Associate Dean of Students and Director Student Conduct & Community Standards
Western Michigan University
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Internal Number: 235
The Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards will be a strategic, collaborative, and inclusive leader who is student centric.
Serve as a member of the Early Intervention Team (EIT) and be responsible for oversight of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, providing leadership and the promotion of responsible decision-making that fosters holistic wellness, student-centered learning, and behavioral accountability based on restorative justice practices.
Serve as the university representative on all conduct matters with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to parents and families, process advisors and attorneys, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Manage professional staff and a graduate assistant.
Make independent decisions regarding adjudication, advocacy, and conduct education while interacting with students, faculty, staff, parents, and the public on a daily basis while maintaining confidentiality, professionalism, and non-biased judgements.
Serve as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team, assisting with the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.
Coordinate actions, referrals, and responses from submissions and cases referred from WMUPD and external law enforcement agencies.
Co-chair the University Policy Committee (UPC) and work closely with General Counsel.
Develop a conflict resolution model for WMU based on the restorative justice framework.
Launch conflict management/resolution training modules for all faculty, staff and student volunteers.
Will take the lead in all types of student mediation and conflict resolution.
Act as the AVP/DoS designee when needed
Short Job Description:
Master's degree in college student personnel services, higher education, or other relevant discipline required from an accredited institution.
6-8 years of related experience on a college campus.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of and sensitivity to working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse academic, cultural, disability, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Communicates effectively verbally and in writing.
Able to gather, interpret, report, and/or edit information.
Supervisory experience, leadership, experience in investigating and adjudicating behavior, higher education administrative practices.
Able to conduct audits and investigations.
Able to think critically, analyze information, policy application, knowledge of legal regulation and compliance issues impacting higher education.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.