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
- 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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Master's degree in higher education administration, student
affairs, college student personnel, law, counseling or related
- 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.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY
- 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
- 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.
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.
Associate Dean of Students 1
For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday
Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2)
, or email
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
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/