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Working as a member of the Residence Life Team, the Coordinator of Theme Communities CTC manages theme, fraternity, and sorority communities on campus to enhance the on-campus experience for students. The CTC will work to develop robust theme communities and to guide theme communities, fraternities, and sororities into the future to ensure that these groups are a congruent and responsible part of the college. This position will collaborate on the creation and implementation of a new theme community model to enhance the residential experience. The Coordinator serves as liaison and advisor to fraternities and sororities and administers the core functions of the department that supports Greek advising, mentoring, policy interpretation and implementation, risk management, community and leadership development, program planning and management, problem-solving, crisis intervention, mediation and referral. The Coordinator will have the ability to maintain a high energy level and positive attitude, communicate effectively, and manage multiple priorities. This is a live-on position.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop a robust theme community model, which emphasizes shared community interests, integrity, sustainable succession, and programmatic strategy.
- Work with fraternities and sororities to ensure long term success based on responses to modern challenges including but not limited to; developing organizational core values, ethical leadership development, strong philanthropy, and reducing high-risk behaviors
- Serve as primary advisor to the Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council, as well as primary liaison to all recognized fraternities and sororities, their advisors and international organizations.
- Work with communities to develop positive and meaningful programs including; recruitment, new member education, community standards development, event planning and the creation of new programs designed to enhance and develop these communities.
- Create opportunities for theme and fraternity/sorority community leaders that complement the academic mission and overall College goal for developing service-minded, civically engaged, culturally intelligent leaders.
- Conduct periodic assessments and evaluations of Fraternity/Sorority programs and theme communities.
- Supports residence life functions in theme communities; for example, assisting with move-in/move-out, housing operations, etc.
- Serve on College-wide committees as appropriate.
- 1-3 years of experience working with theme communities, in advising Greek letter organizations, or working directly with Greek letter organizations in a higher education setting
- Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline is required.
- A Master's degree is preferred.
- Knowledge and practice of student development theory, leadership theory and practice, current fraternity and sorority issues, programming, and risk management; proven administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Passionate about working with College students and supporting developmental experiences.
- Strong residential and community programming experience
- Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, technical, and written communication skills with the ability to work closely with a diverse group of students.
- Proven experience in event planning, social media planning and the development of presentations and publications is helpful.
- Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications including MS Office.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
Apply for this job at https://www.washjeff.edu/applicantpro/ . Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.
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