The Director of Community Standards (DCS) provides leadership for the administration and coordination of the University's Office of Community Standards processes including the oversight of the Code of Community Standards, the student conduct process, and to include restorative justice practices. Serves as the primary conduct officer for non-academic, high-level residential, and clubs and organizations (Greek) misconduct. The DCS coordinates the efforts to proactively educate our students on being a member of the University of Redlands community.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Students, this positions trains and advises Community Standards Educators, and peer and appeal board members. They also contribute to campus dialogue regarding complex legal and regulatory issues in collaboration with other campus stakeholders like the University's legal counsel and Title IX office.
This position requires flexible working hours, which may include working some evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Independently manages assigned cases from inception through completion ensuring compliance with timelines, due process, and policies.
Receives and reviews Incident Reports. Assign Community Standards Educators to cases; manages appeals.
Drafts, reviews, and/or sends correspondence for assigned cases.
Conducts formal and informal proceedings concerning alleged violations of the Code of Community Standards and other university policies.
Communicates to students, employees, and others regarding the Code of Community Standards and university policies.
Creates and provides trainings and information to university students, faculty, and staff regarding the Code of Community Standards and procedures.
Reviews and participates in updates to university policies, procedures, and services including maintaining compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.
Develops and maintains relationships and clear lines of communications with campus partners including the Student Affairs leadership, Public Safety, Housing & Residence Life, Athletics, and other departments as necessary to resolve concerns and complaints and ensure that the University's process, responses, and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and requirements.
Trains and advises Residence Life staff, Residence Life student leaders, and other institutional staff on conduct-related matters.
Trains and advises community educators, hearing officers' peer boards, and the University Appeals Board.
Selects, mentors, trains, and advises students who volunteer for board positions.
Co-leads Campus Assessment, Response and Education (CARE) Team to support at-risk students.
Liaises with the University's counseling and health centers to support student needs, particularly students of concern.
Establishes protocol and policy, and subsequently leads a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
Working with Housing & Residence Life, provides support and leadership to the development and delivery of proactive programs and services aimed at responding to students experiencing conflict.
Supervises Graduate Assistants/Interns.
Supervises the Biennial Review for the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act.
Supervises the Annual Drug Free Schools and Campuses Annual Notification.
Works with Public Safety for Campus Clery Act reporting, including coordinating monthly and annual statistical reports and the Annual Security Report.
Provides the Senior Associate Dean of Students general office support to students of concern.
Meets with students petitioning for late withdrawal to support them in the preparation of their applications.
Serves on division and institutional committees as assigned.
Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Clery Act.
Serves in back-up administrator on-call (BAOC) rotation, averaging 2-3 weeks per semester.
Serves as a Division lead on the development, implementation, and support of retention initiatives, to include applicable assessment practices.
Annually assess risk mitigation strategies across programs and services within the Division of Student Affair portfolio, to include Greek Life policy and practice.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Experience that illustrates a history of successfully collaborating with co-workers on a regular basis to achieve common goals.
Experience that demonstrates a strong desire to work with a variety of people on a regular basis.
Experience that demonstrates student-centered decision making.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in higher education or student conduct setting.
Experience with public presentations and public speaking to engage various stakeholders.
A valid California Class C CA drivers' license with a good driving record is required.
Knowledge of Maxient Student Conduct Software.
Understanding of the roles within Student Affairs and a commitment to a developmental model of Student Conduct on college campuses.
Demonstrated awareness of key concepts of inclusion and equity.
Demonstratable understanding of, and experience supporting communities of marginalized populations, and the potential impact of institutional policies and procedures.
Demonstrable trauma-informed approach to working with those who have experienced violence, and/or sexual misconduct.
Strong knowledge of intergroup relations and conflict resolution practices.
Working knowledge of state and federal legal issues related to higher education and student conduct.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to give presentations and interact with diverse populations.
Effective and compassionate communicator with students, parents, guardians or family and others.
Effective organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to supervise, develop and mentor.
High level of skill in making responsible, informed decisions in the moment.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy, maintain neutrality and confidentiality when faced within difference or hostility.
Commitment to professional ethics.
Committed to the principles of a fair, equitable process and respect of all individuals.
Ability to manage confidential and sensitive situations.
Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Standard office and field setting. Duties performed are primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation or in meetings. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort. This position requires flexible working hours, which may include working some evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
Incumbents regularly sit for long periods; walk short distances on a regular basis; use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reach with hands and arms; stoop or kneel or crouch to file; speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; and lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
TO APPLY: A resume/CV and cover letter are required. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call (909) 748-8040.
HIRING RANGE: Anticipated hiring range is near or at the minimum of the classification, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training. The University of Redlands is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Hiring Range. Placement within the Hiring Range is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.
BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. The University will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.
DRIVER'S LICENSE CHECK: Possession of a valid Driver's License is required for certain positions. Employees in positions that require a valid Driver's License will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.
PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMS: For certain positions typically in Public Safety, Facilities, Athletics and Information Technology Services departments, employment is contingent upon a candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs. Public Safety Officers, in addition to a pre-employment physical exam, will also be required to pass a psychological evaluation.
INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: New employees are required to submit proof of having received the full course dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine including a booster or submit an exemption request for medical or religious reasons within sixty (60) days from your date of hire.
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