Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards, Title IX Coordinator. This position reports directly to the Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Success, and is located in River Forest, IL.
The Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards is a dynamic individual who exhibits a vibrant personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, displaying Christ-centered servant leadership and a commitment to student success. This individual serves to promote and maintain the highest standards for a community-wide culture of civility, respect, and integrity. In accordance with the Concordia University Chicago mission and core values, these community standards are rooted in the framework of Christian freedom and responsibility.
The Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards serves as a resource, liaison, and in some cases, a judicial officer on matters pertaining to Title IX, the Academic Honor Code, and the Student Code of Conduct.
- Title IX: The Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards serves as the lead Title IX Coordinator for the University overseeing all aspects of Title IX compliance, education, and investigations, and judicial processes.
- Academic Honor Code: The Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards works closely with faculty members and students administering all aspects of the Academic Honor Code.
- Student Code of Conduct: The Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards assists with the administration, investigation, and adjudication of cases where an alleged Student Code of Conduct policy violation may have occurred.
Additionally, the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards supports the Dean of Students Office by serving on the following committees: Student of Concern Committee (Care Team) and the Emergency Response Team. The Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards also serves as an application administrator for Navigate Student Success software.
- Serves as a resource, liaison, and in some cases, a judicial officer on matters pertaining to Title IX, the Academic Honor Code, and the Student Code of Conduct.
- Receives reports, investigates, and carries out the judicial process for all Title IX and Honor Code cases.
- Receives reports, determines scope of the alleged violation(s), and helps to ensure that a proper investigation/judicial process takes place for a portion of the Code of Conduct cases.
- Maintains all case files within Maxient conduct software.
- Provides ongoing revisions, as necessary, to the Student Code of Conduct and the Employee Handbook on policy updates, Title IX changes, and the adjudication process.
- Serves as a member of the CUC Care Team (Students of Concern Committee)
- Serves as a member of the Emergency Response Team
- Serves as an application administrator for Navigate Student Success software
- Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Title IX Administrative Duties, Responsibilities, Education, and Compliance:
- Supervises the receiving and processing of incidents of gender based discrimination complaints from the campus community and third parties in a timely manner, providing for a fair and neutral process for all parties.
- Regularly recruits, trains, and provides leadership to staff who serve as Title IX deputy coordinators and/or investigators.
- Ensures that staff members who conduct investigations are trained on an annual basis.
- Ensures that comprehensive reports of investigation with findings of fact and recommendation(s) are written in all formal investigations.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to interpret federal laws and regulations Title IX, VAWA, and assists with Clery compliance reporting.
- Reviews and ensures that University policies, procedures, protocols, and practices are in compliance with the Title IX regulations and state laws.
- Ensures that Title IX materials and education are annually distributed to all faculty, staff, and students.
- Collaborates with other campus offices, as needed to coordinate and execute a timely response and investigation of complaints as pursuant to Title IX.
- Provides ongoing consultation regarding Title IX requirements, grievance issues, and compliance programs to the President, the Executive Council, and other appropriate University administrators.
- Annually prepares a statistical report and submits the report to the Vice President of Student Success on the incidence of sexual misconduct or other Title IX related matters. No information that identifies individuals will be shared within the annual reports.
Academic Honor Code Administrative Duties, Responsibilities, Programs, and Education:
- Administers all aspects of the Academic Honor Code - including, but not limited to: the receiving and processing of alleged Honor Code violations.
- Consults with and educates all faculty, staff, and students on matters pertaining to academic integrity and the process for reporting academic integrity concerns.
- Coordinates the nomination, selection, and training of students who serve on the Honor Code Council.
- Coordinates the selection and training of faculty members who serve on the Honor Code Council.
Student Code of Conduct Administrative Duties, Responsibilities, Programs, and Education:
- Administers the policies and regulations of the University as they pertain to students in accordance with the Student Judicial Process.
- Assists the Associate Dean of Students with the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and regulations pertaining to the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act and the Student Code of Conduct.
- Works with the Student Success staff, campus partners and University administrators in terms of leading campus initiatives that promote a culture of civility, respect, and integrity within our community.
- Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and the mission, vision, and core values of Concordia University Chicago - demonstrating a commitment to supporting the Mission and Core Values of Concordia University Chicago
- Considerable experience in college administration, student life, counseling, and/or college teaching
- Ability to work on multiple projects and cases simultaneously set priorities and meet deadlines required
- Commitment to student development, especially as it pertains to integrity, civility, responsibility, and respect
- Knowledge of student disciplinary systems in a university environment required
- Knowledge of relevant laws in a higher education setting (e.g., Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE, FERPA, Clery) required
- Ability to effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and administrators at all levels within the University required
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required
- Excellent organizational skills required
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality required
- Ability to resolve complex problems required
- Ability to use independent judgment required
- Knowledge of standard software packages and programs (e.g., Microsoft Office)
- First-hand experience developing training and outreach programs on sexual violence prevention preferred
- Working knowledge of Title IX law and investigation procedures preferred
- Experience with Maxient conduct software preferred
Minimum Experience Required:
Minimum 5 years of experience in higher education/student affairs
Master's Degree in higher education administration or related discipline required
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Retirement Pension Plan
- Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
About Concordia University Chicago:
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.