Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, SUNY Albany

Posted: 03/15/18 | SHARE:


Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

University at Albany is looking for an experienced, innovative, culturally competent, student-centered administrator to serve as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life is responsible for the overall supervision of the fraternity and sorority program at UAlbany which includes 21 fraternities and 18 sororities who are affiliated with (inter)national fraternal organizations.

The Director works in partnership with the Office of Student Involvement to facilitate a consistent level of support to student organizations and student involvement. The Director supervises one Assistant Director, two Graduate Assistants, and student staff, and serves as the liaison with advisors and (inter)national office staff and alumni associations.

The Director reports to the Executive Director for Student Involvement.


  • Provide guidance to 21 fraternities and 18 sororities at UAlbany (5 Panhellenic sororities, 8 IFC fraternities, 9 Latino Greek organizations, 8 National Pan-Hellenic organizations, 6 National Asian Panhellenic organizations and 3 Multicultural Greek chapters) particularly in the areas of risk management, membership recruitment/intake and education, problem resolution, and community planning
  • Establish, disseminate, and interpret University policies and procedures as they pertain to fraternity and sorority chapters and Councils
  • Work with the undergraduate members of fraternities and sororities, alumni volunteers, and various University offices to execute goals and vision for department
  • Provide leadership, direction and advising to the six undergraduate governing councils of the UAlbany Greek Community
  • Develop programs and services that foster a sense of community among Greek organizations, including regular meetings of the All-Greek Council and other intra-council initiatives
  • Serve as a liaison to Neighborhood Life and Residential Life for housing and off-campus issues and concerns
  • Supervise chapter extension and expansion, colonization or re-colonization process
  • In conjunction with the Office of Student Involvement and the Center of Leadership & Service, create a consistent leadership training model that is integrated with the philosophical underpinning for all leadership training in the division
  • Based on the leadership model adopted by the division, implement a leadership development program for fraternity and sorority undergraduate leaders, including Greek Emerging Leaders class, the Omega Experience, and the Greek Leadership Retreat
  • Oversee major programmatic efforts of department (e.g. Order of Omega, Greek Field Day, etc.), attend appropriate fraternity and sorority social functions and campus events to maintain visibility/approachability
  • Along with Assistant Director, provide on-call (24 hours) emergency support to the fraternity and sorority community as needed
  • Lead on-going strategic planning process for Fraternity and Sorority Life: identify mechanism to regularly assess needs, satisfaction and learning outcomes of members of fraternities and sororities, develop long-term goals and annual objectives for Fraternity and Sorority Life, regularly collect and report appropriate and meaningful "metrics" to measure outputs and outcomes of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Manage the budgets assigned to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Work collaboratively with Community Standards to assure consistency in standards within the Greek community
  • Advise student organizations (e.g.- Greek Build, Order of Omega)



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration or other relevant discipline required from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization
  • Five to seven years of full-time experience in fraternity and sorority life at a college/university
  • Understanding of educational environment at selective institutions like UAlbany
  • Strong advising skills and demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with fraternity and sorority governing councils, executive boards, and chapters, as well as alumni volunteers
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, particularly leadership development
  • Demonstrated experience working with international/national fraternity and sorority offices to help resolve issues relating to local chapters
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of issues related to working with NPHC, LGC, NAPC, MGC organizations in addition to IFC and PHA organizations
  • Knowledge of issues and challenges facing undergraduate students in general and members of fraternities and sororities in particular
  • Ability and willingness to function as a member of a team
  • Commitment to continued personal and professional development
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.  

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Director of Special Student Programs, SL-4

Reference Number: P18-49241

Start date: July 2018

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents on line:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

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Closing date for receipt of applications: April 13, 2018

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