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Director, Community Standards

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary:

Oversee the student conduct system for Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, VOA, and Luxembourg campuses, and provide a developmental and educational context for student behavior on and off-campus. Lead the administration and coordination of all conduct actions and procedures related to student misconduct, including the dissemination, interpretation, and enforcement of University policy. Reports to the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students and supervises the Office of Community staff, including (2) Assistant Directors, (1) Title IX Investigator, (1) Administrative Associate, (1) coordinator, graduate students, and student assistants.


Duties/Physical Demands:
• Direct all student conduct-related efforts to ensure student code of conduct accountability is delivered with a student-centered and educational foundation.
• Provide strategic leadership for, and supervise, mentor, direct, and evaluate the staff of Community Standards.
• Serve as a hearing officer in suspendable cases related to violations of Miami's Code of Student Conduct, including cases related to sexual and interpersonal violence.
• Develop, review, revise, and oversee the training processes for all those associated with adjudication of cases.
• As a representative of the division, productively respond to and partner with
(i) external stakeholders (parents, attorneys, Oxford Police, etc.);
(ii) faculty staff and students outside of the division; and
(iii) intra-divisional colleagues to advance the strategic objectives of the university, the division, and the position's particular areas of responsibility
• Conducts an annual review and modification of the Code of Student Conduct.
• In partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students, facilitates the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process designed to assist students in resolving conflict.
• Monitor and track legislation and legal precedent to ensure university compliance with relevant and current laws.
• Review, understand and manage relevant budgets; strategically seek, advocate for, and/or reallocate resources across areas of responsibility consistent with divisional priorities.
• Advance all assessment and continuous improvement efforts in alignment with divisional strategic priorities.
• Serve as the custodian of student conduct records; maintain monthly/annual statistics on all cases, and especially, sexual assault cases and participate in an annual audit; maintain federal crime statistics, Clery, VAWA for annual reports.
• Serve on the University's Institutional Response Team and other committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned, and not limited to responding to emails, calls, and other unexpected and unassigned internal and external requests for information, explanation, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Higher Education/Student Development, Criminal Justice, Law, or related field by first date of employment.
• A minimum of five years experience working with college students
• Experience in student conduct
• Working knowledge of Title IX, FERPA, and student conduct and due process best practice
• Strong organizational, communication, and conflict resolution skills
• Demonstrated record of critical thinking, leadership, and sound judgement
• Ability to work collaboratively and foster cooperation with a broad variety of campus and community constituencies
• Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

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