Fraternity Position Available: Assistant Director of Educational Programs

Delta Sigma Phi is looking for an Assistant Director of Educational Programs at its Headquarters in Indianapolis. See the description below for details, and send your application and/or questions to Kristin Fouts at fouts@deltasig.org.


Location:
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Headquarters
2960 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Type:
Full-Time

Nondiscrimination:
Delta Sigma Phi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or national origin.

Description:
Delta Sigma Phi seeks a dynamic, creative and self-motivated individual as its Assistant Director of Educational Programs.  The Assistant Director will work alongside professional staff and volunteers to design curriculum and administer educational projects relevant to the organization’s strategic plan.

Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director of Educational Programs will report to the Director of Educational Initiatives.  Together, they will lead organizational efforts to provide education, training and organization-wide assessments for undergraduate and alumni members.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement curriculum to advance
    • The LAMP, the Fraternity’s online learning management system. This includes the development of educational videos and presentations related to student leadership, undergraduate advising, personal development and volunteer management;
    • the Fraternity’s Regional Leadership Academy, Bruce J. Loewenberg Summit for recruitment officers and new member educators, and Presidents Academy for undergraduate chapter presidents;
    • the Leadership Institute, the Fraternity’s five-day flagship educational program; and,
    • the award-winning Social Strengths program that focuses on healthy social interactions and relationships.
  • Assist with the coordination of national education programs, biennial Convention and chapter-based workshops.
  • Assist with the implementation, analysis and use of data from program evaluations and organization-wide member experience assessment tools.
  • Implement the organization’s educational initiatives as outlined by the Fraternity’s strategic plan and educational framework.

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree with experience in training and development or instructional design. The successful candidate will have previous personal or professional experience with fraternity and sorority organizations, higher education or related fields.

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity – Does the right thing even when no one is looking
  • Learning – Challenges old paradigms with critical thinking, curiosity and creativity
  • Accountability – Sets an intentional culture of personal responsibility
  • Detail-oriented – Ensures accurate data management with meticulous attention
  • Effective communicator – Uses two-way communication that demonstrates clarity and professional consideration for member and staff beliefs, values and judgments
  • Conscientious – Repeatedly produces consistent and polished work from established professional disciplines and guidelines; always works to meet high quality standards
  • Organized – Promptly assists staff and members in an organized, efficient, and steady manner; takes pride in maintaining accurate systems

Contact:

Please submit resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to:
Kristin Fouts, Director of Educational Initiatives
fouts@deltasig.org
(317) 634-1899

Fraternity Position Available: Director of Fraternity Growth & Services

Delta Sigma Phi is looking for a Director of Fraternity Growth and Services at its Headquarters in Indianapolis. See the description below for details, and send your application and/or questions to Amber Huston at huston@deltasig.org.


Location:
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Headquarters
2960 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Type:
Full-Time

Nondiscrimination:
Delta Sigma Phi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or national origin.

Description:
The focus of this job requires significant attention to connection building, motivating people, and inspiring them to achieve results. The ideal candidate will be professional and have an engaging, empathetic communication style and an ability to drive results by securing commitment and buy-in of others in shared goals. The position requires strong initiative and self-direction; results are only achieved with and through people. An appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated is the foundation for designing and implementing interactive communication and decision-making processes. Successfully influencing and persuading others by understanding how their individual needs and motivations link to goals is essential.

The job requires a high degree of “selling” ideas and policies within and outside of the organization. Delta Sigma Phi has a fast paced and results oriented environment. The job has a variety of responsibilities and is dynamic and changing. The ability to understand, quickly react, and motivate others to adapt to the changing organization environment is a critical key to success. In general, the core of this position requires a motivated and motivating team builder and organization developer.

Responsibilities:
The Director will primarily oversee two key areas of operation:

  • The leadership of our chapter services team (including the function of the development and coaching of undergraduate chapters)
  • The leadership of the organization’s growth strategy and our chapter growth team.

This position serves on the leadership team of Delta Sigma Phi and therefore assists in setting the course of the organization’s initiatives, services provided to undergraduate members, partnerships with higher education institutions & volunteers, and educational programs. The position oversees the largest department within the headquarters staff – Chapter Support Specialists, Recruitment Specialists, and the Marketing & Growth Coordinator. The Director has oversight of all services, resources, and trainings provided to new/chartered chapters & undergraduate members. The Director will oversee the securement of new chapter development opportunities. Additionally, the Director works in collaboration with the other directors to align initiatives with the assessed needs of chapters and members.

Qualifications:
Experience leading a team; association or higher education background; bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred; ability to manage a variety of projects with varying deadlines; work in a fast paced environment; desire to drive results and assist chapters in creating a values based membership experience;

A strong candidate will have comfort with public speaking, strong verbal and written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and foresight when making decision. A valid driver’s license is required.

Contact:

Please submit resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to:
Amber Huston, COO
huston@deltasig.org
(317) 634-1899

Kristin Fouts Joins Delta Sigma Phi

Delta Sigma Phi is pleased to share that Kristin Fouts will be joining the National Headquarters team on November 30, as Director of Educational Initiatives.

Kristin has a wealth of experience with assessment and curriculum development. Kristin will be transitioning from the North American Interfraternity Conference, where she has lead the Coalition Assessment Project and assisted with the trade association’s educational programs. Prior to the NIC, Kristin worked in Student Leadership Engagement and F/S Life at Wichita State and Western Michigan University.

Kristin joined the NIC staff in 2011 as the Director of the Fraternity & Sorority Coalition Assessment Project. Over three years she tripled the number of campus visits for the Project’s program review service. With the NIC’s transition in 2015, she assumed responsibility for educational program logistics, including recruiting, training and placing volunteers/Lead Facilitators and supporting campus hosts, coordinating the Annual Meeting and annual awards process, and collecting and managing industry-wide academic data and NIC member survey information.

As Director of Educational Initiatives, Kristin will be overseeing the execution of the Fraternity’s educational framework, developing an organization wide strategy on data and assessment, and leading the Fraternity’s Transition Experience.

 

2017-2018 McKee Scholarship Recipients

This fall, 64 Delta Sigs will receive a helping hand from the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation when it comes to paying for their education. In July 2016, Delta Sigma Phi Foundation announced its 2016-2017 McKee Scholarship recipients.

Since 2009, these scholarships have provided much-needed resources for brothers seeking either undergraduate or post-graduate degrees. These funds are made possible through will bequest to the Foundation from brother Hensel McKee, University of Washington ’30, which provided just over $4.3 million to the Foundation.

This year, the Foundation created new scholarship levels with differing dispersement amounts and tying the scholarships to Delta Sig’s ideals of being men of Courage, Action and Excellence.

Congratulations to these men!

The Better Man Scholarship

$10,000 each for men who for well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.

  • Cameron Cruz, Texas State University
  • Bryant Hovest, The Ohio State University
  • Charlie Tancula, Transylvania University

Nile Scholarships

$500 for undergraduates exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.

  • Taylor Brimer , Texas State University
  • Brandon Evanich , Stetson University
  • Abraham Ramirez , University of Los Angeles
  • Daniel Roth , University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
  • Nathan Wofford, Texas State University
  • Nanhao Chen, Transylvania University
  • Ryan Gallus, Iowa State University
  • Ronald Geho, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Alex Lambert, Miami University
  • Samuel Anderson, University of Utah
  • Brandon Fulwiler, University of California, Irvine
  • John Henderson, Transylvania University
  • Alex Horowitz, The University of Alabama
  • Luke Bakies , Miami University
  • Daniel Cooper , Transylvania University

Sphinx Scholarships

$2,500 for graduate students.

  • Suraj Rama, University of Kentucky
  • Joseph Becker, University of Virginia
  • Joseph Lindsey, Transylvania University
  • Daniel Martin, Transylvania University
  • Gurvikram Boparai, University of Virginia
  • Matthew Coleman, Binghamton University
  • Carl Agner, Transylvania University
  • Eric Joseph de Lara, Loyola Marymount University
  • Fernando Gonzalez Lesniak, Saint Cloud State University
  • John Hann, University of Georgia
  • Peter Trombly, University of Virginia
  • Justin Kiesel, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis
  • Zamin Raza, The George Washington University
  • Bryan Stinson, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Nick Johnston , Duke University

Men of Courage Scholarships

$2,500 for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.

  • Chanslor Gallenstein, Transylvania University
  • Scott McCormick, University of Michigan
  • Garrett Wilkinson, Kansas State University
  • Spencer Stucky, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obipso
  • Daryl Swartzentruber, Transylvania University
  • Brendan Collins, Indiana
  • Sam Finn, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • William Janousek, University of Georgia
  • Braxton Palmer, Arizona State University
  • Daniel Dunn, University of Missouri

Men of Action Scholarships

$2,500 for those who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.

  • Michael Rafo, Eastern Michigan University
  • Christian Soares, University of Kentucky
  • Nick Bouzianis, Kansas State University
  • Andrew Talamantes, San Jose State University
  • Stephen Johnson, Oglethorpe University
  • Michael Leonard, The Ohio State University
  • Brenton Novit, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Simen Omholt-Jensen, Duke University
  • Ethan Perkins, The University of Georgia
  • Vincenzo Volpe, Case Western Reserve University

Men of Excellence Scholarships

$2,500 for men with exceptional academic performance.

  • Cam Mosleey, Duke University
  • Mason Rodriguez, Texas Wesleyan University
  • George Winsten, Stetson University
  • Tommy McRae, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • Nikhil Patil, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jordan Potter, University of Kentucky
  • Mateo Villa, Oglethorpe University
  • Michael Filips, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ryan Gilbert, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Brewer , Eureka College

Beta Kappa Chapter Named American Red Cross Partner of the Year

Beakie Powell of the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross works closely with the men of the Beta Kappa chapter. The chapter was recently named the 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year.
“The chapter at The University of Alabama has been a huge asset to the West Alabama
Chapter of the American Red Cross. They have support the Home Fire Campaign over the last two years, installing hundreds of smoke alarms into at risk home and providing important fire safety information to residents.

Through their fundraising efforts they have donated over $20,000 to the local Red Cross chapter. Those funds support the mission of the Red Cross to help individuals in the face of disaster.

The young men of Delta Sigma Phi have been wonderful to work with, each one is a gentleman with high moral character. Their group has given back to the community of Tuscaloosa with their time and respect.

Delta Sigma Phi has been chosen as the Corporate Partner for 2016.”

Recognizing Cameron Carey

Cameron Carey, 2012 initiate of the Epsilon Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Phi at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, has been recognized with the E. Allen James Outstanding Undergraduate Award.

The E. Allen James Award is the highest award the Fraternity can give to an undergraduate brother. On  the award, Tom Cycyota, National President of Delta Sigma Phi, shared “Only one undergraduate brother will receive the E. Allen James Award each year. The honor goes to an individual who truly embodies the mission and values of Delta Sigma Phi, and has consistently gone above and beyond in their service within the Fraternity and their local college community.”

The award is named in honor of E. Allen James, North Carolina State ’65, whose service to the Fraternity has included executive director, member of the Grand Council, and president of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation. Mr. James was present to bestow his namesake award to Carey.

“I am amazed at the accomplishments of Cam Carey during his undergraduate career at University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse. It is clear Cam put into action the many leadership techniques he learned from participating in Delta Sig training events. His chapter, Epsilon Iota, benefitted, as did his University. It was an honor to present the E. Allen James Outstanding Undergraduate Award to Cam and to know he is currently working for the national fraternity. More brothers across the country will now learn from him.”

Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2016, and now serves as a chapter support specialist for Delta Sigma Phi’s national headquarters.

2016-2017 McKee Scholarship Recipients

This fall, 64 Delta Sigs will receive a helping hand from the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation when it comes to paying for their education. In July 2016, Delta Sigma Phi Foundation announced its 2016-2017 McKee Scholarship recipients.

Since 2009, these scholarships have provided much-needed resources for brothers seeking either undergraduate or post-graduate degrees. These funds are made possible through will bequest to the Foundation from brother Hensel McKee, University of Washington ’30, which provided just over $4.3 million to the Foundation.

This year, the Foundation created new scholarship levels with differing dispersement amounts and tying the scholarships to Delta Sig’s ideals of being men of Courage, Action and Excellence.

Congratulations to these men!

The Better Man Scholarship

$10,000 each for men who for well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.

  • Chad Schweinzger, Delta Delta, Purdue University
  • Suraj Rama, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky
  • Daniel Cooper, Beta Mu, Transylvania University

Nile Scholarships

$500 for undergraduates exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.

  • Henry Booth, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Nathaniel Gaydosik, Theta Psi, Shorter University
  • Samuel Anderson, Iota Kappa, University of Utah
  • Mason Baker, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Braxton Palmer, Beta Psi, Arizona State University
  • Stephan Montes, Beta, Columbia University
  • Nanhao Chen, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Ryan John, Bradley University
  • Matt Klosterman, Delta Epsilon, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • James Mullenbach, Alpha Gamma, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Finn Hobson, Omega, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Anjard, Alpha Upsilon, Kansas State University
  • Alex Lebhar, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Garrett Paulson, Epsilon Iota, University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse
  • John Grodhaus, Theta Chi, University of Georgia
  • Justin Kubal, Alpha Alpha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sphinx Scholarships

$2,500 for graduate students.

  • Joseph Underwood, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Shomik Chaudhuri, Beta Gamma, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Eric LaPlant, Theta Rho, University of Oregon
  • Mark Sherman, Epsilon, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Raj Ardeshna, Gamma Zeta, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Christian Suero, Alpha Pi, Michigan State University
  • Quentin Becker, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Martin Seitz, Theta Kappa, State University of New York at Oswego
  • Dongyu Wang, Alpha Gamma, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Arthur Montejano, Beta Nu, California State University, Fresno
  • Donald Gallenstein, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Tyler Violillo, Iota Zeta, Miami University
  • Charles DeLisle, Epsilon Tau, Grand Valley State University
  • Clinton Nelson, Beta Psi, Arizona State University
  • Brett Fountain, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky

Men of Courage Scholarships

$2,500 for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.

  • Adam Benjamin, Iota Zeta, Miami University
  • Elias Hanna, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Usman Virk, Eta Kappa, University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Ryan Hanson, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Timothy Ellis, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Paul Thomas, Zeta Xi, St. Cloud State University
  • Timothy Lawdan, Epsilon Kappa, Loyola University Chicago
  • Duncan Parsons, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Matthew LaRoe, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Ethan Perkins, Theta Chi, University of Georgia

Men of Action Scholarships

$2,5oo for those who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.

  • Chris Kaihlanen, Eta, University of Texas
  • Matthew Doty, Theta Rho, University of Oregon
  • Jacob Spitzmiller, Beta Beta, University of Missouri
  • Brandon Kellinghaus, Iota Eta, Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis
  • Kyle Kubovcik, Delta Omega, Cleveland State University
  • Maxim Belovol, Epsilon Kappa, Loyola University Chicago
  • Asher Zlotnik, Beta, Columbia University
  • Connor Maloney, Delta Lambda, Utah State University
  • Kevin Geck, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Matt Sparling, Iota Psi, Indiana University-Bloomington

Men of Excellence Scholarships

$2,500 for men with exceptional academic performance.

  • John Hann, Theta Chi, University of Georgia
  • Dylan Stolz, Eta Upsilon, Indiana State University
  • Brett Ross, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Gurvikram Boparai, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Zachary Donley, Alpha Upsilon, Kansas State University
  • Peter Trombly, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Sebastian Eder, Eta, University of Texas
  • Michael Fritz, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky
  • John Henderson, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Jordan Potter, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky

Dr. Pat Bosco Recognized

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 10, 2016 – Dr. Pat Bosco, an 1969 initiate of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Phi, at Kansas State University, has been recognized by the Fraternity Executives Association with a Distinguished Service Award.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals “who have contributed outstanding service in the betterment of all college fraternal organizations”. Delta Sigma Phi nominated Dr. Bosco for his long-time dedication to fraternities throughout his career, including Delta Sigma Phi.

Dr. Bosco has served as Director of Student Activities at Kansas State University, and more recently as Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, also at K-State. His position has allowed him the opportunity to work hands-on with more than 50 fraternities and sororities throughout his 40 year career. He has received numerous awards from various Greek organizations, including recognition from Sigma Lambda Beta, Alpha Tau Omega, and Delta Sigma Phi.

“Dr. Bosco’s tireless dedication to the Greek community at Kansas State University is a testament to his character. As a Delta Sig, he represents the type of man we hope all of our young members aspire to be.”, said Patrick F. Jessee, Executive Director and CEO of Delta Sigma Phi.

Front page photo credit – GreekYearbook, www.greekyearbook.com, all rights reserved. Pictured is Chris Bosco, who accepted the award on his father’s behalf. Dr. Bosco was unable to attend the event.

Delta Sigma Phi Recognized by North-American Interfraternity Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 7, 2016 – Delta Sigma Phi, together with Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Tau and Sigma Nu, has been recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference with a Laurel Wreath Award for the development of its Social Strengths Workshop.

“The Laurel Wreath is presented to individuals or groups in recognition of their unique programs, community outreach, or influence within the fraternal world.” The collaborative Social Strengths Workshop was developed to educate Greek community members on sexual assault, relational violence, healthy relations and bystander intervention. Developed with the aid of Aaron Boe, founder of Prevention Culture, the Social Strengths Workshop launched in 2015 with members of Sigma Nu, with 95 percent of participants stating they felt more able to recognize warning signs that crop up during arguments, beyond physical violence.

“This is a particularly great moment for the Greek community, as it displays the power of working together and the impact we can have when we are fraternal with our efforts.” said Amber Huston, Chief Operations Officer for Delta Sigma Phi.

Delta Sigma Phi remains strongly devoted to the safety of its members and those in the college community. In 2015, Delta Sigma Phi also launched GreekLifeEdu, an online education and prevention program designed to challenge members’ beliefs about alcohol, hazing and sexual assault, while also empowering them to make health and safe decisions. It provides an experience that impacts both individual behavior and chapter culture, using objective, scientifically-based content.

Cameron Warner, Director of Risk Management and Housing for Delta Sigma Phi added “Our team is thrilled to be recognized for our prevention initiatives, and this recognition from the NIC validates the work we do. More importantly, the Laurel Wreath is a challenge for Delta Sigma Phi to do more to prevent sexual and interpersonal violence. We look forward to providing more resources and opportunities for our members to leverage as we become leaders in the sexual and interpersonal violence prevention movement.”

About Prevention Culture

Founded in 2014, Indianapolis-based Prevention Culture works with organizations and institutions to evolve their prevention efforts regarding sexual assault and abuse in relationships.

New programs launching in 2016 by Prevention Culture involve a comprehensive program for athletic departments and student-athletes, a customized program for the military, and mental health education programs for the Greek community and student-athletes.

Originally motivated by the experience of a survivor close to him, Prevention Culture founder Aaron Boe set out over a decade ago to understand what would actually work to influence behavior and prevent harm before it occurs. As a result, Prevention Culture applies social psychology to target the points of greatest leverage for behavior change. Visit Prevention Culture online at preventionculture.com. Aaron Boe can be reached at aaron@preventionculture.com.

Delta Sigma Phi Alumnus Recognized

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 7, 2016 – Nick Sweetman, a Delta Sigma Phi member and recent graduate of Arizona State University, has been recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) with their Undergraduate Award of Distinction.

The Undergraduate Award of Distinction “seeks to recognize fraternity men who have found in their experience an outlet for developing as both a leader and a better man. The recipients are those who embody the values of their fraternity and expect the same from those with whom they associate.” Nick is one of five honorees, from a Greek community of currently more than 750,000 undergraduate men.

Sweetman serves as one of two undergraduate representatives for Delta Sigma Phi’s Grand Council and chairs a national committee of undergraduate members. He has been extensively recognized for his leadership within Arizona State’s Greek community, where he has helped spearhead projects such as a mental health initiative, a project to help the local police provide toys to children in need during the holiday season, and most recently, a proposal for long-term Greek housing at Arizona State University. Nick graduated from Arizona State University in May. While at Arizona State, Nick also served as Interfraternity Council (IFC) president.  He was jointly nominated for this award by both Delta Sigma Phi and ASU.

In his nomination for Sweetman, Patrick Jessee, Executive Director and CEO of Delta Sigma Phi, stated “Nick situates himself in every conversation with reasoned, humble leadership and poise.  He comes exceptionally prepared with well-developed critical thoughts, and advocates his concerns with clarity and compassion and without hesitation.  I see him engage his fellow undergraduates with open arms, a huge smile, and a genuine passion for understanding who they are, what they desire, and how we can support them.  It truly astounds me how he’s able to put such energy and time into this role on top of his extensive academic schedule and other volunteer commitments.”