DIRECTOR FOR STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


DIRECTOR FOR STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Posting Number: SRGV5241
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Student Rights and Responsibilities
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Serves as the primary administrator for student conduct issues by providing leadership and oversight for overall operations of the student conduct system. Provide daily oversight for the department implementing the Student Code of Conduct and ensures compliance with university policies, as well as local, state, and federal laws as they relate to student conduct.

Description of Duties:
  • Oversees administrative duties of the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) Office through the selection, training, and supervision of staff; oversight of annual goal setting, reporting, and assessment of student learning outcomes; ensures the department is aligning practices with the divisional strategic plan and goals.
  • Manages reports received from various campus constituencies, including University Police and the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and coordinates case management related to the reports.
  • Responsible for the oversight and planning for departmental budget(s).
  • Oversees Student Complaints and Grievances process.
  • Advocates for student rights and due process while maintaining an environment focused on student development and education, ensuring that the student conduct process is administered in a fair, impartial, non-adversarial and educational manner through the training and recruitment of staff and discipline hearing officer members.
  • Coordinates case management for students reported to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and Campus Assessment and Resource Education (CARE) teams, ensuring appropriate interventions and support strategies are utilized. Assists as necessary with Campus Crisis.
  • Recruits, trains and manages hearing officers and coordinates discipline hearings.
  • Responsible for accurate and complete record management in compliance with UT System records retention policies; oversight of student conduct and behavior records software/system.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, serving as a liaison to all campus constituents.
  • Acts as responsible employee for Title IX reports, and as a Campus Security Authority for Clery Act purposes.
  • Investigates and adjudicates student cases of misconduct and academic dishonesty and meets with students referred to the BIT team; applies developmental sanctions as appropriate.
  • Provides outreach programs to campus constituents regarding the student code of conduct, conflict resolution, academic integrity and other issues related to the Office of Community Standards and Conduct.
  • Conducts an annual review of the student code of conduct to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines and recommends revisions as necessary.
  • Maintains certifications and training in all areas relevant to work in Student Conduct and Behavioral Intervention for self and department including Clery, FERPA, Title IX, NaBITA, etc.
  • Participates actively in the assessment of the department and constructs annual reports, biennial reviews of the Drug Free Schools and Community Act, and other required assessments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervision Received:
General direction from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Master’s Degree in counseling, student personnel administration or higher education administration or related field from an accredited university. 

Preferred Education:
None.

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
Five (5) years of professional experience in positions with increasing responsibility and emphasis on student conduct, managing student crisis interventions including those related to behavior including supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience:
Background in student development theory and student affairs assessment is essential.

Equipment:
Use of standard office equipment. Microsoft Office suite, Zoom. Proficient use with a case management system such as Maxient or similar.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment.

Other:
Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Knowledge of Crisis management, behavioral intervention, Student Conduct processes, Title IX, Clery, FERPA, HIPPA, and applicable Texas Laws and Leadership skills.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 08/05/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30056

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