Director of Community Standards

Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
May 04, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Community Standards

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities.

Job Description:
Champlain College is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Director of Community Standards. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Community Standards serves as the primary student conduct administrator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the College and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of a procedurally-sound, education-focused student conduct process incorporating restorative practices and equity.

The Director collaborates with the Provost's Office in managing academic conduct issues. The Director serves as a vital member of the Student Care and Response Team (SCART) and coordinates follow-up, administrative and records-keeping processes. The Director serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and collaborates with other professionals in ascertaining the College's compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act and Campus Save Act.

Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as chief student conduct administrator, assessing, researching, developing, implementing, and updating consistently all related procedures, training, publications and website.
  • Serve as a leader in the Dean of Students area.
  • Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator with a team of Deputy Coordinators.
  • Review incident reports, meet with involved parties, investigate incidents, assign cases to hearing officers, and adjudicate cases according to established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain all student conduct records, including management of Maxient software and its use campus-wide.
  • Coordinate SCART (Student Care and Response Team) and Bias Response Team by managing incoming reports, procedures and processes associated with student support.
  • Direct and indirect supervision of position(s) in the division.
  • Serve in the on-call and crisis response rotation.
  • Develop and facilitate programs, presentations, and initiatives that support the educational philosophy of the department to increase knowledge of the standard of conduct and the conduct review process. 
  • Help track trends in students' conduct infractions to respond with appropriate community education.
  • Assists in the coordination of Student Affairs response to major crises and other unusual events within the College community.
  • Serves as a liaison and consultant to campus and community constituencies related to student policies, behavior, and DOS functions.
  • Serve on various committees and teams throughout the College.
  • Serve as functional supervisor to Area Coordinator(s) in hearing officer role providing appropriate on-going training.
  • Develop, review, revise, and oversee the training processes for all those associated with adjudication of student conduct cases, including cases of sexual and interpersonal violence.
  • Assess, revise, and implement policy changes to the standard of conduct ensuring prompt, fair, equitable resolution processes that are procedurally-sound and education-focused.
  • Serve as the lead coordinator and work with appropriate campus partners to periodically revise and update the Community Standards section of the College Catalog.
  • Participate as a member of the College's emergency response team and serve as a part of the administrative Student Affairs duty rotation.
  • Partner with the Provost's Office on Academic Integrity matters.
  • Stay current and informed on trends, developments, and best practices in collegiate student conduct offices.
  •  Collaborate with orientation and transition programs to communicate to all new students expectations regarding community standards, the importance of Champlain's student conduct policies, and the mission and purpose of the office.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of diversity and inclusion issues across the student body and the practical impact these may have on the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation of the department.


A Master's degree in student personnel administration, higher education administration, or a related field from an accredited institution is required


  • 4 - 7  years or more of directly related, progressively responsible student affairs experience at an institution with a residential population; must include experience with and knowledge of student conduct processes and applicable laws such as the Clery Act; Title IX; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Campus SaVE) act, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Experience in residence life and/or student conduct.
  • Demonstrated success in dealing with students, parents, administrators and faculty, is required.
  • Demonstrated ability at collaborating with multiple stakeholders across the College and knowledge of contemporary student issues, particularly around student conduct and compliance reporting in higher education, are essential.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Critical thinking skills and strong, solid judgment are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others are required.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the roles and perspectives of a diverse, multicultural community.
  • Good working knowledge of FERPA and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with student conduct records and processing platforms.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and analytical skills.

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

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