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Director of Student Conduct & Grievances

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Posting Details

Title Details

FLSA Exempt

Position Summary Information

PositionTitle Director of Student Conduct & Grievances
Job Description Summary

The Director of Student Conduct & Grievances is the University Conduct Officer and is responsible for the management of the adjudication process for all academic and non-academic alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The Director will also work to increase awareness within the campus community regarding ethics, self-advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and civility.

This is a full-time 12 month position. The Director of Student Conduct reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students and supervises one administrative coordinator for the Office of Student Conduct.

Required Qualification Summary

Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, Student Development, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or a related discipline.

5 years of experience in Higher Education preferably related to Student Conduct.

Strong understanding of legal standards applicable to Student Conduct, including FERPA, confidentiality, the Higher Education Act, Title IX, the SaVE Act, and the Clery Act.

Demonstrated experience providing direct support for students at risk.

Demonstrated supervisory skills leading professional and administrative staff.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to serve the needs of a culturally diverse student population.

Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on detail.

Strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation, and evidence based planning.

Proficiency with databases and technology. Experience using Maxient is preferred.

Preferred Qualification Summary
Physical Demands

No or very limited physical effort required.

Essential Duties

Student Conduct:

Coordinate and adjudicate student cases of alleged violations of academic and non-academic policies.

Work closely with the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Public Safety to investigate and adjudicate alleged residence hall violations and/or alleged violations of University Policies.

Develop and present educational programs and training materials for faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders on topics such as academic integrity, professionalism, ethics, and the University conduct process. Implement and coordinate annual academic integrity week.

Counsel individual students (both alleged offenders and victims) regarding their rights and responsibilities.

Effectively administer the Student Conduct Process by ensuring that all parties receive the necessary notices and documents in a timely manner, and by scheduling conduct meetings and hearings, notifying all participants, reserving space and audio-visual needs, reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence that will be used at any hearing.

Assist with local, state, and federal compliance requirements involving student conduct.

Develop, implement, and monitor developmentally appropriate educational sanctions.

Develop and maintain necessary manuals, forms, procedures, and reports for conduct process.

Develop, recruit, and train appointed faculty, staff, and students as hearing board members, adjunct hearing officers, and /or conduct advisors.

In consultation with the Department of Public Safety, report and compile annual crime statistics in accordance with the Clery Act.

In consultation with the Dean of Students, and Faculty Senate, lead efforts to revise student conduct policies and align them with best practices.

Serve as a primary liaison for the student conduct database, Maxient. Responsible for training key users, reviewing systems, updating the system, and coordinating processes.

Oversee database management and maintain files on all disciplinary cases. Track and monitor sanction completion through Maxient for students and student groups.

Use Maxient for the purposes of reporting and tracking of all violations of the Student Conduct Policy and provide statistical reports and summaries for the office.

Conduct disciplinary checks for eligibility verifications and for campus, employment, state, and federal agencies.

Student Grievances:

Oversee and coordinate the Student Grievance Process by working closely with academic affairs and each of the colleges to resolve informal and formal grievances by students.

Complete in-take meetings with students and advise students of the grievance process.

Effectively administer the Student Grievance Process by ensuring that all parties receive the necessary notices and documents in a timely manner, and by scheduling conduct meetings and hearings, notifying all participants, reserving space and audio-visual needs, reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence that will be used at any hearing.

Work with the Faculty Senate to review policies and procedures related to student grievances


Collaborates with staff and key stakeholders to establish unit goals and procedures for assessing goal attainment. Ensures that unit goals are assessed at regular intervals and assessment findings are considered by appropriate stakeholders and used in ongoing planning. When appropriate, develops action plans that are based on assessment findings, consistent with unit, division and institutional missions, and linked to resources.

Train, supervise, and evaluate administrative coordinator for Office of Student Conduct.

Manage departmental budget and align resources with mission of office along with the strategic plans of Student Affairs and the University.

Provide coverage for Dean of Student’s Office in management of student crises and serve in on-call rotation

Oversee editing and web publication of the Student Handbook.

Complete other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Students.

Serve on other University committees, including but not limited to, the Student Early Intervention Response Team (SEIRT), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Task Force (AOD), and the Incident Management Team (IMT).

Participate in divisional and departmental programs, training sessions, and workshops.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Work Setting Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Job Status Full Time
Percent Duty Time 100

Position Details

Posting Number S00237
Reports to (Title) Associate Dean of Students
Work Schedule Standard
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Details Information

University of the Sciences EEO Statement

The University of the Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents