The primary purpose of Davidson College is to assist students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service. The Assistant Dean of Students will help administer the student Code of Responsibility at Davidson College, in collaboration with peers and colleagues in the Dean of Students Office, Residence Life Office, division of Student Life, and student, faculty and staff partners.
The Assistant Dean will work closely with Residence Life; Campus Police; Counseling and Student Health; General Counsel; fraternities, sororities, and eating houses in collaboration with the Student Activities Office; members of the Student Honor Council; and faculty elected to serve as hearing panelists, and as members of the Student Conduct Council, a college committee that provides feedback to the Dean of Students on matters of student conduct. The Assistant Dean will work to lead accountability processes including student conduct processes and restorative justice practices to assist students in addressing conflict and alleged policy violations focused on student learning, parity, compassion, and fairness. Specific responsibilities are listed below.
Convene the Code of Responsibility Council to adjudicate alleged policy violations.
As appropriate and as outlined by the Student Handbook, meet with students about alleged policy violations or behavioral complaints and issue individual outcomes and/or resolutions for individual students.
Collaborate with Dean of Students Office staff to schedule hearings, coordinate appeals, provide appropriate notifications, and on other logistics.
Help coordinate and provide training on Code of Responsibility, Review Board, and other conduct processes for students, faculty, and others involved in those hearing processes. Assist the Dean of Students and Associate Dean with training for the Honor Council as necessary.
Implement restorative justice processes as pathways for students to resolve alleged violations or conflicts, in alignment with the college’s Statement of Purpose as well as restorative justice best practices and ethical standards.
Facilitate communication, training, and ongoing professional development with Residence Life Area professional staff for student conduct and restorative justice practices. Consult with Residence Life partners on training for hall counselors and resident assistants.
Serve as a key point of contact for students and families, and others, about the Student Handbook, Code of Responsibility, and other related processes. Address other Student Handbook policies and procedures as necessary.
Participate in weekly incident management meetings to receive reports of alleged conduct violations and to help address incidents of student distress.
Assist with management of the student conduct database and information management system. Provide statistics and reports to peers and colleagues and assist with Clery reporting, biennial reviews, and other compliance reporting.
Collaborate with Student Activities to address and adjudicate alleged violations of Patterson Court policies and procedures, Code of Responsibility policies and procedures, and other standards pertaining to fraternity, sorority, and eating house life. Convene or advise Patterson Court hearing bodies and hearing processes.
Provide support in the Sexual Misconduct hearing and resolution process as needed.
Participate in weekly Students of Concern meetings. Participate in behavioral intervention or threat assessment meetings as needed.
Respond to general inquiries to the Dean of Students Office and coordinate appropriate follow-up or referral.
Annually review policies and procedures to provide any recommendations for changes that increase parity, clarify processes, and center student learning. Assist with writing policy changes.
Attend meetings of the Student Conduct Council.
Co-chair or chair advisory committees or working groups seeking to strengthen and transform campus culture in areas such as high-risk drinking, bystander intervention, respect for others, and related opportunities to promote student learning and holistic well-being.
Participate in on-call rotation for emergency response.
Serve on the Student Life Deans and Directors team, the division’s Leadership Team.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A graduate degree in college student development, counseling, higher education, or a closely related field is required. At least four years of demonstrated full-time experience in student conduct or case management with a high level of interaction with a student conduct process at an institution of higher education or demonstrated full-time experience leading restorative justice practices in another setting, or a closely related experience. Ability to relate effectively to college-aged students and to faculty and staff; and ability to work independently and collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff, and other community partners. Knowledge of student development theories and their application, especially as they relate to student conduct, is important. Familiarity with the law as it pertains to higher education, especially relating to student conduct, due process, and privacy, is also important.
Preferred qualifications include experience facilitating restorative justice processes, experience administering Maxient student conduct database; experience convening or chairing hearing boards; experience or training on Title IX processes or participation in a professional development organization related to student conduct; and demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures and to students and faculty representing a variety of areas of academic interests.
To apply: Please visit https://employment.davidson.edu and complete the online application, along with a resume and cover letter. Priority review begins Thursday, July 8th.
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.
Davidson College seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service.Small classes enable our renowned faculty to work closely with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage.