Executive Director Position Announcement
Monday, April 6, 2020
Posted by: Andrea Starks-Corbin
The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) and the AFA Foundation are seeking qualified candidates to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for crafting the strategic direction and managing the day-to-day operations of both organizations. A complete position description is attached
Ideal candidates must demonstrate proficiency in these areas:
- Knowledge of the current landscape of higher education, including trends in higher education, student demographics, and fraternity/sorority life.
- Developing and implementing a strategic plan and measuring the outcomes and impact of that plan.
- Nonprofit financial management, including an understanding of 501(c)3 foundations.
- Recruiting, hiring, training, managing and evaluating staff.
- Managing and working with volunteers, including reporting to and managing a board of directors.
- Data management and analysis.
- Fundraising, donor solicitation, and donor stewardship.
- Public speaking and facilitation skills.
Ideal candidates may also:
- Hold certificates or certifications (including but not limited to a CAE).
- Have significant years of experience in a senior-level management role.
The Executive Director will be based out of AFA’s Central Office in Indianapolis, IN. The position requires frequent travel to meetings and conferences, primarily to represent the association to other higher education constituents. AFA offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes a professional development stipend and 401(k) plan. The hiring process will be led by the AFA Board of Directors Personnel Committee; candidates will be screened immediately and on a rolling basis. Priority consideration will be given to applications received before April 30. The ideal start date is July 1, 2020 but is negotiable. The association looks forward to having a diverse pool of qualified applicants for this position.
Interested candidates should submit:
- Cover letter describing their interest in the position and salary requirements.
- Contact information for three references, including a brief description of when and how the candidate worked with the reference and the areas of proficiency each reference is best suited to comment on.
Additionally, candidates must submit a brief written statement in response to two of these questions (approx. 3 - 4 paragraphs each):
- What are the association's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats?
- How can the association build stronger partnerships with other higher education partners?
- What is the most effective way for the association to balance the perspectives and needs of its two largest member types: campus-based professionals and inter/national headquarters professionals?
- How can the association improve its engagement of volunteers?
- What is the most effective way for the association to support its diverse membership while continuing to value equity and inclusion in our work?
- What is the greatest threat to the fraternity/sorority profession and how can the association help its members meet that threat?
- What is the greatest unmet need of current association members?
The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors was founded in 1976 to enhance its members’ abilities to foster impactful fraternity/sorority experiences. The vision of AFA is to be the catalytic force in aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education. AFA is committed to professional development, academic and applied research that examines the entire spectrum of the fraternity/sorority experience and the advising profession, and collaborations within and between the higher education and interfraternal communities.
Application materials should be sent to: