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Director of Student Conduct

Employer
Montclair State University
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023


IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae for automatic population of information to the application.
  • The contact information, work experience, and education listed on your Resume/CV will be parsed and input into your Montclair application.
  • Review information and double-check all fields containing information that the system parsed – the software is intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a Resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and all other supporting documents.
Note: If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the last ten (10) years . You will then be able to attach your Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the "My Experience" section of your application.

Job Description

SUMMARY :

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Director, Office of Student Conduct provides vision, leadership and strategic direction for the overall student conduct process, including but not limited to addressing incidents, performing investigations, building strong partnerships with students, faculty and staff, coordinating hearing logistics, recruitment and training of volunteers to serve in the judicial process and developing educational opportunities for residential and commuter students. The Director manages incidents that occur on and off campus and works collaboratively with university police and municipal law enforcement. The Director develops and implements policies on community expectations within an educative, transparent and fair framework based on the Student Code of Conduct. The Director manages institutional risk in the adjudication of cases, conducts training and outreach and assures compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Act as the Chief Student Conduct Officer to establish community standards and expectations, promote student learning and support the safety and wellbeing of the campus community.
  • Supervise unit staff and oversee the implementation of a community-focused, learning-centered and procedurally sound student conduct process, which includes the university’s focus on student belonging, social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Lead the student conduct process, partner with Residence Life to investigate and manage conduct violations involving residential students.
  • Perform investigations of complaints and evaluate alleged violations, including interviewing involved parties, analyzing case materials and writing investigative reports.
  • Interpret case law and possess an understanding of student conduct within a university setting.
  • Evaluate reports, determine reasonable educational sanctions and appropriate outcomes to support fairness and transparency of process for both residential and commuter students.
  • Develop, implement and create policies for the Code of Conduct, hearing board standards and operating procedures in accordance with university policy, federal, state and local laws.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise volunteer advisors and hearing board panel members composed of faculty, staff and students from the broader campus community.
  • Manage and coordinate conduct hearing materials including evidence. Present cases to hearing panels and serves as an appeal officer for cases adjudicated by hearing officers.
  • Coordinate university police officer and hearing panel participation in preparation for conduct hearings and prepare conduct hearing materials.
  • Design, implement and evaluate educational programs centered on, but not limited to, student ethical behavior, student rights and responsibilities, decision making, risk management (student organizations and Greek-lettered organizations), civility, community responsibilities, drug and alcohol education, cross-cultural communication, and conflict resolution with student organizations, classrooms and at orientation.
  • Remain current on research, current trends, best practices and legal issues pertinent to student behavior, student conduct and sanctioning.
  • Direct the maintenance, archiving and destruction of confidential student files including administration of the software database, records of students, holds and transcript notations.
  • Partner with Academic Affairs on academic dishonesty and facilitates faculty training.
  • Serve on the campus Crisis Assessment Response Education (CARE) team.
  • Act as a representative for the Office of the Dean of Students on campus committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
QUALIFICATIONS :

REQUIRED :
  • Master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs, college student personnel, law, counseling or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of full-time professional work experience in a relevant setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of higher education laws, including FERPA, Jeanne Clery Act, Higher Education Act, Title IX, Title V, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other pertinent federal, state, and local laws.
  • Depth of understanding and experience in the field of student conduct, privacy requirements, oral and written communication skills, experience in workshop facilitation and extensive knowledge of student due process rights.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, oral and written communication and organization and a commitment to student development and integrative learning.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
PREFERRED :
  • A Doctorate degree in higher education administration, counseling in higher education setting, J.D. in higher education law, or a closely related field.
  • Proficiency in a judicial database used in case management and record storage.
  • Skilled in managing sensitive and confidential matters with students, parents and constituents.
  • Ability to evaluate quantitative data and apply relevant measurements in a productive way.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY

Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.

Department

Associate Dean of Students 1

Position Type

Administrative

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email talent @montclair.edu .

EEO/AA Statement

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

Additional information can be found on the website at
www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/

Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy

Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities. The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/

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