Programming and Education Advisor

Programming and Education Advisor


Impact Statement:

The key volunteer responsible for overseeing the Vice President of Programming and Education and the officers in the Programming and Education Department. Responsible for providing leadership, guidance and support to the officers and programs in the Programming and Education Department. The Programming and Education advisor should attend departmental meetings on a regular basis and attend Leadership Conference when requested or when the budget allows.



The Programming and Education Advisor shall be appointed/reappointed on an annual basis by the Chapter Advisor and Collegiate Chapter Administrator. Position is a one year term.


Primary Responsibilities:

Chapter Education:

  • Coach the Director of New Member Education in the creation and implementation of the New Member program, utilizing the most recent New Member manual.
  • Support ongoing member education by encouraging passive and active programs that reiterate historical information.
  • Protect members against hazing by guiding ongoing education, reviewing activities, and enforcing an anti-hazing contract.
  • Guide the chapter in the review and performance of our Ritual, helping them to understand its history, significance, and value to the chapter.  Review and approve Initiation Week activities, making sure they abide by the fraternity's guidelines and expectations.  Participate in initiation.
  • Encourage the chapter to recognize and celebrate our founding by performing the Founder's Day ceremony or hosting an alumnae event on/around that day.

Chapter Programming:

  • Oversee Program Council, ensuring the chapter calendar is balanced and completed in timely fashion
  • Ensure that the chapter completes Chapter Leadership Development (CLD) sessions in accordance with Alpha Phi's expectations



  • Guide the Director of Scholarship to focus on the Chapter Culture that supports each member's quest to achieve her potential academic success.
  • Strive for the Chapter GPA to be at or above the University's All-Women and/or All-Sorority GPA.
  • Identify a plan to improve scholastic performance through recruitment, new member education, and chapter education.
  • Identify risks to scholastic performance in Chapter Programming, Facilities, or Membership.
  • Create a year-round plan to focus the Chapter on academics.


Positional Knowledge and Needs

The Programming and Education Advisor should be familiar with Alpha Phi Policies and Procedures, Ritual and ceremonies, and available resources.  The PEA isn't expected to know all of the answers, but she should know where to find them.  She must possess leadership skills, the ability to manage her time well, patience in conflict resolution, strong listening skills, ability to motivate others, and critical thinking skills to help the chapter solve problems.  She is a role model and therefore should be in good standing with the Fraternity and supportive of the Alpha Phi Foundation.



In exchange for her service, the PEA will continue to develop leadership skills through her role, serve as a key volunteer in developing the chapter's sisterhood, learn to facilitate, and fine tune her critical thinking skills.  Training is provided.  Limited travel is available.


Programming and Education Advisor Openings

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