Coordinator of Student Conduct/Title IX Investigator
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Type of Position:Management - Academic Affairs
Work Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)
Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Monticello
UAM, one of twenty campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas in the beautiful timberlands, rich in outdoor recreation activities, and approximately 100 miles south of Little Rock. UAM is a comprehensive, residential and commuter, undergraduate institution also offering selected master’s degree programs.
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Summary of Job Duties:The Coordinator of Student Conduct is responsible for the administration of the University’s student conduct program under the supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement & Dean of Students. The Coordinator of Student Conduct provides training for University hearing officers, hearing boards, and Residence Life staff who administer the policies and procedures of the conduct system. The Coordinator of Student Conduct offers alternative forms of dispute resolution, when appropriate, and acts as an advisor regarding complex legal and regulatory issues in higher education. The Coordinator of Student Conduct assists in coordinating the University's response to emergency situations involving students and assures compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Coordinator of Student Conduct serves as a Title IX Investigator in consultation with the University’s Title IX Coordinator when there are allegations of student-to-student sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking. Occasional work beyond typical office hours may be required.
• Ensure the effective administration of the Student Conduct Process through annual goal setting and outcomes assessment, maintenance of accurate and complete conduct records in compliance with the records retention policy, and effective communication of policies, procedures, and services through the delivery of print and online materials.
• Manage the Maxient student conduct software system and training for all users.
• Facilitate the reporting of student conduct complaints by individuals, departments, and organizations, conducts preliminary investigations into student conduct as appropriate by interviewing students and other witnesses, and organizes conduct hearings to resolve student conduct cases.
• Ensure that student conduct hearings are effectively administered by supervising the preparation of all notifications and documentation, scheduling conduct meetings and hearings, notifying all participants, and reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence submitted to hearing boards.
• Adjudicate individual student cases via administrative hearings and administrative reviews or refer to other conflict resolution processes as appropriate.
• Serve as a resource on complex legal issues evolving in higher education and serve as a student conduct consultant, clarifying procedures and options available to faculty, staff, students, and student hearing boards in response to student behaviors.
• Ensure that University Panels, the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council Standards Boards, and other conduct boards that may form are conducted in accordance with recognized student conduct procedures by serving as the University’s advisor to such bodies, advising the chair regarding complex issues at hearings, clarifying conduct procedures, and interpreting University policies as necessary.
• Assist the Dean of Students in providing an appropriate and coordinated response from the University to personal and campus emergencies involving students.
• Ensure compliance with FERPA for all student conduct records contained in the Office of the Dean of Students by supervising the maintenance, security, and proper disclosure of such records. Provide certification for agencies requesting student conduct information in accordance with FERPA.
• Assist the Director of Housing & Residence Life in the coordination of student conduct actions by training hearing board members within the Residence Life student conduct process, training Residence Hall Directors and Resident Assistants in student conduct policies and procedures and working directly with Director of Housing & Residence Life in student conduct situations related to residents.
• Conduct an annual review of the Code of Conduct and student conduct process and recommend appropriate revisions and provide statistical reports and summaries for various departments and agencies regarding caseloads, types of conduct cases, and outcomes.
• Investigate incidents of alleged gender-based student misconduct including sexual assault, sexual harassment, partner violence, and stalking and reports findings to the university Title IX Coordinator. Assist in implementing ongoing educational programming pertaining to sexual assault/domestic violence prevention.
• Facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Dean of Students.
• Contribute to the overall success of the Office of the Dean of Students by performing all other duties assigned by the Dean of Students.
Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in higher education, student personnel, or social or behavioral sciences. At least two years’ experience as a professional staff member in a college or university is preferred, especially in a student affairs-related function. A demonstrated understanding of the role of a student conduct program in overall student engagement, retention, and success.
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Required Documents to Apply:
Michael Davila, Dean of Students, email@example.com
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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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