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Director of Student Community Ethics
|Job Type:||Student Conduct|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 15,000 Students|
The Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) works with the University community to educate students about their rights and responsibilities as stated in the Western Carolina University Community Creed and Code of Student Conduct. DCSE works to help students and organizations become more responsible members of the WCU community. Through outreach and education to the University community, DCSE strives to make Western Carolina University a positive living and learning environment.
The Director provides comprehensive leadership and effective collaboration with institutional leaders to support the administration of the WCU Code of Student Conduct. The Director serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team. Supervise the Department of Student Community Ethics including the Associate Director Assistant Director, Administrative Support Staff, and other department staff. Manage and provide leadership of a comprehensive students’ rights and responsibilities program that includes the student conduct process and educational outreach.
Detailed Job Duties Include:
Provide overall supervision/direction for departmental operations, personnel, and programs. The Director will recruit, train, supervise full time professional staff, provide oversight and budget stability of revenue generation and efficient operation of the DSCE, appropriate DSCE funds in a manner consistent with the DSCE mission and strategic plan and university policies and processes, and direct the DSCE efforts related to departmental assessment and strategic planning. Additionally, the Director will position the DSCE to be compliant with and responsive to changing regulations within higher education (Title IX, Clery, etc.).
Supervise and oversee the management of the entire DSCE caseload and manage a personal case load of student and organizational conduct cases including formal hearings, mutual agreements, etc. Management of the caseload entails receiving reports, assigning cases, data entry, and case adjudication, etc. Additionally, the director will serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Investigator for cases involving WCU Students. Assist with the organization and training of all hearing boards as needed. Support timely processing and resolution of allegations and cases consistent with the Code of Student Conduct.
Education students, staff, and faculty about the Code of Student Conduct and related procedures, provide information on the WCU Code of Student Conduct to the campus community via training and presentations, and develop/present programs and activities to various student organizations such as athletic teams, clubs, and Greek organizations, etc. Additionally, the Director will serve as a guest speaker on conduct issues in classes and support DSCE and other programming/outreach efforts campus wide and in the community.
Serve on campus and division wide committees, oversee selection and training of hearing bodies and ensure that members of hearing Boards are properly trained. The Director will lead the development and submittal of reports that comply with federal, state, and local law as well as midyear and annual department reports, stay abreast of current national trends and best practices related to students’ rights and responsibilities, maintain records including a database of all student conduct action, and ensure DSCE compliance with FERPA and other pertinent laws related to student conduct. Additionally, the Director will support the revision of the WCU Code of Student Conduct as necessary, and perform other duties as assigned.
Develop strategic planning, assessment, outcome development and review of departmental policies and procedures. This also includes reviewing, writing and editing DSCE policies and procedures.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education Administration or Juris Doctorate Degree or related field.
• Knowledge of Federal and state statutory, regulatory, and legal developments related to conduct issues in higher education.
• Experience with Maxient or related software.
• Experience with conflict resolution and restorative justice.
• 5 years of experience in student conduct or a combination of related duties.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines while handling a demanding workload.
• Strong leadership, administrative, planning and presentation skills, including oral and written communications.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population.
To apply please go to: http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/12033
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