Fraternity & Sorority Life Graduate Assistant
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life are seeking applicants for the positions of Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement and Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development. These positions are designed for graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional responsibility, leadership, interpersonal skills, and an interest in programming and assessment of various departmental functional areas. Employment outside of this position must be approved by the Fraternity & Sorority Life Professional Staff.
OFSL Mission: In support of the College’s mission, The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides meaningful opportunities for personal growth in the areas of values-based leadership and decision making, professional development, academic achievement, and social excellence, empowers members to create positive change and to maximize their potential through advising with a developmental approach, and educates with the purpose to create exemplary fraternity men and sorority women. To learn more about the office of Rollins Fraternity & Sorority Life, please visit: http://www.rollins.edu/fraternity-sorority-life/index.html.
Rollins College Mission: Rollins College educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. We are committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Our guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.
Anticipated Employment Dates: July 19, 2021 - May 20, 2022
Primary responsibilities and expectations include:
- Provide a mentoring relationship that assists with the development of student leaders and student workers
- Coordinate and oversee student leader selection and training
- Be alert to student issues and concerns, and where necessary, assist students with academic, personal, social and health issues
- Make appropriate referrals to various campus offices and personnel
- Follow-up on concerns from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority and convey related information as requested
Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement:
- Serve as the main point of contact for all organization events.
- Oversee event registration process.
- Coordinate with officers to ensure all documents and information is shared appropriately.
- Ensure all officers are trained on the event registration process.
- Collaborate with Scheduling and Event Services for all on campus events.
- Coordinate community wide social opportunities
- Working in close partnership with IFC/CPC Councils and advisor
- Plan and execute FSL social program once a semester.
- Provide support during the following times:
- Residential Hall opening and closing
- Formal sorority recruitment
- Formal fraternity recruitment
- Greek Week
- Coordinate the bi-annual Community Commitment Review process
- Coordinate community wide service opportunities
Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development:
- Responsible for the training and coaching of officers:
- Host monthly round tables
- Meet 1:1 with officers as needed
- Host once a semester training
- Current officers:
- Social Chairs
- Community Service
- Coordinate monthly FSL Lead speaker series.
- Cultivate opportunities for leadership development.
- Sharing opportunities from other departments, community events etc
Amorous Relationships between Supervisors and Subordinates
As an educational institution, Rollins College strives to maintain for its employees an environment of safety, trust and mutual respect. As part of its ongoing efforts to maintain a safe working environment, Rollins prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or any mistreatment of employees. While Rollins recognizes that "consensual" amorous or romantic relationships between employees do not constitute sexual harassment, it also recognizes that such relationships may end unhappily or become conflicted and result in charges of sexual harassment, or even physical or psychological abuse. In such cases, the College has a legal duty to respond to and investigate these charges in the same manner as charges arising in any other context. Further, some courts reviewing such claims have held that supervisor and employee relationships are inherently unequal because supervisors have authority or control over employees. Thus, in relationships that are inherently unequal, the existence of consent may not insulate an individual or the College from liability if charges of sexual harassment are filed.
Accordingly, all staff members are expressly prohibited from engaging in amorous relationships with employees under their supervision or advisement. Staff members who violate this policy will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the institution including possible termination.
Additionally, all staff members are expressly prohibited from engaging in nonprofessional relationships with students, including but not limited to amorous relationships with any students.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
- Enrolled in an approved graduate program
- Strong interest in fraternity & sorority life and student development theory.
- Abide by and enforce all College regulations as outlined in the Code of Community Standards, the Guide to Residential Hall Living and Fraternity and Sorority Life Handbook
- Have any additional employment approved by his or her supervisor before an employment offer is accepted
Candidates interested in this role must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program in order to qualify for this position, and must remain actively enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program for the duration of their employment in this position.
**Candidates attending institutions other than Rollins may apply.**
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:
- Cover letter
- Two Professional References (Name and Contact)
- Response Document to Additional Question: Please elaborate on your experience with fraternities, sororities, student organizations, and student leadership development.
Screening of applications will begin immediately.
If you have any questions about your résumé, cover letter, or how to make yourself more competitive on a job application, you're encouraged to login to your Handshake account and/or visit the Center for Career & Life Planning's website where you can find résumé and cover letter guides, submit documents for review, or schedule an appointment.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail once you have successfully completed the application process. This serves as verification that your materials have been received. Due to the volume of employment applications received by the College, only those students selected for interviews will be contacted.
At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following web link: www.rollins.edu/service-excellence/.