Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards - 10794BR

Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards

Student Affairs
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards is an unclassified position in the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. This position works directly with students charged with violating the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The Assistant Director is involved in a variety of activities covering the entire student conduct process (e.g. investigating and adjudicating allegations of non-academic misconduct), participating in the training of University Hearing Officers, and assisting with office outreach to other departments. The primary focus of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Kansas is educational, seeking to educate students about their responsibilities to the university community and evaluating the impact their behaviors have on the university community.

The Office of Student Affairs houses the University's student services organizations which provide services and programs designed to assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Student Affairs coordinates the development of these services and programs, and serves as an advocate for student across the University community.

Job Description

70% Student Conduct Administration
  • Serves as a Hearing Officer for alleged violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Reviews, evaluates, investigates, adjudicates, and sets sanctions for cases of alleged student misconduct violations in accordance with appropriate University policies and processes.
  • Maintains records and files of disciplinary cases in keeping with applicable University policies and state/federal laws.
  • Conducts regular follow-up with students who have not completed assigned sanctions and places administrative holds on accounts when appropriate.
  • Inputs, maintains, and updates information regarding cases, inquiries, and content in respective databases.
  • Assists with compliance requirements involving student conduct.
  • In conjunction with Student Health Services, Health Education Resource Office (HERO), implements and monitors appropriate educational sanctions regarding alcohol and drugs.
  • Assists in biennial review and potential revisions of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
20% Training and Office Representation
  • Serves as Student Housing Liaison that monitors the performance of Student Housing Hearing Officers
  • Develops, maintains, and updates training materials including manuals, tools, and online knowledge-base
  • Facilitates trainings and educational sessions for students, faculty, and staff
  • Evaluate training efficacy and advance best practices in student conduct practice at the university
  • Attends functions on behalf of the Office of Student Affairs (orientation, welcome events, etc.)
  • Participates in other committees, task forces, or work groups on behalf of Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Other duties as assigned

10% Assessment & Review
  • Administrates conduct assessment practices via Maxient and reports findings to Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards for review.
  • Participates in annual assessment projects that evaluate the efficacy and the learning outcomes of the department.
  • Continually monitors best practices in the field of Student Conduct and assists in implementation where appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree by employment in higher education, college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, or related field or law degree.
  2. Minimum of two years experience in higher education and familiarity with student conduct processes. Two years as a graduate assistant in a conduct office is equivalent to one year professional experience.
  3. Work experience that required a demonstrated understanding of community programming, leadership development, conflict resolution, and legal issues in higher education.
  4. Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of one year experience working in Housing or Residence Life.
  • Minimum of one year experience with alcohol and drug education programs.
  • Minimum one year adjudicating student organization conduct cases.
  • Familiar with motivational interview and brief intervention techniques.
  • Familiar with referral processes and typical campus resources. Experience providing consultation to university faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Experience with student conduct database software, Maxient or similar software package
  • Membership in Association for Student Conduct Administration and attendance at Gehring Academy Foundations of Professional Practice Track.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  • Experience managing confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proven ability in assisting students in unbiased reflection on behavior, ethical decision-making, values, and community membership.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations.
  • Commitment to professional development and professional associations as evidenced by memberships and/or presentations.
  • Experience with alternative conflict resolution processes; including, conflict coaching, mediation, and restorative justice.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position: 

1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.

2. Resume or curriculum vitae.

3. Contact information for three professional references. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. To be considered for this position applications must be received no later than February 25, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Lance Watson

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum Salary $45,000

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