At, Rhodes College, we aspire to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We will achieve our aspiration through a college wide commitment to our vision.
Rhodes' rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions, and to make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in the city of Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students for life and career, wherever those journeys take them.
The Division of Student Life plays an integral role in the College's vision and values, and every member of the Division of Student Life supports the delivery of a transformative student experience.
As an integral member of the Division of Student Life, the Director of Community Standards strives to create a fair and just community by promoting student responsibility, accountability, and ethical decision making and civility. Rhodes College has a long culture and tradition of Honor. The Rhodes Honor System consists of the Honor Code, the Social Regulations Code, and the Rhodes Commitment to Diversity. By participating in the Honor System, all who make up the Rhodes College community maintain the values by which we live together. At the beginning of each school year, all incoming students sign a pledge affirming their commitment. The Director of Community Standards will support the continued history and tradition of Honor at the College. The Director will seek innovative ways to educate students on their rights and responsibilities as members of an academic community, and to help students develop the decision-making skills necessary to act with personal and social responsibility. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director will provide leadership, management and oversight of Community Standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Leading Community Standards
Administer all aspects of the College's student conduct process and serve as the chief administrative hearing officer.
Develop and deliver educational programs that facilitate understanding of College policy.
Responsible for the recruitment, selection and training of members of conduct boards, including Community Standards Council, Honor Council, and assist with sexual misconduct and Title IX boards and panels as needed.
Prepare and maintain accurate and thorough records on all judicial cases including dean's certification forms.
Represent the Office of Community Standards and the Division of Student Life on pertinent committees, task forces and projects.
Coordinate the parental notification process for alcohol and drug violations and communicates with parents regarding student behavior in accordance with FERPA guidelines.
Coordinate the office's assessment plan.
Provide leadership in the development and assessment of College policies. Including but not limited to policies related to student conduct.
Compile monthly and yearly statistical information and provide interpretations of the data.
Ensure the College's compliance with Federal laws and guidelines relative to student conduct including but not limited to Clery and Title IX.
Foster positive working relationships and serves as a liaison with Campus Safety, Residence Life, Dean of Students, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities, Inclusion and Involvement, and the College's attorney.
Supporting Care and Wellness
Work with colleagues to support students toward a successful Rhodes experience. Serve as member of student response team and share on-call administrator duties with other staff.
Advise and support students and parents regarding behavioral issues and other obstacles impacting student ability to meet goals.
Advise and support students in conflict resolution skill development including mediation and other methods for engaging in and resolving interpersonal and group conflict.
Serve as resource for commuter students. Including support and education of commuter students on off-campus rights and responsibilities.
Serve as active member of Division of Student Life, collaborate on student programs of broader interests, community building, and leadership development.
Regular on-campus work is required in a high pace setting.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.
Ensuring Administrative Effectiveness
Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
Supervise, train and evaluate student leaders and student staff associated with Community Standards.
Maintain a cooperative relationship with Physical Plant staff, Campus Safety officers and Division of Student Life staff; Collaborates effectively with a variety of departments throughout the college and in the community.
Fulfill on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis; As needed assist with crisis intervention and management, stabilizing the situation and coordinating the notification of the appropriate college officials/referral agencies.
Prepares long- and short- range plans and budgets, and monitors and reports performance related to goals and manage office budget.
Supports and maintain programs and services that engage and retain students.
Master's Degree in higher education administration, student personnel or related field required.
Minimum of five years professional work experience in higher education required (student conduct preferred).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Compliance & Risk Management
Extensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies
Proven leadership in the area of risk management
Ability and experience in investigating and responding to risk management and wellness concerns
Knowledge and experience with policies and legal issues in higher education
Knowledge of FERPA, Clery and Title IX
Experience with Maxient or other related conduct software packages
Ability to provide leadership and supervise staff and manage environments
Able to work independently in a highly productive and fast-paced environment
Ability to provide consultation and coaching for managers, supervisors, staff, faculty and administrators
Ability to mediate and use problem-solving skills to conduct alternative dispute resolution
A thorough understanding of the organizational management of student affairs including partnership building with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community
Ability to provide perspective and utilize a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork and interaction
Ability to work with a culturally diverse population, promote a campus climate of inclusion and participation by all students
Ability to analyze complex situations and to make sound judgments and decisions
Strong Communications Skills
Excellent written and communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of student services and deep commitment to the connection between the curricular and co-curricular spheres of a college community
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deal with complex and sometimes sensitive issues
Ability to handle confidential information
Ability to effectively present information to large groups of people
Collaborative and Relational Approach
Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships across campus with special attention to Dean of Students, Residence Life, Campus Safety, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities, Inclusion and Involvement, Counseling Center, and Communications
Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff, and families in order to establish and maintain good working relationships
Flexible and evening and weekend hours will be required
A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume and the names of three references.
Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.
Internal Number: 132437564
About Rhodes College
Educational Excellence In One of the South’s Most Vibrant CitiesAsk anyone who knows about Rhodes College and you will learn about this rare jewel among the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges. Rhodes’ students live and learn on a campus cited as one of America’s most beautiful. Quietly nestled among 110 acres of wooded charm and Collegiate Gothic stone buildings in an attractive residential section of Memphis, Rhodes is just minutes from a revitalized downtown where Beale Street (Home of the Blues) meets the majestic Mississippi River.The campus is within walking distance of the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Memphis is the 20th largest city in the United States and offers a broad variety of entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities, good restaurants, malls, shops and great hangouts. As the region’s medical and business hub, Memphis provides students with many internship and research opportunities, as well as career and service opportunities.Rhodes’ educational excellence is well documented: US. News & World Report lists Rhodes in the Top Tier of America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Fiske Guide to Colleges names Rhodes one of the “best b...uys” among the nation’s leading institutions. Rhodes is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is also ranked among the top 100 colleges and universities in “Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America’s Top 100 Schools.”And, Rhodes is included in the Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges and Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Rhodes ranks 16th among southeastern liberal arts colleges.Rhodes has achieved this recognition through its long and steadfast commitment to provide its students with an education that challenges them to think critically, independently and creatively, that actively engages them in research and internships, and that connects them in meaningful ways to one another and the larger Memphis community.Rhodes brings together three major facets of learning seldom found at a single institution: Intellectual growth fostered by intensive interaction between students and faculty; Preparation for professional life supported by a unique internship program drawing on Memphis’ rich variety of opportunities; Personal values strengthened by being part of a diverse student body that adheres to a student-run honor code and regularly engages in service to the broader Memphis community. Rhodes’ faculty members are more than teachers. As Rhodes president William E. Troutt says, “They are gifted teacher-scholars who are challenging, engaging and connecting students in life changing ways. Rhodes graduates will tell you that where they are today comes from being inspired by inspiring teachers.”Rhodes’ students hold impressive academic and extracurricular credentials. Their mid-range SAT is 1200-1360 (ACT 27-31) with an average grade point average of 3.56. More than one-third were president of at least one high school club or organization and more than 20% were captains of a varsity athletic team. More than 7% were National Merit Scholarship finalists or semi-finalists, 8% were president of their class, 10% were valedictorians or salutatorians of their class and 9% were editors of their high school newspapers or yearbooks.The college’s 2,025 students are a diverse group, representing 46 states and 7 foreign countries. With 75% living on campus, they form a rich and vibrant community. They are keenly aware of social responsibility and are involved as volunteers throughout their college years. More than 80% of Rhodes’ students are active in community service in the greater Memphis area.Rhodes’ academic program offers its students a broad variety of programs. There are 18 departmental and 13 interdisciplinary majors leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree. Rhodes’ students benefit from a curriculum that is designed to develop their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and to appreciate broadly. With one faculty member for every 10 students, it’s easy to get to know teachers. Classes at Rhodes are small, with the average size being 14. Many, particularly advanced, courses are even smaller, promoting intensive interaction between and among students and faculty. Rhodes also offers a variety of opportunities for students to study abroad, gaining valuable insight into other people and cultures.Employment URL: http://www.rhodes.edu/hr/16721.asp