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Assistant Director for Student Accountability and Behavioral Intervention

Employer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number A01819 Position Title Assistant Director for Student Accountability and Behavioral Intervention Position Number E00959 Salary for Announcement
The salary range is $49,900 – $62,400
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package. Pay Grade
Pay Grade: 16 Employee Category Professional staff Department Student Care Center EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff Position Summary
As a part of Student Engagement and Wellness at Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Dean of Students Office is committed to student safety and well-being by fostering a university community of integrity and respect. Functions within the Dean of Students Office include: student conduct, student conflict resolution services, coordination of the CARE Team (behavioral intervention team), generalized student support, student crisis response, and compliance and prevention functions. Additionally, new student service programs and/or initiatives.

Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. Duties/Responsibilities

60% Student Conduct and Restorative Justice
• Serve as a Conduct Administrator: Review student conduct complaints; advise complainants and respondents of their rights, responsibilities and options; resolve cases informally when possible and refers cases to conflict resolution services or the formal conduct process as needed; maintains all appropriate files related to assigned cases; follow-ups to ensure that assigned conduct sanctions have been completed.
• . Assist in the management of all aspects of the conduct process including initial meetings with students, conduct meetings, and training Appeals Administrators; assist in the management of Conduct protocols
• Lead and coordinate student conduct response to reports of academic misconduct
• Maintain accurate electronic case management and student conduct records.
• Co-chair Academic Misconduct Advisory Board
• Conduct research, design, and implement restorative processes that are both proactive (community-building) and responsive (in response to conflict and wrongdoing).
• Coordinate the Restorative Justice Coalition, engaging a broad representation of campus stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff and community members to offer guidance on restorative practices at MSU Denver.
• Engage internal and external partners with the Restorative Justice Coalition in order to provide training, mock restorative experiences, and to create educational opportunities for the wider campus.
• In conjunction with relevant colleagues, offer alternative restorative processes when appropriate to address harms resulting from wrongdoing, meet the needs of the parties, and to promote accountability.
• Assist with the management of the restorative justice caseload and support/resolution for students and others that are going through a restorative process.
• Determine suitability for participation in specific RJ processes, prepare participants for a circle/conference, facilitate, and provide follow-up to parties.

25% Behavioral Intervention and Case Management Support

• Serve as a member of the CARE Team (Behavioral Intervention) which is comprised of representatives from campus law enforcement, mental health services (both psychological and psychiatric), disability services, the faculty, and the Dean of Students Office. As a member of the team, play a part in the assessment of student needs and/or risk. Develop appropriate action plans to help minimize risk/harm and that support student success. Adhering to established protocols including expectations pertaining to documentation of case notes and for following up with students who have been referred to campus or community resources.
• In the absence of the Co-Chairs, lead weekly CARE Team (Behavioral Intervention) meetings and convene the group in the event of a case needing immediate attention.
• Serve as a primary case manager with students whose reported behaviors have been identified as potentially a risk of harm to themselves, others, or property.
• Assist in the management of CARE Team (Behavioral Intervention) protocols, trainings, and all communication/outreach efforts including presentations to faculty, staff, and students about the CARE Team and related processes. Disseminate relevant information to CARE Team members
• Communicate with staff, parents, families or designated emergency contacts regarding emergencies, including hospitalizations and suicide attempts, to help facilitate a successful return to campus when issues are appropriately resolved.
• Assist in the assessment of behavioral intervention case management, CARE Team (Behavioral Intervention), and student conduct practices. Subsequently share results with CARE Team and campus decision makers regarding progress and changes to training/protocol.

15% Additional Duties
• Other related duties as assigned.
• Serve as designee and backup for the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Accountability and Behavioral Intervention as needed.
• Liaise with health care providers on campus and in the community, law enforcement, parents, and colleagues across the institution to ensure compliance with action plans.
• Develop and maintain relationships with community and campus entities which provide services that may be of value to MSU Denver students and/or the CARE Team.
• Provide on-going training and professional development opportunities for student staff. Supervise, recruit, train, evaluate, and provide mentorship to Academic Integrity and Student Accountability Graduate Assistant or practicum students as available
• Leverage student voices in programmatic decisions.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree required.
  • Previous experience in crisis intervention and management.
  • Experience maintaining documentation in compliance with rules of confidentiality.
  • Experience collaborating and working on teams.
  • Previous experience with threat assessment programs and best practices.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience working in higher education or similar setting (residence life, case management, or student conduct) or any equivalent combination of experience
  • Experience working with student information databases/systems and familiarity with FERPA privacy regulations
  • Awareness of student retention theories, practices, and issues affecting diverse student populations
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations such as low-income, people of color, military veterans, DACA /Dreamers, and first generation college students
  • Experience making professional presentations to groups of up to 50 people
  • Experience researching and writing grant or other funding proposals
  • Demonstrated understanding of student conduct and case management processes
  • Demonstrated experience working with restorative practices in the conduct process
  • Threat assessment certification
  • Conversational speaking ability in Spanish
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Work Hours
M-F 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Hybrid position (on-campus and remote work) Posting date 11/11/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 11/30/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021.
Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status. Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano Talent Team Representative E-mail smontan7@msudenver.edu Benefits
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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