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Student Services Assistant II

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: Vice Pres For Student Affairs & Services
Department: Student Life 10066813
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Advising/Counseling, Education/Training, Student Services/Student Affairs

Position Summary

Basic Function and Responsibilities: The Greek Life Assistant Director serves as the primary contact for the Greek community at MSU as it relates to advising, coordinating and promoting a supportive and inclusive fraternity and sorority community. The Assistant Director will provide leadership in setting and attaining organizational goals, developing policies and procedures with the four governing councils and collaborate with representatives of the East Lansing community.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the main university contact for issues and questions pertaining to social fraternities and sororities. Advise the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PC), National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
  • Supervise one or more graduate assistants including bi-annual evaluations and professional development support.
  • Provide advisory support at E-board/council officer meetings, general body meetings, delegate meetings and advisor meetings with the fraternity/sorority community.
  • Provide advisory support for student interns and practicum students interested in fraternity/sorority life experience.
  • Host regular council president's round table.
  • Support and attend major community events such as, but not limited to: Greek Fall welcome, NPHC Step shows/ Yard Shows, MGC Showcase, Greek Gala, Greek Week and Greeks Take the Lead.
  • Support council and community-wide recruitment and membership intake initiatives.
  • Attend the annual Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference to provide advisory support to councils.
  • Oversee program areas within Greek Life, such as new member education, leadership development, academic achievement programming, among others.
  • Advise the annual review of Greek Community governing documents.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of Fraternity & Sorority related rosters, filing systems and resource materials.
  • Collaborate with the other offices and departments on campus to provide educational programming for the MSU Greek Community.
  • Advise and monitor the Greek Community judicial processes.
  • Co-Chair the MSU Celebrations Committee.
  • Facilitate dialogue between undergraduate, alumni, national organizations, the city of East Lansing and the university around issues relating to the MSU Greek Community.
  • Coordinate selection process for Greek Community Scholarships and Greek Gala Awards.
  • Develop generalized and programmatic assessments for the Greek Community
  • Provide support to chapters and interests groups in collaboration with inter/national headquarters including (but not limited to) support of HQ investigations, extension and expansion efforts, risk management/reduction support.
  • Participate actively in all Fraternity & Sorority Life team projects, meetings and events.
  • Coordinate the preparation and analysis of assessments, reports and surveys regarding efforts related to Fraternity & Sorority Life.
  • Participate in the Division of Student Affairs and Services and Department of Student Life programs, meeting and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Communication/Interpersonal Relationships - Interacts with:

  • Vice President and Assistant/Associate Vice Presidents - in order to coordinate priorities, problem solve and exchange of information; will also communicate for advice, direction and approval.
  • Unit Directors- in order to serve as a resource person and obtain necessary information for decision-making.
  • Students/Student Organizations - in order to advise, train, evaluate and resolve problems.
  • Co-Workers and Colleagues- in order to coordinate activities and exchange information.
  • University Departments/Staff/Faculty- in order to coordinate services, schedule presentations and exchange information.
  • Clerical Staff- in order to exchange information.
  • Off-Campus Agencies - in orders to request services, coordinate programs and exchange information.
  • Parents/Public - in order to provide information and resources.

Reporting: The Greek Life Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Services.

Responsibility for the Work of Others: May provide first level supervision over regular and student employees.

Responsibility for Health/Safety of Others: This position has responsibility for the health and/or safety of others. Responsibilities include health education, preventive measures, decisions and policies, and compliance with safety regulations.

Impact on Programs/Services/Operations: The programs and work produced by the individual in this position directly affects the image, success, and future of Michigan State University. Errors in decisions, incomplete or misleading information, or unsound recommendations could adversely affect students, programs, services, or operations.

Work Environment: Standard office environment and engagement in activities with Fraternities and Sororities members. The job requires little physical effort and does require viewing a computer monitor screen for some of the workday.


Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a Masters in Administration or a Behavioral Science field; one to four years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in administration, program development and personal development and training; experience in higher education or within the Greek community; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with all four Greek Governing Councils. Experience with student leadership development as an advisor or through other leadership roles within the fraternity and sorority communities. The ability to communicate effectively and positively, through oral and written modalities, with a wide range of constituencies (students, alumni, advisors, government officials). Possess organizational skills that include budget development and management, effective planning, implementation, and assessment of programs, time management and multi-tasking. Experience working with diverse populations and have a working knowledge of the chapters represented by the IFC, PC, NPHC and MGC. Demonstrated knowledge of legal issues in Higher Education and risk management practices. Knowledge of national trends associated with fraternity/sorority life and higher education. Two to four years of full-time work experience in higher education or within the Greek community.

Required Application Materials


Cover letter

At least three professional references

Work Hours

Leading up to and during the academic year, hours include variable nights and weekends; during the summer, hours are typically 8am-5pm.


Bidding eligibility ends on 2/6/18 at 11:55 PM.

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