Sigma Kappa Upsilon
May 30, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
Job Type


The live-in House Director is the official hostess of the house and must possess superb managerial and communication skills.  Must be comfortable working closely with collegiate women (50+ live ins; 60+ live outs), alumnae volunteers, staff, and vendors/contractors.  The House Director must understand the need for discretion and confidentiality and must be accessible and approachable. Attention to detail and careful record-keeping are essential.  This is a smoke, alcohol, drugs, and firearms free environment.

SUMMARY:  The role played by the House Director ranges from manager, to hostess, to friend and confidant.  She significantly impacts a chapter's living environment and and can also contribute to the personal development of our members.  She must assume her responsibilities with an understanding of the attitudes and trends currently influencing campus life and must always portray herself as a positive role model.  The specific duties and responsibilities of the House Director shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Facilitate adherence and compliance to all rules, regulations and policies as they apply to housing at the local, national and university.
  • Be present and available to the chapter and its members.  Be responsive and sensitive to the cultural and ethnic differences among staff and chapter members.
  • Be present in the house every night when chapter members are present unless excused or on approved leave.
  • Refrain from making personal engagements that necessitate being away from the chapter house on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evenings unless approved.  Arrange reasonable off-duty times to ensure personal privacy.
  • Manage the hiring/termination process of house employees in consultation with the Corporation Board.
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of house employees.
  • Review and order household and supply inventory.  Keep accurate records of expenditures and process invoices.
  • Schedule and oversee contractors in consultation with the Corporation Board.
  • Act as official hostess at scheduled meals and other social events held at the house unless excused.
  • Be gracious and well-groomed at all times.
  • Coordinate with the chapter to ensure support of chapter operations and activities.
  • Maintain a comprehensive calendar of activities and meet with the Corporation Board monthly.
  • Report any damages and recommend any maintenance needs.
  • Contact workers to repair and maintain the house in consultation with the Corporation Board.
  • Conduct quarterly fire drills in collaboration with the collegiate house manager.
  • Oversee workers doing any cleaning or maintenance work.
  • Foster relations with University officials as well as other House Directors.


  • Required:  Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business, human resources, hospitality or related field; and possess a valid driver's license.  Must be physically active and able to perform normal physical functions, including lifting (10-20 lbs.), bending and stretching.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background and reference check.
  • Preferred:  Previous experience as a sorority house director and/or working with college students.


  • Separate living space with utilities, cable, internet, mileage and cell phone allowance, and designated parking spot.
  • All meals provided when the collegians are in the house except designated holidays.
  • Paid vacation time.

The house director is a full-time employee, expected to work 40 hours per week, on a flex schedule, including weekends.  This excludes sleeping time, meal time or other free time.

Salary range competitive, depending on experience.