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Associate Director - Office of Student Conduct

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder student conduct and conflict resolution processes are based in a developmental and progressive response to student conduct violations, including academic integrity violations. These processes are aimed at helping students acknowledge responsibility for their actions and assist them in learning behaviors which will help them in being successful members of the CU community. The Associate Director assists the Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution with administration and management of the day-to-day operations of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution, and serves as the Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution in the Director’s absence. This position also will lead assessment efforts and will provide data and trends informing innovative efforts related to intervention and restorative practices. As a member of the unit’s leadership team, the Associate Director provides consultation and decision-making oversight for more than 5,000 referrals of alleged policy violations. The Associate Director investigates referrals of high-risk cases, felony criminal charges, as well as makes decisions on interim measures for students that may pose a risk to campus safety.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

About the Division of Student Affairs
Our goal is to help students become successful, curious, proficient individuals during their time at CU Boulder. We provide educational opportunities, resources and support services to help students find their community and build lifelong skills. Overall, students will gain self-confidence and the ability to achieve both academic and personal goals.
We support student growth and development in the following areas: 
  • Personal and professional development
  • Making connections and building relationships
  • Health and well-being
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership and civic engagement
  • Responsibility and accountability

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Student Conduct Oversight: 
  • Direct the application and communication of interim measure responses for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct and/or Honor Code. 
  • Guide the application of student development theory, student rights and responsibilities, due process, and victim’s rights and needs, throughout the student conduct process. 
  • Oversee and lead the annual reviews of the Student Conduct Code and the Honor Code, and draft policies and practices that reflect standard methodologies in the field of student conduct. 
  • Adjudicate alleged academic and nonacademic violations of the Student Code of Conduct or Honor Code that may result in sanctions ranging from informal resolution to expulsion. 
  • Apply effective sanctions that emphasize education, student development and responsible behavior. Initiate referrals when appropriate to resources/departments on campus.
  • Maintain files on all assigned cases, track sanctions and conduct investigations as necessary. Provide follow-up contact with students as needed.
  • Facilitate restorative justice and conflict resolution processes.
  • Adhere to code of conduct due process standards which must be aligned with Colorado State Statutes and federal laws.
Operations and Administration: 
  • Chair departmental committees and represent the department on University and Boulder community committees as assigned. 
  • Assist in the implementation of the business continuity plan for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.
  • Supervise the day-to-day creation assignment of student conduct cases and Honor Code cases. 
Human Resource Management: 
  • Assist or lead the processes to recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate high functioning staff at all position levels in Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution. 
  • Supervise and professional Student Conduct & Conflict staff.
  • Provide formal feedback for approximately 19 Hall Directors' performance related to the student conduct processes.
  • Ensure that all federal, state, university, and departmental hiring procedures are followed.
Planning, Leadership, and Assessment: 
  • Provide exceptional leadership for OSCCR's professional and student staff development, planning and implementation, assessment, all assigned initiatives, and all assigned committee work in the Division of Student Affairs. 
  • Serve as liaison for the Honor Code, working with the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA), the Honor Code Advisory Board (HCAB), and other academic integrity partnerships.
  • Serve as liaison to Residence Life.
  • Assist in the implementation of the Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution Strategic Assessment Plan and interpret benchmarking surveys for Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
  • Share leadership, vision creation, resources, and strategic implementation in the pursuit of campus initiatives. 
Emergency Response: 
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with other SCCR leadership to deliberate, facilitate, and determine interim measures and other vital student conduct actions in emergency situations. When on-call after hours, this position makes decisions on behalf of the Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
  • Provide crisis management assistance through immediate response and follow-up in collaboration with the Student Support & Case Management and the Dean of Students. 
  • Participates as a member of the Student of Concern Team, in the absence of the Director. 
External Relations: 
  • Provide support and leadership to all external partners through service-minded attention to student affairs, Boulder community, and university missions. 
  • Collaborate with families and other student support persons regarding concerns for students participating in SCCR processes.
Fiscal Resource Management: 
  • Administer all fiscal processes with maximum integrity and timeliness. 
  • Follow all federal, state, university and departmental budget procedures. 
  • Assists in maintaining Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution's budgets and fiscal responsibilities.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The annual hiring salary is $77,000. 
Onboarding assistance is available for this position based on Student Affairs guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education or a related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • At least four years of progressive experience working in student conduct or a related field.
  • 2 years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Demonstrated experience with crisis intervention, emergency response, and students of concern.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative supervisory and congenial working relationships. 
  • Proven dedication to the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity. 
  • Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate opposing priorities, and adjust planning, as needed. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, proven by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of a diverse group of people, including professional staff, students, faculty, parents, athletics, law enforcement, system-wide colleagues, community partners, and media.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills proven by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme political sensitivity.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working with, or interest in, academic integrity and faculty partnerships.
  • Experience working with other student affairs departments or committees including developing partnerships for joint initiatives. 
  • Experience with program development and data-based assessment. 
  • Experience with planning and program development.
  • Experience working with a student conduct database.
  • Experience working with a Student of Concern or BIT team.
  • Experience volunteering or working with a restorative justice program, or specialized training within restorative justice.
  • Experience volunteering or working with, or specialized training in conflict resolution practices.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by January 26, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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