Prevention Education Coordinator - 24457BR

Prevention Education Coordinator

Stdnt Conduct & Community Stnd
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
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 Prevention Education Coordinator 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 Coordinator creates innovative prevention education programs related to hazing and other behaviors, as well as collaborates with other prevention educators on campus. The Coordinator 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

50% 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.
  • 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.).
  • 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.
30% Student Conduct Administration
  • Serves as a Hearing Officer for alleged violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Supervise and provide leadership, direction, and support for Graduate Assistant(s)
  • 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.
20% Marketing & Communications
  • Manages the office’s social media and promotional efforts in alignment with community standards and prevention education efforts.
  • Develops promotional materials for branding and advertising, including social media posts, press releases and other publications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in higher education administration, educational leadership, counseling, psychology, social welfare, public health, public administration or related field or law degree; OR a Bachelor's degree plus three years of related experience.
  2. Minimum of one year experience planning inclusive educational programs for diverse populations. Two years as a graduate assistant is equivalent to one year professional experience.
  3. Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.
  4. Experience public speaking and facilitating groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with student organizations including sororities and fraternities.
  2. Work experience that required a demonstrated understanding of community programming, leadership development, conflict resolution, and legal issues in higher education.
  3. Familiar with referral processes and typical campus resources. Experience providing consultation to university faculty, staff, and administration.
  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, values, 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

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.

Update: Application review begins Friday, March 31, 2023 and will continue until a qualified pool of candidates has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Melissa Stewart
Director, Student Conduct and Community Standards

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Work Schedule

This position requires regular evening and weekend commitments. The Prevention Education Program Coordinator’s work schedule will be adjusted accordingly to balance these commitments.

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Stdnt Conduct & Community Stnd
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Employee Class:
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