Under the direction of the Director of Community Standards, the Assistant Director of Community Standards will assist in the responsibility for providing innovative leadership for a student-centered campus conduct system.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities will include coordination of individual and organizational student conduct; development of creative responses to student conduct issues; implementation of a comprehensive educational process for helping members of the University community fully understand their individual and group rights and responsibilities; and the development of a comprehensive approach to issues of academic misconduct. In addition, the Assistant Director of Community Standards will provide case management for students identified through the University’s Student Care Team (Care Team) and will report directly to the Chair of the Student Care team on those matters.
Assist in all aspects of the management, coordination and the communication of The Student Code, the University’s student conduct system. This includes coordinating the flow of cases, training of all personnel, conducting investigations and resolving violations as a student conduct officer and hearing officer with full authority to issue sanctions up to and including University Expulsion, and coordinating a system to assure compliance.
Case Manager: Student Care Team
Serve as a case manager for student Care Team cases involving students who may be a threat of harm to themselves or others.
Provide case management and related support services for students and their families on a wide variety of adjustment, distress, and trauma issues, which includes, but is not limited to, assessing issues of concern for students, developing mitigation plans, and conducting follow-up to determine the success of and/or the need for additional referrals or interventions
Implement and adhere to standard case management, track and monitor students in distress and maintain real time student records in applicable tracking tools
Prepare reports as needed to support the work of the Care team, Behavioral Assessment Oversight Committee, and similar university groups; provide support for administrative functions and information tracking
Serve as a member of the student Care team. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of the Care team, faculty, and University staff.
Provide direct communication and follow-up, as appropriate, on students within the Case Management system and responding to faculty and staff concerns in a timely manner
Training of colleagues on issues related to threat assessment and care team.
Community Standards Investigator
Serve as an investigator for violations of the student code including but not limited to sexual misconduct, student organizations and general violations of university policy
Manage the process, including investigations, of resolving cases related to sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment.
Collaborate with Student Activities to develop and promulgate regulations and procedures relevant to registered student organizations and behavioral concerns.
Develop and manage processes to resolve complaints and conflicts regarding student groups.
Sanction Creation, Management and Compliance
Assess educational needs of students within the conduct process and develop appropriate sanction options.
Manage all aspects of sanction compliance, including collaboration and communication with other departments responsible for education initiatives utilized for sanctioning.
Adhere to Title IX regulations and ensure that the process is in compliance.
Develop and implement new sanctions with an emphasis on student and ethical development.
Oversee existing sanction options executed by Community Standards.
Manage all aspects of the UConn Compass program, including training and supervision of facilitators
University Probation Review Process
Manage all aspects of the University Probation Review Process, including selection, training, and advisement of the Committee.
A Master’s Degree
Two to five years’ experience working in higher education or a related field
Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
Ability to analyze complex issues and effectively plan and organize work
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience in, and awareness of, the sensitivity required when interacting with, supervising, and addressing the needs of a diverse community
Knowledge in areas of crisis and risk management, threat assessment, behavioral intervention, and community standards in a higher education environment
Ability to exercise discretion in handling highly confidential information and work with time sensitive materials
Five to seven years’ progressive experience in higher education
Experience working in a student conduct system
Active involvement in related professional organizations
Experience in working with conduct management computer systems such as Maxient
Significant knowledge and expertise in Title IX, Clery, and other key compliance issues
This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2020118 Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and a list of contact information for three professional references. Screening will begin immediately.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020118)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 19, 2019.
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Internal Number: 2020118-2276_1568147626
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