LDCs are considered full-time employees of the Fraternity. These women either travel throughout the school year visiting various college campuses or support one chapter as a resident during their 10-month term of employment. To learn more about the life on an LDC, the history of the program and hear testimony from past consultants, watch our video here.
Application and Interview Process
Applications for the 2016–2017 Leadership Development Consultant are now available online. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Saturday, December 19, 2016. Phone interviews for selected candidates will take place in January of 2017. Application selected for in-person interviews will be invited to St. Louis, Missouri, for LDC Interview Weekend on February 17–19, 2017.
Schedule and Training
This is a full-time job, beginning in July and ending in April of the following year. LDCs begin their roles in July with two weeks of extensive training conducted by Headquarters staff and International Fraternity officers. Breaks throughout the term of employment are as follows:
- Fall break
- Thanksgiving break
- Winter break
- Spring break
LDCs may have the opportunity to attend Convention, Leadership Institute and College Weekend as Fraternity employees depending on the annual event calendar.
- Competitive salary
- Eligible for medical, dental, life and AD&D insurance coverage through Fraternity
- One-time reimbursement for cell phone purchase; monthly cell phone allotment provided
- Laptop computer provided for Fraternity business
- Travel and accommodation expenses
- Networking opportunities with Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) members, International Fraternity officers and university officials; in addition, former LDCs have gained potential opportunities for future employment during frequent air travel from chapter to chapter
- Opportunity to visit a variety of college and university campuses through this position in search of potential graduate/professional degree programs
- Earn airline reward miles
- Lifelong friendships with fellow LDCs
- 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
- Gain valuable presentation and public speaking skills
- Learn all aspects of a business, from accounting to marketing
- Personal growth from coaching chapters through challenges and preparing young women for future successes
- Ability to conduct training and manage conflict resolution
- Develop both independent and team-oriented work abilities
- Create a foundation for serving as a volunteer for Pi Beta Phi
"My year as a consultant taught me how to be on my own. I grew up with three brothers and then had 120 Pi Phi sisters by my side - I always had someone to join me on my adventures. As a consultant I finally learned how to be independent and on my own. It built my self-confidence to travel through airports and run workshops on my own. After that year I felt invincible, like I could take on the world. It truly was the most important year of my life and I think the personal and professional growth that came from my time as a consultant was like a PhD course wrapped into one incredible year."
— Julie Jacobson Gates, Washington Gamma