The Office of Student Conduct at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Assistant Director of Student Conduct.
Posting Date: May 10, 2023
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation: Minimum salary $52,000 commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Visit https://www.suny.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible
Description of Responsibilities:
Support departmental strategic planning, assessment and learning with Divisional and Institutional priorities. This includes improving procedures to make daily operations more efficient, inclusive, accessible, and conducive to student development.
Assist with the overall administration of the student conduct process by managing a caseload of students and organizations referred to the Office of Student Conduct
Assist with processing incoming incident reports, case creation, and referral to the appropriate conduct officer.
Serve as a principal investigator for individual and organizational conduct cases by conducting witness interviews, compiling evidence, and partnering with potential campus partners.
Serve as a liaison between the Office of Student Conduct and professional staff members designated as Conduct officers, providing oversight and support.
Partner with the Student Engagement and Leadership, Athletics, Campus Recreation and other departments to deliver educational programming to student groups and teams on topics such as hazing prevention, risk management, restorative justice, leadership development, and the student conduct process.
Attend and participate in Departmental & Divisional meetings.
Serve as a Code Administrator and Hearing Board Chair as needed.
Incorporate elements of restorative justice and restorative practices into processes, programs, and services.
Track sanction completion and conduct follow-up on outstanding sanctions as needed.
Utilize Maxient for processing student conduct referrals and coordinating workflow within the student conduct office.
Identify and report on behavioral trends to guide strategic planning and continuous improvement utilizing data collected and analytics through Maxient.
Support the recruitment, training, education and coordination of the College’s hearing board members, administrative hearing officers, departmental conduct officers and student support staff by updating and creating new training materials including Student Conduct Institute offerings.
Coordinate recognition events for hearing officers.
Maintain a current and accurate understanding of Federal, State and Local Laws including Title IX, Clery, VAWA and associated mandates.
Assist with annual projects such as Code revision, Clery data collection and reporting, records maintenance, assessment, and policy updates.
Maintain effective partnerships with key departments including, Residence Life and Housing, Title IX Coordinator, Academic Deans, Associate Deans, Athletics, Counseling Services, Health Services, Registrar, Financial Aid, Office of Marketing & Communication and University Police.
Serve on divisional and campus-wide committees as assigned and appointed.
Participate in professional development and growth opportunities to stay current on higher education law, student development and student learning research, theory and practice that best serve the needs of students.
Serve in the role of Director in their absence.
Other duties as assigned.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Bachelor's degree at the time of appointment.
1-3 years of experience in Student Conduct, Residence Life and Housing or related field in Higher Education
Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel or related field
Proven commitment to integrating the philosophies of restorative justice and inclusive excellence into the student conduct process
Professional experience conducting investigations
Maxient Database Case Management Experience
Professional experience in a role pertaining to student conduct at an institution of higher education
Experience in managing administrative and formal hearings regarding Student Code violations including Title IX cases
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/).
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
To Apply Submit:
Cover letter addressing qualifications
A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement
Resume or CV
Contact information for three professional references
Candidates are required to submit all application documents listed under "To Apply Submit" be uploaded before you can submit your application for consideration. Your application will only be accessible for consideration once all required documents have been submitted.
Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Visa sponsorship not available for this position. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.
Files must be complete to be considered.
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The SUNY Oswego Office of Student Conduct (OSC) seeks to become a preeminent student conduct unit that uses innovative, high-impact practices and interventions to educate students, facilitate ethical development and learning, promote a safe campus living and learning environment, and maintain high standards of student conduct. It is the mission of OSC to resolve allegations of misconduct under the SUNY Oswego Code of Conduct within a student conduct process that is fair, equitable, educational, and motivational for students’ learning and development. Essential to the mission of OSC is enhancing the development of character, integrity, personal and social responsibility to foster safe, healthy, inclusive, and supportive communities at SUNY Oswego in congruence with the vision, mission and values of the Division of Student Affairs, within which OSC is situated, and the strategic priorities of SUNY Oswego.
Reporting to the Director of Student Conduct, the Assistant Director will support the administration of SUNY Oswego’s student conduct process and support student success through engagement with the campus about the values and expectations of community membership. Dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming community, this position proactively encourages students on how to meet those expectations and create a better community for all.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges and universities in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked among the top public master’s-level universities in the 2023 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the SUNY Oswego every year since 2003.
Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy
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