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Reports to: Interim Director Student Life and Leadership

Status: Part-time 20 hours per week, Exempt

General Description:

Under the supervision of the Interim Director Student Life and Leadership, the Interim Assistant Director of Student Development and Standards is responsible for the overall administration of the University's non-academic conduct system, and provides support for and maintains University records regarding academic misconduct. This includes the facilitation of the disciplinary process (investigation/hearing/sanctioning)  of non-academic misconduct cases.

Conduct Administration Duties:

  • Coordinates and processes all non-academic student conduct reports/referrals
  • Investigates and, where appropriate, follows-up on reports of alleged student misconduct which are generated by Public Safety, Resident Advisors (RA's), Student Affairs staff, as well as allegations made by students, faculty, staff or the wider campus community (family, local residents,  businesses, etc.)
  • Recruits, trains and advises the Student Conduct Board in how to investigate cases, conduct hearings and recommend sanctions
  • Makes the final determination of sanctions for all non-academic misconduct cases using the Sanctioning Guidelines sheet to ensure consistency and transparency in the process
  • Follows-up with sanctioned students to ensure that sanctions are completed in a timely manner and, where needed, to assign further consequences to those who are tardy
  • Oversees the use of the student conduct and behavioral intervention database, Maxient
  • Ensures that incoming students complete the required online program regarding alcohol and violence prevention
  • Facilitates the intake and investigation process into Title IX cases where students are involved

General Administrative/Programmatic Duties:

  • Assesses timelines, coordinates various assignments and projects concurrently, while meeting deadlines
  • Composes, proofreads and edits communications using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Updates and/or revises the webpages for this office in collaboration with the Communications Department as needed (no technical skill is required beyond Microsoft Office)
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the Interim Director of Student Life and Leadership or the Dean of Students

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required, Master's degree in higher education administration,  college student personnel, counseling or advising preferred
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated technical literacy including database management  skills
  • Ability to maintain equanimity and decorum in face of resistance or hostility
  • Ability to diplomatically handle difficult or urgent matters in a confident and proficient manner
  • Has working knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of university policies, procedures, systems, federal and state laws, and general knowledge  of campus organization structure and administrative decision-making process
  • Strong ability to work and interact with staff (within and outside of Student Affairs), students, administrators and faculty
  • Knowledge of college student development and student leadership models
  • Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in education or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience with student conduct programs and students affairs or the equivalent preferred
  • A commitment to fairness and student development
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis
  • Experience investigating and adjudicating non-academic  student conduct cases, or the equivalent experience demonstrating the ability to perform these tasks
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to NDNU's mission statement and the core values of social justice, global peace, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional  excellence
  • Training in mediation practices and/or conflict coaching is a plus for this position

This is a part-time (20 hour) position which is available immediately until December 19, 2014. There is a possibility of this job extending beyond this date. The hours of work are extremely flexible. However, it is expected that this person will be available for evening hearings or consultation at least one night a week. Also, this position would ideally be available on Thursday of every other week between 9:30-11 :00 am for meetings regarding students of concern.

Questions should be addressed to Interim Director of Student Life and Leadership, Dr. Gillian Wallace at gwallace@ndnu.edu  or (650) 508-3657.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume outlining how they are qualified for this position and why they are interested in applying. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Application Procedures:

NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population.  In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences in working in a diverse environment, and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Notre Dame de Namur University
Human Resources, Job # ADSDS082614
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

Or via email:    hr@ndnu.edu