Community Standards Coordinator



SUMMARY: A new role at Logan University, the Community Standards Coordinator is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive student conduct and community standards program for students.

The Coordinator will manage complaints and allegations of violations related to academic and behavioral misconduct through each step of the process and will collaborate with campus partners as appropriate, as well as provide outreach and education to the campus community. The Community Standards Coordinator will develop and operate educational initiatives that support the mission and values of Logan University via programs and student support that advances campus engagement around issues of equity and inclusion efforts. This position will report to the Associate Dean of Students for Care, Access, & Community Standards within Student Affairs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage in interventions that support student success through the lens of cultural responsiveness, inclusivity, and student development;
  • Coordinate efforts to support and promote a climate of integrity, civility and accountability by managing and enforcing the student code of conduct;
  • Serves as primary hearing officer by adjudicating student misconduct incidents; develops and maintains educational sanctions that support all policy violations;
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for students involved in student integrity and conduct related issues; Serves as a resource on discipline and university conduct matters for faculty, staff, and the community;
  • D evelops, implements, manages and evaluates social justice programming that advance campus engagement around issues of equity and inclusion efforts for underrepresented populations;
  • Assists with outreach, training and educational workshops to all campus constituency groups regarding policies, procedures, ethics, and best practices in student conduct and support and provide appropriate referrals to internal and external resources for students involved in conduct issues;
  • Provides support to affinity/cultural/identity-based student groups;
  • Lead in the coordination of annual heritage month celebrations and other cultural/religious observances;
  • Coordinate mediation and intervention, when appropriate, between groups with differences around identities, experiences, or perspectives;
  • Review, analyze and interpret institutional data to understand the impact of Inclusion initiatives and inform new initiatives; In concert with key stakeholders, the coordinator will assess programmatic effectiveness and develop structures that aides in achieving these goals;
  • Supports student Title IX training;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be dependable and have good inter-personal and communication/organization skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff. The individual must work well under pressure and be flexible when working with a team. Must have the ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters, and be able to deliver difficult messages with diplomacy and tact. Must be confident and able to work on own initiative and with limited supervision.

This position works independently and must exercise sound judgment and discretion around complex student issues; possess working knowledge of complex University processes and policies; and manages student data used for reporting purposes at the University, state, and federal levels. The work provided by the position is fairly complex (e.g., investigating complicated and serious conduct cases, rendering decisions on behalf of the university, completing projects and training for various campus constituencies, drafting briefings and responses for departmental and campus senior management, etc.) that requires a comprehensive knowledge of student conduct administration, a highly specialized “niche” area of student affairs that encompasses knowledge areas including law, public policy, student development, counseling, interviewing, investigation, and other areas in addition to general student affairs training.

Have a collaborative spirit, and the ability to hold individuals accountable in a professional and supportive environment. Have a desire to create and sustain a culture of student success and satisfaction. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to mentor faculty in the art of student engagement through the use of best practices. Have a desire to create something new while developing an existing talented and eager team.

Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree required in higher education, student affairs, college student personnel, counseling, education, or closely related field
  • Three years of experience in a higher education institution or similar position
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding student and employee policies and privacy records (Title IX, Clery Act, Campus Save Act, and FERPA).
  • Ability to counsel, advise and refer individuals and groups of students
  • Ability to understand complex problems and collaborate to explore alternative solutions.
  • Ability to have present a high degree of professional and personal integrity, commitment to ethical values, and respect for privacy and confidentially.
  • Ability to commit to equity and social justice.
  • Ability to diplomatically handle difficult or urgent matters in a confident and proficient manner. This includes the ability to maintain equanimity and decorum in face of resistance or disagreement.
  • Intercultural competence, a commitment to student development, and experience working with a diverse campus population.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative spirit/Team oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Online education experience preferred


Computer Skills : To perform this job successfully, an individual should have general knowledge of computers including word processing and spreadsheets.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Required as appropriate to degree possessed.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

Logan University strives to be an educational leader that is authentic, intentional and strategic about diversity, fairness and the development of an inclusive campus community. We acknowledge and respect the differences in human experience that shapes and enriches education, healthcare, society and our institution.

It is our expectation that all employees support the mission and vision of the university, and carry out their professional duty aligned with Logan University Values: Diversity, Empathy, Student First, Positive Attitude, Evidence Informed, Character and Teamwork.

Logan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All Logan employees are expected to complete annual compliance training by assigned deadlines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 regularly required to sit and to use hands to type on computer, operate office equipment and handle books, files, documents, etc. Must be able to talk and hear to answer phones and when assisting others. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and to stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift objects weighing from 10 – 30 pounds and possibly up to 50 pounds. Close vision needed to use computer. Must have distance vision and depth perception for safety purposes.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment in this position is characteristic of a normal office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed the employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

An employee is expected to assist and provide coverage for coworkers during peak periods, vacation days or sick days.

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