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Assistant Director of CHECS (Student Conduct)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
Posted Date
Feb 24, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Chief Objective of Position:

Reporting to the Director for CHECS, the Assistant Director for CHECS assumes a leadership role for the community standards of the university. Specifically, this administrator adjudicates allegations of conduct violations for the Honor Code and the Student Code of Conduct. Responsible for recruiting, advising, and training members for the Student Honor Council, articulating the Honor ethos that permeates the campus, and providing educational opportunities for students as members of the larger community. The Assistant Director provides the philosophical and practical vision to meet the departmental and University goals of facilitating student success in the context of the university’s core values as derived from the Honor Code.

Work Tasks:

1. Adjudicate alleged violations of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct, including academic integrity concerns.
2. Maintain records and files of disciplinary cases in compliance with University policies and state/federal laws.
3. Recruit, select, train, and advise members of the Student Honor Council.
4. Participate and collaboratively work with the CHECS team to develop and facilitate proactive educational opportunities to the campus community about the Honor Code and decision making.
5. Consults regularly with members of the faculty and other administrators to assist these constituencies in keeping current regarding expectations and resources that reinforce the community standards of Christopher Newport University.
6. Collaborates with the Center for Student Success, Office of Residence Life, and Office of Counseling Services, and Office of Orientation & Student Involvement to develop appropriate outreach and sanctions to assist students.
7. In addition, works closely with these offices to identify, assist and advise “at-risk” students.
8. Troubleshoots difficult situations involving students to include significant interaction with students, parents, and campus and non-campus constituencies.
9. Assists in developing assessment criteria to determine the impact of CHECS. Implements formal assessment procedures based on these criteria.
10. Provides assistance to campus-wide events and initiatives such as Orientation and Welcome Week, Move-In, commencement week activities, Admission Events, and other initiatives sponsored by the University.
11. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, and guests.
12. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
13. Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse student communities and responding to their unique needs.
14. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
15. Follow workplace safety regulations and adhere to applicable standards, processes, and programs established for your position.

· Report unsafe work conditions to your supervisor.

· Immediately report work-related incidents to your supervisor and participate in accident investigation requests.

16. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:

Strong organization and administrative skills. Excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills. Computer proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software. Skilled in managing and completing multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze information. Ability to work with diverse student populations and prioritize inclusive practices. Demonstrated ability to investigate and analyze complex behavior concerns.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:

Knowledge of retention and behavior concerns that can influence student populations and resolution options to resolve behavior concerns. Ability to interpret and remain updated with relevant federal, state and local laws and legal guidance that apply to student conduct and academic integrity related work.

Required Education:

Master’s degree at the time of start date.

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree in Higher Education or Student Personnel Administration.

Experience Required:

Proven administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in managing multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Experience working on a team and independently. Previous experience responding to, managing and documenting student or employee issues. Experience with conflict mediation and resolution options. Experience planning educational programs and interventions.

Experience Preferred:

Experience applying working knowledge of current practices and legal issues as they pertain to student affairs administration. For example: Title IX, Clery Act, FERPA, VAWA. Experience as a hearing officer in a University setting; to include recruiting and training panel members or other University hearing officers. Experience utilizing a case management software. Experience advising a student organization and/or supervising student employees. Experience designing and implementing educational programs and initiatives.


CNU Information:

S​elected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388​ Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide​ as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit


Position Detail Information

Working Title: Assistant Director of CHECS (Student Conduct)

Position Number: GA248

FLSA: Exempt

Appointment Type: Full Time

Sensitive Position: No

Sensitive Position Statement:

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority: Yes

Campus Security Authority Statement:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel: Yes

Designated Personnel Statement:

This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest: No

Statement of Economic Interest Statement:

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position: Yes

Restricted Position Statement:

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is a restricted position.


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: AP282P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting Date: 02/24/2023

Application Deadline: 03/12/2023

Application Instructions:

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin at 11:59PM EST on March 12, 2023.

Applications received after 11:59PM EST on March 12, 2023, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:




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