Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards

University of Kansas  |  Lawrence, KS

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Lawrence, KS
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 30812
Application Deadline: 05/05/2019

Benefits

Salary Range:
$47,500
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$47,500
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:

Position Description

Position Overview

The Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards is an unclassified position in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. This position develops and implements a full range of outreach and education programming designed to support students’ understanding of and adherence to the core values identified in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The position also 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 Conduct and Community Standards addresses incidents of non-academic misconduct on campus and educates students about the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Through the core values of Respect, Community, Integrity, and Responsibility, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards seeks to foster a holistic learning environment through education focused on community membership and standards.
 
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards exists within the Division of Student Affairs. Student Affairs engages the University of Kansas community in services and programs that make learning possible. Student Affairs provides a KU student experience in which every student is supported by the campus environment, connected to the institution, and prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

 

Job Description

65%   Community Standards 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’ understanding of and adherence to the core values identified in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Coordinates the university’s comprehensive hazing prevention efforts, including National Hazing Prevention Week programming.
  • Plans, implements, and assesses Know the Code week(s) to educate undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on the university’s community standards.
  • 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 KU’s core 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 creative educational sanctions for students found to be in violation of 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.).
  • 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.

25%     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 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.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  1. Master's degree (obtained by the start of employment) in higher education, college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, psychology, social welfare, public administration or 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. Previous involvement with student conduct processes in a college or university setting.
  4. Work experience that required a demonstrated understanding of community programming, leadership development, conflict resolution, and legal issues in higher education.
  5. Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Minimum of one year experience delivering alcohol and drug education programs.
  2. Previous experience planning and implementing hazing prevention and other prevention education programs.
  3. Minimum of one year experience working directly with student organizations and/or Greek-letter organizations.
  4. Familiar with referral processes and typical campus resources. Experience providing consultation to university faculty, staff, and administration.
  5. Experience with alternative conflict resolution processes; including, conflict coaching, mediation, and restorative justice.
  6. Membership in Association for Student Conduct Administration and attendance at Gehring Academy Foundations of Professional Practice Track.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  8. Experience managing confidential and sensitive information.
  9. Proven ability in assisting students in unbiased reflection on behavior, ethical decision-making, values, and community membership.
  10. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations.
  11. Commitment to professional development and professional associations as evidenced by memberships and/or presentations.

Disclaimer

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at http://www.humanresources.ku.edu/policies_procedures/category_details/index.aspx?category=8 or you may contact 785-864-4946 or employ@ku.edu for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Application Information

A complete application consists of: Online KU application, A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met, Resume, 3 Professional References Incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline for applications is Sunday, April 28th, 2019.

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