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Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Summary:
The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR), at Grand Valley State University, is grounded in restorative practices, social justice, and education. We recognize that conflict is inevitable in relationships. We support our university by teaching skills for effective conflict management through educational workshops and by offering various pathways to resolution when harm has occurred.

We help students foster healthy relationships and provide support when conflict arises by assisting them in taking an active role in identifying harms and in designing restorative measures. We work to recognize and address systemic and interpersonal oppression where it arises and use an intersectional lens in managing conflict as well as in identifying and responding to harm. We center student development in creating opportunities for students to learn about their roles and responsibilities as members of our university and in helping them grow from conflict with peers, the university, and the larger community.

Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution:
 
Philosophy
 
The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) is grounded in restorative practices, social justice, and education. We recognize that conflict is inevitable in relationships. We support our university by teaching skills for effective conflict management through educational workshops and by offering various pathways to resolution when harm has occurred.

Guiding Principles:
Restorative Practices: We help students foster healthy relationships and provide support when conflict arises by assisting them in taking an active role in identifying harms and in designing restorative measures. 
 
Social Justice:  We work to recognize and address systemic and interpersonal oppression where it arises and use an intersectional lens in managing conflict as well as in identifying and responding to harm. 

Education: We center student development in creating opportunities for students to learn about their roles and responsibilities as members of our university and in helping them grow from conflict with peers, the university, and the larger community.
 
Responsibilities:

Conduct
  • Oversight of all areas of University conduct involving students, student organizations, and housing related issues.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws; remain current and conversant with evolutions regarding legal issues and implications for campus conduct processes (e.g. Title IX, fraternities and sororities)
  • Coordinate the University conduct process through advising students, scheduling hearings, advising investigators and hearing coordinators, consulting with faculty and staff, maintaining records, and regularly developing reports all in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Direct oversight and collaboration with faculty regarding issues of academic misconduct.
  • Develop and implement all training related to the student conduct and conflict resolution program, including annual training of all active student, faculty, and staff members of the University Conduct Pool.
  • Engage in ongoing review, revision and development of University conduct policy, procedure, and restorative measures in line with other University policies and procedures and best practices.
  • Collaborate with Housing and Residence Life involving residential students and with the Office of Student Life related to behavior involving registered student organizations ensuring consistency and timeliness in response to and resolution of conduct issues. 
  • Work with University Counseling and Wellness staff in prevention and response to alcohol and drug violations.
  • Experience working directly with university legal, communication, and diversity offices.
  • Complete assessment and reporting for all aspects of student conduct, intervention, and support responses.
Other areas:
  • Act as administrator for the Advocate and GME database systems for the Division of Student Services.
  • Assist in developing and implementing educational prevention efforts related to mental health, active bystander behavior, sexual violence, alcohol and other substance abuse, conflict resolution, and social justice.
  • Supervision of at least one graduate assistant and possible Division of Student Affairs staff acting as conduct staff as needed.
  • Coordinate division-wide special projects and assist divisional leadership in supporting existing student affairs initiatives and developing new initiatives intended to enhance retention of all students.
  • Budget establishment and oversight.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Application Deadline: July 26, 2021

Department/Division:  Division of Student Affairs
 
Campus: Allendale & Pew Campus
 
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Position: Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Organization: Grand Valley State University
Location: Allendale,  MI 
United States
Salary: $65,000-$75,000
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/14/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications and Education: 
 
Education:  A Master's degree in student personnel administration, higher education administration, or a related field is required.
 
Experience:  Minimum five years full time professional work experience. Minimum three years of direct higher education student conduct experience. Must have knowledge of student development theory, student conduct processes and applicable laws, and restorative justice. Demonstrated experience implementing training for and managing investigative models. Proven ability to be an unbiased educator assisting students to reflect on their behavior and its impact on the community. Excellent written communication skills.
 
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
 
Demonstrated skills in the areas of restorative practices, conflict resolution, active listening, and problem solving. Experience in the adjudication of Title IX cases. Familiar with referral processes and typical campus resources. Experience with Advocate (or other similar conduct software).
 
Status: This listing expires on: 8/13/2021
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Grand Valley State University
Address:
1 Campus Drive

Allendale,  MI 49401
United States
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