Director of Community Standards - Stonehill College in Easton Massachusetts

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Stonehill College

Easton, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Director of Community Standards has primary responsibility for the overall management and administration of the Stonehill Community Standards, which communicates the mission and values of a Catholic institution in the Holy Cross tradition. The Director of Community Standards will undertake a broad range of responsibilities, including adjudicating alleged violations of college policy, while ensuring compliance with legislative, professional, and college regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides comprehensive leadership, management, and vision for the Office of Community Standards
  • Serves as the College‚Äôs primary hearing officer for major student conduct cases
  • Serves as the chair of the College Discipline Committee
  • Directs discipline case management to appropriate college officials to ensure that all incidents are addressed in a consistent and timely manner
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a student conduct process that is aligned with national standards, best practices, and current law
  • Supervises administrative assistant and provides oversight and direction to Residence Life staff regarding their discipline matters
  • Oversees the management of student discipline files and data within the discipline database
  • Prepares reports, including statistical reports required by the federal Clery Act, as requested by college personnel and external agencies
  • Recruits, selects, and provides on-going training to members of college discipline committees and appeals boards
  • Conducts trainings and develops educational programs for students, staff, and faculty on topics related to Community Standards and the Student Discipline System
  • Serve as process advisor to students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Responsible for reviewing, revising and distributing information regarding Community Standards and the Student Discipline System to all members of the campus community
  • Ensures Student Discipline System is in compliance with legislative, professional, and college regulations including Title IX, FERPA, Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights, and the Clery Act
  • Researches and drafts recommendations for policies and procedures related to student conduct-related matters
  • Work closely with Academic Affairs regarding academic integrity referrals
  • Assists with appeals
  • Provides educational programming and outreach to prospective and current students and their families on topics related to Community Standards and Student Discipline System during events such as orientation, family weekend, and open houses
  • Serves as member of the Student Affairs emergency on-call rotation
  • Provides support during various student crises
  • Serves as a member of the Needs Assessment Team and other college committees, as assigned
  • Assists with policy development, interpretation, and strategic planning
  • Coordinate parental notification to students found responsible for alcohol and/or drug violations
  • Responsible for the development and management of departmental budget
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

J.D. or Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling, social work, or related area required. At least four years of professional higher education experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The selected candidate will have current knowledge of laws, trends and practices in the field of higher education, the ability to use a high degree of judgment, tact and confidentiality, as well as work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously while ensuring accuracy and timeliness. We are seeking someone who has demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, parents and colleagues, as well as the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to a crisis situation(s). Additionally, this person must have excellent organization and communication (both written and oral) skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse academic community. The position occasionally requires evenings and weekend hours.

Keyword Phrases

  • Director of Community Standards
  • Selective Catholic College
  • Creating a more just and compassionate world
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Legal Affairs
  • Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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