Associate Director for Community Standards and Well-being

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 3, 2023

Job Description

When was the last time you changed the world?
In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We’re currently searching for an Associate Director for Community Standards and Well-being to join our teams in Student Conduct and Residential Well-being in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. So, if you have a passion for student success and a commitment to well-being and inclusion, please keep reading!

Here’s what you need to know about the role:
• You’ll be dual reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and the Director of Residential Well-being, the Associate Director for Community Standards in a Regular twelve-month, 100% administrative professional appointment. 
• You’ll be championing a caring, educational, holistic, and data-informed approach to addressing behavioral and community concerns that arise from the residential environment and working in concert with the Directors of Student Conduct and Residential Well-being, as well as Housing Services, Student Affairs Facilities, Living Learning Programs, the Corps of Cadets, and Fraternity and Sorority Life to ensure an intentional and tailored approach to behavioral intervention for residential student misconduct.
• You’ll serve as a departmental liaison for Student Conduct, serve on relevant university committees and foster collaborative relationships with campus and community partners to pursue and promote organizational practices, policies, training, and partnerships for behavioral interventions that combine education, accountability, and support.
• You’ll be responsible for providing leadership and supervision for daily oversight, adjudication, follow-up and referral of behavioral violations that occur in residential facilities to ensure that resolution processes, outcomes, and sanctions are mission-driven, equitable, and compliant with laws and policies.
• You’ll regularly review and identify trends to develop innovative approaches for responding to student behavioral violations which includes the use of technology solutions, including the Maxient database system, to ensure processes and information are accurate and efficient.
• You’ll serve as a hearing officer for students and student organizations referred to Student Conduct for policy violations as needed.
• You’ll be offered a base compensation package between $68,000-$70,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree and progressive experience in a related field is required, which could include higher education, public health, social work, counseling, or areas related to well-being, diversity and inclusion, etc.
• Experience in and a commitment to inclusion and belonging.
• An understanding of the changing needs of undergraduate and graduate students.
• Demonstrated experience as a conduct hearing officer.
• Experience with case-management or similar administrative processes.
• Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience in creating and managing effective partnerships with student and professional staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in adjudicating and/or investigating misconduct.
• Demonstrated experience managing case-management software/databases, such as Maxient.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$68,000 - $70,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence . We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community , which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning . If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

About Student Conduct

The team in Student Conduct educates students about community expectations and values. We apply a comprehensive approach of informal and formal options to uphold standards, foster personal growth, and promote a civil learning environment. As a team, we approach our work through five core values: Student-Centered, Learning-Focused, Relationally Driven, Community Minded, and Administratively Sound. We do this in the spirit of living the expressed values of our department, university, and higher education community. We strive to balance the needs and concerns of individuals involved in and connected to our process, as well as those of the larger community.

About Residential Well-being

Students come first in Residential Well-being, and we’ve refocused structures, functions, roles, and processes with that in mind. To start, we separated housing functions to ensure that our Residential Well-being team can focus solely on fostering community, building relationships, and supporting students’ well-being and success, while working collaboratively with colleagues in housing and facilities. And in our new model, professional staff and student leaders are assigned to a group of students, rather than to buildings. We want every student to feel that they belong and to develop deep, meaningful relationships across difference. And we know that well-being must be built and sustained through relationships. So we’re breaking down our large on-campus population of approximately 10,000 students into smaller groups of 2,000 students. And we’re breaking down our smaller groups of 2,000 students into even smaller groups of 150 students, who will be supported by student leaders for inclusion and belonging, well-being, and ExperienceVT.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kassi Schulz at kmh09 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: March 3, 2023
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