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Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct

University of Washington
Washington, United States
$87,000.00 - $93,000.00
Posted Date
Mar 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct 

Student Life has an outstanding opportunity for the Director of Community Standards & Student Conduct (CSSC). The director provides oversight, strategic direction, and supervision of the staff and operations of CSSC. The department is responsible for upholding the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 478-121 by adjudicating all UW Seattle non-Title-IX related behavioral cases and academic misconduct cases.  

The Director is responsible for maintaining consistency and compliance in adjudications on the Seattle campus, and works in partnership with the student conduct professionals on the UW Bothell and Tacoma campuses to ensure consistency and efficiency on all three campuses. CSSC provides leadership and support to the schools and colleges on the Seattle campus in adjudicating academic misconduct matters which occur in the respective school or college.  

This position provides support and consultation on policy development related to student behavior and the Student Conduct Code, WAX 478-212, Title IX and students of concern. It is critical in evaluating risk, ensuring due process rights for students, exploring alternative dispute resolution, and providing leadership for issues associated with maintaining community standards. 

The Director serves on various campus committees, including the Student Care teams at UW Seattle. They act as a Respondent Resource for students accused of violations related to Title IX.  


Duties and Responsibilities 


Student Conduct Administration  

  • Responsible for the administration and review of the Student Conduct Code, WAC 478-121, and other behavioral policies related to students.  
  • Provides leadership for student conduct administration for the Seattle campus through oversight of the behavioral intervention and student conduct processes, including academic misconduct.  
  • Works in close partnership with the Student Conduct Administrators for UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. 
  • Convene or support the tri-campus student conduct summit, comprised of UW Tacoma, UW Bothell, UCIRO, Title IX investigators, conduct proceeding specialists, hearing officers and others. 
  • Responsible for the management of the Student Conduct and Student Care and Title IX reporting software system (Advocate), including monitoring and triaging incoming reports related to student behavior or concerns and training all end users.  
  • Provides investigative support to Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Registered Student Organizations regarding violations of related policies. 
  • Investigates and resolves issues which do not rise to the level of a code violation but require educational conversations and follow up.  Interact with students through one-on-one meetings, organizational meetings, and through conduct cases.  
  • Provides support, guidance and training to campus staff who are intervening in behavioral incidents and conducting student behavioral interventions directly, or responding to academic misconduct cases. 

 Department Leadership  

  • Supervises a team of four professional staff and one support staff, to conduct prompt, thorough and equitable investigations into allegations of student violations of university policy and determine appropriate educational sanctions and follow up.   
  • Provides department leadership through regular strategic planning and visioning for the future growth of the unit.  
  • Assess and evaluate performance of the department, provide data to interested parties, and ensure transparency while protecting student privacy. 
  • Assess and measure conduct process outcomes and prepare reports and presentations.  
  • Responsible for responding to disciplinary clearance forms for study abroad, Orientation Leaders/FIG Leaders, graduate schools and transfer applications. 

 University Service  

  • Serve on Campus Care Team. Review referrals from faculty, staff, and students, assess behaviors, and propose actions and responses. 
  • Serve on the Advisory Committee on Student Conduct. 
  • Serve on the Title IX Partners Committee. Discuss trends and issues impacting the University. 
  • Serve on the Title IX Consultation and Assessment Team as needed.  Advise the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX coordinator on intervention strategies and Student Conduct perspectives.  
  • Serve on the Clery Review Committee. Compile Quarterly Clery report serve on University Steering Committee. Designated as a Campus Security Authority under Clery. 
  • Assist in the development, review, and administration of policies to assure compliance with university policies, and state and federal laws.  


Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in higher education administration or closely related field of study. 
  • Three years of professional University experience in student conduct, behavioral intervention, or related work, which also includes three years experience supervising professional staff.  
  • Demonstrated judgement and ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.  
  • Demonstrated ability to promote the voice and interests of BIPOC and marginalized communities as it relates to Student Care and the Student Conduct process.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students and co-workers with a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.   

 Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Six years of professional University experience in student conduct, behavioral intervention, or related work, which also includes five years' experience supervising professional staff.  
  • Experience in program development and outcomes assessment. 
  • Excellent investigative, research, analytical and oral and written communication skills.  
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations and policies pertaining to due process, free speech, FERPA and higher education. 
  • Ability to develop reports and use data tracking to guide decision making. 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic work environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in ambiguous situations and decentralized organizations. 
  • Willingness to bring the dissenting opinion and to balance the rights and responsibilities of students with other University interests. 
  • Brief motivational interviewing skills. 
  • Experience or certification with Title IX investigations/Civil Rights investigations. 
  • Experience with budgets, staff recruitment, training, and technology. 
  • Demonstrated participation in programs to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Familiarity with Fraternity and Sorority Life partnerships. 
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