Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct Georgetown University
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 3760076
Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct Georgetown University
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Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct - Georgetown University
Georgetown's Office of Student Conduct supports our Catholic and Jesuit educational mission by enforcing regulations designed to promote an environment in which students can develop intellectually, morally, spiritually and socially while exercising a balance of partnership and autonomy within the campus community. Our mission is to promote concepts of fairness and due process in conduct settings.
The Assistant Director of Student Conduct plays a vital role in fulfilling the Office's fundamental mission to assist in students' educational development by promoting concepts of fairness and due process in judicial settings while striking a balance between community standards and individual behavior.
They have oversight of the adjudication of all non-academic student conduct issues, as defined in the Code of Student Conduct, for all students (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies), regardless of whether the alleged behavior occurred on University-owned/operated property or at any off-campus location. Such behavior includes but is not limited to disorderly conduct in the local surrounding communities, incivility towards a University official, failure to comply with a directive issued by a University official, theft, physical assault, illegal drug use/sale/distribution, damage/destruction of personal and/or University-owned property, harassment/bullying, and stalking.
Additionally, they have oversight of the policies and procedures of the University's student disciplinary adjudication process, including but not limited to Administrative Action meetings, recruitment, training and case assignment of undergraduate, graduate, continuing studies students, and faculty/staff Hearing Board and Appeals Committee members.
The Assistant Director engages in follow-up meetings Complainants/Respondents, personal advisors, parents, academic deans; and collaborates closely with the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators, the Title IX investigator, and any other official designated by the University as a Decision Maker for Title IX and sexual misconduct cases. They work with and across all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies campuses to coordinate adjudication procedures or other negotiated resolutions for sexual misconduct-related cases in order to be in compliance with federal regulations.
They have responsibility to lead integration of restorative practices into the Office of Student Conduct procedures and trainings; and serves a central collaborative role in convening and coordinating meetings of restorative practice facilitators, student leaders, and other interested members of the community. As well, they maintain relationships with national and local restorative practice resources, such as trainers, institutes, and networks; and assist in the broad integration of restorative practices into community responsibility practices for the student population.
Further, they serve a critical role in addressing COVID-19 related non-compliance incidents referred to the Office by the University's public health care navigation team, including but not limited to maintaining COVID-19 case tracker for updating senior administrators and administering the COVID-19 expedited adjudication process.
The Assistant Director has oversight of office communication, correspondence, and disciplinary records, including but not limited to daily emails sent to or by [email protected] or academic dean, and parent notifications regarding adjudication outcomes, requests for student disciplinary clearance forms, background investigator requests, and disciplinary Records requests from OGE, deans, OSE, President's office. They also handle other Office of Student Conduct related matters as needed, and provide leadership for the office during the Director's and Associate Director's absence.
Supervised directly by and reporting to the Associate Director of the Office of Student Conduct, the
Assistant Director supervises graduate and undergraduate student employees. They collaborate closely with campus partners in the Office of Off Campus Student Life, Department of Residential Living, Department of Health Education Services, Office of Student Outreach and Support, Office of Social Justice, Department of Athletics, Office of University Counsel, IDEAA/Title IX, GU Police Department (GUPD) and DC Metropolitan Police, Academic Deans' Offices, Office of Global Education, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Government Associations, Undergraduate Student Advocacy Office (SAO), and faculty and student members of the judicial hearing board and appeals committee.
Master's degree in higher education or related field or a J.D. degree
At least 3-5 years of experience in student judicial services in a college or university setting with demonstrated success as a professional in an administrative student conduct process or closely related area
Familiarity with current Title IX obligations
An understanding of and commitment to student development, character formation and community building
Ability to handle sensitive cases and emergency situations and to make sound judgments regarding immediate priorities
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal, analytical skills
Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a diverse community of students, parents, faculty/staff, partner offices and the neighboring community
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