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Associate Director

Department:

Office of Student Conduct

Requisition Number:

11589

Location:

Boulder, CO

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

23-Jul-2018

Job Summary

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) welcomes applications for an Associate Director. The Associate Director assists the Director of Student Conduct with administration and management of the day-to-day operations of the Student Conduct office. The Associate Director will work to streamline the student conduct process, and oversees conduct in the residence halls. This position also will lead the 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 pose a risk to campus safety. This is a full-time position that will report to the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, a unit within the division of Student Affairs on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Who We Are

Student Affairs is committed to enhancing student academic success while mitigating obstacles that may impede progress. We create inclusive environments to address student social, emotional, physical, spiritual, professional and academic needs to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. We provide programs and services to support student health and wellness, personal and professional goal-setting and progress, social involvement, motivation and academic self-efficacy.

The University of Colorado Boulder student conduct system is based on a developmental and progressive response to student conduct violations as well as academic integrity violations.  It is aimed at helping students acknowledge responsibility for their actions and assist them in learning behaviors, which will assist them in being successful members of the CU community.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Student Conduct Oversight 
  • Direct the application and communication of interim measure responses to alleged risky behaviors that occur on and off campus. 
  • Oversee and implement a stream-lined process for resolving policy violations that occur in the Residence Halls.
  • Guide the application of student development, 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 draft policies and practices that reflect best practices in the field of student conduct. 
  • Train the Student Conduct staff in basic laws and policies that relate to campus judicial programs. 
  • Facilitate thorough and impartial investigative hearings to determine the credibility and factual finding of alleged policy violations. Issue educational and student centered sanctions that addresses policy violation(s) and mitigates risk to the campus community. 
Operations and Administration 
  • Guide the residence life conduct process to create a seamless operational and administrative environment that exceeds student needs and expectations. 
  • 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.
  • Oversee the day-to-day creation and assignment of Residence Life conduct cases. 
 Human Resource Management 
  •  Assist or lead the processes to recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate high functioning, student affairs focused staff at all position levels in the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution. 
  • Supervise and conduct performance reviews for three professional conduct coordinators. 
  • Provide formal feedback for approximately 16 Hall Directors' performance related to the student conduct processes.
  • Ensure that all federal, state, university, and departmental hiring procedures are followed.
 Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Assessment 
  • Provide exceptional leadership for OSCCR's professional and student staff development, strategic planning and implementation, assessment, all assigned initiatives, and all assigned committee work in the Division of Student Affairs. 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Student Conduct 3-year Strategic Plan and annual assessment plan. Provide on-going updates on the implementation of strategic plan initiatives. 
  • Assist in the implementation of the Student Conduct Strategic Assessment Plan and interpret benchmarking surveys for the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Share leadership, vision creation, resources, and strategic implementation in the pursuit of campus initiatives. 
  • Act as representative of the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution and Student Affairs on campus.
Emergency Response 
  • Direct and evaluate crisis responses, including consultation with on-call Residence Life Staff to determine relocations or campus exclusions. 
  • Provide crisis management assistance through immediate response and follow-up in collaboration with the Student Support & Case Management and the Dean of Students.
  • Serve in on-call roles and responsibilities. 
  • 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 stakeholders through service minded attention to student affairs, Boulder community, and university missions. 
  • Interface with parents regarding concerns for students participating in the student conduct process.
  • Assist in response to university initiatives as related to student conduct. 
Fiscal Resource Management 
  • Administer all fiscal processes with maximum integrity and timeliness. 
  • Follow all federal, state, university and departmental budget procedures. 
  • Assists in maintaining the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution's budgets and fiscal responsibilities.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $70,000.

Benefits

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

  • Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education or a related field, and demonstrated practice in the area of Student Conduct Administration.
  • At least five years of progressive experience working in student affairs 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 colleaguial working relationships. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity. 
  • Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate competing priorities, and adjust planning, as needed. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse people, including professional staff, students, faculty, parents, athletics, law enforcement, system-wide colleagues, community partners, and media.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compliance and best practices surrounding FERPA, Title IX, Title IV, Clery Act, and Due Process rights.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working with other student affairs departments or committees including developing partnerships for joint initiatives. 
  • Experience with program development and data based assessment for residence hall experiences.
  • Experience with strategic planning and program development.
  • Experience working with a student conduct database.
  • Experience managing or administrating an administrative database.
  • Experience working with a Student of Concern or BIT team.
  • Experience working with alternative dispute resolution processes.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: CU Boulder Talent Acquisition

Posting Contact Email: hresmail@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer