Director of Community Standards and Assessment
Muskingum University invites applications for the position of Director of Community Standards and Assessment. This is an opportunity to manage the educational and student conduct processes involved in upholding the Muskingum University Code of Student Conduct, adjudicating violations, and incorporating restorative justice practices and innovative dispute resolution approaches. This position develops and implements assessment for Student Life and the Student Experience division, including coordinating program reviews. This position serves as an integral member of the Student Life team in providing programs designed to support and enhance student success.
- Provide comprehensive leadership, management, and vision for the Student Conduct program.
- Develop, implement, and update a comprehensive student conduct process that aligns with national standards, current law, best practices, and a restorative justice perspective.
- Investigate, adjudicate, and assign sanctions (up to and including expulsion) including educational interventions for cases of student misconduct in accordance with appropriate University policies and procedures.
- Educate students, professional staff, faculty, and parents/guardians about the student conduct process and Code of Student Conduct.
- Develop, recruit, train, and advise Community Standards Board consisting of appointed faculty and nominated students and staff members.
- Serve as functional supervisor to Area Coordinator(s) for Community Standards matters.
- Maintain Maxient software program including corresponding with vendor (as applicable), updating Student Life letters and forms in system, and training staff members to use system.
- Maintain records and files of disciplinary cases in keeping with applicable University policies and state/federal laws.
- Collaborate with University Police, Director of Residence Life, Counseling Services, Academic Affairs, faculty, and others in addressing alleged student misconduct.
- Collaborate with other campus officials and provide annual statistics for completion of Clery Act reporting.
- Work with Greek Life and Athletics to coordinate anti-hazing initiatives and programming.
- Publish information about campus hazing instances in compliance with applicable law semi-annually.
- Promote, coordinate, and present programs that encourage community development and enhance appreciation for responsible behavior and good citizenship.
- Manage the Student Conduct budget.
- Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
- Collaborate with University Title IX Coordinator in addressing alleged student misconduct.
- Deliver class presentations regarding Title IX awareness and responsibility including for first year experiences classes.
- Work with Student Life units to complete program reviews on a rotating basis.
- Work with Student Life staff to develop assessments of programs and initiatives, including measures of program effectiveness, learning outcome achievement, and benchmarking against key comparison groups.
- Provide assessment training as needed for Student Life professional staff.
- Prepare annual report of Student Life assessment activities and outcomes.
- Chair the cross-disciplinary Behavior Assessment/Intervention Team and manage reporting processes and documentation.
- Coordinate and serve in the Back Up Dean duty rotation, including having visibility on campus during on-call periods.
- Participate in departmental initiatives through leadership or team involvement.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position. This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonably-related duties, including special projects.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, or related field.
- Five or more years of progressively responsible Student Affairs administrative experience, including experience in student conduct.
- Understanding of small, liberal arts residential campus.
- Experience investigating and resolving conduct complaints; Title IX training preferred.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and engage in the gathering, examination, and basic analysis of information to arrive at solutions or recommendations and/or take appropriate action required.
- Ability to interact collegially with students, colleagues, and other constituencies.
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Knowledge and experience using general software programs, including Word and Excel. Experience with Maxient preferred.
- Commitment to educating and supporting diverse populations, and to striving for inclusive excellence in all aspects of program delivery.
- Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include a letter of interest, a resume, and 3 professional references and should be sent by email to email@example.com or fax to 740-826-6131. Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence. This position will remain open until filled, with review of candidates to begin immediately.
Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities. Please visit https://www.muskingum.edu/non-discrimination-statement to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.