Reporting to the Vice President, Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Student Conduct and Community Standards will direct the Student Conduct and Community Standards office ("the Office") within the Office of University Life. In this role, the Associate Vice President oversees all student disciplinary matters, including academic, behavioral, and gender-based misconduct across the University's undergraduate and graduate schools.
The Office of University Life focuses on supporting the University-wide student experience through community citizenship initiatives, structured conversations about pressing issues, and many other efforts, including the reinforcement of community standards. The Associate Vice President collaborates closely with administrators, faculty, and students across the University. The Associate Vice President has responsibility for developing and maintaining those relationships and for collaborating closely with all staff in the Office of University Life.
Hire, train, and continually develop a high performing team of professionals. Provide leadership and oversight for the Student Conduct and Community Standards office and for the Office's work with partner offices throughout the University.
Advise and administer student discipline processes related to academic, behavioral and gender-based misconduct across the University. This includes timely, fair, and effective investigation, adjudication, and resolution of incidents involving allegations of school-based and University-wide policy violations, as well as management of appeals (as appropriate) and management of interim and supportive measures (in all matters).
Establish, update, and implement policies and procedures relating to University community standards applicable to all enrolled students. This includes review of existing policies and development of new guidelines and procedures as needed, including to ensure University compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory guidance.
Participate in and support, as appropriate, the development and implementation of educational materials and programs for students, faculty, and staff.
Coordinate with the Vice President for Student Affairs, University Title IX Coordinator, General Counsel, Public Safety, school leadership, and other partner offices on crisis management as it relates to student conduct and community standards, assisting to clarify workgroups, policies, and practices as needed.
Assist with communications related to all student conduct and community standards matters.
Manage all facets of record keeping, data management and reporting related to the work of the Office, including ensuring compliance with regulations, University standards, and litigation-related issues as needed.
Establish and maintain feedback mechanisms for evaluation and assessment of data, trends, and other areas of work.
Serves as a member of the University Life Team, leading or consulting on special projects and initiatives as informed by the Executive Vice President for University Life and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Represent the Office in external settings, both locally and nationally, including leadership within Ivy Plus and national organizations.
Advanced degree required. Minimum 10 years of related experience in progressively responsible roles with significant administrative responsibilities. Five years of experience managing staff. Higher education and student conduct experience required.
Proven experience in management and supervision within a student conduct office, including hiring and developing professional staff, establishing and overseeing policies and procedures, managing complex conduct cases and crisis management situations, and strong records and data collection and management.
Proven ability to work with a dynamic, diverse, and engaged student population, both individually and in groups. Ability to work well with all levels of personnel.
Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, conflict management, and team-building skills.
Proven ability to generate ideas, develop strategy, create and implement programs, and manage against projected outcomes. Understands how to move projects forward in a complex structure with multiple stakeholders and competing deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with efficient and effective writing.
The right candidate is patient, solutions-oriented, discrete and always exercises sound judgment and maintains a sense of humor.
Availability for evening and weekend work as needed.
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