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Associate Director of Student Life

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7092122 (Ref:BSU28979)

Posted: January 12, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

As a member of the Office of Student Life Leadership Team, the Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the fraternity and sorority community which is comprised of three governing councils, 30 chapters, and over 1900 members. The Associate Director is responsible for providing educational, cultural, and leadership development programs, services, and resources to the fraternity and sorority community while promoting the success and contributions of Greek organizations and their leaders.

Job Function:

As a member of the Office of Student Life Leadership Team, the Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the fraternity and sorority community which is comprised of three governing councils, 30 chapters, and over 1900 members. The Associate Director is responsible for providing educational, cultural, and leadership development programs, services, and resources to the fraternity and sorority community while promoting the success and contributions of Greek organizations and their leaders.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education by the date of appointment.

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education by the date of appointment in student affairs, college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field.

Minimum Experience:

Experience working with college students, advising fraternities and sororities, evidence of skills in program planning and implementation; oral and written communication skills; experience supporting diverse student populations and creating inclusive environments.

Preferred Experience:

Three to five years of full-time professional experience in higher education; previous professional work experience with fraternities and sororities; experience in the area of risk mitigation, health and safety initiatives, and prevention programs; supervisory experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the fraternity and sorority community and define the role greek chapters/organizations play in supporting the strategic goals of the fraternity and sorority community, the Office of Student Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and University and communicate to all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Create, plan, and implement programs, services, resources, and experiences that enhance the fraternity and sorority experience. These include educational programs on: recruitment, new member education, community values, risk reduction, academic success, inclusion, service and philanthropy, leadership, goal setting and self-evaluation. Oversee the Flight Path accreditation program, award and recognition ceremonies, and other high-impact practices/programs based on the needs of the fraternity and sorority life community.
  • Ensure student members, leaders, chapters and councils learn about and proactively manage risk, register events, comply with university policies and procedures, safety and travel protocols, and best practices for student-led activities. Conduct risk management investigations involving these organizations.
  • Establish learning outcomes, plan, implement program evaluations, track and analyze participation and other student success data. Work with campus stakeholders to ensure University, Division of Student Affairs, and Student Life strategic plan outcomes are advanced.
  • Develop relationships that enhance the fraternity and sorority experience, including collaborative relations with internal and external stakeholders that support student engagement. Maintain regular contact with North-American Interfraternity Conference, National Panhellenic Conference, and National Pan-Hellenic Council, fraternity/sorority advisors, and staff from local/state/national offices. Serve as a resource and referral agent for the campus and students affiliated with greek community. 
  • Will occasionally serve on-call for community emergencies and critical incident reporting during the academic year.
  • Assist in preparing annual budget requests, monitor and approve expenditures, and adhere to all university business protocols and practices. Ensure proper handling of proceeds from fundraising efforts and donations. Advise and assist student organizations in the development and review of budgets.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide ongoing professional development to support professional, graduate and student staff members. Ensure the execution of their responsibilities.
  • Assist in the revision of publications and marketing materials for the Office of Student Life.
  • Represent the Office of Student Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and the fraternity and sorority community on committees, task forces, working groups, and special initiatives, and professional associations. Serve as a presenter and participate in Preview Days, Admissions Receptions, Admitted Student Day, Summer Bridge Programs, Orientation, and other events as assigned.
  • Support the operations of the Office of Student Life as needed, including participating in all department meetings and initiatives, auxiliary assignments, assisting in the delivery of signature programs, and supporting the success of all student organizations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide oversight and advisement to the fraternity and sorority governing councils, coordinating leadership development opportunities and providing ongoing guidance, support, and resources on programs and activities, educate councils, chapters, and members on university policies and regulations, and administrative matters related to the fraternity and sorority community. Assist member organizations as appropriate.
  • Develop, support, and advance current and new University retention initiatives including the use of Benny Link and Give Pulse into the fraternity and sorority community; coordinate academic early-alert outreach efforts and necessary students of concern protocols for fraternity and sorority members.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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Job posting number:#7092122 (Ref:BSU28979)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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