Loyola Marymount University is looking for a Associate Director for Sexual & Interpersonal Misconduct & Cross Examination to assist the Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Student Conduct & Community Responsibility in providing a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to academic excellence for undergraduate and graduate students.
Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
Adjudicate high-level, sensitive and serious disciplinary matters, including those involving sexual and interpersonal misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking) and possibly Title IX violations, which promote the safety and well being of the LMU student community.
Manage the Student Affairs Resource Administrators (SARAs), approximately 15 professional staff members across the Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Students and coordinate the process to offer support and resources to students involved in incidents of sexual or interpersonal misconduct.
Create and develop trainings, official documents and protocols for SARAs; oversee the daily maintenance of individual student assignments including interim measure requests; and review federal and state guidelines to ensure university compliance.
Administer hearing conduct process with cross examination involving both sexual and interpersonal misconduct cases (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking) as well as high level allegations that may result in significant punitive outcomes including possible separation from the university (either temporary or permanent).
Produce detailed narratives of the findings of conduct cases and/or conduct cases with cross examination in a thorough and concise manner to provide all parties sufficient rationale for the decision.
Create and develop training for conduct officers regarding the hearing with cross examination process, how to utilize technology, proper protocol and procedures. Research best practices regarding hearings with cross examination in higher education and develop training to best inform conduct officers to be effective utilizing this process.
Create, update and manage all forms, checklists and procedural guides for hearings with cross examination, and make sure that conduct officers are well versed in the material prior to their utilization.
Create, update and manage Title IX folders detailing timelines for all sexual and interpersonal misconduct cases, communication, letters, notes and paperwork from conduct file (if conduct case occurred), and correspondence and completed forms from assigned SARAs. Work with Title IX office on storage or files.
Communicating with various departments (Student Housing, Public Safety, etc.) regarding updates on students who are removed from housing, banned from campus or certain areas on campus or suspended or dismissed from the University.
Coordinating, compiling and communicating weekly and monthly statistical and individual reports regarding sexual and interpersonal misconduct, no contact orders, removal from housing, ban from campus, suspension, dismissal, etc.
Conduct yearly review and update of the Student-on-Student Sexual & Interpersonal Misconduct Policy & Protocol.
Track conduct involving members of student organizations and coordinate educational and training opportunities with various offices for member students.
Assist in training conduct officers and hearing boards on the conduct process.
Responsible for assisting in reading and reviewing all incident reports prepared by Residence Life and the Department of Public Safety related to sexual and interpersonal misconduct, as well as high level allegations that may result in significant punitive outcomes including possible separation from the university (either temporary or permanent). Additionally review allegation letters and decision letters prepared and distributed for hearings with cross examination.
Provide assistance to conduct officers in the usage of department online software for conducting hearings with cross examination as necessary.
Collaborate with other departments within the University regarding conduct issues and programs including: training and educating students regarding various policies (e.g. the Good Samaritan Policy, Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and Protocol); presenting new federal and state regulations; and providing insight into the transformational accountability conduct process.
Participate in University, divisional and departmental committee work and projects.
Assist in the proper maintenance of all electronic and hard copy files and data.
Represent LMU within the Student Conduct community and at professional organizations or associations, serve on committees as required.
Assist in the review and implementation of all policies in the Student Conduct Code.
Typically a Master’s or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum five years of professional experience in student conduct is desired. Familiarity with and sensitive to the goals, needs, and challenges of Catholic higher education.
Knowledge of student conduct operations and procedures; FERPA; student information system management; Title IX, office management principles; principles of student development and counseling and customer service standards.
Ability to oversee short and long-range planning; compile and analyze statistics, identify trends, and forecast student conduct needs. Ability to maintain up to the minute, accurate student conduct data information.
Use of word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications; critical thinking and evaluation; effective written and oral communication, presenting, and persuading.
Internal Number: 0190163
About Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University shares in a rich intellectual heritage fostered by the Jesuit and Marymount educational traditions. It is founded on social justice and ethical values. Governed by an independent Board of Trustees, LMU cherishes its Catholic identity while at the same time welcoming people from diverse social, religious and cultural backgrounds. Located in Los Angeles, LMU offers a dynamic cultural environment to its students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends.