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Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development
UAA’s Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development is a leader in the Dean of Students Office. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development. The candidate assists to provide leadership, vision, and development for the overall direction of student conduct and ethical development for the University of Alaska Anchorage MAU. The candidate provides overall coordination of administrative processes and procedures for UAA’s student discipline process. Primary duties include serving as a student conduct administrator, overseeing the Maxient online student conduct database, serving as UAA’s expert on academic integrity, and supervising Dean of Students Office student staff members. This position oversees UAA’s Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education program, supervises the Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator, and is responsible for compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. The Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development is a 40-hour per week, 12-month, regular position. Hiring contingent upon a successful background check.

To apply, please go to:
https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/516944/assistant-director-of-student-conduct-ethical-development

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.

*To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date of June 1, 2021. Applications received after this review date may not be considered.

Job Duties

Student Conduct: Assist the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development to provide leadership, vision, and development for the overall direction of student conduct and ethical development for the University of Alaska Anchorage MAU. Provide overall coordination of administrative processes and procedures for UAA’s student discipline process. Serve as a student conduct administrator for cases that could result in the imposition of minor and major sanctions. Facilitate informal dispute resolution between students, when appropriate. Monitor student conduct administrators’ progress on cases to ensure cases and incomplete sanctions are addressed appropriately. Direct & evaluate sanctioning programs, e.g., substance abuse and academic integrity sanctions. Create and assess student learning and development outcomes. Oversee UAA’s online student conduct databases in addition to printed student conduct records maintained by the UAA Dean of Students Office. Prepare and analyze MAU-wide disciplinary statistics and produce reports. Interpret and provide guidance on Regents’ Policy, University Regulations, and UAA rules and procedures.

Serve as a consultant to faculty and staff on general student conduct issues, academic misconduct, and disruptive classroom behaviors. Design and present trainings and workshops on the Student Code of Conduct, the student conduct process, how to prevent and address behavioral issues, and create a campus culture that promotes character development and civic responsibility. Serve as UAA’s expert on academic integrity. Develop and implement educational programs and awareness campaigns leading students, faculty, and staff to develop and strengthen their moral, civic, and ethical responsibilities. Cultivate a campus culture of civility, ethics, good citizenship, and character education placing an emphasis on civility and its ties to diversity, fairness, equality, and learning.

Care Team Member: Serve as a member of the UAA Care Team. Coordinate outreach to students referred to the Care Team for low-level conduct-related issues. Sends the Student Conduct Administrator and Clery Act Coordinator, if they are unable to attend. Update team on student conduct histories of students who are referred to the Care Team.

Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education: Direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of campus-wide student educational programs and activities in the areas of alcohol, other drugs, wellness, and safety and security. Supervise the Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator. Serve as a University community resource in these areas. Oversee, monitor, support, and document UAA’s compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

Leadership: Serve as a leader in the Dean of Students Office. Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of Dean of Students Office student staff members. Represent the Dean of Students Office on University business. Support the Dean of Students Office in responding to campus crisis and critical incidents (e.g., issuing interim restrictions or responding to student crisis situations). Requires regular work hours outside of typical work week.

Act in support of and on behalf of the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development. Assist in providing leadership, vision and development for the overall direction of student conduct and ethical development for the University of Alaska Anchorage MAU and systemwide initiatives. Serve as Acting Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development in their absence.
Position: Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development
Organization: University of Alaska Anchorage
Location: Anchorage,  AK 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/17/2021
Requirements Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of Student Conduct Standards:

Knowledge of student learning and development theory, motivational interviewing techniques, and assessment. Knowledge of federal laws including FERPA, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the Clery Act, Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, and Title IX. Experience following administrative procedures. Ability to conduct research using reference materials. Ability to understand and apply written materials such as texts, journals, policies and regulations. Ability to conduct investigations and collect evidence. Ability to interview complainants, respondents, and witnesses. Ability to analyze facts and form arguments.

Diversity, Equity, and Access:
Ability to effectively work, communicate, and collaborate with UAA’s diverse population of students, faculty, staff, community members, external constituents, multiple departments, and community campuses. Understanding of how to work with diverse peoples. Create and maintain educational and work environments that are welcoming, accessible, inclusive, equitable, and free from harassment.

Interpersonal Skills:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, university and agency personnel. Ability to maintain composure and handle difficult and stressful situations with professional tact and diplomacy. Ability to exhibit discretion, confidence, initiative, and flexibility. Ability to achieve cooperation utilizing negotiation and relationship building techniques. Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teamwork.


Writing Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively in writing. Ability to proofread documents. Ability to compose professional correspondence.

Organization Skills:
Ability to organize and prioritize workload in an ever changing environment with shifting deadlines and priorities. Ability to manage an online student conduct database. Ability to create and administer a records retention policy. Filing tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (5-20 pounds).

Knowledge of Office Technology:
Ability to use and knowledge of modern office equipment, including copy/fax machine. Ability to use MS Office Suite of software to compose correspondence, create spreadsheets, and prepare presentations (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Ability to use database and records management software programs to organize data and run reports.

Ability to Work Independently:
Ability to initiate, plan and complete assigned duties with minimum supervision. Ability to consistently meet deadlines and objectives. Ability to use independent discretion and judgment while performing duties and work in an organized, efficient and professional manner.


Typical Experience

Candidates will possess five years of experience in a higher education setting. In addition, candidates will have at least three years of experience in a position(s) that included responsibilities to address student misconduct. Prior experience supervising student staff is required. Previous experience with Maxient is preferred.

Required Education or Training

A master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, educational leadership, college student personnel, or a related field is required. Previous experience complying with the requirements of the Clery Act, Title IX, and/or Drug Free Schools and Communities Act is highly preferred. Prior experience serving on a behavior intervention team is preferred. Prior experience with substance abuse education is preferred.

To apply, please go to:
https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/516944/assistant-director-of-student-conduct-ethical-development

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.

*To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date of June 1, 2021. Applications received after this review date may not be considered.


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

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:
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.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy: 
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.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/16/2021
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Anchorage,  AK 99508
United States
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