Job PurposeThe Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Civility Education promotes student learning and development through the student conduct process by adjudicating cases of alleged student misconduct, guaranteeing all parties their rights of due process, and serving as a resource to various University department and external partners regarding student misconduct, expectations, and policy compliance.
Adjudicate students and student groups for alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct; conduct informal investigations and determine appropriate sanctions; educate and assist student in learning from misconduct, reflecting on their decision making and their impact on the community; and coordinate and serve as an administrator for Hearings. Serve as the liaison for Housing & Residence Life Staff; provide consultation and ongoing training to Residence Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants in conjunction with the Residential Case Manager; provide sanctioning for cases adjudicated through Residence Life Coordinators. Co-chair the Student Conduct Appellate Board which hears appeals that result in all sanctions except for suspension, expulsion, or removal from housing; collaborate with the Residential Case Manager on preparing for and leading meetings; prepare case packets for the Board; send letters with appeal results to students; and ensure fair and impartial practices for all appeals. Support the office’s efforts to educate students around behavior and conflict through sanctioning creation, implementation, and assessment. This includes supporting the creation and implementation of Restorative Practices resources, conflict coaching, conflict resolution skill building, preventative education, and mediation to students and student groups; coordinate restorative practice circles within the student conduct process; develop sanctions related to conflict resolution; guide students’ reflections on their decision making and behavior during conflict; and provide outreach including workshops, training, and presentations that support the educational efforts of the office around topic of conflict resolution. Provide outreach including workshops, training, and presentations that support the educational efforts of the office on topics that include off campus disruption, conflict resolution, Restorative Practices, policies, student group misconduct, FERPA, and other efforts the office is emphasizing. Participate on committees and task forces within the Division of Student Affairs and at the University level; and perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree and three years of experience in student conduct, student affairs, residence life, or a related field. The selected candidate must have an understanding of student development in the conduct process and a commitment to student advocacy; be committed to social justice work within the student conduct discipline; demonstrate strong administrative and organization skills; have experience with student conduct, to include knowledge of current practices and legal issues; be familiar with restorative practices as a philosophy; have exposure to Title IX issues; show evidence of establishing effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff; have exceptional communication skills, including listening skills; have experience in resolving disputes; work efficiently in a fast paced environment; and respond to emerging problems and crises.
A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits$56,000 annually and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 2000000O
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