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Kappa Delta’s National Headquarters is operated by an executive director and a professional staff numbering over 30. We work together with volunteers to carry out the mission of the organization. Staff offers support and guidance to our collegiate and alumnae chapters, develops programming, maintains the financial records of the business, plans national events, raises funds for grants and scholarships and more. Join our team as we build confidence and inspire action in women of all ages.

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Title: Director of Legal, Risk Management and Compliance
Supervisor: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: The director of legal, risk management and compliance provides legal guidance and pro-active risk management education and programs for Kappa Delta Sorority. The position will create and implement policies as approved by the National Council, ensure compliance with all legal, insurance and governance requirements, and manage services provided by outside legal counsel. This position reports to the executive director and works at the headquarters office in Memphis, Tennessee.

Essential duties or functions include:

General Legal Counsel

  • Manage performance of outside legal counsel
  • Reviews university relationship statements and other documents and provides counsel, as needed, on matters involving university relations
  • Ensure compliance with requirements of Title IX and the Clery Act
  • Serve as liaison to insurance broker, facilitate annual insurance renewal, manage claims and recommend updates to internal procedures to ensure compliance as needed
  • Work with Chapter Housing Department on legal matters and work with outside legal counsel as needed
  • Partner with the sorority’s parliamentarian and the nominating committee chairman to ensure adherence to the National Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation and work with the bylaws committee on all matters
  • Review and update procedures and policy for the sorority, as well as alumnae and collegiate chapters
  • Draft and review agreements, contracts and other legal documents
  • Work with the director of communications on media statements and public relations management
  • Review and manage the contractual relationship with Affinity Marketing and other licensed vendors
  • Oversee trademark protections, compliance and renewals
  • Maintain expert knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and/or statutes impacting the sorority.

Risk Management

  • Provide counsel, guidance and direction on legal matters involving Kappa Delta staff, National Council, volunteers and members
  • Manage risk management issues in coordination with the national vice president-collegians and the Chapter Services Department (For risk management issues between a chapter and a university, director of legal, risk management and compliance will be the lead on managing the issue, communicating with the university on behalf of the national organization.)
  • Provide risk management education and training for staff, volunteers and members
  • Offers guidance, direction and structured training to National Council, staff, volunteers and members regarding violation of Kappa Delta policies and procedures and the response to same
  • Attends Kappa Delta national events, and fraternal seminars as deemed necessary by the executive director
  • Travel as necessary, as determined by the executive director
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the executive director

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited American law school
  • Bar admission within the United States, and an active license to practice law
  • At least, five years of legal experience, with a preference experience working with or in the areas of nonprofits, transactional/contracts, intellectual property, taxation, or employment law. In-house legal experience a plus
  • Law review/journal/moot court experience preferred
  • Knowledge of arbitration and alternative conflict resolution methods a plus.
  • Experience working with or in volunteer-driven organizations preferred
  • Exhibits excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively handle sensitive situations with staff, volunteers, members, university officials and parents with confidentiality, diplomacy and professionalism
  • Ability to creatively solve challenges within the parameters set by the Kappa Delta National Bylaws
  • Willing to adapt to a constantly changing, nonprofit environment with a volunteer driven organization
  • Proactive, self-directed, and able to independently solve problems
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Membership in Kappa Delta a plus

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Bailey Headrick at jobs@kappadelta.org. Include your name and “Director of Legal” in the subject line.

Title: Chapter Services Coordinator
Date: Accept year-round
Supervisor: Associate Director of Chapter Services                      
Status
: Full-Time Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: As part of the dynamic Chapter Services team, the CSC is responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of about 30 collegiate chapters including specifically working with chapter presidents and chapter advisory boards. The CSC works with division leadership teams, chapter and Greek/university advisors and will also have chapter educational programming and department responsibilities.

The chapter services coordinator is a position that works out of Kappa Delta Sorority National Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.   The position requires flexibility as the schedule requires travel for chapter visits and as needs arise and national representation is requested. She works directly with chapter operations and the training of the leadership development consultants.  This individual should be able to work collectively as a team within the chapter services department.  The chapter services coordinator must have strong interpersonal skills and understand chapter management procedures.  The CSC must have a flexible schedule as this position requires occasional travel and occasional extended hours outside of regular business hours. Proficiency in regular business software like Microsoft Word and Excel is needed as well as email, social networking and texting technologies.  The CSC will report to the chapter services manager and work closely with the executive director, national vice president-collegians and national leadership team volunteers.

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are needed as are good presentation and training/teaching skills.
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Good time management skills

Chapter supervision:

  • Cultivate superior campus prestige by stressing leadership, academic excellence and participation in a variety of campus activities
  • Coordinate efforts with the divisional national leadership teams and the national vice president-collegians
  • Assist chapter advisory board with any questions and issues that arise
  • Create and maintain positive and productive relationship with chapter officers and advise them on proper procedure and policy
  • Compile chapter delinquencies in designated areas
  • Maintain chapter member and chapter officer records
  • Communicate weekly (or more often if necessary) with chapter officers regarding chapter status
  • Handle situations according to our policies and procedures while fact finding when situations arise
  • Respond to inquiries from campus personnel
  • Provide reports on chapters to the NLT and NC as needed and in accordance with set deadlines
  • Give special permissions for the following:
  • Hold an election to fill a vacancy in the chapter council
  • Elect someone not from the current council as president
  • Repledge a woman who failed to fulfill all requirements for initiation during her first new member period
  • Change the scheduling of Second or Third Degree from the requirements of the new member education program
  • Set scholastic requirements for pledging lower than the national requirements
  • To choose not to affiliate a transfer member
  • To hold a chapter overnight retreat
  • To allow a council member to live out of the chapter facility
  • Monitor chapter operations and information through the receipt of chapter reports through the Nautilus Network
  • Must have a thorough understanding of all Kappa Delta policies and procedures

Chapter Grades/Awards:

  • Compile, copy and distribute annual chapter grades
  • Compile and collate national officer annual reports
  • Complete any tasks designated by the executive director

National Conferences:

  • Assist with planning and implementation of special events and programming as directed
  • Presentations and coordination as needed
  • Serve as on-site staff

Required travel:

  • Convention (late June)
  • NCTA (February)
  • Chapter and conference travel as determined by the executive director (throughout year)
  • Campus visits as requested by administration or as chapter needs arise

Please note: Job responsibilities and tasks are subject to change based on the needs of the organization and at the discretion of the supervisor or executive director.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit both of the following:

  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications, why you are interested in the position and your available start date.
  • Resume

Please email documents to jobs@kappadelta.org and put “Your Name – CSC Position” in the email subject line.

We are always accepting applications for this position. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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