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Leadership Consultants: FAQ

8/8/2021

This bold group of women are inspiring change and helping to shape the future of Kappa, starting at the chapter level. The impact they make on our members is truly something special. They help undergraduate Kappas with mentorship, leadership training, and more.

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I love being a Leadership Consultant because not only do I get to continue to develop personally and professionally, but I get the opportunity to connect with so many strong Kappa’s and cheer them on as they continue to change and empower the world around them.

- Sara Johnston, Cal State Northridge, LC 2020-21


Frequently Asked Questions

In a nutshell, what do you do?

Leadership Consultants provide advice, support and resources to chapters and advisers, and they serve as a link to the organization as a whole. Some Leadership Consultants may have a home base so they can provide continuous support to a new or existing chapter. In addition, Leadership Consultants collaborate with chapters across the United States and Canada while providing guidance about leadership development, Membership Recruitment, organization, management, and so much more.

What does the interview process look like?

The interview process is similar to other professional opportunities. After you submit your application, you’ll be notified if you’ve been invited to the first phase of interviews, which is conducted via Zoom with Kappa Headquarters staff members. Following that, candidates selected to attend the second round of interviews will complete group and individual interviews with Fraternity representatives.

What’s the elevator pitch?

This job is an extraordinary opportunity to open doors. As a consultant, you’ll learn professional and personal skills that will jump-start your career and life. With over 224,000 living alumnae, you’ll build connections, many that will last a lifetime. Leadership Consultants come from all different backgrounds and have different goals and dreams for the future. Whether you're looking to go to graduate school, join the workforce or travel abroad, this opportunity gives you the chance to explore different outcomes while building your resume and network. The skills you learn in this job are transferable to any profession, which makes you marketable in a variety of fields and helps to prepare you for your future. On top of that, it is a full-time, potentially two-year salary-paying job that includes benefits!

Wait, is this a one-year or two-year position?

There is an opportunity to join the team for another year. Second-year consultants mentor new Leadership Consultants and continue to grow in their professional development.

Will Leadership Consultants make in-person visits in 2022–23?

Yes! We’re planning for a hybrid schedule. Leadership Consultants will have both in-person and virtual visits with chapters.

When did you graduate?

Most Leadership Consultants are recent graduates who relate to the different facets of college life. However, you don’t have to be a recent graduate or even in school to apply! We welcome anyone who feels they can bring something to the chapters and relate to collegiate and alumna members.

Where’s your home base?

Because we operate on a hybrid schedule of virtual and in-person visits to college campuses, you can make almost anywhere a home base (at your own cost) as long as you have a good internet connection! While conducting an in-person chapter visit, your home base is your suitcase. If you’re a Leadership Consultant based at a new or established chapter, the school you work with will be your home base. While there, you’ll be provided a living space with a grocery budget and other necessities.

What are the career benefits of being a Leadership Consultant? How will this experience benefit my future career?

The career benefits are endless. They range from relationship management and working with a variety of different individuals to creative and analytical problem-solving skills. In this role, you’ll hone your decision-making capabilities and conflict resolution skills; develop presentation, facilitation, crisis management, coaching, and mentoring experience; and improve communication and interpersonal skills. Former Leadership Consultants have said you get more experience in 10 months as a consultant than in the first 10 years of other careers.

Does Kappa cover travel costs?

Yes! Kappa covers the costs of chapter visits and scheduled time off. (Yes, we get Thanksgiving, winter break and spring break off!) However, when traveling for fun and taking a trip on a weekend off, Leadership Consultants pay their own way.

Is Chapter Council/Executive Board experience required?

There are no specific requirements regarding Chapter Council/Executive Board experience. While many Leadership Consultants have been actively involved in their chapters, it is not a requirement. Any leadership experience, including campus and community leadership experience, is valuable.


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