Associate Director for the Office of Student Conduct & Community Responsibility
Loyola Marymount University
Location: Westchester Campus,
Internal Number: R4186
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, 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.
Administer the SARA resource process for students involved in incidents of sexual or interpersonal misconduct that require resources only.
Create and develop trainings, official documents and protocols for SARAs; oversee the daily maintenance of individual student assignments including supportive measure requests; and review federal and state guidelines to ensure university compliance.
Conduct hearing preparation meetings with both complainants and respondents for conduct hearings with cross examination, reviewing the process with students and their advisors, answering student questions regarding the process or the finalized reports.
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.
Schedule live hearings, working with Conduct Administrators, complainants, respondents and witnesses to find appropriate dates and times. Set up video conferencing for hearings with cross exaimination.
Sit in with witnesses for hearings with cross examination to assist with technology and the coordination of the hearing.
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.
Maintaining a training log for sexual and interpersonal misconduct related conferences, meetings, trainings and presentations conducted or received by members of the OSCCR team or produced for conduct officers.
Coordinating, compiling and communicating weekly and monthly statistical and individual reports regarding sexual and interpersonal misconduct.
Conduct yearly review and update of the Student Sexual & Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and the Student Title IX Policy.
Track conduct involving members of student organizations and coordinate educational and training opportunities with various offices for member students.
Advise Sorority & Fraternity Life Hearing Board in the adjudication of incidents involving fraternities and sororities, including providing necessary training and student support.
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); 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 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.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
Master's and/or Doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration or related field required; bachelor's degree, college student personnel or related field required.
Three to 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.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.