Director of Student Conduct

DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

The Director of Student Conduct provides oversight and leadership for all student nonacademic processes and policies, as well as related institutional and divisional policy development and implementation. Investigates and adjudicates student non-academic misconduct, and serves as a resource for academic misconduct and other related disciplinary processes, including those related to Title IX.  Provides oversight and supervision for student support and case management, including supervision of student staff and graduate interns as applicable.  As a member of the Student Development Staff, assists in engaging all students in meaningful educational experiences, in and out of the classroom. Serves on several institutional and division-wide committees.  Researches and completes required reports and documents that are central to the work of the Student Development Division at Edgewood College.

Responsibilities:

  • Student Nonacademic Misconduct
    • Serves as chief student conduct administrator, assessing, researching, developing, implementing, and updating consistently all related procedures, training, publications and website
    • Reviews incident reports, meet with involved parties, investigate incidents, and adjudicate cases according to established codes of conduct and policies. 
    • Provides all case management for nonacademic misconduct, from intake to sanction completion.  Maintain all student conduct records, including management of Maxient software and its use campus-wide
    • Works with students and governance to assess policies, procedures, and sanction development 
    • Provides proactive education, training, and outreach for faculty, staff, and students on behavior expectations and guidelines, student code of conduct, and all related topics (e.g. civility, community living, etc)
    • Serves as a liaison to various departments on campus, including but not limited to Academic Affairs, Residence Life, Athletics, Security, and Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
    • Works with campus Security and local law enforcement on incidents of on and off campus misconduct
    • Designs, implements, and assesses effectiveness of sanctions used in the misconduct process
    • Recruits and trains faculty, staff, and students as student conduct board members on an annual basis 
    • Provides leadership in the area of institutional and divisional policy development and implementation
    • Maintains communication and professional collaborations with area college/university student conduct offices
  • Threat Assessment and Student Support Case Management
    • Leads the EC Cares team, a campus-wide committee focused on threat assessment, intervention, and student support. 
    • Manage EC Cares student cases, procedures, and processes associated with student support and threat assessment/response
    • Through on-going case management, meets regularly with referred students to update records, provide on-going support and feedback, and assess progress.  Insures student compliance and follow-through with discussed plans 
    • Communicates progress with other campus staff and faculty members as appropriate
    • Maintains up-to-date records for all student cases by using Maxient database software.  Create reports as necessary
    • Serves as a liaison and resource to various departments on campus, including but not limited to Academic Affairs, the Wellness Center (Personal Counseling and Health Services), Residence Life, Athletics, Security, and faculty
    • Remains up-to-date with all campus procedures and policies impacting students throughout their entire enrollment
  • Administrative Functions
    • Develops and administers student conduct budgets
    • Researches and completes required reports and documents, including those requiring coordination with other campus departments
    • Develops and implements marketing for EC Cares and the Dean of Students referral process
    • Supervises the publishing and communication to the campus of all related misconduct publications, forms, and documents
    • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned
  • Supervision
    • Provides supervision to student office assistants, graduate interns, and other staff as applicable 
  • College Service
    • Represents the Division of Student Development on institutional committees, task forces, and groups.  Also serves on Student Development division-wide committees
    • Serves as member of the Student Development staff attending meetings and retreats
    • Participates in campus events as a department and division representative

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field required
  • Minimum of 3+ years professional experience in investigating and adjudicating student nonacademic misconduct
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development concepts, theories, and issues pertaining to student conduct
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, due process and other applicable laws and legal principles related to student conduct administration in a college/university setting

Preferred Education or Work Experience:

  • Senior-level experience and/or a depth of related knowledge in the areas of Student Conduct, Title IX Compliance, Sexual Assault Awareness, and Student Affairs
  • Experience in leading/supervising professional staff
  • Experience working with student conduct case management software.  Maxient experience preferred
  • Experience working with students in higher education, especially in co-curricular experiences
  • Experience and/or a depth of related knowledge in the areas of assessment and evaluation

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving/conflict resolution skills
  • Awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities
  • Organization skills
  • Computer proficiency and abilities

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – DRSC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer