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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 30, 2022
Manage logistics of the student conduct hearing process, such as scheduling hearings and communications with hearing panel members, students, and advisors.
Exercises discretion to manage pre-hearing and hearing procedures, subject to specific procedural requirements set forth in the Code.
Presides over and makes all procedural rulings at student conduct hearings.
Rules on procedural disputes that arise during the conduct process and fashions appropriate remedies for procedural violations including dismissal of charges where appropriate.
Rules on requests for extensions of time.
IHO Duties - Hearing Panel Support:
Recruits and trains faculty, staff, and students to serve on student conduct panels; and, promotes the education of hearing panel members through skill development, constructive feedback, and improvement objectives.
Promotes the leadership of the faculty chair and integrity of the hearing panel by recognizing their primary responsibility - deciding on matters of a policy violation(s) and recommending sanction(s) proportionate to the respondent's involvement.
IHO Duties - Process Improvement and Assessment:
Responds to data requests made by the media, auditors, investigators, campus affiliates, or members of the public made through the campus' Public Records Act process by compiling data and preparing reports, briefings, and executive summaries suitable for publication.
Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
Develops assessment tools and conducts annual/ongoing assessments of Center for Student Conduct (CSC) services, procedures, policies, and protocols.
Uses this data to prepare CSC's annual report and other executive briefings for Director, senior campus leadership, and faculty.
SVSH Hearing Coordinator - Hearing Administration and Management:
Drafts and disseminates official communication to parties regarding deadlines, procedures, and protocols.
Manages all scheduling and logistical components of hearings
Drafts and communicate procedural decisions to parties.
Tracks SVSH hearing timelines for policy compliance.
Manages and trains third-party vendors who serve as IHOs for SVSH hearings including approving billing reports and POs.
SVSH Hearing Coordinator - Process Improvement and Assessment:
At the conclusion of SVSH hearings and in collaboration with the Appeal Officer, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), CSC, the confidential survivor advocate, and the respondent services coordinator, convenes and conducts post-hearing analysis to determine the need for systemic improvements and/or additional process/policy components.
When process/policy improvements are identified as necessary, the hearing coordinator confers with their supervisor and implements changes as appropriate.
Participates in multi-disciplinary and campus-wide policy/planning committees and working groups related to relevant subjects such as SVSH, the Clery Act, etc.
Attends staff meetings, creates website tools and communications, solicits feedback, and creates and delivers training programs.
Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
Leads committees and workgroups as needed to address policy issues, complaint response systems, and educational programs.
Ensures compliance with relevant federal, state, and local laws and campus/University policies, while managing complex situations and safeguarding timely caseload follow-up.
Confers with the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) or Office of the General Counsel and other colleagues as needed, to strategize and create plans to mitigate or circumvent risk.
When appropriate, collaborates with the Office of the President (OP) and other location colleagues to address complex system-wide issues with significant impact. Ensures quality controls are in place to maintain the integrity of the system(s).
Develops recommendations for policy revisions, identifying the benefits and ramifications.
Provides guidance on additional issues observed or raised.
Provides leadership in obtaining input from critical constituencies.
Continues to invest in own professional development.
Other duties as assigned.
Advanced knowledge of the nature of conflict and conflict resolution, mediation techniques, and professional compliance.
Skills in critical decision-making and demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate the resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme political sensitivity and demonstrate balanced judgment and exceptional discretion.
Ability to extract, verify, compile and develop recommendations related to conducting, SVSH, ethics and compliance programs, issues, policies, and procedures.
Understanding of trauma-informed responses and practices.
Demonstrated ability to receive and incorporate feedback.
In-depth abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
Thorough understanding of the interrelationship of procedures and desired results.
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills to work independently with all levels of University personnel, including management and faculty, and to facilitate agreement on issues and corrective actions.
Ability to present complex issues in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally for presentation or review by senior leadership.
Demonstrated emotional intelligence and ability to navigate complex issues with multiple stakeholders.
Excellent organizational and structural skills including the ability to oversee a wide variety of activities, define problems, propose and implement effective solutions and prioritize competing priorities.
Experience managing or working with confidential and sensitive records.
Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Broad and thorough knowledge of and/or ability to learn University policies and practices around Title IX, student conduct, Clery Act, FERPA, and SVSH.
Strong skills essential to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to student concerns.
Ability to stand behind unpopular decisions.
Experience with risk management and mitigation and familiarity with investigatory tactics.
Master's degree or advanced degree in a relevant area or relevant experience/training.
Three or more years of experience working with hearing procedures or student discipline in a college or university setting.
Professional certification(s) applicable to job responsibilities.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $101,000.00 - $146,000.00.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
Referral Source info This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of 'UCB Employee' and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email. Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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