It is the mission of Alpha Delta Pi Housing to build relationships within the setting of each safe and secure ADPi facility. This often begins with the house director and extends throughout the chapter facility to members, staff, volunteers, and visitors.
The role played by a house director ranges from operations manager to hostess, friend, and confidant. She significantly impacts a sorority chapter’s living environment and contributes to the development of the chapter members. Due to the significant role this position plays, the house director should have a working knowledge of the attitudes and trends currently influencing campus life and the typical college student in order to best assimilate with the chapter members. The house director should always portray herself as a positive role model, be approachable and cooperative, be comfortable working closely with collegiate women, alumnae volunteers, staff, and vendors and contractors, and understand the need for discretion and maintaining confidentiality.
The House Director for an Alpha Delta Pi Sorority facility meets the following essential criteria:
- Individual is female
- Able to meet physical requirements of the position daily without difficulty
- Has previous house director or Greek Life experience
- Has basic computer and budgeting skills
- Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, email, texting, scanning and copying
- Ability to reside in chapter facility and follow facility rules & policies
- Smoke free
- No pets
- Adherence to Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, House Corporation, and University regulations and policies
- Possess a strong work ethic, communication skills, and organizational skills
- Must pass criminal background check
- Adherence to the job duties as outlined by the house corporation and notated in the House Director Job Duties document (see attached)
It is also preferred that a House Director have the following:
- Ability to travel as necessary for training/chapter events
- Technical skills: document scanning, record keeping, alarm system monitoring
- College Education preferred with a minimum requirement of having a High School diploma
Job Status: Full time exempt
Salary and benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Residential Benefits: Private apartment and bathroom, meal plan, utilities included, wireless internet, cable, & cell phone stipend and parking space at facility
Health Benefits: Health insurance stipend available
Non-Discrimination Policy: We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law
The duties of a house director can vary greatly depending on the size of facility, number or residents, and number of managed employees. Some of the most common duties are as follows:
- Supervise the activities of any household employees and report any difficulties/problems of such employees directly to the Corporation.
- Supervise the cook and the operation of the kitchen.
- Supervise the cleaning staff / contractor for the house.
- Hiring or contracting with cook and cleaning crew.
- Oversee day-to-day activities at the house, including coordinating and communicating effectively with vendors, staff, etc.
- Sort daily mail, packages, deliveries, etc. for the facility, residents, and House Corporation.
- Order and supervise any food service deliveries to the house.
- Organize menu plans with the assistance of kitchen staff and chapter members.
- Submit any meal plans to food servers.
- Order any goods or household
- Maintain real property inventory of facility and kitchen in partnership with applicable chapter officer.
- Keep an accurate record of dining room and household expenditures;
- Endeavor to stay within the budget set by the corporation.
- Turn over any and all bills for payment to the appropriate parties, within seven (7) days from the date of the
- Contact tradesmen to repair and maintain the house and adjacent property, upon approval of the corporation.
- Schedule and be present when maintenance work is planned.
- Keep records/receipts for all sorority housework performed.
- Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and other building systems must have immediate service for any observed problems.
- Whenever possible, an estimate for such repairs or maintenance should be turned over to the Corporation prior to the performance of such work.
- In the event of a situation which must be given immediate attention, she shall contact the corporation for When such workmen are on the property, she shall supervise their activities.
- Assist with any evacuation or emergencies in the house and contact police, fire, hospital, or other security agencies as necessary in such
- Perform fire drills each semester.
- Maintain emergency procedure documents and ensure residents are familiar with all procedures.
- Immediately report any damage, fire, accident, or incident to the Corporation.
- Under no circumstances should contact be made to the any member’s family during a crisis.
- Emergency contact information such as names and telephone numbers can be provided to medical personnel for them to make such contact.
- Do not speak directly to or with any member of the media or allow them access to any portion of the chapter house without approval from the Corporation.
- Keep accurate records of all maintenance items and submit a periodic maintenance report to the
- Participate in semester or year-end damage inspections at request of House Corporation.
- Screen all Do not allow “drop-by” solicitors in the chapter house.
- Keep corporation informed of any inspection of the house by insurance adjusters, fire department agents, university officials, government agents, or others concerned with the maintenance, safety and security of the house, and forward copies of any written reports of same to the corporation.
- Maintain accurate roster of members in residence at the facility.
- Keep Emergency Contact forms filed and easily accessible during an urgent situation. (if applicable)
- Make sure only authorized persons enter the house.
- Register overnight guests (if applicable)
- Serving as a hostess, planning, and preparing for guests, greeting them, and socially entertaining as requested.
- Be supportive of resident and member efforts to adhere to the risk management policies of the college/university and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Alpha Delta Pi International House Corporation.
- In some cases, chaperone social activities and programs if requested by chapter.
- Serve as an ambassador to family members, the university, other Chapters, and the local community.
- Be supportive of Chapter efforts to adhere to the Chapter house rules, any applicable regulations/policies set forth by the University, any applicable local, state, and federal laws, and any rules of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
- Responsible for adherence to the House budget.
- Attend house corporation or chapter meetings if requested.
- Provide financial information to the Corporation as requested.
- Responds to emergencies as needed.