House Director Job Openings

Beta Theta Pi, Rho Chapter at Northwestern University

House Director

Purpose: To work with the fraternity’s members and support network to promote a safe and positive chapter house living environment.                                                                  

Supervisor: The position reports to the fraternity alumni house corporation but has a “dotted line” relationship with the Director in the University Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and to the Beta Theta Pi International Fraternity Administrative Office.                                                                     

Term: The 2018-2019 University academic calendar year including fall, winter, and spring quarters.                                                                     

Compensation: A furnished private room on the first floor of the chapter house with a private bath. All utilities, including water, heat, and electricity are included. A meal plan at the chapter house (meals are not provided during academic breaks). TBD monetary stipend will be provided at the end of each quarter if all job responsibilities are met.                                         

Basic Job Responsibilities:                                                                                                                                          

  1. Attend meetings or phone calls as needed with the Director or Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life and a representative from the alumni House Corporation.
  2. Uphold all University and Fraternity and Sorority Life policies.
  3. Act as a role model for fraternity members.
  4. Refrain from engaging in any inappropriate relationships with students.
  5. Be a visible presence in the chapter house, including eating at least one meal (Monday – Thursday) weekly with the members of the chapter at the house.
  6. Respond to and document in a timely manner any misconduct that may occur in the chapter house and provide support/guidance/expertise in responding to, and handling crises. Report any incidents to House Corporation, Chapter Advisors, and the Director or Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life immediately.
  7. Follow all University Housing policies and House Corporation house rules.
  8. Approximately 10-15 hours of official responsibilities or meetings per week.


Chapter Interaction and Programming:                                                                        

  1. Work with the chapter officers to promote a positive and safe living/learning environment and to foster a sense of community within the chapter house.        
  2. Work with the chapter officers and staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to enforce all University and Fraternity and Sorority Life policies.
  3. Meet weekly with the chapter officers, including house manager, chapter president, and VP of Brotherhood.
  4. Meet with international Administrative Office staff and House Corporation members when they are visiting campus.
  5. Counsel students and respond to crises that may occur in the chapter house.
  6. Be visible to students and parents and at special chapter events when invited.
  7. Serve as a liaison between the chapter and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as required.
  8. Attend a minimum of three Chapter Meetings and three Executive Board Meetings per month.                                                                                                                                                         

Facilities Management:                                           

  1. Conduct a daily walk-through of the entire facility (common areas and floors) and address any concerns with the facility.
  2. Work with chapter officers, cleaning staff, and food service vendor to develop and enforce policies to maintain an attractive, clean, and safe chapter house.
  3. Assist the chapter’s Property Manager with member check-in/check-out processes, building or room access issues, third party property inspections, maintaining supply inventory, and follow up with University maintenance requests.                                                                                           
  1. Strong interpersonal skills.
  2. Willingness and ability to relate to undergraduate chapter members and foster a positive mentor/mentee relationship.
  3. Ability to formulate goals and implement strategies for achieving goals.   
  4. Willingness to adhere to basic ethical standards in work with undergraduate chapter members.
  5. Ability and willingness to confront and report violations of University and Fraternity and Sorority Life rules and regulations.    
  6. Willingness to participate in criminal and financial background checks to be conducted by Northwestern University.                                                       

Application Information:                                                       

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to the contact below.


If you have any questions or to submit an application, please contact alumni House Corporation President Justin Rutherford at by June 1, 2018




Alpha Phi, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

House Director



Full-time professional House Director needed for Alpha Phi sorority at Northwestern University. 

Starting date for this position will be mid-September, 2018. 



  • Personable and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with many constituents (chapter members, advisors, alumnae, house corporation board members, outside service providers, Northwestern personnel).
  • Ability to manage a large (40+ bed), 100-year-old property to ensure both safety and comfort for chapter members.
  • Ability to manage direct employees effectively (cooks, house maintenance, housekeeping).
  • Physically able to ascend / descend 4 flights of stairs and lift items as needed.
  • Able to reside in the house during the academic school year; year-round housing provided.
  • Up-to-date computer skills and comfort with technology.


Alpha Phi women represent a wide variety of diverse backgrounds, and it is important that a House Director be fully comfortable working with such a diverse group of women.


We offer a competitive salary, a private suite (living room, bedroom, bathroom), parking, cell phone and computer. 

House is located on Northwestern University’s lakefront campus in Evanston. 


For more information, please send resume to