Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title
Associate Director B

Job Description Summary

The Associate Director for Diversity and Co-Curricular Educational Programs, under the advisement of the Director, is responsible for the programs implemented within the fraternity/sorority community at the University of Pennsylvania. These programs will be for undergraduate membership, (approximately 3300), the undergraduate chapter officers, the Intercultural Greek Council (IGC), the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the College Panhellenic Council (PHC), and the Greek Alumni/ae Advisors Council (GAC), as well as other joint Greek umbrella organizations. The Associate Director for Diversity and Co-Curricular Educational Programs will assess the issues affecting the Greek system pertaining to areas centered on diversity and co-curricular education, as well as the concerns of the
University community and the national organizations. Based upon this assessment, the Associate Director for Diversity and Co-Curricular Educational Programs will develop and implement programs to address these needs.

Job Description

Principal Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Advise one of three executive councils including all officer positions.
  • Develop a relationship of trust and respect with the fraternity/sorority and University community and the international headquarters and maintain an active, visible, deeply-engaged presence in the organizations and activities of 1/3 of Penn affiliated chapters. Co-lead the development and implementation of educational programs with student participants which promote excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with the university's cultural centers.
  • Develop curriculum and programming pertaining to diversity and inclusion, in addition to implement in the development and implementation of their programming; provide counseling and referrals to 1/3 of the individuals, chapter executive boards, entire chapters, and alumni advisory boards.
  • Develop, implement and enforce policies and operational standards within fraternity/sorority organizations. Also, as prescribed by University policy and protocols, adjudicate organizational discipline in a thoughtful, fair, and respectful manner.
  • Serve in an on-call capacity and respond to emergencies and provide support to impacted members of fraternity sorority life.

Position Qualifications:

​A Bachelors degree is required, a Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education/Student Affairs or related field is highly preferred plus three-to five years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in student personnel or a commensurate field is preferred. A familiarity with educational goals, developmental and social needs of fraternity/sorority members and their organizations is essential. The ability to relate to all segments of the
University community is highly desirable. Familiarity with the principles and practices of student growth and development, as well as organizational dynamics and culture are required. A strong aptitude for public relations is helpful, including the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. An ability to build rapport and collaborative partnerships within and outside of the institution is crucial. An understanding of corporate relationships, and the role of alumni(ae) within a private University environment would be an additional strength. Knowledge of Greek-letter organizations/systems (NIC, NPHC, NPC, NAPA, NALFO, and MGC umbrella organizations as well as FIPG) is required and membership in a Fraternity or Sorority is highly desired.

Cover letter and Resume required.

School/Center Overview:

Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) is Penn's foremost provider of student services and educational access. VPUL partners and collaborates with diverse organizations across many dimensions including: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, historical tradition, age, religion, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds. We enhance the ability of nearly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, along with other community participants. University Life programs provide academic and career support, campus and community engagement, health and wellness programs, and much more. Our efforts help to fulfill Penn's strategic vision of integrating knowledge across campus. VPUL is part of the Office of the Provost and includes 32 campus departments.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Student Services

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.