Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct -
: Student Conduct
: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and some nights and weekends
Salary Range: $95,000-$104,000 based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean / Director is responsible for administering, coordinating, and upholding the campus student conduct system through the Student Rights and Responsibilities Code (Student Code) and policies established by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.
The Assistant Dean / Director:
- Reinforces community values and centers learning within the student experience, addresses issues impacting the student community, and offers alternative forms of resolution.
- Receives and investigates complaints/reports alleging behavior that violates the Student Code and adjudicates cases in accordance with campus policies and procedures; mediates disputes; and/or offers and facilitates restorative practices.
- Serves as the content expert providing guidance, consultation, and training regarding student conduct to campus and community partners.
- Advises on complex policy, legal and regulatory issues in higher education and drives university-wide policy, process, and system changes and improvements.
- Provides strategic direction, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Student Conduct Office, and is responsible for a budget of $350K.
- Supervises the performance expectations of staff, including the hiring, training, managing, and development and growth of 3.5 FTE case managers and administrative staff as well as approximately 10 graduate assistant alcohol compliance officers.
- Collaborates with and trains Residence Life Judicial Officers to adjudicate violations of Residence Life policies and the Student Code.
- Serves as the primary hearing officer for non-academic administrative student conduct cases and organizational misconduct.
- Develops proactive strategies and programs and implements educational initiatives directed toward building and sustaining a culture of integrity, accountability, and mutual respect.
- Facilitates and/or collaborates on outreach, awareness campaigns, and educational programs for students, families, faculty and staff about critical issues facing college campuses and the student conduct system (e.g. Orientation and onboarding, Study Abroad Education, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Freedom of Expression, Conflict Mediation and Restoring Harm, Hazing and Alcohol Education, etc.)
- Facilitates program and learning assessment/evaluation of programs/trainings, sanctions, and hearings and utilizes findings for improvement of the system and its educational processes.
- Provides leadership and assumes responsibility for the orientation of the campus community to the student conduct system and policies.
- Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with key departments including, but not limited to Residence Life, Housing Administration, Student Life, Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services, Student Government and Organization Services, University Counseling Center, Legal Counsel, Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Office, the University of Oklahoma Police Department, Norman Police Department, and other campus partners.
- Serves on and actively participates as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team to support team cohesion within the division as well as attends and participates in student and staff learning and development initiatives and retreats.
- Responsible for departmental and division-wide service, projects, and initiatives as identified by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students and/or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs as well as serves on committees, collaborates with key stakeholders, and works select evening/weekend hours as needed.
Ideal candidates will:
- Support student learning and development by promoting ethical behavior, accountability, and restoring harm;
- Provide superior / balanced judgment;
- Possess a strong student-centered philosophy, understanding of campus climate, excellent political acumen demonstrated by the ability to successfully navigate complex networks of relationships, and work with a high level of multicultural competence and sensitivity;
- Be visible and available to faculty, staff and students;
- Provide strong leadership skills demonstrated by the ability to teach, influence, and inspire others to take action based on vision and strategic objectives;
- Possess familiarity with using restorative justice practices in student conduct as well as strong counseling skills essential to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to concerns.
Required Education: Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, organizational behavior or other relevant advanced degree.
- Five years of relevant, post-graduate, student affairs experience, including progressive management responsibilities and demonstrated experience in student conduct administration
- Superior, balanced judgment with the ability to professionally and appropriately manage sensitive and confidential information with great discretion.
- Expert knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, policies, ordinances and legislation that may impact students and institutions of higher education (including FERPA, VAWA, Clery Act, Title IX, etc.).
- Ability to anticipate problems, critical issues, and opportunities as they arise and advise accordingly.
- Outstanding communicator and strong writer; an individual who possesses superior written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to present views in a clear and compelling manner.
Advertised Physical Requirements:
- Some bending, lifting, sitting, standing, walking and sitting with no relief. Standard office environment with occasional visits to fraternity/sorority houses or other campus locations.
- Two years in a role providing student conduct program oversight or coordination preferred.
- Familiarity with electronic student conduct information management systems; Maxient preferred.
- Expert level knowledge of the intersection of Title IX and student conduct processes and procedures.
- Significant experience writing, interpreting and revising university policies.
- Trauma-informed care training.
- Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs, Student Life, and Residence Life.
- Familiarity, understanding, and experience working with students of concern/behavior intervention teams, legal issues pertaining to student conduct, risk management, and compliance.
- Excellent political acumen demonstrated by the ability to successfully navigate complex networks of relationships.
- Ability to work with a high level of multicultural competence and sensitivity in achieving departmental and division-wide goals.
- Outstanding communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse people, including professional staff, students, faculty, parents, system-wide colleagues, community partners, and media.
- Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to organize workflow, manage multiple tasks and functions simultaneously, balance numerous demands, and evaluate competing priorities and adjust planning as needed.
- Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze large amounts of information, synthesize results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme political sensitivity.
- Capacity to simultaneously engage multiple issues of very significant legal, policy and operational complexity with a large and diverse number of constituencies.
- A strong student-centered philosophy.
- Strong leadership skills demonstrated by the ability to teach, influence, and inspire others to take action based on vision and strategic objectives.
- Effective personnel management and supervisory skills.
- Intercultural competence and understanding of campus climate.
- Experience using metrics, learning outcomes, assessment, and creating statistical reports.
- Experience adjudicating complex, highly political, high profile, and sensitive student conduct cases.
- Ability to make and stand behind unpopular decisions.
- Familiarity with using restorative justice practices in student conduct.
- Familiarity and/or experience working with fraternities and sororities.
- Strong counseling skills essential to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to concerns.
- Strong program and process management skills including strategic planning and risk management.
- Ability to create cross-campus partnerships and collaborations with other colleagues, demonstrates administrative and political acumen to work closely with staff in other offices that provide services to students.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a sufficient applicant pool is received.
University of Oklahoma is an EO/Affirmative Action institution http://www.ou.edu/eoo/. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing
Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes
Special Indications: None
: Nov 7, 2019