The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 19 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.
Provides day-to-day operational management of student conduct staff.
Establishes short-term operational objectives.
Identifies operational issues and/or areas of improvement and implements solutions to improve processes and/or operational efficiency.
Analyzes, monitors, and evaluates performance of assigned staff; establishes work priorities, conducts performance reviews, and provides corrective action as needed.
Ensures adequate staffing and effective scheduling; participates and informs employment decisions for assigned staff.
Provides direct supervision and oversight of assigned staff and activities; impacts, and is held accountable for, the performance of team and/or assigned staff.
Ensures and provides training to assigned staff to improve student conduct operations; researches and identifies development opportunities for assigned staff.
Researches and stays up-to-date on new industry standards, best practices, and emerging technology; keeps next-level leader(s) informed of trends as well as significant problems.
Specific Departmental Responsibilities:
The Student Conduct Leader (Associate Director) is responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and oversight of three Assistant Directors who serve as the primary point of contact for personal misconduct, academic misconduct, and organizational misconduct. This includes oversight of case management of investigations and cases reported to the university and under the jurisdiction of the Office of Student Conduct (OSC).
This includes, but is not limited to: working in direct partnership with all academic colleges, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, the Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Indiana University Police Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Dean's Office, as well as other campus partners both within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs.
In addition to supervising the 3 full-time Assistant Directors who serve as the primary leads for personal, organizational, and academic misconduct, supervises one full-time Coordinator who serves as a hearing officer and program coordinator.
In coordination with the Director of OSC, this position will develop and maintain educational and training programs for faculty and staff serving as first responders, investigators, adjudicators, and for various student groups and student-employees, to provide transparency and resources around the topic of reporting, amnesty, hazing, consent, the conduct process, and other division educational goals related to this area.
This position is responsible for ensuring the administration of applicable campus policies and procedures, developing and implementing education and training initiatives, overseeing personal, academic and organizational investigations, managing complex cases, implementing interim measures, coordinating with other departments and stakeholders, planning and conducting educational and outreach efforts, assessing outcomes and goals related to sexual misconduct case management and educational outreach, and related responsibilities.
Serves as a Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Hearing Officer for complex cases and investigator if needed.
Develops, maintains and provides training in coordination and collaboration with the other two Associate Directors and Director of OSC for staff in the Office of Student Conduct and for those across campus who serve as hearing officers in different capacities.
Manages effective and efficient use of program(s) or service(s) resources, including proposing realistic budget projections and anticipated expenses. Work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to assess current issues and concerns within the University community regarding conflict resolution and develop and administer programs/workshops to address them.
Serves as a leadership team member in the Office of Student Conduct, which oversees the areas of student sexual misconduct, personal misconduct, academic integrity, and organizational misconduct.
Manages, oversees the investigation of, and monitors cases of alleged violations of the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities, and other related policies and procedures. Utilize relevant theory, literature, research, and best practices.
Relevant knowledge areas include, but are not limited to: First Amendment, hazing, conflict resolution and alternative resolution, due process and fundamental fairness, higher education law, diversity and inclusion, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, Clery Act, other applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations and state laws, student welfare, safety and security, student development, cultural competence, ethical development, social identity development, leadership development, community building, social justice, restorative justice, conflict resolution theory, motivational interviewing, and related theories of human motivation, change, and development. Review complaints, conduct intake meetings, consult with key partners, interview involved parties, and facilitate alternative resolution when appropriate, either through informal or formal mechanisms.
Consults with a broad cross-section of institutional and community stakeholders regarding student conflict issues in large and specific student situations.
Works with highly sensitive, protected information with discretion and good judgment to maintain student confidentiality, while attending to institutional risk-management concerns.
Serves as the case manager for all sexual misconduct for OSC, specifically to ensure cases are completed within appropriate timelines and procedures.
Serves as an investigator or hearing officer for occasional complex personal, academic and organizational misconduct cases. Provides appropriate referrals for students to other offices or agencies when the response and/or assistance needed is beyond scope of responsibility or the matter is outside the jurisdiction of OSC. Promotes continuous improvement and innovation in conduct areas through assessment (includes data gathering, best practice benchmarking, and program assessment).
Manage current software to keep accurate records and statistical information on clients and programs/services. Utilize current technologies and information management tools, demonstrating creativity in service delivery to benefit students and improve organizational effectiveness.
Complies with and educates others on regulations and laws related to the work of OSC, including Title IX, The Violence against Women Act (VAWA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Clery Act. Promotes the highest standards of the profession in accordance with the principles, ethics, standards, and best practices of ASCA, ACPA, NASPA, and CAS.
Serves on campus sexual assault prevention committees, on campus/community consultation committees, and serves occasionally on the campus CARE and/or Behavioral Intervention Team. Forwards the mission and goals of OSC and the Division within established set of organizational values. Leads and serves on committees and task forces within the unit and represent the unit on Division-level or other committees, as requested.
Provides active involvement in the profession at local, regional, and/or national levels, including committee work, conference presentations, and/or contributing to the literature.
Policies and procedures as stated in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct and the associated Procedures for Bloomington Campus provide some guidance for working with student behavioral issues, but this position also requires the ability to use critical thinking and decision making skills to determine the best course of action for cases. Managing cases will require critical attention to detail outlined by federal and state law, and university policy, as well as, addressing the needs of the student, and working with advisers, parents or attorneys. The Associate Director will conduct the investigation of facts and preparation of documents that are likely to be useful in the investigation, panel hearing, or case conference, and implementing and/or monitoring recommended outcomes. This position will involve frequent problem solving and discussion with other university officials, so most final decisions about action to be taken will not be made in isolation. The Associate Director will have to be able to provide leadership and answer questions when contacted by parties involved, as well as faculty, parents, attorneys, advocates, staff, and supervisors. This staff member also will need to determine the urgency of each case in consultation with counseling center personnel, police, and supervisors.
The work of the Associate Director is complex because of the unique nature of the cases being managed, and the varying areas of the staff being supervised. Cases that currently require high profile and direct attention will be managed and monitored by the Associate Director. These cases are likely to be extremely serious in nature because of disruption and the potential threat occurring in various parts of campus. They also are likely to be highly sensitive in terms of the cause for the student behavior; e.g., emotionally disturbed student, student who has experienced a crisis, etc. The protocol for determining action to be taken in cases involving interim action, investigation, and case outcomes will be refined and coordinated through the Associate Director, after which s/he will be held accountable for facilitating action in a timely manner. In extreme cases, those cases in which summary suspension is possible, the Provost also will be consulted and involved.
The Associate Director will also be the primary point of contact for case management in the OSC organization misconduct. They will be responsible for maintaining overall case distribution with nine other full-time staff, follow up with critical case matters, ensuring files are complete to code and due process requirements, and providing educational outreach to faculty and staff regarding students of concern around campus.
Finally, the Associate Director will work in coordination with the other Associate Directors and Director to provide accurate data related to reports of misconduct included in various reports, including the annual Clery report, which is federally mandated.
Bachelor's degree in public health, public affairs, counseling, social work, law, or a related field.
Master's degree in higher education student affairs or a related field.
2 years in student conduct, higher education student affairs, or a related field.
5 years of professional-level experience directly related to this position.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback.
Instills commitment to organizational goals.
Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated cultural competency.
Demonstrated commitment to educationally focused conflict management techniques and programs.
Demonstrated ability and experience in case management and conducting investigations into allegations of threats, harm, hazing, or discrimination, including but not limited to sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment.
Knowledge of applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations. Knowledge of and experience in student conflict resolution, residential life, student conduct, or a related field within student affairs.
Experience in a university setting.
Well-versed in applicable university policy, federal and state law, including Title IX, the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other applicable laws and regulations.
Content expertise in restorative justice, various conflict resolution pathways, student development, and community building, derived educationally and/or through professional experience.
Demonstrated ability to work in cross-campus partnerships to accomplish university goals.
Experience managing budgets and providing input on financial decisions.
Demonstrated ability to develop assessment tools to evaluate the quality of work and its impact on relevant stakeholders.
Deep understanding of, and experience in, managing the various aspects associated with campus conflict, including capacity to engage in effective due process.
Evidence of having contributed to the field, through publications, professional involvement, and/or leadership in professional organizations.
Strong program design skills.
Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently.
Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the engagement, development and progress of the team. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
Familiarity with computers and software, including Symplicity Advocate, and the ability to effectively integrate technology into service delivery, such as demonstrated experience with desktop publishing and design software, web page design and development, and database systems.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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