About SDT Leadership Consultants

A Leadership Consultant acts as an official representative of the National Organization to all undergraduate chapters. This role is a full-time, paid position. Leadership Consultants may visit with chapters virtually, travel to chapters in person to support specific efforts, or could temporarily reside at chapters to work on long-term initiatives.

As part of the application, you will need to upload a resume and provide the email address for an individual outside of Sigma Delta Tau (Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor, professor, current/previous manager, etc.) who will provide a recommendation on your behalf. They will be emailed automatically upon submission of your application.

Sigma Delta Tau will abide by all CDC recommendations and guidelines throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants should be prepared to remain flexible in accordance with the structure of the position. 

The application for the 2024-2025 Leadership Consultant team is now closed.


Leadership Consultants have a strong understanding of membership recruitment and general chapter operations within the sorority. They provide targeted support to assigned chapters and officers who need specific attention within a certain area of chapter function. Additionally, they work closely with chapter services volunteers and staff to help bolster chapter success.  

General Responsibilities 

  • Report to the Chapter Services Manager  
  • Consult with Chapter Advisors, Recruitment Specialists, Regional Directors, and other volunteers regarding chapter needs and progression  
  • Submit written chapter reports and expense reports 
  • Plan and facilitate time accordingly during scheduled chapter visits  
  • Represent Sigma Delta Tau to university administrators  
  • Serve as liaison between the local chapter and National Volunteers/Headquarters  
  • Serve as an ambassador for the National Organization 
  • Represent the National Organization at regional and national conferences (when applicable)  

Leadership Consultant Areas of Focus

Membership Recruitment:

  • Understand and communicate the importance of membership recruitment to all chapter members  
  • Support chapter recruitment efforts by serving as the lead project manager during scheduled visits 
  • Work in tandem alongside recruitment leadership to advance their goals and improve their strategies  
  • Review upcoming recruitment plans with chapter leadership and volunteers to determine opportunities for improvement 
  • Provide education and training to the general membership on recruitment skills including: 
    • Conversation workshops 
    • Logistical strategies 
    • Membership selection and list submission  
  • Work with chapter leaders and volunteers to determine Informal Recruitment and Continuous Open Bidding plans  
  • Support chapters on developing and implementing a marketing strategy, including social media management  
  • Promote communication between recruitment leadership and their Advisor/Specialist 
  • When applicable: Assist the Extension Team as needed  

General Chapter Operations & Function:

  • Educate members and support execution in all areas of chapter operations including:  
    • Administration & Submission (SDT Portal)  
    • Standardized Officer Structure  
    • Officer Development  
    • Slating & Elections  
    • Officer Transitions & Training  
    • New Member Experience & Ritual  
    • Membership Accountability & Conflict Resolution  
    • Policy & Risk Reduction  
  • Provide guidance, training, and mentorship to chapter leadership  
  • Build and develop relationships through applied communication, empathy, trustworthiness, and collaboration  
  • Understand SDT’s annual chapter assessment and utilize to identify chapters’ areas of strength and areas of opportunity  
  • Understand SDT’s Operating Manual and be able to articulate the meaning of each section   
  • Understand SDT’s National Policies and be able to articulate the meaning of each section   
  • Support chapters in executing directives in their Chapter Support Plans (when applicable) 
  • Promote sisterhood and morale building as a priority within chapters   
  • Escalate any chapter incidents that need addressing beyond the scope of Leadership Consultant responsibilities  
  • Provide guidance for goal setting and reflection with chapter officers and members  
  • Facilitate workshops or other programming opportunities that provide long-term leadership development for officers and members 
  • Provide resources and ideas to chapter officers to help further the chapter’s goals  


Preferred Skills:

  • Relationship building through communication, expressive empathy, trustworthiness, and collaboration   
  • Active listening and negotiation  
  • Emotional intelligence 
  • Project management through planning, execution, and oversight  
  • Organization and time-management  
  • Flexibility and adaptability 
  • Effective verbal and written communication 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Goal oriented 
  • Modeling and credibility 
  • Creativity  

Skills Gained:

  • Event planning and execution of large and small-scale events 
  • Recruitment strategy development and execution 
  • Program development and facilitation 
  • Needs analysis 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving 
  • Data management 
  • Marketing and advertising  


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Member of Sigma Delta Tau in good standing


  • Served on Sigma Delta Tau’s Executive Board
  • Previously worked with a Leadership Consultant
  • Served as a project management lead