Job Requisition Number: 23992. This position exists to support the Center for Student Conduct in its efforts to administer the student conduct process in a manner that ensures student development, consistent and fair application of University policy, and respectful treatment of all participants; as well as provide outreach and education to the campus community. It is responsible for a number of functions and programs that have a direct impact across the Berkeley campus and in the larger community. This position has the authority and responsibility to make precedent-setting decisions regarding policies, procedures, and regulations that directly impact student life and success. The work provided by the position will be fairly complex (e.g., investigating complicated and serious conduct cases, rendering decisions on behalf of the university, completing projects and training for various campus constituencies, drafting briefings and responses for departmental and campus senior management, etc.) that requires a comprehensive knowledge of student conduct administration, a highly specialized “niche” area of student affairs that encompasses knowledge areas including law, public policy, student development, counseling, interviewing, investigation, and other areas in addition to general student affairs training.
Student Conduct Case Investigation and Adjudication •Investigate and adjudicate allegations of both academic and non-academic misconduct by individuals and student groups. Receive complaints of misconduct. Exercise impeccable judgment regarding when to inform and consult with the Director, Associate Director, or Campus Counsel on allegations. Determine whether sufficient evidence exists to proceed with charges against a student(s). Identify appropriate violation(s) of campus regulations and interview student(s), witnesses, and/or representative(s). File formal charges and negotiate informal resolutions, with appropriate consultation from Director/Associate Director. Work with appropriate Student Conduct staff to schedule conduct hearings before panel of faculty, staff and students. Represent the University in hearings and work with Campus Counsel when appropriate. •Implement sanctions as a result of finding a student and/or student organizations responsible of violating the Code of Student Conduct. •Communicate on sensitive and confidential matters regarding complex cases, hearings and appeals with senior administrators including the VCSA, AVC/DOS, Deans, Directors, Professors, University Police Officials, and Student Affairs Case Management. Consult with Legal Affairs. •Provide written responses to appeals when necessary. •Assist Residential Living staff in the resolution of community discipline problems arising from residence hall students. Consult with Residential Living staff on whether cases should be forwarded to Student Conduct for adjudication. •Coordinate complex disciplinary cases with Student Affairs Case Management arising from students who may be of concern. •Respond to complaints alleging misconduct by fraternities and sororities. Work in collaboration with sponsored student group advisors to respond to neighbor complaints. Communicate and coordinate with chapter representatives, Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Multicultural Greek Council (MCGC) representatives, as well as city and campus police to resolve complaints. Conduct training and provide advice to the individual Greek Judicial Councils. •Work with student group advisors to address complaints regarding allegations of misconduct by other registered and sponsored student groups. •Assist academic departments and units by informing faculty, staff and students of academic dishonesty and other acts of misconduct. •Collaborate with the Title IX Officer, the Confidential Survivor Advocate, Respondent Services, and UCPD in response to allegations of sexual misconduct. Provide information on the Student Conduct process to complainants and respondents, police, parents, advisors (both legal and non), and District Attorneys. Consult on the development of appropriate sanctions.
Policy Analysis, Committee Work, and Other Projects •Interpret and articulate Code of Student Conduct, Berkeley Campus Regulations, and other related policies (e.g., OPHD; Grievance Procedures; Time, Place, and Manner etc.) for members of the campus community, Office of the President, press, parents, and law enforcement officials including District Attorney. Review and make recommendations for revisions to the Director and other campus administrators. •Make recommendations to CSC leadership regarding exceptions to the Code of Student Conduct. •Perform analysis on adjudication methods and alternative dispute resolution options. •Establish and maintain partnerships with faculty, campus administrators, and off-campus agencies to develop programs and procedures and programs that promote safety, ethical decision-making, and student compliance with the Code. •Carry out responsibilities in a manner that demonstrates understanding of relevant laws, federal guidance, and best practices in areas of importance to student conduct, including, but not limited to: FERPA, Title IX, the Dear Colleague Letters, etc. •Assist students, faculty, and staff by advising on avenues of redress or conflict resolution outside of the Code of Student Conduct. •Represent the Center for Student Conduct in campus-wide committees as assigned, some of which may take place outside normal business hours. Committee assignments may include: the medical withdrawal committee, Violence Prevention Collaborative, the academic integrity committee, honor code committee, Chancellor’s Enterprise Risk Committee on student alcohol use, the Berkeley Fire Department’s Roundtable, neighborhood groups/committees, etc. •Serve as official CSC liaison to key campus partners as assigned, such as Fraternity & Sorority Life, Intercollegiate Athletics, Berkeley International Office, Recreational Sports, UC Berkeley Extension, BPD/BFD, neighborhood groups, and faculty groups. •Conduct outreach and education programs for staff and faculty groups. Present on topics such as academic integrity, classroom discipline, the conduct process, etc. Assist in annual training of conduct committee panel members. •Take the lead on important CSC projects, such as teaching CSC’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop, advising Greek Peer Review Board, serving as the assessment lead, supervising interns, and/or participate in neighborhood meetings (some of which may occur outside normal business hours). •Respond to requests for data and create reports. •Assist with response to audits, investigations, and media requests. •Prepare and redact student conduct records.
Professional Development •Stay abreast of current trends, adjudication models, and best practices within student conduct and Student Affairs. •Maintain active and meaningful membership in professional organizations and demonstrate commitment to growth and development by actively seeking professional development opportunities. •Participate in research relevant to student development and student affairs.•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. •Strong interpersonal, counseling, and advising skills. •Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to have positive and productive interactions with members from every level of the campus community. •Ability to diplomatically handle difficult or urgent matters in a confident and proficient manner. This includes the ability to maintain equanimity and decorum in face of resistance or disagreement. •Intercultural competence, a commitment to student development, and experience working with a diverse campus population. •Ability to exercise independent judgment in a highly calibrated team environment while carrying out highly individualized work. •Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding student conduct, student records, and sexual misconduct adjudication. •Ability to develop original solutions to solve problems. •Experience with fraternity and sorority life. •Trauma-informed training related to Title IX. •Experience at a large, decentralized, public university. •Knowledge of University and departmental policies, processes, and procedures.
Education/Training: •Masters degree in higher education administration, student services, or advanced degree in a related field with one year of experience in student conduct administration and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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