The purpose of the Office of Student Conduct is to support the educational mission of IUPUI by administering the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. The Assistant Director serves as a primary hearing officer for adjudication of allegations of the Code and assists in managing institutional discipline processes. The Assistant Director will serve as an investigator of all forms of personal, organizational and academic misconduct and may assist in investigations of sexual misconduct; liaison and consult with various university constituents; conduct educational outreach efforts; manage the University Hearing Commission; recruit, train and supervise the Coordinator for Student Conduct and graduate assistant(s); and assist the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct with management of the Office, including budgetary and compliance matters, as well as various other duties as assigned.
Serve as a primary investigator and hearing officer for adjudication of allegations of personal misconduct, and organizational misconduct. Assist with investigations for allegations of sexual misconduct. Assign educational sanctions for students who accept responsibility for charges. Utilize relevant theory, literature, research, and best practices to manage and investigate matters related to personal and organizational misconduct. Work with highly sensitive, protected information with discretion and good judgement to maintain student confidentiality, while attending to institutional risk-management concerns. Interact, as appropriate, with parents and attorneys hired on behalf of students regarding specific student situations. Educate and assist students in developing abilities to reflect on their personal and ethical values and in making informed decisions about their conduct. This work requires comprehensive documentation and report writing. Comply with and educate others on regulations and laws related to the work of the office, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Clery Act. Promote the highest standards of the profession in accordance with the principles, ethics, standards, and best practices of ASCA, ASPA, NASPA, and CAS.
Provide primary managerial support and direction over the university hearing commission process, including recruitment and training of members, management of the hearing process, scheduling, document preparation, and confidential management of student records.
Supervise one full-time master's level professional staff member (Coordinator for Student Conduct) in all aspects of their duties, including recruitment, training and development, investigation and adjudication, and evaluation. Supervise graduate assistant(s) and/or graduate intern(s).
Manage and oversee the university academic misconduct process, including partnering with and conducting training for colleagues in academic affairs and assisting with investigations and adjudications of academic misconduct.
Conduct educational outreach efforts, including serving as a liaison and consultant for university constituents on behavior management concerns. Forward the mission and goals of the office and the Division of Student Affairs within an established set of organizational values. Lead and participate in university committee and taskforce work which promotes the mission of the Office of Student Conduct and Division of Student Affairs.
Assist the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct with management of the Office, including budget and compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as various other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: Master's Degree from an accredited institution in higher education, student affairs/college student personnel, business administration or related field, plus 3 years of post-master's degree experience working in higher education and previous experience in the area of student conduct adjudication.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Experience working with and/or administering university disciplinary processes; experience with investigations, dispute resolution, and university compliance; strong interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and the web; knowledge of PeopleSoft Student Information System. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: STUDENT LIFE (IN-STLI-IUINA)
Internal Number: 71788
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.