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Director, Office of Community Standards

Employer
University of New Hampshire
Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and 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 requested.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • 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 degree

Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience-5-7 years

Other Minimum Qualifications:                 

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.

Additional Preferred Qualifications          

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 database

Salary Information  

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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 U.S.

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