Director of the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Oregon State University in Oregon

Deadline September 22, 2014
Date Posted August 25, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Oregon State University (OSU) and the Office of the Dean of Student Life (ODOSL) invite applications for our newly created Director of the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life (CFSL).  This position is 12-month, 1.0 FTE professional faculty appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Applications are due by September 22, 2014.


The OFFICE of the DEAN of STUDENT LIFE in the Division of Student Affairs at Oregon State University is dedicated to providing an environment that will enable students to effectively engage in their academic and intellectual work.


The DIRECTOR of FRATERNITY and SORORITY LIFE has primary responsibility for developing, leading and implementing long and short term vision and goals for Greek Life at Oregon State University. Fraternity and Sorority Life at OSU is vibrant and needs to continue to grow and develop as OSU enhances student learning and creates new initiatives aimed at being a preeminent land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement that promotes the economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.  As the OSU Fraternity and Sorority Community continues to grow to over 3,000+ students and the Greek community enters into the OSU First Year Experience Initiative through the OSU Affiliate Housing Program, we recognize the need to re-envision support and care for this community of students.


The OSU Greek community declared that United by a common bond, we are a diverse community committed to scholarship, leadership, and service.  The Director will be responsible for supporting the Greek community as it strives to fully realize this potential.  The Director will provide direct oversight of the OSU Affiliate Housing Program, will develop and enhance strong campus-wide relationships of support for the OSU Greek Community, and will be the primary contact and liaison for external constituents to include (but not be limited to): Fraternity and Sorority alumni/alumnae, local and regional boards, and national organizations, Corvallis community organizations, as well as local police and fire department officials.  Finally, the Director will take the lead in supporting the CFSL through education and outreach programs that advance and enhance the OSU Greek Community.


QUALIFICATIONS:  This position requires a Masters Degree in student personnel administration, student services, educational leadership, organizational leadership or related field with a minimum 3+ years full time experience in higher education gaining requisite knowledge, skills and abilities pertaining to the position OR a Bachelors degree with minimum 8+ years full time relevant professional experience including demonstrated progressive responsibility in leadership positions.


Other minimum qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated experience working with Greek letter organizations (in particular working with multicultural Greek Letter organizations such as NPHC, NALFO, NMGC, NAPA, etc.).
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with, supporting, and developing diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal issues in Higher Education and risk management practices.
  • Experience advising, mentoring, or coaching students and student organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development and organizational theories.
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and trainings.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborations with multiple constituencies.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.


This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be deemed fit for duty at placement and while serving in the position.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising professional, graduate student, and/or student staff
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation of programs and events.
  • Budget development and management experience.
  • Experience with strategic planning.
  • Developing and implementing programs in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in responding to students of concern.
  • Grant-writing, fundraising, or development work.
  • Developing marketing and outreach tools (including working with web design and content management).


UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: Oregon State University began as Corvallis College in 1858, just before it gained Land Grant status in 1868. The second Morrill Act of 1890 and the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 further provided for the teaching, research, and extension programs at the institution.

Today, Oregon State University is a comprehensive public research university and a member of the Oregon University System (OUS). With programs and faculty located in every Oregon county, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland, OSU views the state as its campus, working in partnership with community colleges and other OUS institutions to provide access to educational programs. Approximately 21, 800 undergraduates and almost 4,000 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including about 5,200 U.S. students of color and more than 2,400 international students.

OSU is one of only two universities in the United State with Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant designations and, thus, has been selected by the federal government to be a nexus of teaching and research that benefits the country and the world.

As an institution of higher education and a community of scholars, Oregon State University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We are committed to the elimination of discrimination and the provision of equal opportunity in education and employment, and actively promote cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

Corvallis is a college town with 55,000 residents, including about 25,000 OSU students. Hewlett-Packard is the largest corporate employer in the area. Corvallis is located in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and less than an hours drive from the Oregon coast to the west, and a little more than two hours to Cascade Mountain ski resorts to the east. The area is known for offering extensive hiking, biking, camping, and other outdoor activities.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: You will be required to electronically submit a letter of interest, resume/vita, and names/phone numbers of three professional references.  In your letter please specifically address your interest and qualifications related to the position. In addition you will be asked to provide a 1-2 page response to the following prompt:

Please briefly describe your philosophy and key elements for supporting student success and leadership development within diverse Greek organizations.


You may review the posting and apply at, please refer to posting #0012963. Closing Date: September 22, 2014.  Oregon State University is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.