Student Conduct Specialist
University of California Berkely
The First Review Date for this job is: January 4, 2013
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Student Conduct, this department within the Division of
Student Affairs handles all matters concerning student conduct i.e. alleged violations of University
Policies and/or campus regulations regarding the activity of students. This is the only office on campus
that deals with student conduct matters on all University property and enforces the Code of Student
This incumbent will support the Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards (Student
Conduct) in its efforts to provide outreach and education to the campus community and administer the
student conduct process on campus in a manner that ensures student development, consistent and fair
application of University policy, and respectful treatment of all participants. It is responsible for a number
of functions and programs that have a direct impact across the Berkeley campus and in the larger
community. This position has the authority and responsibility to make precedent-setting decisions
regarding policies, procedures, and regulations that directly impact student life and success. The work
provided by the position will be fairly complex (e.g., conducting projects and training for various campus
constituencies, drafting briefings and responses for departmental and campus senior management,
rendering decisions for the campus, investigating complicated and serious conduct cases, etc.) and
requires a comprehensive knowledge of law, public policy, student development, counseling,
interviewing, investigation, and other areas in addition to general student affairs training.
Student Conduct Case Investigation and Adjudication
• Investigate and adjudicate allegations of both academic and non-academic misconduct by individuals
and student groups for Student Conduct. Receive complaints of misconduct. Exercise impeccable
judgment in when to inform and consult with the Director on allegations. Determine whether sufficient
evidence exists to proceed with charges against a student(s). Identify appropriate violation(s) of campus
regulations and interview student(s), witnesses, and/or representative(s). File formal charges and
negotiate informal resolutions, with appropriate consultation from Director.
• Work with appropriate Student Conduct staff to schedule conduct hearings before panel of faculty, staff
and students. Represent Student Conduct in hearings and/or work with UC Office of General Counsel in
• Implement sanctions.
• Communicate on sensitive and confidential matters regarding complex cases, hearings and appeals
with senior administrators including, Deans, Directors, Professors, and University Police Officials.
Consult with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and Office of General Counsel on legal
• Provide written responses to appeals when necessary.
Other Campus Misconduct
• Assist Residential Living staff to resolve community discipline problems arising from residence hall
students. Consult with Residential Living staff on whether cases should be forwarded to Student Conduct
• Respond to complaints alleging misconduct by fraternities and sororities. Work in collaboration with
sponsored student group advisors to respond to neighbor complaints. Communicate and coordinate with
chapter representatives, Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), National Pan-Hellenic
Council (NPHC), and Multicultural Greek Council (MCGC) representatives, as well as city and campus
police to resolve complaints. Conduct training and provide advice to the individual Greek Judicial
• Work with student group advisors to address complaints regarding allegations of misconduct by other
registered and sponsored student groups.
• Assist academic departments and units by informing faculty, staff and students of academic dishonesty
and other acts of misconduct.
• Collaborate with the Title IX Officer and Women’s Resource Center staff in responding to allegations of
sexual harassment including rape, sexual assault, and stalking. Provide information on the Student
Conduct process to victims and alleged perpetrators, police, parents, advisors (both legal and non), and
District Attorneys. Consult on the development of appropriate sanctions.
• Interpret and articulate Berkeley Campus Regulations and Code of Student Conduct, and other related
policies (e.g., Grievance Procedures, Punitive Grading, etc.) for members of the campus community,
campus departments, Office of the President, press, parents, law enforcement officials including District
Attorney. Review and make recommendations for revisions to the Director, Associate Dean of Student,
Dean of Students, and other campus administrators.
• Perform analysis on adjudication methods, including use of new technology for investigating and
uncovering misconduct. Establish and maintain partnerships with faculty, campus departments and
off-campus agencies to develop procedures and programs that promote student compliance with the
• Abide by all relative laws including FERPA, Campus Policy on Administrative Blocks and Drops, and
• Make recommendations to the Director, other senior administrators, and hearing officers regarding
exceptions to Berkeley Campus Regulations and the Code of Student Conduct.
• Assist students, faculty, and staff by advising on avenues of redress or conflict resolution outside of the
Berkeley Campus Regulations and Code of Student Conduct.
Keep abreast of current literature and developments in the field of Student Affairs and related
professional organizations. Attend pertinent conferences and conventions and present information when
requested for shared development. Participate on department and campus committees, programs, and
projects as assigned. Participate in research relevant to student development and student affairs.
• Highly developed advising and counseling techniques.
• Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs
• Skills in project management and in social perceptiveness to be aware of others’ reactions and
understand why they react as they do.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
• A commitment to fairness and student development
• Demonstrated technical literacy including database management skills
• Ability to perform statistical analysis
• Experience investigating and adjudicating student conduct cases (non-academic) and academic cases
• Strong ability to work and interact with staff (departmentally & interdepartmentally), students,
administrators and faculty
• Knowledge of college student development and student leadership models
• Experience working with a diverse campus population
• Ability to foster and promote an integrated team approach
• Ability to maintain equanimity and decorum in face of resistance or disagreement
• Ability to diplomatically handle difficult or urgent matters in a confident and proficient manner
• Have thorough knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding student discipline, student
records, victim’s rights and the adjudication of sexual misconduct cases.
• Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
• Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
• Knowledge of University and departmental policies, processes, and procedures.
• Knowledge of risk assessment principles and the ability to evaluate risks and the likelihood of
• Knowledge of relevant case law and student conduct best practices.
• Knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution and social justice.
• Intercultural competence.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student services, or advanced degree in a related
field with at least two years of experience in student conduct administration and/or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
The salary range for this position is $42,000 – $58,800 (midpoint).
How to Apply
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.
Criminal Background Check
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We
reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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