Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the
heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common
and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old
State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State
House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk
Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning
experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic
institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship,
innovative thinking, and community collaboration across
disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile
and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will
provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and
professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni
and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a
diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed
to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We
will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on
ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and
We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity
employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking
applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of
race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability,
national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we
encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the
application in addition to submitting your cover letter and
resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment
Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a
condition of employment.
We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our
terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include,
but are not limited to:
- Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life
- Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and
Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with
additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and
- Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim
Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
- Pre-tax commuter benefit
- Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their
family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term
counseling for personal and work challenges
- Discounted home and auto insurance
The Director of Community Standards (depending on experience)
contributes to the goals and vision of the Division of Student
Affairs. The Director of Community Standards serves as the chief
conduct officer regarding student behavioral matters, provides
direct service to students and consults with faculty,
administrators and parents to respond to student issues and
leads/assists with projects as assigned.
60% Community Standards and Student Conduct System
- Coordinates the Student Conduct System. Develops and implements
policies related to student conduct expectations.
- Works closely with Residence Life and Housing Services
regarding residence hall violations and SUPD regarding off-campus
- Supervises and trains hearing officers. Prepares conduct
statistics and reports. Consults with legal counsel.
- Assists SUPD in identifying Clery reportable incidents.
- Develops and presents educational workshops at orientation and
other programs on student conduct.
- Assists the Associate Dean of Students in policy and protocol
25% Direct Service
- Provides direct service to students and their parents, faculty
and administrators who seek assistance from the Student Affairs
- Serves as a member of the Student Affairs 24-hour on-call team.
Provides crisis management support.
10% Committee Work
- Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with various
university divisions including academic units and constituents to
design, implement and assess initiatives.
- Serves on divisional and institutional committees and task
5% Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Masters degree in higher education administration, counseling
or related area.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible
experience in student affairs in a college or university
- Demonstrated experience with student conduct.
- Demonstrated experience in problem-solving, decision making,
conflict resolution, negotiation, counseling, referral techniques,
- Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the use of
technology to include PC use, desktop publishing, MicrosoftOffice
Suite, social media, student records system and internet use.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student
population and with parents, faculty and other administrators.
- Demonstrated ability to provide case management, including
direct contact with students, family members and on and off-campus
- Ability to communicate, engage, and develop rapport with
individuals of diverse cultural, social, and religious backgrounds,
and varied age, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, and
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as
demonstrated by a pronounced sensitivity to the needs of a diverse
student body; demonstrated experience working with diverse student,
faculty, staff and community populations and proven ability to
create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment.
- Demonstrated ability to research, write analytical reports, and
make presentations on issues related to students and student
- Familiarity with Maxient electronic case management software
and tracking systems, preferred.
- Ability to speak formally and informally and make prepared and
extemporaneous presentations to individuals and groups in order to
provide information, explain procedures, investigate facts, and
- Knowledge of student security and privacy requirements
including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and
Title IX. Experience and familiarity with case management
database/software is preferred.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends on-line, scheduled or
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the
basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed,
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status,
disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in
admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its
programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is
dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty
and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who
contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are
committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We
strongly encourage applications from groups historically
marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender,
religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or
LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in
candidates who, through their training, service and experience,
will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University