In an effort to empower and support our volunteers and members, Tri Delta will be implementing a number of changes with regard to housing operations. These changes are the result of extensive input from a volunteer task force convened by the Executive Board and National House Corporation Board last spring with the goal of improving our members’ experience and ensuring safe and competitive living and learning environments across the organization.
Centralized Employment of Tri Delta House Directors
A key focus of the housing task force was to evaluate Tri Delta’s business model with regard to employing house directors. Following extensive research and discussion, the task force recommended shifting the employment of Tri Delta’s house directors from our collegiate chapters to Tri Delta Housing. This recommendation was approved by both the Executive Board and Tri Delta Housing Board. The change will be effective for the 2018-19 academic year.
Among the factors that led to this recommendation are the increasingly complex issues related to human resources and employee engagement, including payroll and benefits administration, on-boarding and training, performance management, and legal/regulatory compliance. Please know that as Tri Delta Housing assumes these responsibilities, we are committed to employing industry best practices and to recruiting, developing and retaining the most highly-qualified professionals to serve and support our chapters and members and collaborate with our dedicated volunteers at the local level.
Below please find additional details around this change. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with your questions or concerns by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your input and partnership will be the key to a successful transition.
- Effective August 1, 2018, and for the duration of the 2018-19 academic year, Tri Delta Housing will serve as the employer for all house directors. All other chapter employees (ie, housekeepers, chefs, etc.) will remain under the employment of the collegiate chapter during this period.
- We will begin this transition immediately to ensure full and successful implementation by Aug. 1, 2018. This will include spring 2018 conversations regarding house director employment contracts for 2018-19. These conversations will be led by Tri Delta Housing staff in conjunction with our collegiate chapter members and advisors.
Tri Delta Housing will carry out the following steps over the next six months:
- Host webinars for key stakeholders to provide information and support throughout the transition.
- Identify chapter facilities that will have staffing needs beginning fall 2018.
- Begin recruitment process for chapters that will have house director openings in fall 2018. NOTE: Tri Delta Housing will employ a rigorous screening and hiring process to ensure the selection of highly-qualified professionals for these positions.
- Issue standardized employment agreements between Tri Delta Housing and all current and new house directors.
- Host a mandatory training for all house directors that will be employed for the 2018-2019 academic year.
National House Corporation is now Tri Delta Housing
As we have continued to work to elevate Tri Delta’s brand as a premier women’s organization, it has been suggested that we rebrand National House Corporation to reflect our member-centric, enterprise approach to governance and operations. National House Corporation is now Tri Delta Housing. In the coming months, we’ll be launching a suite of services and resources specifically designed to empower and support our housing volunteers at the local level. From payroll services and property maintenance/management support to risk management guidance, and communications and capital campaign support, Tri Delta Housing is committed to being a partner in the success of our local house corporations. Be on the lookout for follow-up communications in March and April.
New VP, Housing Operations – Dan Duncan
We are pleased to announce the addition of Dan Duncan, a highly-seasoned fraternal housing expert, to the Tri Delta Executive Office team. Dan brings more than 15 years’ experience to his new role in which he’ll lead Tri Delta’s housing staff and operations, including the support of local house corporations. Read more about Dan.