Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards - 22742BR

Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards

Department: 
Stdnt Conduct & Community Stnd
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
On-Site
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) at the University of Kansas (KU) works through an inclusive conflict excellence lens to address incidents of non-academic misconduct on campus and educates students about the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. SCCS seeks to foster a holistic learning environment through education focused on community membership and standards.

Reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards develops and implements a full range of educational programming designed to support students’ understanding of the Jayhawk Values and adherence to the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The Assistant Director creates innovative prevention education programs related to hazing and other behaviors, as well as collaborates with other prevention educators on campus. The Assistant Director will also design alternative resolution and creative sanctioning experiences for 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 at the University of Kansas is educational rather than punitive. The guiding principle is to hold students accountable for behavior which violates the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities while preserving students’ rights and helping develop their decision-making abilities. SCCS employs a spectrum of resolution options to create inclusive and equitable conflict management experiences for students and student organizations.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards exists within Student Affairs. KU Student Affairs coordinates and develops student support services and programs and serves as an advocate for student needs across the university community that contribute to overall academic success. Student Affairs extends beyond the classroom. Our mission is to engage the KU community in services and programs that make learning possible.

Job Description

55% Community Standards and Prevention Education
  • Develops and implements a full range of outreach and education programming designed to help students maximize their KU experience, accept accountability for their actions, and prevent violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Collaborates with university partners to plan unique educational experiences designed to support students’ ownership of the Jayhawk Values of Unity, Innovation, Inclusion, and Engagement.
  • Coordinates the university’s comprehensive hazing prevention efforts. Develops a multi-year, multi-dose hazing prevention curriculum to address high-risk behaviors within student organizations.
  • Manages Hawk Habits, KU’s healthy decision making workshop for students found to be in violation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Continually revises content, recruits and trains facilitators, and tracks student participation in and learning through the experience.
  • Presents student organization workshops on hazing prevention, community alignment with the Jayhawk Values, Student Conduct and Community Standards processes, and other topics as requested.
  • Trains student organizations and the four Sorority and Fraternity Life governing councils on judicial board best practices and Student Conduct and Community Standards processes.
  • Researches, proposes, and implements alternative resolution models and creative educational sanctions for students charged with violating the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, in accordance with national best practices in student conduct administration.
  • Actively participants in and supports the prevention efforts and educational programming offered by Student Affairs units (i.e., Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, Sorority and Fraternity Life, Health Education Resource Office, etc.).
  • Manages the office’s social media and promotional efforts in alignment with community standards and prevention education efforts.
  • Evaluates attainment of learning outcomes and advances 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.
35% 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.
10% Assessment & Review
  • Administers community standards and prevention education assessment practices 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 Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
  • Continually monitors best practices in the field of Student Conduct and Community Standards and assists in implementation where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master's degree by employment in higher education, college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, psychology, social welfare, public health, public administration related field or law degree.
  2. Minimum of two years experience planning inclusive educational programs for diverse populations of college students. Two years as a graduate assistant is equivalent to one year professional experience.
  3. Experience working with student organizations including sororities and fraternities, as evidenced by application materials.
  4. Work experience that required a demonstrated understanding of community programming, leadership development, conflict resolution, and legal issues in higher education, as evidenced by application materials.
  5. Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.
  6. Exceptional public speaking and facilitation skills with individuals and groups, as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Previous experience planning and implementing hazing prevention and other prevention or risk management education programs (including alcohol and drug, sexual assault prevention, etc.).
  2. Familiar with referral processes and typical campus resources. Experience providing consultation to university faculty, staff, and administration.
  3. Experience with alternative conflict resolution processes, including conflict coaching mediation, and/or restorative justice.
  4. Membership in Association for Student Conduct Administration.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  6. Experience managing confidential and sensitive information.
  7. Proven ability in assisting students in unbiased reflection on behavior, ethical decision-making, value, and community membership.
  8. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations.
  9. Commitment to professional development and professional associations as evidenced by memberships and/or presentations.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review will begin Monday, August 22nd and will remain open until a qualified pool has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Katie Treadwell
katie@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$50,000

Work Schedule

This position requires regular evening and weekend commitments. The Assistant Director's work schedule will be adjusted accordingly to balance these commitments.

Application Review Begins

22-Aug-2022

Anticipated Start Date

10-Oct-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
22742BR
Department:
Stdnt Conduct & Community Stnd
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
On-Site
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
22-Aug-2022