Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Student Conduct. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Senior Associate Dean for Student Conduct and Community Standards will report to the Dean of Students and is responsible for the administration and promotion of the Washington University (student) conduct system. The Senior Associate Dean serves as the University Student Conduct Administrator and works closely with the University Student Conduct Board (SCB), the Title IX Office, the academic units, and other appropriate Washington University students, faculty, administrators and groups in the implementation of his/her duties. The Senior Associate Dean has responsibility for other special projects and tasks as directed by the Dean of Students, and will serve in a back-up capacity for the Office of the Dean of Students as needed.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Act as primary contact person and liaison for members of the University who want to file complaints of alleged misconduct and/or violations of the University Student Conduct Code or who are charged with violations of the Code. These are complaint against individual students OR student organizations. Advise students and student organizations about informal and formal disciplinary options for dealing with issues raised by student behavior within the University e.g., Fraternity and Sorority Standards Board, Residential Life, University Student Conduct Administrator, Athletics, academic misconduct, and the University Student Conduct Board. In addition, describes and refers to resources for the resolution of disputes outside the formal University processes e.g., mediation, restorative justice, complainantassistance program, and court systems.
Hear, investigate and rule upon complaints of violation of the University Student Conduct Code and impose sanctions as necessary. These areas may include drug offenses, alcohol offenses, academic misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and general student conflicts. This also includes violations made by and against student organizations.
Communicate regularly with the various academic and administrative offices including the Deans of the academic units, the General Counsel, Police Department, Academic Integrity Officers for the graduate and professional schools, undergraduate colleges/schools, and the University Registrar regarding student conduct affairs.
Attend weekly administrative meeting with the following campus partners from the following offices to address student concerns; Washington University Cares, Washington University Police Department, Campus Life, General Counsel, Residential Life, Title IX Office, and Student Health.
Chair the monthly Academic Integrity Deans’ Meetings for undergraduate students. Work closely with the deans to discuss, implement, and suggest matters related to the academic integrity of the University. Oversee the first year student academic integrity orientation, video and online course.
Serve as a member of the Student Transition and Engagement Leadership Team, with leaders of Residential Life, Campus Life, and the First Year Center to advise the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students on matters related to the student experience. Also serve as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) for the Division of Student Affairs.
In close collaboration with the Associate Deans in the Academic Units, manage the overall process for responding to allegations of academic misconduct. Assist in the development, consistency, and enforcement of the academic integrity policies within the academic units.
Assist with campus-wide trainings concerning the University Student Conduct Board and the University Sexual Assault Investigation Board Processes, Title IX expectations and compliance, academic misconduct matters, and others. The campus partners include, but are not limited to:
Office of Residential Life with training for staff and students (Resident Advisors and Peer Review Board) regarding student discipline and the University Student Conduct Code.
Campus Groups related to Sexual Harassment and Assault
International Students and Scholars
Graduate and Professional School Programs
Manage various publications for the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Prepare reports each semester on cases being adjudicated by Student Conduct. Prepare an annual report with recommendations regarding the work of the Associate Dean/Director of Community Expectations, Student Conduct, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Provide assistance with the publication or posting of student resources from a variety of offices, including, but not limited to the First Year Center, the Academic Integrity Process, Student Handbook, Parent Handbook, and other student and parent resource materials.
Comply and aid in the preparation of various federal reporting obligations, including, but not limited to Campus Safety and Security/Clery, and Bi-Annual Alcohol Reports. This is done in close collaboration with the Office of the General Counsel.
Perform other duties as assigned
An advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as law or higher education.
Demonstrated skills in working with decision-making processes and conflict resolution.
Experience working with informal and formal student discipline systems.
Ability to exercise judgment, confidentiality, and discretion in dealing with students, faculty, staff, parents, and attorneys.
Ability to communicate and interact with students and to create an atmosphere where students feel free to ask questions and obtain assistance.
Ability to work with parents on matters involving serious matters and sometimes recommending that students be suspended or expelled from the University.
Ability to take initiative and solve problems.
Excellent administrative/organizational skills.
Ability to work closely with senior administrators, including, but not limited to: the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Vice-Chancellor for Human Resources, and the Provost.
Flexibility, tolerance for ambiguity and patience are also necessary
Juris Doctorate or Ph. D. degree plus 5-7 years of relevant experience.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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