Human Resources

Director of Community Standards and Family Engagement

Muskingum University invites applications for the position of Director of Community Standards and Family Engagement. This is an opportunity to join an energetic team of Student Life educators, who support our students outside of the classroom and engage partners across the campus. The Director builds opportunities for families to engage with the University community and works with students to create a positive and safe campus environment. This is an exciting time at Muskingum University as the University opens a new health and wellness facility and continues the expansion of co-curricular programming to create a transformative student experience.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, and supervising the collateral assignment of an Area Coordinator, the fundamental duties of this position are 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. As the leader for community standards, the Director serves as an integral member of the Student Life team, providing programs designed to support and enhance student success and serving as the liaison with the academic support team.  This position will coordinate and serve in the Back Up Dean duty rotation, including having visibility on campus during on-call periods.

The Director will also develop family programming, with specific attention to the development of programs of support for specific student and family populations, including first generation students, and other under-served student and family groups. Activities will include fall and spring campus weekends, web-based resources, a regular electronic family newsletter, and social media pages for families.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Student Conduct

  • Assume overall coordination and management of the Student Conduct program.  Provide comprehensive leadership, management, and vision for the Student Conduct program.
  • Assess effectiveness of current Student Conduct practices.  Update, develop, and implement 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) and 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.
  • Assess the role and value of student-faculty Community Standards Board.  Develop, recruit, train, and advise Community Standards Board.
  • Serve as functional supervisor to Area Coordinators for Community Standards matters.
  • Supervise hearing officers assigned to the Community Standards Board or within Student Affairs in the area of student conduct.  Coordinate training sessions, communicate expectations, and follow up with staff on issues of student conduct.
  • 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.
  • As appropriate, collaborate with University Police, Director of Residence Life, Counseling Services, Academic Affairs, Title IX Coordinator, faculty, and others in addressing alleged student misconduct.
  • Collaborate with other campus officials and provide annual statistics for completion of Clery Act reporting.
  • Semi-annually, publish information about campus hazing instances in compliance with applicable law.
  • Annually, review and update Student Affairs’ policies related to student behavioral expectations and conduct process.
  • Promote, coordinate, and present programs that encourage community development and enhance appreciation for responsible behavior and good citizenship.
  • Coordinate Student Conduct budget.

Family Connections

  • Develop family programming, including fall and spring weekends, web-based resources, a regular electronic family newsletter, and social media pages for families.
  • Develop programs of support for specific student and family populations, including first generation students, students of color, and other groups as needed.

Division Leadership

  • Chair the cross-disciplinary Behavior Assessment/Intervention Team.  Communicate reporting procedures to faculty and staff.
  • Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
  • Coordinate TIPS training classes for students.
  • Work with Greek Life and Athletics to coordinate anti-hazing initiatives and programming.
  • Act as a liaison to the Student Success Team
  • Serve as an Academic Success Coach
  • 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.
  • Weekend and evening work are vital to the success of this position.
  • Must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies.
  • Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced.
  • Knowledge and experience using general software programs, including Word and Excel.
  • Must have 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.

How to Apply

Applications must include a letter of interest, a resume, and 3 professional references and should be sent by email to careers@muskingum.edu 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.

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