Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit Cultivate values in each student that are consistent with the Community Creed and Code of Student Conduct while encouraging each student to live in a manner consistent with these documents. Challenge students to be responsible and engaged community members. Educate students through the student conduct process, programming, and outreach to foster a positive living and learning environment.
Primary Purpose of the Position The Assistant Director of Student Community Ethics will be responsible for the adjudication of potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct. The Assistant Director plays a significant role in the implementation of a comprehensive student conduct model, and serves as a resource for hearing bodies housed outside the Department of Student Community Ethics. The Assistant Director also assists with educational programming aimed at cultivating values in each student that are consistent with the Western Carolina University Community Creed and Code of Student Conduct.
Case Management (70%)
Manage a personal caseload of student conduct cases. Management of caseload entails a combination of the following receiving and reviewing cases, data entry, case adjudication, forming mutual resolutions, and managing formal hearings.
Serve as an investigator for cases involving organizations as needed.
Serve as an investigator for Title IX cases as needed.
Maintain accurate student conduct records, create detailed case notes, and provide solid justification for case outcomes.
Adhere to all established student conduct timelines to ensure due process.
Department Planning (10%)
Assist department leadership with strategic planning and assessment.
Assist department leadership with creation, review, and implementation of department policies and procedures.
Assist department leadership with managing the department budget.
Collaboration and Outreach (10%)
Educate students, faculty/staff, and the university community about the Community Creed, the Code of Student Conduct, and related content, through programs and presentations.
Assist department leadership with the development and implementation of training for individual hearing bodies and hearing boards.
Develop and maintain professional relationships with campus partners in support of the Department of Student Community Ethics initiatives.
Work with campus partners to create and publish promotional materials related to Department of Student Community Ethics initiatives.
Supervise Graduates Assistant(s) and Interns as needed.
Assist in providing guidance to hearing bodies outside the Department of Student Community Ethics.
Other Responsibilities (5%)
Serve on campus and division-wide committees.
Ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and laws.
Stay abreast of current trends and best practices related to student conduct and students' rights and responsibilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree from an accredited institution.
Previous student conduct experience at an institution of higher education
Previous hearing board experience at an institution of higher education
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Hard copy application materials will not be considered. Apply online. Attach a cover letter, a resume, and a list of at least 3 professional references (include complete contact information with email address and phone number). For additional information, contact Shauna Sage at 828-227-2593.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.