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Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 13, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

The Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards has primary responsibility for overseeing the College's Student Conduct System.  The position will be responsible for educating all members of the College community on the Code of Student Conduct guided by the mission, goals and priorities of the College and division of Enrollment and Retention. This is a full-time live-on 12- month position and serves in the Administrator On-Call rotation throughout the year.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee case management and provide regular training of student conduct and community standards and the adjudication by all College hearing officers;
  • Serve as administrative hearing officer for major student conduct cases, including suspension and dismissal cases;
  • Oversee sexual misconduct investigations involving students and serve as an investigator for sexual misconduct cases;
  • Manage the student conduct database (Maxient), including but not limited to the processing of all incident reports, oversight of users, and monitoring case management, oversight of student records;
  • Utilize student conduct database (Maxient) to coordinate notifications with family, advisors, coaches and other campus partners;
  • Conduct trainings for student conduct and Title IX protocols to faculty, staff, and students;
  • Direct and/or assist with State and Federal compliance reporting as applicable but not limited to Massachusetts Hazing Compliance, Drug Free Schools and Campus Regulations, Clery Act, and Title IX;
  • Direct and/or assist in proactive education efforts including but not limited to alcohol and drug education programs, sexual violence prevention programs, and Dean College core value programs;
  • Direct regular review and revisions of the Code of Student Conduct, including Title IX policies and procedures;
  • Recruit and train appointed faculty, staff, and students for hearing boards such as the judicial council and conduct board;
  • Serve on college committees as assigned;
  • Assist with special events;
  • Collaborate with staff and faculty to manage various student concerns;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervision and training of the Community Standards Coordinator.


  • Master's Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or a related field, required;
  • 5 years or more of experience in Student Conduct, Residence Life, or Student Affairs, required;
  • Experience as a Hearing Officer, required;
  • Experience with conflict mediation required;
  • Understanding of current student conduct issues, required;
  • Experience with Maxient conduct software, preferred;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Federal, and State compliance issues, required;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Title IX, required;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, etc.), preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, required;
  • High attention to detail, required;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination, required.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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