University of Scranton Assistant Director of Student Conduct
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Department Student Conduct
Job Purpose: The University of Scranton's Division of Student Life is searching for its next Assistant Director of Student Conduct. The successful candidate will be passionate about engaging in meaningful conversations with students related to decision making and values in ways that foster transformational student learning consistent with the University's Catholic and Jesuit identity. The Assistant Director will join a vibrant Division in which staff strive to build a shared culture dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and justice. Student Life staff are invited to participate in other formative opportunities (i.e., international or domestic service trips, leadership development program facilitators, etc). In addition to offering an excellent benefits package to our full time staff, the University offers a tuition remission program for employees and their dependents, and generous paid time off.
The Assistant Director supports the Office of Student Conduct in its efforts to educate students regarding their behavioral responsibilities as members of the University Community and to administer a student conduct process that is educational and fair-minded by serving as the primary investigator for allegations of student conduct and as a hearing officer.
Essential Duties: - Assist with management of daily operations of Office of Student Conduct by assigning cases, adjudicating cases, assisting with the oversight of operations for formal hearings and supporting the University Review Board. Through these responsibilities, concerns regarding student behavior are addressed through formal and informal processes. - Administer a student conduct process that is educational, fair-minded, and grounded in the Ignatian ideal of promoting the development of the whole person- Serve as the primary investigator for cases that may be adjudicated through the University’s student conduct process by investigating complicated and serious conduct cases (i.e., physical assault) in a caring, comprehensive, and timely manner; investigation may include, but is not limited to, conducting interviews with witnesses, collaborating with University and/or local law enforcement, reviewing surveillance footage, and drafting reports regarding the investigations- Adjudicate allegations of behavioral misconduct by individuals and student groups as a University Conduct Officer, and exercise sound judgment with regard to when to inform and consult with the Director of Student Conduct on such cases- Recruit and train members of the University Review Board as well as others who aid the student conduct process as support persons, Administrative Hearing Officers, and University Complainants.- Maintain effective relationships and processes that contribute to students’ academic and personal success (e.g., the Counseling Center, the Dean of Students Office, University Police, Athletics, and Academic Advising Centers)
Additional Skills Required: - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Ability to think critically, objectively, and strategically - Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills - Demonstrated ability to consult on complex issues and provide positive, effective, and fair solutions - Demonstrated desire to work with the college student population - Knowledge in interview and investigative techniques - Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills - Strong active listening skills - Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the university community - Ability to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion and sensitivity - Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint- Must be able to support the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture- Be able to respect, support, and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission
Preferred Education: Master’s Degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, human resources, or related subject area preferred
Minimum Job Experience Requirements: Two (2) years of related experience which includes higher education, student conduct, student affairs, counseling, human resources, or related field. Graduate school work/experience will also be considered
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience in a college or university setting- Experience conducting administrative investigations- Knowledge of higher education, student development, and university student conduct
Schedule/Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Additional hours as required.