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Director Of Student Conduct

Company: Missouri Southern State University
Location: Joplin
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

General Statement of Job The Director of Student Conduct is responsible for the administration of the Universitys student conduct program. The Director of Student Conduct provides training for University hearing officers and University faculty and staff, who administer the policies and procedures of the conduct system. In collaboration with the VPSA and AVPSA, the Director of Student Conduct acts as an advisor regarding complex legal and regulatory issues in higher education. The Director of Student Conduct assists in coordinating the University's response to emergency situations involving students and assures compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 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 MSSU Student Handbook. The position also works directly with students charged with violating the MSSU Code of Conduct. The 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 at MSSU is educational, seeking to educate students about their responsibilities to the university community and evaluating the impact their behaviors have on the university community. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Essential Duties: Serves as Chief Student Conduct Officer for the University and coordinates all student conduct functions with the Division of Student Affairs. Provides leadership and administration for student conduct and a wide range of student activities that promote student rights and responsibilities. Develops, coordinates, and assists in the delivery of training to students, faculty, and staff regarding student conduct, student rights, and responsibilities. Communicates appropriate summaries and information to college officials regarding student conduct and student life. Prepares and tracks student conduct policies, violations, and sanctions, and works with students, faculty, and staff to administer support and/or sanctions as necessary according to the University Student handbook, policies and procedures. Works with the other campus and community entities such as the Student Conduct Review Board, Residence Life, Greek Life, Academic Affairs, and the University Police on Student Conduct Issues. Responsible for the creation of policies, implementation of policies and programs initiated by the University, management of departmental and campus training and operational manuals relating to student conduct, and maintenance of administrative and informational records, including the MSSU Student Handbook. Administers the day-to-day process by which the University responds to reported student conduct concerns and violations. Facilitates the reporting of student conduct complaints by individuals, departments, and organizations, conducts preliminary investigations into student conduct as appropriate by interviewing students and other witnesses, and organizes conduct hearings to resolve student conduct cases, maintain appropriate records, monitor sanctions, and follow-up with complainants when necessary. Ensures compliance with federal, state, local, and MSSU policies and procedures as they relate to the supervision, maintenance, security, and proper disclosure of student conduct records. Administers an effective student conduct program by maintaining individual and student organizational case records, conducting investigations into student and student organizational conduct as appropriate, interviewing students and other witnesses involved in conduct meetings and hearings, and calling to session conduct meetings and hearings to resolve student and student organizational conduct cases. Reviews, evaluates, investigates, adjudicates, and sets sanctions for cases of alleged student misconduct violations in accordance with appropriate University policies and processes. Conducts an annual review of the Student Code of Conduct, student conduct processes and student complaint process, recommends appropriate revisions and provides statistical reports and summaries for various departments and agencies regarding caseloads, types of conduct cases, and outcomes, and mandated requirements. Provides educational outreach programs to the University campus regarding conflict resolution, the student conduct code and conduct process, and other services that the Office of Student Conduct provides, and serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students regarding student rights and responsibilities. Collaborates with the Early Alert team and support behavior related Early Alert issues. Serve as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team, providing support for meeting management, case tracking and response, as needed. Maintain contact with faculty and staff members regarding students who have been referred to conduct or BIT by tracking notes in the Student Management System and following up in person by email or phone. Coordinates the complaint management response system including tracking trends, data collection, measuring effectiveness and reporting. Represents the Division of Student Affairs as needed, as appropriate, and as requested (e.g., committees/meetings, teams, community projects, University functions). This position requires the incumbent to be present at occasional evening and weekend events in addition to the regular daily schedule. Serves as a University Title IX investigator: interviewing, and submitting reports and related documents to the Title IX Coordinator. Serves as an After Hours on-call Student Affairs staff member. While on-call, must be capable of independent thought and action to ensure the safety, security and welfare of the student body. Oversees management of Maxient behavioral management software. Ensures student conduct proceedings are properly administered by overseeing the preparation of all notifications and documentation for hearing boards, scheduling a date, time, and location for hearings, notifying all participants and witnesses required for hearings, reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence submitted to hearing boards, and conducting pre-hearing meetings with students who chose to have a hearing. Serves as a resource on complex legal issues evolving in higher education and serves as a student conduct consultant, clarifying procedures and options available to faculty, staff, students, and student hearing boards in response to student behaviors. Assists the Division of Student Affairs in providing an appropriate and coordinated response from the University to personal and campus emergencies involving students. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required. Ensures that members of hearing boards are recruited and equipped to discharge their duties as board members by preparing and implementing an annual training program for members of University hearing boards (faculty, students, and staff) as appropriate, Designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs centered on, but not limited to, student ethical behavior, student rights and responsibilities, decision making, risk management (student organizations, Greek Life, etc.) mediation, civility, community responsibilities, sexual assault, alcohol education, drug education, cross-cultural communication, and conflict resolution. Counsels individual students regarding their rights and responsibilities. Conducts assessments to monitor student learning outcomes as a result of referral to the University conduct process. Evaluates attainment of learning outcomes and advances best practices in student conduct practice at the university Participates in annual assessment projects that evaluate the efficacy and the learning outcomes of Student Conduct. Administers assessment practices and reports findings to VPSA for review. Assists in the production of University documents, such as, manuals, forms, publications, and/or reports. Serves as a liaison between Student Conduct and appropriate offices or community agencies, including serving on the Partners in Prevention (PIP) committee. Actively participants in and supports the prevention efforts and educational programming offered by Student Affairs units. Collaborate with Academic Affairs on the administration and oversight of the Academic Integrity system. Supervise additional programs, events or staff, as necessary for the completion of Student Affairs goals and objectives. Performs other related duties as required. Education, Experience, and Licenses Minimum qualifications: * Bachelors degree. * Knowledge of student development theory and student conduct processes. * Evidence of an effective leadership style. * Familiarity with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). and related federal and state laws. * Experience in presenting educational and training programs. * Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within an educational environment. * Willingness to be available for programming and consultation during off hours. * Experience in an educational setting. Specifically, a background demonstrating success in dealing with students, parents, faculty, and administrators. * Capacity to work independently when required, especially in ethically complex situations. * Experience with committees and teams to achieve complex tasks and projects. Preferred Qualifications: * Masters degree preferred. Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Educational Administration or related field is strongly preferred. * At least three years of directly related professional student affairs or student conduct experience. * Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma. * Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage a caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters. * Experience in mediation, conflict resolution, or student conduct. * Experience in higher education. * Experience with Maxient software system. * Membership in student conduct associations, i.e. Association for Student Conduct Administrators, Donald D. Gehring Academy completion, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, etc. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Ability to use sound judgment, analyze complex situations, and act with discretion in handling highly confidential and sensitive matters * Ability to implement practical solutions in keeping with college policies, federal and state regulations * Ability to manage crisis situations effectively * Ability to interact professionally and tactfully with people of different levels of education, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences * Ability to prioritize, solve problems, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality * Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Knowledge of College * Knowledge of College policies; federal, state, and local laws/regulations; and best practices in the student conduct field * Excellent management, budgetary, and leadership skills are required. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. * Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others are required. * Computer literacy and database experience are required. * The ability to manage and complete tasks in a timely manner and the ability to maintain accurate records and files is required. * Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational periodicals, professional journals, university procedures, or university regulations. * Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals. * Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, staff, faculty, administrators, Board of Regents, and the general public. * Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. * Ability to manage the budget within assigned unit/division. * Purchasing authority up to $5,000 without approval from supervisor. * Ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes. Physical Demands/Work Environment The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear (including the use of the telephone). The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard), reach with hands and arms, taste or smell, and work long hours including supervising evening or weekend activities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, occasionally the employee is exposed to very loud music during rock-type concerts. NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.SDL2017

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