The Office of Student Conduct is seeking an Associate Director of Student Conduct who is responsible for managing and addressing all referrals and allegations of violations of the Student Conduct Code for all students across Johns Hopkins University. The Associate Director serves as the number two to the Director of Student Conduct and support at a high level the systemic oversight and day-to-day management of the university's student conduct system and for leading the efforts to educate students about community standards of conduct across all university schools and divisions. This role will oversee student conduct investigations, specifically addressing student and organizational conduct through the standards of the code of conduct. The Associate Director is responsible for an independent conduct caseload; advising conduct officers within the scope of their role; advising conduct and academic ethics boards; and educating the University community surrounding student rights and responsibilities.
The Associate Director will orchestrate the day-to-day oversight of student conduct, which includes training faculty and staff on university policies, student rights and responsibilities, and student conduct processes. The Associate Director will also develop university-wide policies and procedures that reflect best practices from higher education student conduct organizations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Supervise 1-3 full-time staff and graduate assistants.
Responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and oversight of the Coordinator and Graduate Assistant(s) who serve as the primary points of contact for personal misconduct.
Primary point of contact for organizational misconduct. This includes oversight of case management of investigations and cases reported to the university and under the jurisdiction of the Office of Student Conduct (OSC).
This includes, but is not limited to: working in direct partnership with all academic colleges, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Leadership, Engagement and Experiential Development, Public Safety, Health and Wellbeing, and the Dean's Office, as well as other campus partners both within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs.
In coordination with the Director of OSC, this position will develop and maintain educational and training programs for faculty and staff, investigators, adjudicators, and for various student groups and student-employees, to provide transparency and resources around the topic of reporting, amnesty, hazing, consent, the conduct process, and other division educational goals related to this area.
Consults with a broad cross-section of institutional and community stakeholders regarding student conflict issues in large and specific student situations.
Serves as a Panel Member for the SMPP and Title IX decision panels.
Develops, maintains and provides training in coordination and collaboration with the Director of OSC for staff in the Office of Student Conduct and for those across campus who serve as hearing officers in different capacities.
Manages, oversees the investigation of, and monitors cases of alleged violations of the Student Code Conduct, and other related policies and procedures. Utilize relevant theory, literature, research, and best practices.
Relevant knowledge areas include, but are not limited to: First Amendment, hazing, conflict resolution and alternative resolution, due process and fundamental fairness, higher education law, diversity and inclusion, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, Clery Act, other applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations and state laws, student welfare, safety and security, student development, cultural competence, ethical development, social identity development, leadership development, community building, social justice, restorative justice, conflict resolution theory, motivational interviewing, and related theories of human motivation, change, and development. Review complaints, conduct intake meetings, consult with key partners, interview involved parties, and facilitate alternative resolution when appropriate, either through informal or formal mechanisms
Manage current software to keep accurate records and statistical information on clients and programs/services. Utilize current technologies and information management tools, demonstrating creativity in service delivery to benefit students and improve organizational effectiveness.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of federal laws, state laws, and mandates including Title IX of the Higher Education Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, American Disabilities Act, Higher Education Act of America, Jeanne Clery Act, and the Drug-Free Schools Act.
Experience working in an institution of higher education, especially in a student affairs role.
Awareness of the current issues in higher education.
Ability to thrive and bring order and direction to ambiguous situations.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise discretion and mature judgment and manage multiple priorities at once.
Ability to work well with a variety of people in assessing system strengths and weaknesses.
Strong organization and time management skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to partner cross-functionally with other departments.
Ability to collect, analyze, interpret, evaluate and summarize data.
Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality with all student academic and nonacademic records.
Flexible, highly skilled and independent position able to handle other appropriate matters as assign.
Master's Degree in higher education, student personnel or related field required.
At least five years pf progressively responsible experience in student affairs including 1 year of full-time work within an office of student conduct.
This position does not allow for education or experience substitutions.
Classified Title: Associate Director Student Conduct Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Student Affairs Personnel area: University Student Services
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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