Program and Advising Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118298
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Program and Advising Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-Fraternity and Sorority Life
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Responsible for advising NPHC and MGC Greek-letter student governing bodies, chapter leaders and members; advise, train and support NPHC and MGC student leaders, members, and alumni advisors; supervise graduate students living in University owned fraternity houses.
Advise the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the governing body for the multicultural and culturally based fraternities and sororities on campus and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the governing body for the historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus; attend bi-weekly council meetings and executive board meetings; attend programs and events sponsored by the NPHC and MGC; advise program planners; serve as the University liaison with chapter presidents and officers; meet with national/regional representatives of fraternity and sorority chapters; work with and assist alumni in the improvement of chapters. Work to advance the University of Maryland Chapter Expectations program including conducting annual meetings with each chapter president and chapter advisor to assess compliance with University standards. Advise individual MGC/NPHC Executive Board officers. Work with scholarship programming; promote academic mission of groups; coordinate academic reporting; provide leadership training for chapter leaders and officers, including teaching credit-bearing courses. Provide direction and support for Greek initiatives (Hazing Prevention Week, Orientation, Leadership retreats, etc.) Supervise three to four graduate student Resident Directors living in University owned fraternity houses and provide guidance on facility as well as advising responsibilities; oversee various graduate student Special Projects. Participate in rotating duty scheduled throughout the year, including carrying the emergency phone and responding to all calls in a timely manner. Staff Office-related events when and where appropriate (Homecoming Step Show, IFC/PHA Tailgates, Sorority Recruitment, etc.). Assist in other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Minimum of one year professional experience or equivalent in student affairs work in a University setting is required. Advising or experience with fraternities and sororities required. Position is a twelve-month exempt staff level and reports to the Associate Director for Advising and Programming of Fraternity and Sorority Life.


Master’s degree and membership in a cultural or multi-cultural organization preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

SALARY: Low fifities, commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

APPLICATION: For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by March 5, 2018. Applications should clearly define the candidate’s experience in fraternity and sorority advising.

Posting Date: 02/09/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/05/2018
Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary position involving extensive use of desktop computers. The position does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs. May lift 40 pounds at some time. May have to rearrange furniture for events and meetings.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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