The University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has 47,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 67% minoritized students (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 7.0% are international students representing more than 100 countries.
The Director provides leadership, program management, vision and creativity to the University of Houston fraternity and sorority community and provides guidance to fraternity/sorority council and chapter leaders. The Director is also responsible for strategic planning and resource allocation and develops learning initiatives and leadership opportunities for chapters. The Director provides leadership, guidance, and support for the department to ensure strategic initiatives are achieved and programs and services are maintained at a high quality to provide an environment that contributes to increased student engagement, student learning, and student success. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life is a member of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services senior leadership team.
The Director’s specific job duties include:
Community/Center Management and Strategic Direction
Provides leadership, program management, vision and creativity to the University of Houston fraternity and sorority community.
Provides guidance to fraternity/sorority council and chapter leaders.
Provides leadership for strategic planning and resource allocation and develops learning initiatives and leadership opportunities for chapters.
Provides strategic direction to the staff, students, and stakeholders engaged in fraternity/sorority life at the University.
Prepares and coordinates reports, strategic assessment initiatives and records of activities to ensure progress is being made toward specific program and department objectives
Human and Fiscal Resource Development
Recruits, supervises, trains and evaluates student workers and program staff engaged in fraternity/sorority life.
Provides financial oversight for areas under direct supervision, manages department budget and directs resource allocations
Coordinates, implements, and engages in an effective chapter and council advising program across the fraternity/sorority community.
Provides oversight and works closely with chapter housing corporations and Student Housing and Residential Life to manage fraternity and sorority housing facilities.
Collaborate with local alumni, university staff, community leaders and international fraternity and sorority staff and officers.
Leadership and Administration
Reviews and interprets UH policies and procedures relating to fraternity/sorority life and implements new practices as needed.
Serves as a liaison between Student Life and other university departments, constituent groups and student organizations; serves on the leadership team for the Student Life area; and serves on committees as needed.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Bachelor's Degree required, with a strong preference for a Master's Degree in student development, counseling, or related discipline; requires a minimum of (5) years of directly related experience. Previous experience as a Director in a fraternity/sorority office and/or significant supervisory experience at a large public institution is preferred. Previous experience working in a fraternity/sorority shared governance model with multiple councils is preferred. Previous experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion education is preferred. Occasional evening and weekend work is required on occasion. Successful candidates will embrace a student centered philosophy and the ability to wok with a diverse student population.
Internal Number: STA006613
About Talent Acquisition & Human Resources
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.