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Executive Director for Community Standards and Student Advocacy
Reporting to Dean of Students (Dean), the Executive Director of Community Standards and Student Advocacy (Executive Director) provides leadership for institutional efforts to promote a safe and secure environment while upholding the rights of all community members. The Executive Director administers the Student Code of Conduct and serves as a hearing officer for non-academic misconduct cases; selects, trains, and evaluates administrative hearing officers; chairs the Student Conduct Committee; and creates opportunities for student learning and development. The Executive Director also advocates for and with students as they navigate university policies & procedures, specifically student grievances/complaints and emergency/medical leaves, and serves on the Campus Threat Assessment and Emergency Response Teams. In addition, the Executive Director annually reviews the Student Handbook and other relevant policies and procedures and assists with office and divisional assessment efforts.

Essential Responsibilities

 40%     Oversees Community Standards and Student Advocacy Functional area by ensuring:
  • Implements all aspects of the student conduct process and serves as a hearing officer for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Serves as the database administrator for the Maxient Conduct Software, including receiving incident reports, reviewing Clery reportability, and assigning cases.
  • Prepares training materials and curriculum, facilitates training sessions, and provides support and assistance throughout the year for the Student Conduct Committee and Administrative Hearing Officers.
  • Ensures consistent interpretation and enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct and students’ due process protections.
  • Chairs Student Conduct Committee hearings.
  • Manages all reporting and assessment needs related to student conduct cases, including office/division annual reports and Clery Annual Security Report (ASR).
  • Creates and maintains procedures, forms, and other communication material.
  • Stays up-to-date on best practices, federal and state laws/regulations, and pending legislation.
  • Designs educational sanctions and creates proactive learning opportunities to promote a campus culture of respect and responsibility.
  • Administratively manages cases by sending hearing notices and decision letters and managing sanction completion.
  • Serve on the Campus Threat Assessment and Emergency Response Teams.
  • Annually review and update the Student Handbook and other relevant policies and procedures.

20%     Provide Strategic Leadership over the GEER Project by ensuring:

  • Manages implementation of the project's activities, goals, and objectives.
  • Supervise GEER program staff.
  • Schedule planning sessions to develop key tools and strategies that promote program effectiveness.

20%     Provide Strategic Leadership over the College Pathways program by:

  • Supervises the College Pathways staff responsible for developing, advancing, and maintaining external relationships and programs enabling early college exposure to prospective college students.
  • Schedule planning sessions to develop key tools and strategies to develop partnerships that supports matriculation and retention of program participants.

20%     Coordinate strategic divisional activities for the Office of the Dean of Students

  • In the absence of the Dean of Students, supervise Dean of Students office staff, including Assistant to the Dean, Graduate Assistants and student workers.
  • In consultation with Dean of Students, implement strategic divisional efforts that include assessment, publications, and/or professional development activities.
  • Assist the Dean of Students with Title IX investigations and processes.
  • Assist the Dean of Students with evaluation processes for departmental goals and objectives designed to improve programs and services.

Other Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge and good judgment in matters of conduct policy and procedures.
  • Stays well informed regarding developments within student conduct and legal issues.
  • Completes assigned projects, research, reports, and memos as requested.
  • Proactive Leader - Works well without close supervision and demonstrates initiative.
Position: Executive Director for Community Standards and Student Advocacy
Organization: Governors State University
Location: University Park,  IL 
United States
Posting Start Date: 8/1/2022
Date Posted: 6/21/2022
Requirements Apply at:  https://employment.govst.edu/postings/7134

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years full-time professional administrative experience in higher education focusing on student conduct, residence life, or a related field.
  • Understanding of student conduct processes and procedures, current student conduct issues and trends, Title IX requirements, higher education law, and student development theory required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with behavioral intervention or threat assessment teams and supporting/responding to students in distress or crisis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from underrepresented and underserved populations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty and staff in their roles as hearing officers.
  • Commitment to fostering student learning, social justice, restorative justice, and community values.
  • Independent judgment, critical management, and time management skills.
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Desired Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of student conduct database administration, i.e. Maxient.
  • Ability to solve problems and work effectively in a fast past environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to generate and manage workgroups and projects.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines to deal with competing demands.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills for internal and external interactions.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/21/2022
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Governors State University
One University Parkway

University Park,  IL 60484
United States
(708) 235-7595
Lisa Carra