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Director of Student Rights

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
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Oct 1, 2021

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Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities

Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions       
Department: Student Judicial Programs
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Sep 30, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: November 1, 2021

  • Directs operations of the office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Represents the student conduct system to University and external communities and serves as University Liaison with respect to matters that fall within the purview of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Monitors complaints filed by law enforcement, staff, faculty and students.
  • Reviews charges of alleged student and organizational misconduct, jurisdiction for resolution, and methods for resolving complaints; advises staff of possible improvements and alternatives.
  • Oversees selection of student representatives and training of all University conduct board members.
  • Supervises the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities staff and other University employees with respect to student conduct responsibilities.
  • Conducts disciplinary conferences and conduct board hearings.
  • Communicates with parents/legal guardians as prescribed by parental notification policies.
  • Serves as designee for Vice President for Student Services with respect to the preparation and service of interim suspension notices.
  • Edits and publishes the Code of Student conduct.
  • Directs the collection, analysis, and dissemination of records related to the student conduct system; ensures record security, privacy, and accuracy remain consistent with University Policy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the Clery Act.
  • Service as the University liaison to state, regional and national judicial service associations and organizations
  • Serve on University councils and committees
  • Develops and participates in seminars, symposia, and other programs designed to promote or advance the student judicial program

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


  • Master's degree in an education or liberal arts discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Code of Student conduct
  • 3-5 years prior experience involving resolution of conduct cases and issues pertinent to students in higher education
  • Ability to supervise staff and student personnel
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a culturally diverse population of faculty, students, staff, and parents
  • Thorough working knowledge of automated systems and their application to student conduct program services
  • Ability to effectively communicate across organizational lines and through social media

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on October 15, 2021.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: John Biernbaum at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at

To apply, visit

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