Aug 292013

Our Dean of Students Office at Illinois State University has two positions open in my reporting areas, with another on the way this fall. Here is the first position listing; for a Senior Specialist in Fraternity and Sorority Life. A summary of the position follows.

The Senior Specialist is responsible for:

  • Oversee the formal recruitment process for College Panhellenic Council
  • Assist in the supervision of the fraternity and sorority system
  • Maintain chapter data and records, including all fraternity and sorority grade report data
  • Oversee chapter training; officer roundtable; leadership development, recruitment, risk management, recognition, council retreats and support chapter advisement
  • Advise two of four governing councils: IFC, Panhellenic, NPHC, and MGC
  • Supervise a Graduate Assistant
  • Collaborate with Community Rights & Responsibilities for individual and chapter discipline
  • Serves on the Investigation Team for Community Rights & Responsibilities
  • Assist with curriculum development and instruction at leadership and values based workshops each year: Fraternity & Sorority101, Emerging Greek Leaders Retreat, Four Council Retreat, and Presidents and Council Officers Retreat
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate learning outcomes for all Fraternity & Sorority Life sponsored programs
  • Assist the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life with annual goal setting and evaluation
  • Assist in the budget proposal and budget hearing process
  • Assist the Coordinator with the strategic plan for the unit
  • Foster relationships with and engage chapter advisors

The Senior Specialist also consults with representatives from chapter’s national offices and assists in developing town/gown relationships.
In addition to these responsibilities, all Senior Specialists are expected to engage in outreach efforts to campus and community entities, develop program initiatives, assess programs and services, review and recommend policies related to unit functions, and serve as unit representative as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

A master’s degree plus two years of full-time professional fraternity and/or sorority work experience is required.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please visit

Initial review of applications will begin in September. Applications must be submitted through the Illinois State University website.
Please prepare in advance a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter to submit with the application.

Another position in student conduct is forthcoming. Information will be posted once it is available.