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Assistant Director of Student Conduct-Dean of Students

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Title: Assistant Director of Student Conduct-Dean of Students
Job Category: AFT
Post Date: July 11, 2023
Close Date: N/A
Salary: $66,653.48 - $76,647.31
For non-unit positions, salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by a competitive benefits package.

Position Summary:

The Dean of Students Office at The College of New Jersey invites applicants for the Assistant Director of Student Conduct position. This is a twelve-month full-time position that will provide direct support to the Student Conduct & Off-Campus Services Office under the Dean of Students Unit within the Division of Student Affairs.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Conduct & Off-Campus Services, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the College’s nonacademic student conduct system. The Assistant Director will:
  • investigate allegations of misconduct by individual students, as well as student organizations on and off campus;
  • facilitate resolution of alleged violations;
  • manage communication case outcomes, record-keeping, and sanction compliance;
  • work closely with the Director of Student Conduct and a broad range of constituencies to plan and deliver campus educational and outreach programs that promote self-responsibility and high ethical standards among students; and
  • coordinate the overall student conduct system in a manner that is ethical, consistent, fair, timely, and transparent.
  • supervise one Graduate Assistant
  • supervise office assistants for the Dean of Students office, manage recruitment/hiring process of office assistants
Main Responsibilities:
  • Student Conduct Administration : Oversees assignment of cases to appropriate hearing administrators and ensures timely and consistent adjudication. Oversees the management of all disciplinary records according to the Student Conduct Code’s record keeping policy, and in accordance with New Jersey State Law. Tracks and manages assigned sanctions including bans from College property, restrictions from housing, status sanctions (e.g. suspensions or expulsion), educational sanctions, community service, etc. General statistical data reports on a periodic basis, including regular Clery reporting. Serves as the primary investigator and conference and/or hearing administrator for incidents occurring off campus, involving an arrest, and/or conduct that if found responsible a student may be suspended or expelled from the College.
  • Information Technology/Database System Management : Serves as the primary liaison with Symplicity for all implementation, trouble-shooting and database enhancements. Creates system user manuals and train all users. Serves as the primary manager of the system and data and collaborate as needed with Information Technology, Records and Registration, etc.
  • Education & Outreach : Trains relevant parties on the Student Conduct Code's, procedural standards, report writing, student development and conference/hearing guidelines including hearing administrators, Campus Police, Community Advisors (i.e. Resident Assistant), etc.
  • Leadership & Partnership : Partners with the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Director of Recreation and the Director of Student Involvement to investigate allegations of Fraternity or Sorority and/or Student Organization misconduct. Serves as a liaison with the Office of Anti-Violence Initiatives, Residential Education & Housing, Bonner Institute for Civic Engagement, and Alcohol and Drug Education Program for programmatic initiatives, trainings, and sanction compliance.
Required Qualifications:
  • 1-3 years professional experience in student affairs/related field
  • Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrates experience in higher education administration, preferably student affairs; working knowledge of legal issues in higher education; ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply established law, regulations, procedures, policies, and guidelines.
  • Proven administrative ability, excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and strong detail orientation required.
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to crisis situations.
Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional experience in student conduct highly preferred
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and reference checks.
The state title for this position is Assistant Director 2. It is aligned with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is range 24, step 1-2. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and prescription, as well as generous sick and vacation leave.

Contact Information

Applicants should forward their cover letter, resume and three professional references . We will accept applications through the filling of the position. After July 26, 2023 applications will only be accepted if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should apply online at: and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable candidate is selected.

SAME Applicants

If you are applying under the New Jersey "SAME" program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references by the closing date listed above to: . For more information on the SAME program visit their website at: , email:, or call CSC at: 833-691-0404.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

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