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Pi Beta Phi Leadership Development Consultants (LDCs) are recent graduates whose full-time responsibility is to support our chapters.

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Traveling LDC

 Are you interested in coaching and developing collegiate leaders? Does traveling throughout the country to support Pi Phi chapters excite you? 

Traveling LDCs visit various college campuses throughout the school year. They may consult collegiate chapters for recruitment, risk management, officer training or general support.  Traveling LDCs have strong leadership skills and extensive Fraternity knowledge gained through chapter, Panhellenic or campus leadership experience.

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Resident LDC

Were you a recruitment rockstar? Do you have experience with marketing or communications? 

Resident LDCs assist a new chapter or a chapter needing additional support. RLDCs reside on or near campus as assigned. Their duties include officer education, leadership development, chapter organization and recruitment support. In addition to extensive Fraternity knowledge gained through chapter, Panhellenic or campus leadership experience, RLDCs utilize skills in marketing, communications and advertising. 

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application process and Hiring Timeline

October 3: Applications Open

December 5: Application Deadline

December 9: Recommendation Deadline

January 12-13: Virtual Interviews

February 10-12: Interview Weekend

Offers will be extended in mid-February.

Schedule and Training

The LDC role is a full-time job, beginning in July and ending in April of the following year. LDCs begin their work with extensive training conducted by Headquarters staff and Fraternity officers.  

Scheduled breaks throughout the term of employment are during the fall, over the Thanksgiving holiday, during the winter and during the spring. 

LDCs may have the opportunity to attend Convention and Leadership Institute as Fraternity volunteers depending on the annual event calendar.  

Benefits

As an LDC, you will experience many professional and personal benefits, including competitive salary and benefits, travel and accommodation expenses, networking opportunities, professional development and so much more. 

Professional Benefits 

  • Competitive salary
  • Eligible for medical, dental and life insurance coverage through Fraternity  
  • Cell phone provided for Fraternity business  
  • Laptop computer provided for Fraternity business
  • Travel and accommodation expenses covered by the Fraternity 

Personal Benefits 

  • Networking opportunities with Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) members, International Fraternity officers and university officials 
  • Experience in relationship building, consulting, management, communication, decision-making, marketing and sales  
  • Opportunities designed to meet individual skillsets and strengths 
  • Exposure to higher education 

Frequently Asked Questions

A Traveling LDC is a recently graduated Pi Beta Phi member who has given outstanding service to their chapter and campus. Their primary role is to visit collegiate chapters across North America. LDCs usually visit between 12-15 chapters each term. Resident LDCs (RLDCs) provide continuous support to one chapter and provide our newest organizations with a strong foundation for future growth and success. 
 
LDCs will gain an expertise in areas of procedure and programming and have a wealth of knowledge, ideas and experience gained from interaction with other chapters. This full-time position is for one academic year with training beginning in mid-July. 

An RLDC lives in the same town as the chapter they are supporting. RLDCs have the opportunity to work closely with one chapter and form deep relationships with those members. They help the chapter accomplish its goals and establish the chapter’s brand, foundation and traditions.  

RLDCs at first-year chapters will be part of the establishing recruitment process and  charter members to join a new chapter. They will also serve as leaders of that chapter, coordinating the New Member Education Program, planning sisterhood events, preparing the members for Initiation, meeting with Panhellenic and staff on campus, organizing the LNC process, and eventually training and mentoring the chapter’s first Executive Council.  

RLDCs placed at second year chapters oversee and manage the chapter’s officers. They typically meet with all leaders of the chapter each week and assist them in understanding and carrying out their responsibilities. They also form relationships with Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) members and on-campus staff throughout the year and often act as a liaison between the chapter, the Regional Team, Headquarters and the campus.  

Typically, there are three different types of chapter visits—recruitment, routine and program-specific. Recruitment visits provide support for chapters during Spirit Week and primary recruitment. LDCs may also visit a chapter for a recruitment preparation visit the term before primary recruitment. During a routine visit, LDCs meet with all members of the Executive Council as well as other leaders within the chapter. The LDC will try to attend a chapter meeting during their visit, and most chapters also plan a sisterhood event. Officer transition and training, risk management and Initiation are all examples of program-specific visits. These visits are usually a little shorter than recruitment and routine visits. 

Education/Experience Required 

  • Pi Beta Phi Fraternity member in good standing 
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Comprehensive Fraternity knowledge and perspective gained by experience at the chapter Executive Council level, campus Panhellenic Council level, or other leadership experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills 
  • Superior customer service skills 
  • Strong commitment to the Fraternity 
  • Must be able to travel by air and car regularly 
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office and data entry  

 
Desired Skills 

  • Consistently demonstrates the behaviors of servant leadership 
  • Adherence to Pi Phi values 
  • Willingness to make difficult decisions based on what is right 
  • Trusts others and is trusted; maintains confidentiality 
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and alliances with others by identifying mutual goals and fostering open dialogue 
  • Coaches and develops others; understands, values and leverages individual diversity 
  • Finds common ground; reads situations quickly and excels at active listening 
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and needs of members; ensures first-hand information is obtained and used to improve programs and services 
  • Solves difficult and complex problems with effective solutions; excellent at honest analysis 

Members must complete an online application and submit all application requirements to be considered for the LDC program. Applicants will be asked to respond to questions about chapter and Panhellenic experience, upload a professional resume, respond to three short essay questions and provide contact information for two references. 

The interview team reads all applications and selects LDCs from a pool of qualified candidates. While reviewing applications, Pi Phi looks for well-rounded members with Executive Council, Panhellenic Council or university leadership experience; strong campus involvement; a solid academic record; and good leadership and communication skills. Each LDC brings individuality and their own perspectives to the position. There is not one type of Pi Phi who fits perfectly into the LDC role. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions about Pi Phi's Leadership Development Consultant program or the application process, please contact Senior Director of Human Resources Melissa Nagus at 636-256-0680 x734 or mnagus@pibetaphi.org.


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