Director – Office of Student Conduct

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University of Colorado - Boulder

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The Director, reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, is responsible for the comprehensive leadership for the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) including providing vision and leadership for OSC, Restorative Justice, and Honor Code (a student led academic honor code for undergraduates), overseeing and managing the student conduct process, planning, administrative functions, budgeting, and personnel management.

The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is responsible for administering and upholding the Student Conduct Code and policies established by the University’s Regents. The Director manages the student conduct system and processes in a manner that ensures student development, education, provides issue resolutions that are respectful of all parties and is a consistent and fair application of campus and University policy. The work performed by the Director is extremely complex, confidential, and layered; requiring comprehensive knowledge of student affairs, student conduct administration, University policies and politics, Federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and a strong leadership presence on campus and within the community.

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The CU campus community is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth and responsibility and has established rules of conduct intended to foster behavior consistent with a civil, educational setting. The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is responsible for administering and upholding the Student Conduct Code and policies established by the University’s Regents. The Director manages the student conduct system and processes in a manner that ensures student development, education, provides resolutions that are respectful of all parties and is a consistent and fair application of campus and University policy.

This position is the campus expert in student conduct codes, policies, best practices/trends and laws and regulations; represents the campus leadership, and partners with community stakeholders focused on student conduct issues. This position supervises the staff that investigates, adjudicates and records management and reporting obligations of alleged incidents of student misconduct (non-academic) both on and off campus at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. The Director provides critical information and education to stakeholders, and drives policy, program and process changes campus-wide. The scope of this position is broad, impacting the entire CU campus, the Boulder community, and law enforcement. The Director is responsible for developing system improvements, new policies and procedures, and delivering effective education and outreach programs that support a learning environment.

Job Responsibilities:
• Management of Center for Student Conduct:
– Create an environment within OSC that leverages the strengths and accomplishments of staff, promotes synergy and teamwork, and empowers experienced professionals with diverse responsibilities.
– Leads and supports best practices for effective conflict resolution with students, understanding student mental health issues and convening resources from multiple departments and constituencies to address complex student issues.
– Full supervisory responsibility for professional staff members is a major responsibility and includes training, evaluating, and recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions
– Monitors and ensures compliance with Title IX on cases of sexual harassment sexual assault, and racial discrimination. Ensures OSC’s compliance with relevant Federal (Clery act, Title IX, drug free schools, etc) state, and local laws and regulations along with campus/University policies and procedures.
– Develops, implements, and analyzes assessment initiatives that foster student success, preparing and overseeing the preparation of departmental publications, statistical and annual reports
– Partners with Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, CU Office of General Counsel, and the advisors and attorneys representing students on student conduct and other potential legal matters.

• Planning and Development:
-Provides leadership to ensure the effective coordination and integration of student conduct, restorative justice and Title IX investigations in order to achieve student development and learning outcomes and to support overall student growth and success.

•Leadership and Campus Representation:
– Provides expert advice, consultation and influence to faculty administrators, staff administrators staff students, CU Police Department, and the community in the areas including but not limited to conduct administration policy interpretation, conflict management, sexual harassment/assault, hazing, aberrant behavior, crisis response and management, etc.
– Serves on high-profile leadership committees, on-campus and within the community, promoting policies, programs, and advocates for changes that affect student life and reinforces appropriate levels of student conduct.

•Community Outreach and Education:
– Oversees the conception, development, and delivery of Student Conduct programs to educate the student campus community on the Code of Conduct, and skills related to conflict management, decision-making, etc.
– Cultivates and influences relationships with campus and non-campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, students staff, neighbors, campus and local/city law enforcement authorities, local government officials, alumni, parents, local businesses, etc.).

Salary and Benefits: The minimum salary for this position is $80,000 per year and is commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at or (303) 492-6475.

Important Notes:
Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
• This position requires weekend and evening work as needed
• Master’s degree with emphasis in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Education or related field
• Five years of professional experience in positions with progressive responsibility in a college or university setting
• Experience with student conduct and understanding of legal and regulatory requirements
• Experience with budget and financial management
• Experience hiring, evaluating, supervising and training staff
• Demonstrated capacity to provide effective leadership and management in a fast-paced, highly complex organization
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & abilities:
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse people, including professional staff, students, faculty, parents, athletics, law enforcement, system-wide colleagues, community partners, and media.
• Ability to work collaboratively across all institutional lines including a proven record of effective working relationships with faculty, athletics, law enforcement and service agencies.
• Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate competing priorities, and adjust planning, as needed.
• Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme political sensitivity.
• Capacity to simultaneously engage multiple issues of very significant legal, policy and operational complexity with an unusually large and diverse number of constituencies.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment
Desired Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
• Administrative leadership experience/directorship at the campus level, preferably at a large and complex university
• Experience as a member of a behavioral intervention/students of concern/threat assessment team
• Experience and knowledge of Title IX as it relates to sexual misconduct and/or Title IX certification through ATIXA
• Progressively responsible, full-time experience in student conduct administration, including past experience as a student conduct officer
• Knowledge and understanding of the following broad array of complex legal mandates:
– In-depth knowledge and facility with FERPA laws, particularly health and safety exemptions that allow communications to parents/guardians and others;
– Familiarity with disability laws especially for students with psychological disabilities;
– Knowledge and experience with laws pertaining to the sharing of police information;
– Familiarity with violence prevention best practices at universities; and
all relevant Federal, state, and local laws and campus/University policies
• Experience and/or training in forms of alternative dispute resolution in a university environment
• Prior attendance at the Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration
• Experience with conduct manager software
• Juris Doctorate (JD) or Doctorate in higher education administration, student affairs, related fields or equivalent
Special instructions to applicants The deadline to apply for this position is Wednesday May 1, 2013.

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
2) A current resume
3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references

Please Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript or diploma copy if the candidate will be using a completed academic degree to fulfill a minimum requirement for the position.

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