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Pi Beta Phi Leadership Development Consultants (LDCs) are recent graduates whose full-time responsibility is to support our chapters. They travel throughout the school year visiting various college campuses or support one chapter as resident consultants. By representing our Fraternity values, providing support to our chapters and mentoring the next generation of Pi Phi leaders, LDCs play an important role in shaping the future of our sisterhood.

APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS

Applications for the LDC program will be accepted between December 1, 2020 and January 24, 2021. First-round interviews will be held the week of February 22. Final rounds will be the week of March 8.  All interviews will take place over Zoom.

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Job Descriptions

Review the job descriptions of an LDC and a Resident Leadership Development Consultant (RLDC).

Leadership Development Consultant

Resident Leadership Development Consultant

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 in July with two weeks of 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, Leadership Institute and College Weekend as Fraternity employees 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, career development coaching 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
  • Career development coaching by Fraternity staff to prepare for future endeavors 
  • Build meaningful relationships with alumnae volunteers at all levels within the organization 
  • Enhanced leadership development

Frequently Asked Questions

An LDC is a recently graduated Pi Beta Phi member who has given outstanding service to her own chapter and campus. Her primary role is to visit collegiate chapters across North America. LDCs usually visit between 12-15 chapters each semester. 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.

There is an online application process. Members must be in good standing with the Fraternity and complete 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 four short essay questions and provide contact information for three references. 

The selection team reads all applications and selects the 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 her own perspectives to her position. There is not one type of Pi Phi who fits perfectly into the LDC role.

A group of applicants will be selected for phone interviews in mid-January and from those interviews, the final candidates are selected. Final candidates are invited to St. Louis to participate in LDC Interview Weekend at the beginning of February.

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 semester 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 her 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.

An RLDC can have one of a few different roles. An RLDC lives in the same town as the chapter she is supporting. RLDCs at first-year chapters will be part of the colonizing recruitment process and lead the way in finding 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 primarily act as advisors to 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. RLDCs have the opportunity to work very closely with one chapter and form deep relationships with those members. They are able to see the chapter accomplish its goals and establish its own foundation. 

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 


Contact Us

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


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