Director, Office of Community Standards
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification
research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality
undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located
in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8
miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s
lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000
students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90
undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University
actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified
individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and
cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and
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programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the
region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide
Summary of Position
Directly reporting to the Dean of Students, this position is
responsible for providing leadership to the Office of Community
Standards including leading a team of professional and student
staff. The Director leads efforts to promote, enforce, and
administer the Student Code of Conduct and promote a safe campus
community. The Director is responsible for building strong
collaborative partnerships with other units of the Student Life
Division and other campus stakeholders including legal counsel,
Title IX staff, and the UNH Police department. The Director
recruits and trains faculty/staff to assume duties as Independent
Investigators and decision makers in conduct cases. The Director
works with external constituencies such as parents and attorneys.
The Director provides mediation services to students as
- Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates a team of three
professional staff members (two Student Conduct Coordinators and an
Administrative Coordinator) and multiple student assistants.
Provides oversight to over 1000 conduct cases each year.
- Recruits and trains over 50 faculty, staff, and student
volunteers to act as hearing officers, conduct panel members,
student advisors, independent investigators, and decision-makers.
Provide budget oversight. Monitor updates to best practices and
federal, state, and local laws that may affect Student Conduct.
Serves as the primary contact for parents, attorneys, outside
advocacy groups, and other stakeholders for questions related to
student conduct processes.
- Makes decisions regarding conduct outcomes and ensures that
other decision-makers follow the Code of Conduct.
- Collaborate with other offices to assist with case resolution
including the Office of Affirmative Action, UNH Police Department,
and legal counsel. Works with outside agencies in the event an
oft-campus incident results in a conduct case.
- Reviews and evaluate Code of Conduct submit all recommended
changes to the Code to the Dean of Students for approval each year.
Work with stakeholders including Student Senate Judicial Affairs
Council, Housing, Affirmative Action and Equity, Residential Life
professional staff, UNH Police, legal counsel, and other
stakeholder groups to update the Code each year. Has primary
responsibility to ensure that changes represent best practices
- Responsible for monitoring and assessing OCS outcomes and
conduct trends. Coordinates campus response to legislative mandates
and other reporting requirements related to Student Life including,
but not limited to Campus Security Act, and Office of the President
and other agency requests, as appropriate.
- Develops and manages incident investigation protocol, and
manages coordination of efforts with Strafford County Attorney’s
Office, UNH/Durham PDs (including Police Prosecutors), USNH General
Counsel, works with staff at UNHM to oversee adjudication of cases
on an as-needed basis.
- Leads educational efforts to ensure that students understand
and abide by UNH policies.. Leads workshops for students, faculty
and staff around the university on complaint procedures,
adjudication of cases, rights of all parties in conduct cases, and
appeals. Lead efforts to train key stakeholders as needed.
Acceptable Minimum Level of Education-Master's
Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience-5-7
Minimum requirements: (1) Master’s degree with a focus in higher
education and student development or J.D. degree; (2) A minimum of
5 years experience working with college students; (3) Experience in
conduct systems (4) Working knowledge of Title IX, FERPA, and
student conduct and due process best practice; (5) Demonstrated
record of critical thinking, leadership, and sound judgment; (6)
Ability to work effectively with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Prior leadership and supervisory experience; Experience managing
multiple priorities. Experience working building strong
collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders. Budgeting
Experience. Prior experience working with a student conduct
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which
includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time
To view description and apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/42068
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal
Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The
University System is committed to creating an environment that
values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus
communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals
who will help us achieve this mission. The University System
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion,
sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.
Application by members of all underrepresented groups is
encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the