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Assistant Director of CHECS
Working Title Assistant Director of CHECS
Position Number GA248
FLSA Exempt
Appointment Type Full Time
Sensitive Position No
Sensitive Position Statement A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority Yes
Campus Security Authority Statement This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel Yes
Designated Personnel Statement This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic Interest No
Statement of Economic Interest Statement This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position Yes
Restricted Position Statement A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is a restricted position.
Chief Objective of Position Reporting to the Director for CHECS, the Assistant Director for CHECS assumes a leadership role for the community standards of the university. Specifically, this administrator adjudicates allegations of conduct violations for the Honor Code and the Student Code of Conduct. Responsible for recruiting, advising, and training members for the Student Honor Council, articulating the Honor ethos that permeates the campus, and providing educational opportunities for students as members of the larger community. The Assistant Director provides the philosophical and practical vision to meet the departmental and University goals of facilitating student success in the context of the university’s core values as derived from the Honor Code.
Work Tasks 1. Adjudicate alleged violations of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct, including academic integrity.
2. Maintain records and files of disciplinary cases in compliance with University policies and state/federal laws.
3. Recruit, select, train, and advise members of the Student Honor Council.
4. Participate and collaboratively work with the CHECS team to develop and facilitate proactive educational opportunities to the campus community about the Honor Code and decision making.
5. Consults regularly with members of the faculty and other administrators to assist these constituencies in keeping current regarding expectations and resources that reinforce the community standards of Christopher Newport University.
6. Collaborates with the Center for Academic Success, Office of Residence Life, and Office of Counseling Services, and Office of Student Engagement to develop appropriate outreach and sanctions to assist students.
7. In addition, works closely with these offices to identify, assist and advise “at-risk” students.
8. Troubleshoots difficult situations involving students to include significant interaction with students, parents, and campus and non-campus constituencies.
9. Assists in developing assessment criteria to determine the impact of CHECS. Implements formal assessment procedures based on these criteria.
10. Provides assistance to campus-wide events and initiatives such as Orientation and Welcome Week, Move-In, commencement week activities, Admission Events, and other initiatives sponsored by Office of Student Activities and/or the University.
11. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, and guests.
12. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
13. Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse student communities and responding to their unique needs.
14. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
15. Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.
16. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required Strong organization and administrative skills. Excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills. Computer proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software. Skilled in managing and completing multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze information. Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays and flexible work hours. Ability to work with diverse student populations.
Knowledge of student development theory.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred  
Required Education Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration or related field at the time of start date.
Preferred Education  
Experience Required Demonstrated experience in managing multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Experience applying working knowledge of current practices and legal issues as they pertain to student affairs administration. For example: Title IX, Clery Act, FERPA, VAWA. Experience working on a team.
Experience Preferred Experience as a hearing officer in a University setting; to include recruiting and training panel members or other University hearing officers. Experience utilizing a student conduct/behavior tracking software. Experience advising a student organization or supervising student employees. Experience designing and implementing educational programs and initiatives.
CNU Information Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit http://www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number AP126P
Number of Vacancies 1
Posting Date 01/06/2021
Application Deadline 02/07/2021
Application Instructions Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin February 7, 2021. Applications received after February 7, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
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EEO Statement Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement: https://cnu.edu/titleixeo/_pdf/cnu-notice_of_nondiscrimination_and_titleix_policy_statement.pdf
Position: Assistant Director of CHECS
Organization: Christopher Newport University
Location: Newport News,  VA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 1/6/2021
Date Posted: 1/6/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 2/5/2021
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Christopher Newport University
Newport News,  VA 23606
United States
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