Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 16, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Dean of Students office at Whittier College seeks an Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities is a member of the Whittier College Student Life Leadership Team, coordinating the College's student conduct process and working to support the rights and responsibilities of all students, including residential students and commuters. Housed in the Dean of Students Office, the Director reports to the Director of Housing and Residential Life/Title IX Coordinator and is a member of the Student Life Leadership Team, Title IX Team, Conduct Team, and CARE Team. The Director leads the College's Restorative Practices Task Force as well as the Hazing Prevention and Intervention Team. The Director plays an essential role in the College's Title IX responses, including acting as lead investigator for sexual misconduct cases involving students.

Hours:Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status:Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status:Full Time
Salary Range:$59,000-$65,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to:Director of Housing and Residence Life, Title IX Coordinator
Location/Department:Whittier College/Dean of Students Office

Primary Functions

Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Leads follow-ups and investigations with students regarding potential violations of the College's Student Code of Conduct and any other violations of College policy
  • Collaborate with HRL Director and other HRL staff in coordinating response to violations of Student Code of Conduct policies
  • Consults with ASWC and other student leaders to continuously analyze and update the Student Code of Conduct
  • Leads the development and implementation of educational programs regarding the Student Code of Conduct
  • Participate in policy development and review, goal setting, assessment and evaluation efforts for all programs and services.
  • Provide and coordinate campus wide on-duty coverage according to a rotating scheduled, which includes some weekends and holidays year round
  • Manage the Maxient Conduct Database

    Title IX
  • Lead investigator in possible student code of conduct violations, including incidents of sexual misconduct
  • Support the Title IX Coordinator in supervising and training peer educators
  • Maintain communication with consultants from ATIXA
  • Develop and implement training and educational programming designed for students, staff, and faculty
  • Oversee our EVERFI student training

    Academic Dishonesty
  • Collaborate with academic affairs dean on managing allegations of academic dishonesty
  • Maintain documentation for academic integrity cases utilizing Maxient
  • Work closely with students to manage sanctions and restorative expectations

    Coordinate College's Restorative Practices Task Force
  • Coordinate College's development of restorative practices across departments and constituents
  • Establish training for members of Restorative Practices Task Force
  • Develop workshops for students, staff, and faculty to introduce restorative practices

    CARE Team and Student Life Curriculum
  • Respond to possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct utilizing the CARE system with a distinct focus on restorative practices
  • Work closely with the Associate Dean in developing CARE response to potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct
  • Assist the Associate Dean in establishing, implementing, and assessing the Student Life Curriculum

    Daily Operations of the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Work collaboratively with the Assistant to the Vice President/Dean of Students to develop ongoing programming, including marketing, coordinating student staff and volunteer involvement, and budget management.
  • Work collaboratively to design events across the Student Life Division that supports students' understanding of their rights and responsibilities, as well as how to utilize restorative practices to develop and cultivate community.
  • Select, train, supervise, evaluate and mentor student staff in planning and implementing programs and Campus Life initiatives
  • Assure departmental program expenditures are within allocated budgets; monitor budgets
  • Cultivate community relationships that support the development of resources for the Restorative Practices programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Non-essential Functions of the Job
    None identified at this time.

    Position Specifications and Requirements
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in higher education leadership or similar
  • At least 3 years' experience coordinating operations in a higher education office
  • Demonstrated experience with a deep understanding of the higher education experience of students from underrepresented identity groups, especially men of color
  • Demonstrated success in planning, developing, and implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion events.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to articulate issues that hinder higher education success of students from underrepresented identity groups

    Application Deadline
    Until Filled

    The position is based in Whittier, California.To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to:whittierjobs@whittier.eduor mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/EOE.

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