The Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) reports to the Senior Director of Student Advocacy/Assistant Dean of Students (SD/AD) and serves as a member of the SD/AD leadership team. The Director of SCCS is responsible for the administration of the University's Student Code of Conduct and all policies, procedures, and prevention efforts pertaining to student behavior. The Director of SCCS directly supervises the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and manages the training of all hearing officers and hearing board members who assist in the adjudication of university policy violations. The Director also offers alternative forms of dispute resolution, when appropriate, and acts as an advisor regarding complex legal and regulatory issues in higher education. The Director supports the Title IX Coordinator and serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. This position works collaboratively with students, faculty, and administration to address behavior-related concerns on and off campus for a population of 10,000 students.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsibilities: ●Serves as a member of the Senior Director of Student Advocacy/Assistant Dean of Students’ leadership team and assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of Student Success's mission and priorities. ●Directs the implementation and evaluation of the University's Student Code of Conduct and all policies, procedures, and prevention efforts pertaining to student behavior. ●Conducts ongoing (annual/bi-annual) reviews of the Student Code of Conduct involving key campus constituencies including faculty, staff, and students. ●Serves as the primary hearing officer for non-academic administrative student conduct cases and institutional behavioral concerns. ●Provides direct supervision, ongoing development, and performance evaluation for the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. ●Directs the university hearing board consisting of faculty, staff, and student members and provides comprehensive training and ongoing development opportunities. ●Oversees the data management system (PAVE) to ensure compliance with institutional and federal policies. ●Oversees all departmental assessment and evaluation of learning and conduct processes. ●Manages departmental budget while maintaining compliance with university procurement policies and procedures. ●Directs departmental communication efforts in alignment with Student Success standards. ●Collaborates with Housing and Residential Education to ensure consistent application of the Student Code of Conduct, including case management, sanction follow up, and appropriate interventions. ●Serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator on investigations, training, and educational initiatives. ●Serves as a member of the University's behavioral threat assessment and sexual misconduct teams. ●Maintains effective partnerships with key departments including, but not limited to, Academic Standards, Campus Safety, Housing and Residential Education, Student Health Services, Title IX Coordinator, University General Counsel, and the New York City Police Department. ●Participates in university-wide events, including residence hall openings, Orientation, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, and Commencement. ●Serves on university-wide committees and task forces. ●Serves as a referral resource for faculty, staff, students, and parents. ●Performs other duties as assigned.
Note: This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The inclusion of these duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.
●Master's degree and five (5) to eight (8) years of progressive experience in higher education. ●Demonstrated experience with student conduct. ●Applied understanding of student development theory, including the impact of student behavior on student success. ●Experience with Title IX investigations and prevention efforts. ●Multicultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms. ●Experience supervising professional staff members. ●Impeccable integrity and ability to handle complex, sensitive, and confidential issues. ●Ability to build trusting relationships with all constituencies, including faculty and academic deans. ●An understanding of emerging issues in higher education, particularly in student services. ●Strong working knowledge of higher education legal issues including HEOA, FERPA, ADA, Title IX, and Clery. ●Experience with budget management and an understanding of how to use limited financial resources. ●Excellent written and oral communication skills.
●Advanced degree in a relevant discipline. ●Involved regionally or nationally in professional development associations within higher education. ●Experience with the student care team and/or behavioral intervention team. ●Previous experience at an urban and/or arts-focused institution. ●Familiarity with Banner, Tableau, and Starfish.
Internal Number: 18233
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