Becoming a Consultant

2019-20 Chapter Consultant Application

Alpha Chi Omega’s chapter consultant program is an unparalleled professional opportunity for our real, strong women looking to make Alpha Chi Omega a part of their careers and gain unique experience that can be applied to any future endeavor.

Being a chapter consultant means building key professional skills like public speaking, time management, professional writing and communications—all while helping our collegiate members develop leadership skills and assisting collegiate chapters across the country achieve success.
 

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Complete job description and timeline for 2019-20 application process.

Consultants work with sisters of all backgrounds and from all levels of the organization—collegians, alumnae volunteers, professional staff and organization leaders. These women work independently and remotely, inspiring leadership and impacting the lives of those they work with. Chapter consultants are typically assigned to travel full-time or remain stationary in one location to provide continuous support to a new or established chapter. However, there are times the role is asked to fulfill a combination of travel and stationary support. 
 
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The Job

What can you expect as a year of being a chapter consultant? Lots of opportunities! Consultants regularly:

  • Travel to various college campuses
  • Build and maintain relationships with collegians, alumnae volunteers and university professionals
  • Meet with chapter officers to assess operations
  • Make presentations and facilitate chapter discussions
  • Train chapter officers and alumnae advisors
  • Assist chapters in complying with National Fraternity standards
  • Develop short-term and year-long action plans for chapters
  • Complete reports and administrative paperwork

Career Benefits

Being a chapter consultant is an amazing way to sharpen your professional skills and gain experience that will help you succeed in your professional life. Those skills include:

  • Project & budget management
  • Corporate reporting
  • Conflict resolution
  • Public speaking & group facilitation
  • Relationship management
  • Creative and analytical problem-solving
  • Independent decision-making
  • Interpersonal communication techniques
  • Marketing & event planning

Over the years, Alpha Chi Omega’s consultants have used their experiences as a consultant to launch careers in fields such as business consulting, education, event planning, fashion, finance, fundraising, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, information technology, insurance, legal, management, marketing, nonprofit, politics, public service, sales, student affairs and telecommunications. 
 

Necessary Qualifications
  • An Alpha Chi Omega member in good standing, with experience working with Greek organizations or knowledge of fraternities
  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgment, critical thinking and decision-making ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office and data entry
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior customer service
  • Strong commitment to the National Fraternity
  • Must be able to travel by air and car regularly

View complete job description.
   
TIMELINE FOR 2018-2019 APPLICATIONS


APPLICATIONS DUE: December 1, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Phone interviews: January-February 2019
In-Person interviews: March 1-3 
Offers extended: March 2019

TIPS FOR COMPLETING YOUR CHAPTER CONSULTANT APPLICATION



Benefits

These are just some of the benefits to being an Alpha Chi Omega chapter consultant:

  • Weekly salary
  • Paid vacation days
  • Medical and life insurance offerings
  • Laptop, cell phone and wireless hotspot for travel
  • Networking opportunities with alumnae across the country
  • Lifelong friendships created during travels
  • Opportunity to explore various parts of the country
  • A great foundation for serving as a volunteer for Alpha Chi Omega

 

Join Our Team
 
Apply today! 
 
Know someone who would make a great candidate? Use our convenient referral form and we'll reach out to the. If you have any questions, please contact Arianna Bradley, associate director of consultant training and volunteer support. 

 

words of wisdom from past chapter consultants

"Each day, I notice both personal and professional skills I practice that I credit to my time as a chapter consultant.

Whether it's meeting management, independently navigating a new environment, or constructively resolving conflict, the skills I learned in the consultant role have set me up to be a catalyst for creativity and success in various areas of my life. I couldn't have asked for a better job right out of college, or a better network of strong women to learn with and be supported by!"  Ellie Edwards, 2016-18 consultant; Google Recruiter


“Being a consultant for Alpha Chi Omega opened up so many doors for my future. I was even hired for my first job after consulting because the hiring manager I interviewed with was familiar with the consultant position and understood the value that I could bring to their team as a result of my experience.The skills I gained during this position prepared me for the next step in my career!”  Delanie Wallace, 2016-17 consultant; Assistant Account Manager – Advertising Industry


“The two years I spent as a chapter consultant expanded my belief in Alpha Chi Omega, its mission and the opportunity it provides women. Not only did I grow personally and professionally in dynamic and invaluable ways, but I consider it one of the greatest privileges to have been part of making the Alpha Chi Omega experience possible for more women.”  Olivia Holt, 2016-18 consultant; Program Coordinator, Expeditions, National Geographic


“It's been almost two years since I served as a chapter consultant and I still have coworkers, friends or family ask me about this position! It's safe to say after I talk to them about the places I traveled, the people I met and the opportunities I've had we are all on the same page - serving as an Alpha Chi Omega chapter consultant was an experience I could have never imagined. Notice I do not call it a job or call what I did work, and that is because it rarely felt that way. Those words do not define my time with Alpha Chi Omega headquarters. What defines my time is the support I received from my supervisors, the relationships I created with student leaders and alumnae, and most importantly the lifelong bond I have with my fellow chapter consultants. Trust me when we say there are not many opportunities like this that will give you all of the above, while providing you with skills and professionalism that enhance your opportunity to enter multiple industries following your experience.

Take this opportunity and run with it - you will forever cherish your time as an Alpha Chi Omega chapter consultant, the sisterhood within the sisterhood.” 

Marla Ebert, 2016-17 consultant; Graduate Student, Higher Education & Student Affairs


 


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