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Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards
The Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards is an unclassified position in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. This position leads innovative training, development, and assessment programs for student conduct hearing officers and serves as the primary liaison to KU Student Housing. The Assistant Director also works directly with students charged with violating the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and is involved with all aspects of the student conduct process. The primary focus of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Kansas is educational, seeking to educate students about their responsibilities to the university community and evaluating the impact their behaviors have on the university community.  
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards works through an inclusive excellence lens to address incidents of conflict and non-academic misconduct on campus and educates students about the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Through the core values of Respect, Community, Integrity, and Responsibility, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards seeks to foster an inclusive learning environment through education focused on community membership and standards.
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards exists within the Division of Student Affairs. Student Affairs engages the University of Kansas community in services and programs that make learning possible. Student Affairs provides a KU student experience in which every student is supported by the campus environment, connected to the institution, and prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow. 
45%     Hearing Officer Development and Office Representation
  • Serves as the primary liaison to KU Student Housing undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff.
  • Develops, maintains, and updates training materials for KU Student Housing Hearing Officers, including manuals, tools, videos, and an online knowledge base. 
  • Supports the skill development and performance of Student Housing Hearing Officers through a highly-developmental training and qualification process, regular assessment activities, monthly meetings, and ongoing feedback.
  • Establishes innovative policies and procedures for the student conduct experience within and beyond KU Student Housing. Engages in regular research and assessment to identify trends, needs, and best practices to inform student conduct approaches. 
  • Review and revises communications, creative sanction options, and informational materials to support the student conduct experience. Seeks opportunities to educate students about conflict resolution options and the student conduct process. 
  • Develops and leads a work team to advance student conduct work across the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and KU Student Housing. 
  • Facilitates ongoing trainings and educational sessions for students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Evaluates training efficacy and advances best practices in student conduct and community standards at the University of Kansas.
  • Supports training and professional development programs for members of the University’s formal hearing panels for students facing suspension or expulsion from the university. Creates training materials as needed. 
  • Attends functions on behalf of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (orientation, welcome events, celebrations, etc.).
  • Participates in other committees, task forces, or work groups on behalf of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
35%   Student Conduct Administration
  • Serves as a Hearing Officer for alleged violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. 
  • Reviews, evaluates, investigates, adjudicates, and sets sanctions for cases of alleged student misconduct violations in accordance with appropriate University policies and processes. Conducts regular follow-up with students who have not completed assigned sanctions.
  • Maintains records and files of disciplinary cases in keeping with applicable University policies and state/federal laws. 
  • Manages administrative holds for overdue sanctions on behalf of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and KU Student Housing.
  • Inputs, maintains, and updates information regarding cases, inquiries, and content in respective databases.
  • Assists with compliance requirements and disciplinary certifications involving student conduct.
  • In conjunction with Health Education Resource Office (HERO), implements and monitors appropriate educational sanctions regarding alcohol and drugs.
  • Assists in biennial review and potential revisions of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Serves as an investigator for alleged violations committed by student organizations.
20%     Assessment & Review
  • Tracks trends in student conduct cases across the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and KU Student Housing. Reassigns cases as hearing officer case load demands. Identifies behavior patterns and seeks creative individual or programmatic solutions.
  • Administers conduct assessment practices via Maxient and reports findings to Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards for review. Tracks and reports weekly, monthly, and annual trends in student conduct practices.
  • Participates in annual assessment projects that evaluate the efficacy and the learning outcomes of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
  • Continually monitors best practices in the field of student conduct and assists in implementation where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned
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Position: Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards
Organization: The University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence,  KS 
United States
Salary: $47,500
Posting Start Date: 6/9/2021
Date Posted: 6/8/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree by employment in higher education, college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, social work, psychology or related field or law degree.
  • Minimum of two years experience in a higher education setting and prior experience with student conduct processes. Two years as a graduate assistant is equivalent to one year professional experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive learning environments and serving diverse populations of college students. 
  • Work experience requiring a demonstrated understanding of conflict resolution and legal issues in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience creating, implementing, and assessing learner-centered training programs, professional development experiences, or academic curriculum. 
  • Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.
  • Experience managing confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year experience working in Housing or Residence Life. 
  • Minimum of one year experience with alcohol and drug education programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community.
  • Proven ability in assisting students in unbiased reflection on behavior, ethical decision-making, values, and community membership. 
  • Familiar with motivational interview and brief intervention techniques.
  • Familiar with referral processes and typical campus resources. Experience providing consultation to university faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Experience with student conduct database software (Maxient or similar package).
  • Experience with alternative conflict resolution processes including, conflict coaching, mediation, and/or restorative justice.
  • Membership in Association for Student Conduct Administration and attendance at Gehring Academy Foundations of Professional Practice Track.
  • Commitment to professional development and professional associations as evidenced by memberships and/or presentations.

Status: This listing expires on: 6/20/2021
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The University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Strong Hall, Room 134
Lawrence,  KS 66045
United States
(785) 864-1729
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