Currently seeking a Housing Director for the Gamma Omega chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, to start as soon as candidate is available. Our house was originally built in the 1911 and is a beautiful, small mansion that houses between 21 and 24 women.
The House Director serves as the on-site property manager of the house and its employees on behalf of the housing corporation that owns the house. The role played by house director ranges from manager, to hostess, to friend and confidant. She significantly impacts a chapter’s living environment and can also contribute to the personal development of our members. For this reason, she must assume her responsibilities with an understanding of the attitudes and trends currently influencing campus life and she must always portray herself as a positive role model.
In addition, the House Director is the official hostess of the chapter house and must possess superb managerial and communications skills. She must be comfortable working closely with collegiate women, alumnae volunteers, staff, and vendors/contractors. The House Director must also understand the need for discretion and maintaining confidentiality. She must be accessible and approachable. Attention to detail and careful record-keeping are also important attributes. In addition to the duties detailed below, the House Director shall perform such other job duties as assigned from time to time.
This position is a full-time, non-exempt position, with pay calculated on an hourly basis. The House Director is expected to work 40 hours throughout the week and record her time worked. She is eligible to receive overtime pay for hours worked more than 40 hours per week.
General Duties include :
- Serves as the chapter hostess and sets an example at all times through professional appearance, unquestionable demeanor, courtesy, and consideration for others.
- Is present and available to the chapter and its members
- Helps to ensure the safety of the house occupants and works with the chapter officers, Advisory Board members, and the housing Corporation Board so that house rules and regulations as mandated by the collegiate chapter, Corporation Board, our national organization and the university are followed.
- Coordinates with the chapter and Corporation Board to ensure support of chapter house operations and activities.
- Coordinates day-to-day facility management (including staff supervision), small repairs and maintenance with the chapter and Housing Corporation.
- Serves as on-site contact for contractors and vendors while maintaining a professional working relationship.
- Works within budgeted guidelines for the house and reports monthly to the Housing Corporation concerning budget.
- Recommends areas needing capital improvements, household repairs and replacements.
- Lives on site during all academic periods, and, specifically, must be in the building overnight while any chapter members are staying in the building.
- Foster relations with University officials as well as other House Directors and Housing Corporations.
Specific Duties include
- The House Director resides in a separate apartment in the house; it's a furnished one-bedroom apartment. This is a pet-free, smoke-free, and firearms-free property. As a part of the employee’s benefits, all utilities and meals will be provided during the academic year.
- On a weekly basis, work with cook to plan menus.
- On a daily basis, inspect all four levels of the facility.
- On a weekly basis, scan and e-mail all bills and other communication received to Housing Corporation.
- Prepare, scan and e-mail monthly summary of expenses for kitchen and household supplies.
- Prepare, scan and e-mail bi-weekly payroll summary for all staff.
- Be present for all house openings and closings.
- Participate in all House Corporation meetings via phone conference and on-site.
- After being instructed on how to do so, flush steam heat boiler once a week during months that boiler is turned on.
A full list of general and specific duties will be provided during the interviewing process.
Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business, human resources, hospitality or related field; minimum 25 years of age; and possess a valid driver’s license. Must be physically active and able to perform normal physical functions, including lifting, bending, stretching, and going up and down four flights of stairs on a daily basis.
Preferred: Previous experience as a sorority house director and/or working with college students. Previous experience in property management. Experience in working with Excel, Word, and scanning and e-mailing documents.
In addition to salary, the following items are provided for use for free:
- Internet access
- Computer with printer/scanner (for business and personal use)
- Meals, during academic year only
- On-site vehicle parking
- Laundry facilities
- Trash removal
- Access to university resources and activities
Other benefits include:
- Mileage reimbursement
Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to ShLJones@aol.com.