Community Standards Specialist (Student Conduct and Judicial
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University
affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive
campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human
community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons
who represent the breadth of human difference. The university
encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to
apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity
Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed
to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and
reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a
diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300
undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all
students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global
Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus,
noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50
miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley,
about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and
New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu
Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, the Community
Standards Specialist will be accountable for the vision and
administrative direction for community standards and student
conduct. The specialist is a member of the residence life team and
works collaboratively on important initiatives including student
staff selection and training; supports students living on campus;
and serves in the professional staff on-call rotation. This
position includes rotating on-call responsibilities and is a
full-time, 12-month, live-in position.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Develop and coordinate the execution of community standards for
students, collaborating with marketing and communication and other
offices to promote standards for community behavior.
- Maintain policies and procedures, including the code of student
conduct, in the student handbook and appropriate websites; work
closely with the policy management group, student government
association, and other campus offices on writing, revising, and
approving policy changes.
- Coordinate the administrative process for all code of student
conduct prohibited conduct and student community behavioral
agreement noncompliance. Maintain accurate records in our tracking
- Select, supervise and train all faculty, staff, and students
assisting as hearing officers, hearing board members, and case
managers throughout the conduct process and Title IX hearings.
- Provide assessment and semesterly reports on adjudication for
- Advise students through conduct process providing support and
resources. Communicate decisions to students and parents. Engage
faculty advisors and other offices in student situations when
- Collaborate with residence life colleagues on departmental
initiatives, strategic planning and diversity action plan in order
to maintain an efficient, effective Residence Life program.
- Respond to residential emergency situations including evenings
and weekends; maintain visibility and presence on campus and during
emergency situations to ensure the safety and well-being of
residence hall students. Participate in the on-call duty rotation
with other professional staff members; initiate and maintain
communications as necessary with residents and essential employees
during emergency situations.
- Provide intervention and referral for students experiencing
interpersonal, developmental, or academic difficulties, including
case management for students of concern.
The specialist should demonstrate collaboration and transparency;
strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal
communication skills; ability to collaborate with and advise
students, organizations, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and
identities; ability to collect and use data to assess initiative
effectiveness; outstanding organizational, problem-solving, and
program development skills; in-depth, contemporary knowledge of
student conduct and community standards and best practices caring
for students of concern. Education
Master’s degree in higher education administration, law, or related
Three years of experience in higher education, advising and
supporting college students required.
This position requires occasional night and weekend hours.
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods
of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus.
Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction.
Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to
use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position
requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position
requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working
conditions are mostly indoor.
Experience with student conduct and crisis management
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
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To apply, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/2356