The Student Affairs Appeals Coordinator is responsible for conducting the appellate-level review of student conduct investigations and outcomes, serving as the advisor to the Office of the Vice President on conduct-related matters, and acting as a representative of the student conduct processes university-wide. Â
Job accountabilities include:Â
Interpreting relevant policies, rules, procedures and guidelines. Serving as a point of contact for students, parents, advisors, University offices, or external agencies, for appeal-related matters. Professionally supporting and advising Student Affairs leadership, committees, and panel members.
Reviewing student appeals to ensure consistent and fair application of University policy and procedures. Leading appeal panel discussion and analysis, and documenting conclusions to Student Affairs leadership in a timely manner.
Identifying faculty, staff, and students to participate on appeal panels. Training panel members and ensuring they are performing their roles consistent with the Universityâs expectations. Creating appeal files for the review of the panel members, and addressing questions or concerns panel members may have about the student conduct files.
Observing trends from appeal files to identify common themes in misconduct, or issues with the Universityâs process. Providing recommendations for preventative or educational measures, and assisting in the evaluation and ongoing development of conduct-related policies and procedures.
Creating engagement opportunities for student, faculty, and staff to increase awareness regarding the universityâs various student conduct processes. Educating faculty and staff on student rights, campus resources, and behavior management techniques.
Acting as leader/facilitator of the academic integrity process for graduate students at the university. Maintaining relationships with each of the academic integrity coordinators across the graduate school programs to ensure consistency in process, and address questions and concerns.
May oversee student, temporary, and/or casual workers.
May require working evening and/or weekends, based on business necessity.Â
Minimum Education:Â Doctorate; combined experience/education may substitute for minimum education for well-qualified candidates.
Minimum experience:Â 3 years
Minimum field of expertise: Directly related experience in advising, investigating, and/or adjudicating misconduct cases and handling grievance processes. Demonstrated ability to make thoughtful and effective recommendations in conduct related matters. Demonstrated critical thinking, communication, and writing skills.
Preferred field of expertise:Â Demonstrated experience interacting effectively with senior-level University faculty and staff on sensitive and confidential student conduct matters. Ability to act as an objective facilitator of the Universityâs processes. Ability to draft policies and memorandums that can withstand external scrutiny and review. Strong organization, planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities.
Application must include:
Writing sample (e.g. memorandum, opinion letter, white paper, thesis or research paper excerpt) demonstrating the ability to identify issues; synthesize facts, data, and/or rules; and draw clear conclusions for the reader.Â Â Â
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities with over 40,000 students from all 50 states, and more international students than any other university in the United States. As primarily an academic community, the university believes that all students should be able to pursue their education in a safe environment, and seeks to create, maintain, and protect an optimal educational environment by its codes of conduct and conduct processes.
Internal Number: REQ20085885
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