Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Life

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
08 Apr 2018
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02 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is situated in the Campus Life Cluster reporting to the Dean of Students. The office is dedicated to improving the overall experiences of its members and constituents. In collaboration with other Colorado State University resources, inter/national offices and associations, and alumni/ae, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life provides leadership opportunities through student empowerment and involvement of its members in service to both CSU and the community.

Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life Vision:
Elevation: ascend to greater heights

Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life Mission:
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life creates experiences to challenge and encourage one’s journey toward growth and the achievement of unique potential.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life believes in the process of helping students reach their true potential. We believe the mission and vision will be achieved through infusing the following non-negotiables throughout our programs, services, and conversations with students. Following are values central to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (known as the CLIMB):

  • Change Agents: The OFSL will impart socially responsible leadership on fraternity and sorority members, focusing on doing good in the community, identifying root causes of social and systemic issues, recognizing and challenging inequities in society, and participating in an ever-growing and changing global society with the knowledge that individual actions matter.
  • Lifelong Learning & Critical Thinking: The OFSL will create experiences that encourage students to engage in lifelong learning, sound decision-making rooted in critical thought, and reflection on one’s interests and passions.
  • Inclusivity & Social Justice: The OFSL will engage in the process and goal of change in the fraternal movement and the CSU fraternity and sorority community through integration of diverse perspectives, the elimination of oppression, and the personal investigation of identities and systems of injustice.
  • Meaning-Making & Purpose: The OFSL will create opportunities for fraternity and sorority members to intentionally seek meaning from failures and successes to grow and develop as well as discover individual and organizational purpose to pursue a more authentic and congruent student experience.
  • Building Coalitions and Connections: The OFSL will assist students in looking inward to one’s identity and wellbeing as a prelude to connection with others and provide experiences to ensure that friendship and fraternal bonds are filled with care, concern, and challenge to elevate the status quo. The OFSL will assist fraternity and sorority members as they seek healthy and diverse fellowship with members across chapters and councils, alumni/ae, Colorado State University, and the global community.

Position Summary

The Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life provides ongoing educational, cultural, and leadership development programs, services, resources, and advising for the fraternity and sorority community that consists of 45+ chapters with over 3000 members, and respective governing councils and auxiliary groups. The Coordinator provides valued advising of groups within the community, supervision of one graduate assistant, and up to five supplemental graduate assistants. The Coordinator coordinates and delivers harm reduction and risk management programming and initiatives. In addition, the Assistant Director creates, teaches/facilitates educational courses and programs. This is a 12-month, full-time position that reports to the Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The Coordinator is committed to fostering an inclusive fraternity and sorority community through advising, supervision, and facilitation/teaching on topics connected to the Department’s goals around diversity and social justice.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs in higher education, counseling, or related field.
  • One year experience working with fraternity and/or sorority advising and/or inter/national fraternal organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of and appreciation for the fraternity and sorority community on both a local and national level, and the ability to articulate such to a varied public.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Strong communication skills, including presentations and written correspondence and reports.
  • Demonstrated strategic and innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with various campus departments and constituents.
  • Experience with classroom instruction and facilitation.
  • Experience training students and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and student programming.

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Representation/Collaboration Duty/Responsibility

  • Represent the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life on Division of Student Affairs and University committees, task forces, campus orientations, resource fairs, and requested speaking engagements.
  • Craft and initiate specifically tailored communication with assigned constituents, including advisors, alumni/ae, house corporation board members, house directors, inter/national officers and staff members, university colleagues, and community members and agencies

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

  • Hire, train, and evaluate one graduate assistant working 25 hours per week, including annual performance evaluation.
  • Supervise up to five Chapter Graduate Advisors who work a combined 40 hours per week, including annual performance evaluation.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Advising Duty/Responsibility

  • Advise chapter presidents, the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council (PHC), and their respective executive boards, judicial boards, and related committees and programs.
  • Support individual fraternity and sorority chapters through education, advising, and mentoring.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and review of the fraternity and sorority accreditation process.
  • Educate the CSU community and engage with all fraternity and sorority governing councils to support understanding and appreciation for culturally-based fraternities and sororities

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Teaching/Facilitating/Event Planning Duty/Responsibility

  • Design and implement academic course offerings for fraternity and sorority members including: Leadership Techniques for Fraternity and Sorority Members (emerging and advanced), Inclusive Leadership for Fraternity & Sorority Members, and/or Understanding Rape Supportive Culture in Fraternities and Sororities.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate leadership development training through retreats, institutes, workshops and programs for fraternity and sorority members and community constituents.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate diversity and social justice programs and initiatives for the fraternity and sorority community.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate educational initiatives connected to health and wellness topics in the fraternity and sorority community including, but not limited to: mental health, sexual assault prevention, sexual health, and alcohol and other drug prevention. Initiate, execute and maintain consistent communication re: these initiatives with the CSU Health Network, Support and Safety Assessment, the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, Orientation and Transition Programs, the Student Resolution Center, and Off Campus Life.
  • Create resources related to educational content areas for use by fraternity and sorority members and governing councils.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Risk Management & Harm Reduction Duty/Responsibility

  • Research, compile, and develop education related to achieving fraternity and sorority community goals related to risk management and harm reduction
  • Direct the development of the community’s risk management programming and policy development.
  • Lead planning and implementation of fraternity and sorority awareness campaigns and programming on health topics including body image, sexual health, sexual assault, healthy relationships, mental health and wellness, and alcohol and other drug use.

Percentage Of Time 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 4/15/2018. Interested applications must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified competencies of the position, a current resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.