Restorative Justice Program Coordinator - 24458BR

Restorative Justice Program 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 Restorative Justice Program Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Standards develops and implements a full range of resolution options designed to address incidents within the KU community, including diversion processes, restorative justice (RJ) circles, conferences, mediations, etc. The Coordinator will foster strategic relationships within the campus community to promote RJ work across campus. The Coordinator will design alternative resolution and creative sanctioning experiences for students charged with violating the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. 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

65% Restorative Justice Development and Administration
  • Assist the Director in all aspects of Restorative Justice Program development and administration.
  • 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.
  • Facilitates RJ processes to address incidents impacting individuals and communities.
  • Develop key relationships with campus stakeholders to promote RJ work to University staff, faculty, and students.
  • Collaborates with university partners to plan unique educational experiences designed to mitigate and address conflict.
  • Presents student organization workshops on conflict resolution, restorative practices, and other topics as requested.
  • 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.
5% Assessment & Review
  • Administers restorative justice program 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 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 will begin 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 Restorative Justice 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
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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