The director of community standards will work with the associate dean of students (chief conduct officer) and the director of residence life assisting in the adjudication of violations of the student conduct code. In addition, the director will assist in the development and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to students' academic success, personal growth and safety within both the local commuter and campus community. This position will address behavioral concerns and coordinate student intervention initiatives, while working to engage the local off campus population in regular participation with the campus community.
Student Conduct Administration
Oversees the overall adjudication of alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code and serve as a university student conduct hearing officer
Develop and oversees a student conduct process that compliments the student life curriculum and divisional priorities
Interpret and communicate university policies and appropriate local, state and federal laws to a diverse audience
Review all incident reports, affiliated security reports and police alerts daily and coordinate follow-ups with appropriate staff members
Serves as the procedural advisor for hearing panels - organizing, coordinating and managing the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of board members
Oversees the maintenance of a student conduct database and tracks trends in students’ disciplinary infractions to provide accurate records and comply with government statistical reporting requirements
Oversees the maintenance and of Student Life Emergency Protocols, facilitating the collaborative review of the protocols with campus partners including university police, residence life and the student life office
Conducts monthly assessment and develops statistics and trend reports to appropriate individuals, departments and agencies regarding conduct cases, outcomes and overall community standards
Assists in responding to on-campus and classroom disruptions reported by students, faculty and staff
Develop written manuals and web-site content to explain all conduct procedures to students and staff
Supervise university hearing officers on all issues related to community standards and conduct
Off Campus Outreach
Coordinate regular and intentional outreach to off campus students about their rights and responsibilities in the local community
Create a comprehensive engagement plan for off campus student engagement – finding ways to connect the local commuter experience to the residential student experience
Assists in responding to off-campus disruptions reported by local authorities
Mediation and Title IX
Serve as a Title IX investigator for students on student cases
Develops and presents appropriate education programs and activities for the campus community; provides crisis support, case management, information and referral regarding student concerns
Facilitates campus discussions of community standards for students and staff
Delivers educational programs and presentations for various groups on campus to increase knowledge of the Student Conduct Code, conflict resolution and bystander intervention
Supervise two graduate students to support the administrative and educational efforts of the office
Serves on organizational, departmental, and campus committees as needed and required; serves as liaison between students and university personnel in a fair and impartial manner regarding student rights and responsibilities
Develop and review all Residence Life and Education staff student conduct training (professional, graduate, and undergraduate) including incident response and care management protocols and procedures
Serves on the administrative on-call rotation, providing support for ACs and GRDs
Assist and support major Student Life and University large scale events such as Orientation, Move-In and Commencement
Demonstrates sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
Serves as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate
Perform other duties as needed
Possess academic credentials and experience suitable to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position with a master’s degree in a related field
A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience with student conduct administration or related higher education administrative responsibilities
Knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures
Experience in managing and deescalating crisis situations
Knowledge of issues regarding diverse student populations
Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgement in the establishment, interpretation, application, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, and policies
Knowledge of the principles of Student Conduct, due process, and student engagement & development theories in a higher education context Knowledge of Clery Act and reporting
Knowledge of the laws relevant to Student Conduct practice, including the Clery Act, VAWA, Title IV & IX, FERPA, and relevant constitutional and case law
Experience with a conduct management system (Maxient, Advocate, etc.)
Experience with, or training in, one or more of the following areas: Title IX/VAWA, Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Faculty Partnerships, and/or Student Organizations
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to develop, teach, and lead workshops and conduct public presentations
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Ability to work a flexible schedule according to departmental needs, which may include occasional evenings and weekends.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
EEO Statement Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.