Director of Student Conduct and Advocacy

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 21, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

TITLE: Director of Student Conduct and Advocacy

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs

REPORTS TO: Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Daemen College, a 2,500 student private non-sectarian college located in Amherst, NY, a first-ring suburb of Buffalo, is currently searching for a seasoned professional to provide leadership to the College's newly established office for Student Conduct and Advocacy. With a particular emphasis on addressing and investigating all reported infractions to the Code of Conduct, conducting educational sessions for community members, tracking all violations, and scheduling all Campus Standards Board Hearings as required. Serving as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Director will ensure that they are knowledgeable on all matters of the law as it relates to student conduct and works, under the supervision of the AVP and Dean of Students, to provide training to all members of the campus community and direction to the Campus Standards Board members. Additionally, as part of the advocacy work, the Director is expected to be a champion of students' rights, ensuring due process and rights are upheld and providing a voice to those who may not have one.

The ideal will candidate will have a minimum of an earned Master's degree in Higher Education, Education, or a related field with 5 years of post-graduate experience in residence life, Title IX, diversity and inclusion, and/or student conduct. The director of student conduct and advocacy at Daemen College must help foster a climate that values and prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusiveness.

The search will begin immediately and remain open until filled with the ideal candidate starting in July 2021. Interested candidates should apply online at http://daemen.applicantpro.com with a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references.

 

REQUIREMENTS: The Director of Student Conduct and Advocacy must have a minimum of an earned Master's Degree in Higher Education, Education, Student Affairs, or similar area, as well as a minimum of 5 years of post-graduate experience in residence life, Title IX, diversity and inclusion, and/or student conduct. This position must have excellent communication and writing skills and be comfortable working within a prescribed student code of conduct, adjudicating cases, and following-up on all reported infractions, as well as a strong working knowledge of Title IX, Clery, ADA, and basic legal processes. The Director must have an understanding and appreciation for diversity and examine policies, procedures, and programming through the lens of inclusivity.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Student Conduct and Advocacy is a full-time, 12-month position with direct responsibility for addressing and investigating all reported infractions to the Code of Conduct, conducting educational sessions for community members, tracking all violations, and scheduling all Campus Standards Board Hearings as required. Serving as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Director will ensure that they are knowledgeable on all matters of the law as it relates to student conduct and works, under the supervision of the AVP and Dean of Students, to provide training to all members of the campus community and direction to the Campus Standards Board members. Additionally, as part of the advocacy work, the Director is expected to be a champion of students' rights, ensuring due process and rights are upheld and providing a voice to those who may not have one.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time 12-month position. Position is exempt, salary and includes full College benefits and professional development opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Respond accordingly to all reported violations of the Student Code of Conduct as outlined in the student handbook;
  • Track all written incident reports to ensure reporting and compliance;
  • Maintains active memberships with professional organizations as it relates to student conduct and provides necessary updates and training to relevant community members;
  • Ensures that due process is upheld for all students and student code of conduct is followed in the Student Handbook;
  • Assists in the editing of the Student Handbook;
  • Draft memos and policies based on best practices in the profession, clarity for constituents, and with an eye on inclusivity.
  • Conduct regular educational opportunity meetings with students;
  • Schedule, assign hearings and conduct hearings as required;
  • Coordinates training on student conduct and advocacy processes with faculty and staff;
  • Serves as a case manager for certain situations as determined by the CARE Team;
  • Coordinates Campus Standards Board hearings as outlined and when required;
  • Assist in the coordination of the Campus Crime Statistics Report (Clery);
  • Responsible for communications with students and families participating in the student conduct process and serves as the liaison with local law enforcement when needed;
  • Implements selection and training of Campus Standard Board panel members, and faculty/staff advisors;
  • Assists in the coordination of campus-wide student wellness and conduct programming in with collaboration with other departments across campus;
  • Maintain regular communication with all students.
  • Successfully collaborate with other offices on campus including Orientation, Diversity & Inclusion, Athletics, HEOP, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Maintenance, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as may be required.

 

Terms of Employment: The position is exempt (salary) for FLSA, full time, thirty-five hours per week. Additional hours may be required for weekend events and other peak periods. Standard Background Check Required.

 

General Physical Requirements: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; desk job with majority of sedentary work sitting roughly 50% or greater of the workday.

 

Working Conditions: Climate controlled office setting, but some activities/ duties can occur both inside and outside the office setting.

 

Post-Hire Trainings: Various trainings assigned upon hire and annually thereafter by the Office of Employee Engagement.



Daemen College is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus. Apply directly at https://daemen.applicantpro.com/jobs/