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Coordinator of Community Standards and Student Support

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
$50,000.00 - $52,500.00
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

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Job Description:


Assists the Assistant Dean of Students of Community Standards, Outreach & Support in the investigation and resolution of student conduct complaints. Works in collaboration with residence life staff to facilitate the communication of community standards and expectations to the student body and to provide a consistent, coordinated response to areas of concern. Provides educational programming in support of the University's mission to foster student development in the areas of ethics, integrity and respect.


Co-supervision of shared Administrative Assistant to Residence Life, functional supervision of individuals serving as community standards hearing officers


The Coordinator reports to the Assistant Dean of Students


  • Assists with the review, processing, and investigation of student conduct complaints, serving as a primary student conduct officer for Title IX complaints, off-campus incidents, and incidents that would result (with a finding of 'responsible') in a sanction of suspension or greater.
  • Provides triage for students in the Dean of Students Suite with regards to academic, personal and social issues as needed.
  • Upholds the University's Code of Conduct and all federal, state and local laws.
  • Produces student conduct related reports and maintains student conduct records.
  • Consults with the Dean of Students on student appeals of infractions that would result in expulsion from the University.
  • In consultation with the Director of Residence Life, reviews and updates student conduct code regulations and student conduct system procedures, policies, guidelines, and publications on an annual basis, or more frequently, as required.
  • Provides educational programming related to ethical decision making, integrity, respect, managing conflict, bystander intervention, and other pertinent topics.
  • Participates in and completes annual Title IX training.
  • Member of the Student Development Deans Council and University's Threat Assessment and Student Assistance Teams;
  • Participates as a member of the University administrator on-call rotation.
  • Assist with perspective student and continuing student retention activities and events.
  • Assists with campus-wide events such as new student orientation, family & homecoming weekend, admissions events and commencement.
  • Designated as a Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act
  • Accountable for ensuring that equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant Dean of Students or designee.


Primarily inside office work but occasional assistance with indoor and outdoor events. Will travel across campus for meetings or programming.



  • Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field;
  • A minimum of two years of previous student conduct experience in a college or university setting;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Experience using StarRez software for the processing of student conduct complaints.
  • Five years progressive student conduct experience.
  • Prior experience adjudicating TIX complaints.
  • An understanding of college student development.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Bilingual in English and Portuguese

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with a title of (Assistant Director). The salary range is $50,000 - 52,500.

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside certain campus spaces.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For best consideration, application materials must be received by May 17, 2022. However, applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or


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