Community Engagment: Develop and implement educational programs and awareness campaigns leading students, faculty, and staff to develop and strengthen their moral, civic, and ethical responsibilities. Engage students in understanding their social responsibility for appropriate behavior. Cultivate a campus culture of civility, ethics, and character education placing an emphasis on civility and its ties to diversity, fairness, equality, and learning. Encourage civility and responsible citizenship in the UAA community and create purposeful opportunities and environments that shape good citizens and good neighbors. Support faculty to implement effective civility in the classroom strategies which result in classroom and laboratory environments conducive to intellectual discourse, cooperation, and learning.
Compliance: Monitor, support, and document UAA's compliance with federal laws including, but not limited to: Drug Free Schools Act, Clery Act, FERPA, Students Right to Know Act, and Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act. Research and analyze federally mandated compliance requirements on a national level.
Education and Assessment: Serve as a consultant to faculty and staff on student conduct issues, academic dishonesty, disruptive classroom behaviors, and other student issues to determine the most appropriate response that meets the needs of the University community. Design and present workshops on student behavioral issues, to include; addressing disruptive student behavior both in and out of the classroom, University expectations, prevention of and responses to academic misconduct, compliance with the Clery Act and other Federal mandates, and creating a campus culture that promotes character development and civic responsibility. Direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of campus-wide student educational programs and activities in the areas of alcohol, other drugs, and safety and security. Direct the development, production, and implementation of unit specific publications: e.g. Students of Concern and Their Behavior Report, & Drug Free Schools Report (both federally mandated publications) & other educational brochures.
Unit Leadership & Supervision: Provide leadership, vision and development for the overall direction of the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. Plan, establish and maintain overall administration of participatory MAU-wide student conduct system. Advise & train faculty, staff, and students on conduct process. Direct development and implementation of conduct processes and procedures compliant with changes in the law and higher education best practices, to include Title IX, Clery Act, and relevant case law. Serve as senior campus student conduct officer to conduct discipline hearings, determine findings and sanctions, supervise unit staff and oversee the implementation of a community focused, learning centered, and procedurally sound student code of conduct. Direct & evaluate sanctioning programs, e.g. substance abuse education, academic integrity and ethical decision making, community service and restorative justice. Prepare and analyze MAU-wide disciplinary statistics. Develop and implement prevention and mitigation strategies for positively influencing student behavior based on analysis of trend data. Serve as a member of the UAA behavioral intervention team (Care Team). Supervise unit staff as well as Alcohol and Drug Wellness Educator (ADWE). Receive direction from the Associate Dean of Students and supervision from the Dean of Students.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
The Director will work in close collaboration with the other Directors in the Dean of Students Office sphere (Department of Residence Life, Native Student Services, CARE Team, Student Health and Counseling Center, and Disability Support Services) as well as other units in the UAA Student Affairs Division, the Office of Equity and Compliance, the Provost Office, and the University Police Department.
The Director has primary responsibility for leadership of all aspects of the unit including long-range planning and setting a strategic vision for the unit. Specific areas of responsibility include oversight and guidance for the development and implementation of comprehensive services for students consistent with CAS Professional Standards for student conduct programs including but not limited to:
- Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, inclusion, access, and multicultural issues in educational environments as well as proven background using multicultural competency.
- Experience working with diverse populations of students, parents, staff and university community members to create inclusive environments as well as demonstrated ability to promote effective communication among diverse populations.
- Experience in organizational leadership, personnel management, decision-making, budget management, and conflict management.
- Experience in assessment of services activities and proven knowledge of the use of information to improve functions, services, and programs.
- Demonstrated ability to perform and lead in a team environment, build consensus, and lead organizational change.
- Ability to manage sensitive and confidential student records/information.
- Experience working collaboratively with faculty, students, parents and other members of the UAA community.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING:
A master's degree in higher education, student affairs, educational leadership, college student personnel, or a related field is required. Previous training and demonstrated competence in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act is also required.
Successful candidates will possess at least ten (10) years of experience in a higher education setting with at least five (5) years of experience in a student conduct role at a college/university.
Candidates should also demonstrate knowledge of and/or experience with behavioral intervention teams in a college setting, student development theory, assessment of educational sanctions, substance abuse education, compliance with federal mandates associated with successful operation of a student conduct office, supervision of professional and student staff, and current legal issues in higher education.
This is a full-time, Grade 81, minimum $64,210 yearly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on April 12, 2021. Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
*To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the application review date of April 12, 2021.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
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University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
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