Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


Stdnt Conduct & Community Stnd

Position Overview

The Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards is an unclassified position in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. This position works directly with students charged with violating the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and serves as the primary liaison to KU Student Housing. The Assistant Director is involved in a variety of activities covering the entire student conduct process (e.g. investigating and adjudicating allegations of non-academic misconduct), participating in the training of University Hearing Officers, and assisting with office outreach to other departments.  The primary focus of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Kansas is educational, seeking to educate students about their responsibilities to the university community and evaluating the impact their behaviors have on the university community.
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards addresses incidents of non-academic misconduct on campus and educates students about the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Through the core values of Respect, Community, Integrity, and Responsibility, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards seeks to foster a holistic learning environment through education focused on community membership and standards.
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards exists within the Division of Student Affairs. Student Affairs engages the University of Kansas community in services and programs that make learning possible. Student Affairs provides a KU student experience in which every student is supported by the campus environment, connected to the institution, and prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Job Description

55%    Student Conduct Administration

  • Serves as a Hearing Officer for alleged violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Reviews, evaluates, investigates, adjudicates, and sets sanctions for cases of alleged student misconduct violations in accordance with appropriate University policies and processes.
  • Serves as an investigator for alleged violations committed by student organizations.
  • Maintains records and files of disciplinary cases in keeping with applicable University policies and state/federal laws.
  • Conducts regular follow-up with students who have not completed assigned sanctions and places administrative holds on accounts when appropriate.
  • Inputs, maintains, and updates information regarding cases, inquiries, and content in respective databases.
  • Assists with compliance requirements involving student conduct.
  • In conjunction with Watkins Health Services, Health Education Resource Office (HERO), implements and monitors appropriate educational sanctions regarding alcohol and drugs.
  • Assists in biennial review and potential revisions of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. 
35%     Training and Office Representation
  • Serves as the primary liaison to KU Student Housing undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff.
  • Develops, maintains, and updates training materials for Student Housing Hearing Officers, including manuals, tools, and an online knowledge base.
  • Monitors the performance of Student Housing Hearing Officers through initial training and qualification, regular assessment activities, monthly meetings, and ongoing feedback.
  • Facilitates ongoing trainings and educational sessions for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Evaluates training efficacy and advances best practices in student conduct and community standards at the University of Kansas.
  • Attends functions on behalf of the Office of Student Affairs (orientation, welcome events, etc.).
  • Participates in other committees, task forces, or work groups on behalf of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. 
10%     Assessment & Review
  • Administers conduct assessment practices via Maxient and reports findings to Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards for review.
  • Participates in annual assessment projects that evaluate the efficacy and the learning outcomes of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
  • Continually monitors best practices in the field of Student Conduct and assists in implementation where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree (obtained by the start of employment) in higher education, college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, social work, psychology or related field or law degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in higher education and familiarity with student conduct processes. Two (2) years as a graduate assistant is equivalent to one (1) year professional experience.  
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in Housing or Residence Life.
  • Work experience that required a demonstrated understanding of community programming, leadership development, conflict resolution, and/or legal issues in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience creating inclusive learning environments and serving diverse populations of college students.
  • Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience with alcohol and drug education programs.
  • Minimum one (1) year adjudicating student organization conduct cases.
  • Familiar with motivational interview and brief intervention techniques.
  • Familiar with referral processes and typical campus resources. Experience providing consultation to university faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Experience with student conduct database software (Maxient or similar software package).
  • Experience with alternative conflict resolution processes; including, conflict coaching, mediation, and restorative justice.
  • Membership in Association for Student Conduct Administration and attendance at Gehring Academy Foundations of Professional Practice Track.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  • Experience managing confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proven ability in assisting students in unbiased reflection on behavior, ethical decision-making, values, and community membership.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations.
  • Commitment to professional development and professional associations as evidenced by memberships and/or presentations.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Katie Treadwell,

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application will include:

    • A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
    • Resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Contact information for three professional references.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Review of applications begins on Monday May 20, 2019. To be considered, please apply no later than May 19, 2019.

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    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    This position requires evening and weekend commitments. The Assistant Director’s work schedule will be adjusted accordingly to balance these commitments.

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