Program Coordinator For Fraternity And Sorority Life

Suny Oswego Oswego , NY 13126

Posted 2 months ago

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master's-level universities in the 2021 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast - an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

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Job Description:

Description of Department:

The Department of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL) is a newly developed unit that seeks to foster a highly engaged, and active student body. Through innovative programs, co-curricular experiences, and collaborative staff-student partnerships, SEL plays a vital role in helping students connect to campus so that they can achieve their full potential as students and as graduates of SUNY Oswego. Situated within the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL) accomplishes its work through leadership development; civic engagement; support for student organizations including fraternities, sororities, and clubs; and by offering engaging, fun, and educational activities and programs such as the annual ALANA Conference, I Am Oz Speaker Series, and MLK Event.

The Department of Campus Life at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full-time Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Posting Date: May 16, 2022

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff or click here for a benefits summary.

In an ongoing commitment to staff well-being, the Program Coordinator has the opportunity to work a partial remote schedule of 4 days in office and 1 day remotely per work week during the academic year. Flexible remote work time during breaks in the academic schedule are also offered.

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Advise Fraternity and Sorority Governing Councils; Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (NPC), Greek Local Women's Association (GLWA), Multicultural Council (MC), and Unified Greek Council (UGC)

  • Develop strategies that support achievement of the departments learning outcomes. Design and assess learning outcomes while also identifying areas for continued improvement

  • Develop and deliver mandatory New Member Education Programs including, but not limited to risk prevention/harm reduction, hazing, alcohol and other drugs, Title IX, and accountability

  • Design and communicate the New Member Education timeline and requirements

  • Work with chapters to maintain accurate organization rosters

  • Work with campus partners in Dean of Students, Title IX, Event and Conference Services, etc. to ensure that student organizations meet the Colleges requirements to be active

  • Act as the primary point of contact for the new chapter expansion process

  • Maintain active lines of communication with campus, local and national chapter advisors

  • Provide training and resources for campus advisors

  • Assist the Assistant Director for Student Engagement in the design and delivery of risk management training for all FSC active chapters

  • Ensure all potential new members (PNMs) meet college GPA and standing criteria for joining a fraternity or sorority

  • Oversee the Standards of Excellence evaluation process for all FSC chapters

  • Support community, council, and chapter-specific events including, but not limited to recruitment/intake, Greek Week

  • Compile and generate chapter and community grade reports

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree at time of appointment
  • 1 year of professional experience in higher education or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related field

  • A minimum of 1-3 years working experience in student affairs or a related field

  • Prior experience in Fraternity and Sorority Life, and/or student activities

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through co-curricular programs

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to increase student sense of belonging and engagement

  • Effective communication skills

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Alex Dukat, Search Chair at

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications

  • A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement

  • Resume

  • Copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred

  • Contact information for three professional references, including at least one reference from a current or previous manager/supervisor

electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

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