Associate Director, Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) seeks to become a preeminent student conduct unit that uses innovative, high-impact practices and interventions to educate students, facilitate ethical development and learning, promote a safe campus living and learning environment, and maintain high standards of student conduct at the University of Delaware (UD). It is the mission of OSC to resolve allegations of misconduct under the University’s Code of Conduct within a student conduct process that is fair, equitable, educational, and motivational for students’ learning and development. Essential to the mission of OSC is enhancing the development of character, integrity, personal and social responsibility to foster safe, healthy, inclusive, and supportive communities at UD. OSC includes seven full-time staff, part-time staff, and approximately 60 student, faculty, and staff conduct affiliates, that process, on average, over 2,000 cases per year.
The Associate Director oversees adjudication and resolution of all non-academic misconduct cases, including incidents referred from the University of Delaware Police Department, Residence Life & Housing, off-campus student cases, group cases, peer reported cases, and sexual misconduct and non-discrimination policy violations. The Associate Director will be broadly responsible to manage and supervise staff, design and implement processes that enhance efficiency, and invest in the educational outcomes of the conduct process. In the absence of the Director, the Associate Director serves as the senior administrator of the unit.
1. Serve as a key member of the Office of Student Conduct’s leadership team.
2. Supervise the Assistant Director (Non-Academic Misconduct) and one administrative assistant. Indirectly supervise one Coordinator as well as graduate interns, part-time staff, and work study students.
3. Oversee the management of and response to cases referred from the UD Police Department (UDPD), Residence Life & Housing (RLH), and off-campus entities.
4. Provide oversight to the Assistant Director (Non-Academic Misconduct) in developing, implementing, and executing restorative processes.
5. Manage the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Non-Discrimination Policy caseload. Coordinate OSC processes related to Title IX, sexual misconduct, and non-discrimination in conjunction with the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Ensure compliance with Title IX and other applicable laws, statutes, and guidance. Serve as a member of the campus-wide Sexual Misconduct Case Advisory Board and the Non-Discrimination Case Advisory Board, convened by the Director of Institutional Equity.
6. Responsible for training affiliates who participate in the sexual misconduct or non-discrimination policy resolution processes.
7. Manage and oversee response to the student group-level allegations of misconduct. Provide training for staff and student leaders as it relates to group-level behavioral expectations.
8. Oversee the recruitment, training and scheduling of all student conduct affilitates associated with the OSC.
9. Oversee the intake of student-reported (i.e., peer-to-peer) allegations of misconduct or victimization.
10. Oversee and coordinate the implementation of the Limited Release of Records process.
11. Oversee the design and implementation of all educational sanctions.
12. Steward and oversee OSC’s efforts to connect with off-campus student populations.
13. Collaborate with the Director to design and implement professional development and training for all OSC staff.
14. Ensure the consistent application of policy and fairness in all work, identify risk management issues and act in the best interest of the student in order to protect the University from legal claims.
15. Serve as a case intake and hearing officer for all manner of cases within the student conduct process.
16. Respond to student, parent, faculty, and staff inquiries, questions, and concerns. Refer to other administrators as appropriate.
17. Partner with the Assistant Director (Academic Integrity & Operations) to effectively implement continual assessment within OSC.
Complete job responsibilities and application process available at: https://careers.udel.edu/cw/en-us/job/496708/associate-director-office-of-student-conduct
Application deadline: August 6, 2021.