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Assistant Director, Community Standards

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

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Colorado School of Mines is committed to fostering a campus environment that is conducive to academic inquiry, a productive campus life and thoughtful study and discourse. The Office of Community Standard’s mission is to operate a conduct program that is intended to be an educational and restorative experience fostering student growth and development through intentional conversation and reflection. Staff will treat students with care and respect through equitable procedures, while balancing needs of the Mines community.

The Assistant Director of Community Standards will assist in meeting this mission by managing cases for conduct concerns with a primary focus on off-campus student behaviors, by serving as a shepherd to the academic integrity policy in Academic Affairs, and by providing training and assessment opportunities to all conduct case resolution managers at Mines. Additionally, the Assistant Director will focus on providing new opportunities to conduct stakeholders to learn more about their roles, rights, and responsibilities in the process in an effort to promote an accessible path forward into the conduct process, should a Mines community member be involved.


Case Management
  • Act as a conduct case resolution manager by reviewing cases, assigning charges, holding conduct meetings, making decisions of responsibility to policy violations, and assign appropriate educational outcomes, with a primary focus toward off-campus student conduct concerns and Student Code of Conduct policy violations
  • Manage and maintain student records of all conduct cases using Maxient software
  • Communicate decisions and updates to all involved parties, including campus partners when necessary
  • Act as the main point of contact for academic misconduct concerns for faculty and students
Training and Development
  • Provide guidance to Residence Life staff members in conduct matters, which could include training staff, consulting on cases, managing cases that are elevating beyond residence life communities
  • Provide training opportunities for faculty in Academic Affairs who manage academic misconduct resolutions.
  • Provide programming – both preventative and responsive – to the Mines community related to most relevant conduct matters. This will include collaboration with campus and community partners.
  • Assist in training and development plans with Director of Community Standards
  • Collaborate with campus partners on matters related to alcohol/drug use, interpersonal violence, and other issues that may arise
  • Assist in implementing educational sanctions and initiatives hosted by the Office of Community Standards
Assessment and Research
  • Develop and/or implement assessment of the conduct program for students, staff, and faculty who engage with the conduct process
  • Stay updated on trends pertaining to academic integrity and student code of conduct concerns through ASCA and NABITA governing bodies, peer institutions, artificial intelligence changes, etc.
  • Manage Community Standards website
  • Support, promote, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in one’s work, and use data to support decision-making
Additional responsibilities
  • Volunteer for large-scale Student Life and institution programs and events
  • Serve on boards, task forces, working groups, and committees at the institution
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a relevant field: student affairs in higher education, education, educational leadership, law, or other related field
  • At least 2 years of student advising, student coaching, and/or student support services, providing support to students facing difficult decisions and experiences
  • At least 1 year of managing student conduct cases, which may range between individual conduct cases to organizational investigations for a conduct matter
  • A commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, access, and equity in one’s work
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a relevant field: student affairs in higher education, educational leadership, law, or other related field
  • At least 2 years of managing student conduct cases, with progressive experience in individual cases and/or organizational concerns in a higher education setting
  • Experience navigating academic integrity conduct matters
  • Familiarity with Maxient software
  • Experience or training in restorative justice and/or restorative practices
  • Knowledge of best practices in working (consulting, training) with faculty in a higher education setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build rapport, history of working collaboratively with others
  • Creativity in finding ways to actively and positively engage with the institution and local community
  • Experience working with students in an engineering/applied science setting
  • Planning abilities for events, trainings, and workshops
Salary and Benefits

$ 66,300 - $70,000 annual salary rate, paid monthly

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Colorado School of Mines offers a robust portfolio of benefits for all employees. For this role, that includes:
  • Fully paid health and dental premiums
  • Generous sick/vacation time: 13 paid holidays per year – including a week-long winter break for entire campus.
  • Fully vested retirement plan on first day of employment, with generous employer contribution
  • Tuition benefits (6 credits per year for employees, 50 percent discount for dependents)
  • Free RTD Ecopass
All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to .

How to Apply

Applicants must:
  • Complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status)
  • Upload a resume or CV
  • Upload a cover letter
This posting will close October 8, 2023 at midnight. Applications will not be accepted after that date.

References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Mines welcomes everyone to our team; in your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc). If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Successful Completion of a Background Investigation is Required for this Position.

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional development, networking, cultural awareness and community involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering Days, just to name a few.

And don’t get us started on our hometown. We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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