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Assistant Director of the SUNY Student Conduct Institute (Practice)

The State University of New York is searching for an Assistant Director of the SUNY Student Conduct Institute (Practice), within the ARRIVE Center at SUNY. The Assistant Director will assist in development and management of an Institute that provides legally compliant and best practice training to college and firm personnel involved in all aspects of the investigation and adjudication of violations of law and policy, including but not limited to acts of violence and harassment. Education and training will be a combination of live and digital delivery in a team approach with SUNY system and campus personnel. The Assistant Director will develop policies and procedures that are accurate under the law but also reflect best practices and/or are based on proven or promising research. The Assistant Director will advise on conducting simple and complex investigations of violations of law and/or policy and the adjudications of such violations in ways that are legally compliant, trauma-informed, equitable, and reflect current understanding of due process/fair process. This position will be with SUNY Empire State College and will work in conjunction with SUNY System Administration and the Student Conduct Institute.

SUNY seeks a dedicated, creative professional, equally interested in big picture and key detail, and one who thrives in a team-based environment. The successful candidate will have relevant experience and a continuing commitment to further their knowledge base. Responsibilities will include assisting in developing aspects of the Institute, focusing on practice of Title IX investigations and adjudications and/or academic and non-academic conduct investigations and adjudications, developing, creating, and delivering innovative live and digital training (with a general focus on the practice side and issues), assisting in expanding and developing new obligations and opportunities of the SCI and assist in related projects and programs that advance the general mission of the SCI.

The position will require moderate regional and national travel to campus and training sites (note that travel and live, in person trainings, are currently paused during COVID-19).  Specifically, this search is for an individual with background and experience in the practice of investigations and/or adjudications. We are searching for individuals who have practical experience in conduct, Title IX, housing, law enforcement, or related specific to institutions of higher education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Principal Investigator, Director, and Steering Committee to expand upon the content and program developed to date, and develop a timeline to monitor success of programs on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist in collaboratively developing content that meets legal requirements (Clery Act/VAWA, Title IX Guidance, and state law) and best practices for live and live @ distance training to be provided to SCI participants.
  • Assist in developing online modules for distribution of refresher and advanced content to SCI members.
  • Assist in aspects of live and digital content delivery.
  • Assist in development of best practice and other resources in general and for SCI members.
  • Assist in development of policy and procedure and advise on investigations and adjudications of standard and complex violations of law and policy.
  • Track Institute progress as well as member progress and status and assist in assessment of outcomes and programs.
  • Participate in and collaboratively write proposals as necessary to seek new or additional program funding or initiate or enhance aligned University or ARRIVE Center projects.            
  • Work collaboratively with the various stakeholder teams on development, production, and assessment of programs.
  • Assist in development of education and marketing material for the SCI to reach additional and diverse audiences who could benefit from participation and grow the Institute.


Position: Assistant Director of the SUNY Student Conduct Institute (Practice)
Organization: SUNY Student Conduct Institute
Location: Albany,  NY 
United States
Salary: 75,000-85,000
Posting Start Date: 4/7/2021
Date Posted: 4/14/2021

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field completed (or if no Master's degree, an equivalent or terminal degree, such as those listed in the preferred qualifications section).
  • Experience working in an educational environment in conduct, legal, compliance, Title IX, student affairs, law enforcement/public safety, project management or a related area.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to function positively in a fast-paced, team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent, engaging presentation experience and skill.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.            

Preferred Qualifications:

While the University recognizes that no candidate will have all preferred qualifications, some combination of these factors will present a plus to the hiring committee:

  • Ed.D., Ph.D., J.D., or related degree.
  • Experience applying state law and Regulatory Guidance within campus policies.
  • Experience working within a large, complex organization.
  • Experience developing courses or programs, training, or resources.
  • Experience with or comfort with online or digital training platforms.

Special Information:

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. SUNY is currently searching for two positions and, per the process, posted two identical position openings. Successful applicants will be interviewed together and there is no advantage or disadvantage to using one or the other opening for your application.


Status: This listing expires on: 5/14/2021
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SUNY Student Conduct Institute
353 Broadway

Albany,  NY 12246
United States
Dr. Gemma Rinefierd