Detailed Job Description
The Conduct & Community Development Specialist for the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs supports efforts within the Division of Student Affairs to ensure the safety, security and standards of the Bentley community by overseeing the proper case management of 600-800 student conduct cases per year. Additionally, the incumbent supports other responsibilities within Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, including promoting spirit initiatives, working with the New Student Orientation Program, and assisting with Title IX and Leave of Absence case management. The incumbent utilizes a foundation in student development theory, social justice education, and a willingness to learn and embrace student affairs best practices to provide proactive education as well as ethical and developmental processes that supports growth for both individuals and the greater community.
This role engages in active collaboration with key stakeholders/leaders on campus to develop a coordinated approach to promoting strong community standards as well as a safe campus environment. This position reports to the Director, Student Conduct and Development.
Additional Description of Duties:
- Manage the ADVOCATE Student Conduct System for Bentley University. Responsible for assignment of cases to 16 individual hearing officers and three hearing boards. Serve as a primary liaison to Student Systems staff and ADVOCATE support.
- Serve as an administrative conduct hearing officer.
- Work closely with the Director of Student Conduct and Development to establish long-term plans for proactive education programs focused on individual students as well as community needs. Further develop programs such as OneLess and FalConnect.
- Enhance the web and social media presence of the Student Conduct System and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.
- Assist in the development of trainings and retreats for Residence Life staff members, including RAs and professional staff, to keep them informed of best practices in documenting incidents, hearing cases, and utilizing appropriate and creative sanctions.
- In non-academic year periods, directly support ongoing initiatives around New Student and Transfer Orientation programs by working closely with the Assistant Director of New Student Programs and other Orientation central staff members.
- Work closely with the Associate Director of Student Affairs Operations and Development to manage the Leave of Absence process and case files of students taking personal and medical leaves.
- Support Title IX efforts by serving as a trained, responsible employee/mandated reporter. May take initial Title IX reports and share those with the Title IX coordinator. Additionally, provide training and logistical support for Title IX programming and investigations.
- Supervise federal work-study office assistants.
- Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration or related field required and 0-3 years experience in higher education.
- Experience in paraprofessional or professional positions related to student affairs, higher education administration, residence life, or student conduct preferred.
- Excellent student development skills that encompass a framework and knowledge of multiple identity development.
- Strong analytical and organizational skills.
- Excellent decision making and judgment skills.
- Ability to develop an understanding of federal, state, and local law and regulations pertaining to students, such as the Clery Act, FERPA, and Title IX.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience working with diverse student and staff, preferably in a residential environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.