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Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Office of the Dean of Students is hiring an Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life to work directly with students and student organizations participating in the four Greek Councils at UVA with a membership of roughly 30 percent of the undergraduate student population (62 Greek organizations).

In general, Assistant Directors in the Division of Student Affairs have primary responsibility for a specific program or function including programmatic responsibilities, student support responsibilities and responsibility for supervision of professional and/or student staff.



Programmatic responsibilities include assisting with planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of various projects that align with the mission and strategy for the Division. Assistant Directors help to establish annual departmental goals, allocate staff and financial resources, and communicate with key stakeholders across and outside the University in supporting the broader strategy of the Division and the University. Assistant Directors also facilitate effective and efficient use of budget and operational resources, including developing assessments and analyzing, synthesizing, and reporting information to support data-driven decision-making. Under the philosophy of student self-governance, Student Affairs professionals are not managing programs themselves, but are supporting students in designing and implementing their programs. This often requires Assistant Directors to collaborate with staff and students in meeting student-generated objectives. Further, though working in direct support of Greek Life, the Assistant Director is part of a team of professionals supporting students’ involvement across a wide range of functional areas, including multicultural student services, public service, leadership, and student organizational support. Significant cross-functional teamwork is expected and serves to strengthen both student and professional experiences.

Student Support

Student support responsibilities include mentoring and coaching students and student groups, as well as helping students solve problems and respond appropriately to challenges and/or crises. Through formal and informal interaction, student affairs professionals assist students to achieve their goals. These interactions include serving as a resource to parents, faculty, staff, alumni, chapter advisors, community, and headquarters partners. Assistant Directors may also meet with students who have interpersonal problems, face accountability for policy violations, are experiencing psychological issues, or face other concerns in order to counsel, mediate resolutions, or set expectations for future behavior. Assistant Directors may be asked to take on on-call/incident response or case management responsibilities and will be asked to assist in supporting students or organizations through incidents and crises, as needed.


Finally, Assistant Directors often carry supervisory responsibilities for coordinators and administrative support staff or for student employees. This includes mentoring, training, and evaluating staff and students and helping them align their work and goals with the strategic vision of the Division. It is anticipated that the Assistant Director will supervise entry-level professional staff members and oversee the hiring and supervision of student employees/interns in Fraternity & Sorority Life.


Candidates must have the following required knowledge areas, skills and abilities:

  • A Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
  • Experience as a member of a Greek-letter social organization or in advising a Greek-letter social organization;
  • Prior employment experience working as part of a team focused on student development or public service;
  • Strong commitment to the division’s core values of academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance; and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Desired qualifications for the position include many of the following knowledge areas, skills and abilities:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of specific trends and issues affecting fraternity and sorority communities, including hazing prevention and adjudication, legal concerns, programming, and national councils;
  • Experience with assessment and data-driven decision-making;
  • Understanding of financial stewardship and budget management;
  • Understanding of student development, identity development, intersections and complexity of social identities; and
  • Ability to coordinate resources, evaluate information, and identify alternative solutions.

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $52,000 to $65,000 and is commensurate with qualifications. The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Dean and Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Process for External Applicants

Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0020922.' Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0020922.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by January 22, 2021. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at Employment is contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check.

Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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