (NPC, IFC) and one Greek honor society (Order of Omega), and will be welcoming a new National Panhellenic Conference sorority to campus in the upcoming semester.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the process of event and fundraiser registration for fraternities and sororities
  • Advise and support the Greek community by working intensively with their governing councils and honor society, especially in the areas of action planning and co-curricular development.
  • Oversee budgets for Greek governing councils and the Greek honor society
  • Maintain contact with advisors, actively involving them in the student development process
  • Guide organizations as they plan various events and fundraisers
  • Assist organizations in understanding and adhering to campus policies and serve as a conduct advisor when appointed
  • Actively encourage student involvement in other campus organizations, traditions, andevents
  • Represent the Greek community at organization fairs, orientation sessions or classes, recognition banquets, etc.
  • Supervise graduate assistants and practicum students assigned to the area of Greek Life
  • Coordinate effectively with other offices on campus
  • Create and maintain Greek marketing materials and campaigns
  • Assess relevant programs and initiatives
  • Participate in departmental retention efforts such as the Bridge to Excellence mentoring program

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or a related field

 Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong working knowledge of National Panhellenic Conference and North-American Interfraternity Conference policies and best practices
  • Experience with Greek membership selection processes and risk management procedures
  • Experience with advising student organizations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents, faculty, and staff from a broad range of programs and disciplines
  • Ability to show compassion, a positive attitude, patience, and respect for others, as well as, sensitivity to multicultural issues
  • Willingness to work frequent nights and weekends as required
  • Ability to mediate conflict and advocate for students
  • Dedication to creating a collaborative and creative work environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Detail oriented and the ability to prioritize
  • Willingness to collaborate and contribute in a team environment
  • Ability to do basic website maintenance
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and the willingness to learn the campus computer software for student information and other administrative systems

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.