Position title: Leadership Consultant (LC)

Reporting to: Director of Field Operations

Position status: Salary, exempt, full-time

Position term: June 2019—May 2020, with breaks established upon hiring and potential for reappointment based on performance and candidate interest

Position summary: This position is open to recent college graduates who devote the full academic year to visiting collegiate chapters throughout the country to provide leadership, guidance and counsel to assist each chapter in reaching its full potential. Duties include officer education, leadership development and organizational management. LCs may also supervise membership recruitment, support chapter public relations, and assist with creation and management of new chapters. The position requires extensive travel. Leadership Consultants may travel full-time, remain stationary to support a specific chapter or fulfill a combination of travel and stationary support.

Essential functions and responsibilities

  • Execute specific leadership development, recruitment and educational workshops and training in accordance with the mission, Creed and goals of the organization
  • Educate and train officers on chapter Executive Councils and Programming Councils according to the structure of and using the resources of the Fraternity
  • Analyze and study collegiate chapters and individual officers in an effort to determine strengths and areas for improvement; determine and help implement courses of conduct and changes to address areas in need of improvement; plan, develop and apply programming specific to established needs and motivations of chapters and officers
  • Develop strategies and overall approach for courses of action for chapter and officer development
  • Strategize with local chapter and Fraternity leadership and develop plans related to membership recruitment and oversee implementation of such plans, procedures, marketing and membership selection protocols
  • Recognize situations that pose potential liability or risk to chapter and Fraternity and outline proposal to address the issue(s)
  • Provide leadership and counsel to chapters in areas of new member programming, slating/elections, officer transition, risk management and harm reduction and financial management
  • Attend and take an active leadership role in chapter meetings, Panhellenic meetings and other campus activities and events as needed
  • Evaluate collegiate chapter advisory board needs and provide analysis and proposed plans moving forward; communicate chapter advisory needs to the staff and volunteers; assist and educate advisors.
  • Develop and implement strategies to foster and maintain relationships within fraternity/sorority communities and campuses
  • Represent and facilitate for the Fraternity at chapter meetings and activities as needed
  • Recognize and facilitate solutions to chapter concerns/problems
  • Act as an effective liaison to campus partners
  • Provide leadership with the promotion, establishment and execution of new chapter development
  • Serve as a communications/public relations liaison for the Fraternity
  • Additional assigned duties in conformity with the policies as outlined in the General Manual, Constitution & bylaws of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity

Expectations

  • Attend all LC training sessions in entirety – including ZTA National Leadership Conference and/or Convention, summer training, midyear training and debriefing at the end of term
  • Make and provide detailed analysis and proposed action plans related to all chapter visits and provide such reports promptly to the Fraternity within 7 days of the end of each chapter visit
  • Manage business expenses responsibly and submit biweekly reports logging use of Fraternity funds and expenses
  • Correspond regularly and consistently with chapter officers, Fraternity volunteers, fraternity/sorority advisors, and other important parties

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • ZTA membership in good standing required
  • ZTA Fraternity knowledge; leadership experience from collegiate chapter, Panhellenic or other varying campus organizations; membership recruitment experience
  • Customer service skills and ability to work and maintain relationships with different types of people in varying roles – including collegiate members and officers, organizational volunteers and campus administrators
  • Flexibility and ability to apply sound judgment independently within short time periods and/or under pressure; strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; confrontational and conversational skills; project and personnel management abilities; facilitation and presentation skills
  • Well-organized and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other online and computer communication programming
  • Must have the ability to travel by car or air independently, including possession of a valid drivers’ license
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday; ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time throughout the workday
  • Ability to climb up and down several flights of stairs daily; ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds
  • Ability to travel by air or car regularly up to 100% of position term

Application process

To apply for this position, you must submit an application here, where you will be required to create an account with SmarterSelect. After creating an account, you will be able to fill out the application form and upload a copy of your resume in .pdf format. You will have the option to save your application and return to complete at a later time using your SmarterSelect account; however, the application must be fully submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1 in order to be eligible to apply for a 2019-2020 position.

Any ZTA member in good standing graduating between Dec. 2018 and Dec. 2019 is eligible to apply. Any application not fully submitted or with a status of “incomplete” at 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1 will not be considered for the position.

To confirm the status of a submitted application, log in to your SmarterSelect account at any time to review your application and status. The application form will require contact information for three (3) recommendations (a campus administrator or faculty member, a ZTA National Officer, and a ZTA chapter advisor). Please inform your recommenders before submitting their information that they will receive a notification from SmarterSelect with instructions to complete the recommendation by Dec. 1.

You will have the option to return to your application to resend the request to your recommenders at any time before the deadline. If you have any questions or need any assistance with the application form, please contact caitlin-moulton@zetataualpha.org or call (317) 872-0540.

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