Assistant Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities

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Job DescriptionAssistant Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities will provide support to the Dean of Students Administrative Office in managing the university's educational and developmentally-based judicial and student conduct system. The Assistant Director will provide direct, comprehensive case adjudication, proactive education with faculty, staff, students, and parents/families on the Student Rights & Responsibilities programming, policies, and procedures. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining campus standards and expectations through the student conduct process with our students. The Assistant Director responds to issues affecting the campus community as it relates to student conduct and student disciplinary procedures and practices.Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Assistant Director will manage student conduct casework as assigned by the Dean. In addition, the Assistant Director will liaison with various internal stakeholders involved in the student conduct and development process at Tarleton State University.As a leader in the Student Affairs Division, the Assistant Director is expected to maintain and encourage a professional, collaborative and solutions-oriented approach to student support and development.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities:60% Hearing & Mediation Officer: Conduct preliminary meetings and/or student hearings to ensure administrative due process is provided and render fair judgment while maintaining ethical and professional standards. Assist in the receipt of complaints and investigation of allegations of violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Serve as a hearing officer for administrative resolution of cases of student and group/organization misconduct; mediate assigned cases involving student conflict. Determine responsibility for allegations of misconduct; issue university-level sanctions as appropriate. Write follow-up letters, finalize cases, and complete records in Maxient. Monitor completion of sanctions issued through the disciplinary process. Counsel students in academic, personal, and disciplinary matters.35% Administrative Duties: Assist in providing outreach to university offices regarding office policy and procedures and university protocols. Assist in the development and coordination of training for paraprofessional staff. Implement evaluations and assessments for programs to develop solutions to problems and weaknesses. Assist in developing and facilitating prevention initiatives for campus subpopulations. Work closely with Residential Life and the Residential Life Liaison to train staff Residential Life Staff on Student Conduct process and conflict management. Assist in collaborating and participating with other departments with new student orientation and transition initiatives for the campus. Assist in completing reports and assessment efforts in accordance with Dean of Students Administrative Office and the Divisional standards. In the absence of the Dean of Students, the Assistant Director will communicate to internal and external constituencies. 5% Other Duties: Assist in the review and development of university policies related to student conduct. Assist generating reports for the Dean of Students Administrative Office, and in the editing of official publications, including the Dean of Students Administrative Office website and Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook. Assist the Dean of Students in special projects and other duties, including but not limited to Clery, Title IX, Assessment, and Compliance. Performs other related duties as assigned incidental to the nature of the position or appropriate to the missions of the Dean of Students Administrative Office, the Division of Student Affairs, and the University.Education and Experience:Bachelor degree and five years or more of professional experience in higher education, counseling, residence life, student conduct, or policy work; or a Master’s degree and three or more years of relevant professional experience in higher education, counseling, student conduct, residence life, or policy work.Preferred: Master’s degree in a field related to student development, counseling, law, or conflict transformation. Five or more years of progressively responsible, full-time experience in student conduct administration in a college or university setting. Experience and skilled in the areas of Student Conduct, Restorative Justice, Conflict Resolution, Hazing, and Title IX. Three year or more years working experience in student discipline and investigations. Experience using Maxient Software.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of the Clery Act, Title IX, and other federal and legal regulations, policies and guidance related to student conduct processes and procedures in higher education.Knowledge of student development and emerging issues in college student conduct/discipline, with demonstrated ability to engage students in educational process.Demonstrated maturity in leadership and decision-makingExperience in program development and student learning outcomes assessment.Dispute resolution skills and experience in conflict-resolutionExperience working on multiple projects with competing deadlines; and ability to establish goals and workload priorities.Possess diplomacy, tact and the ability to use good discretion with confidential student information. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.Oral and written communication skills.All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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