Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Dean of Students, the Director has responsibilities that include overseeing and managing all aspects of the student discipline process, oversight of the Student Code of Conduct adjudication process providing a developmental and educational context for student conduct both on and off campus, and representing the College and office to internal and external constituencies. As a member of the Dean of Students leadership team, the position also contributes to and promotes events, activities, and experiences that enhance student success.
Oversee Management of Discipline Process: assign and prepare student conduct cases for administrative hearing officers, disciplinary hearing boards, peer councils, and appeal boards; facilitate system of initial contact, referral and follow-up for students in crisis to campus resources and partners; review all Public Safety, Incident and CARE Reports daily for potential student code of conduct violations; maintain student conduct database (Simplicity Advocate) to ensure tracking, correspondence, sanction and mandate completion; maintain all student discipline records and files; advise parents, students, faculty, and staff regarding the student conduct process.
Participate in administrative responses to student-related health and safety incidents and facilitate interventions for conduct concerns occurring both on and off campus; advise the Dean of Students about major disciplinary policies and issues; ensure that policies and procedures are in compliance with local, state, and federal laws (ex. Title IX, Campus SaVe Act, Clery, FERPA); work collaboratively with other units such as Public Safety, Women’s Resource Center, Health and Wellness Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Title IX Coordinator, Registrar, General Counsel, Christian Brothers Communities, and academic units to respond to and investigate reports of discipline and other violations of College policies; supervise work of administrative support for Community Life.
Training and Advising: recruit, select, train, and advise student Peer Council members, faculty and staff Disciplinary Hearing Board members, and Administrative Hearing Officers; implement training process for Peer Council to include mock hearings, guest speakers, and developmental sanctioning processes; manage application and interview process for Peer Council members; train Resident Directors on the conduct process and collaborate with and train residence hall staff to address issues and trends in specific areas; train Resident Advisors and Resident Directors on confrontation, conflict mediation, proper reporting, and on the Undergraduate Handbook and Code of Student Conduct policies.
Education and Outreach: establish and maintain campus partnerships in order to provide educational, creative, and purposeful sanctioning opportunities including, the Women’s Resource Center, Campus Activities Board, the Intercultural Center, Health Promotion and Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Mission and Ministry; provide educational and outreach programming and literature about community standards, mental health, and the conduct process (ex. Orientations, residence hall programs, etc.); develop and implement outreach activities that foster responsible decision-making, ethic of care, community building, and retention among students.
Assessment: create and maintain an ongoing assessment plan to measure student learning outcomes as well as to ensure institutional effectiveness and relevance of programmatic efforts; create annual statistics review to assess trends in conduct violations to include frequency of conduct violations during traditional academic terms as compared to January Term; complete Annual Report and lead 5-year Community Life Program Review.
Compliance with Regulations: ensure compliance, enforcement, and correct interpretation of College, department, state or federal rules and regulations; track current trends as they relate to matters of policy, including case law trends in student conduct and recommend policy development or revisions as needed to the Dean of Students; assist the Director of Public Safety in preparing relevant information for annual Clery reporting; revise/update College policy and Undergraduate Student Handbook.
Campus-wide Participation: participate and assist with College-wide programs, activities, and training as needed; participate as a member of the College’s Title IX Committee and Bias Incident Response Team; participate in the Resident Advisor recruitment and selection process; participate in both Division and College committees as assigned.
Manage and monitor an annual budget and carryout fiduciary responsibilities.
Experience and Qualifications:BA degree required. Masters preferred. 6 + years of progressive experience within higher education, student discipline, or related field.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills along with well-developed counseling and listening skills; experience working closely with students from diverse backgrounds in a higher education setting; demonstrated excellence in computer, written, and oral communications skills; demonstrated ability to speak effectively in public; demonstrated knowledge of relevant higher education regulations that impact the student discipline process, including but not limited to, FERPA, Title IX, etc.; experience, working collaboratively with students, staff, and faculty in a wide variety of College committees, departments, and/or student organizations to develop and implement programmatic initiatives; experience dealing with conifdential issues.
Frequent interaction with students, staff, and faculty and some evening and weekend hours are required.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College2) A resume 3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.