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- Master's degree in Student Development, Higher Education, Counseling, or a similar discipline - Eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible administrative/leadership experience at an institution of higher education - Professional experience in Student Conduct - Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and the development of multicultural competencies - Demonstrated experience working with student conduct management software - Experience creating new or revising existing policy and or procedures
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct operate an effective and efficient department through data-driven practice and the engagement in collaborative systematic planning and assessment; an understanding of today’s college students; developing partnerships and working collaboratively with students and other constituents on and off campus; creating space for students to engage in meaningful and purposeful dialogue; providing a developmental and educational context for student behavior both on and off campus; and, representing the office to external constituencies and stakeholders.
This position is also responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the disciplinary process; advising (as needed) University and Administrative Hearings; serving as a resource for participants in the disciplinary process; leading post investigation proceedings for Title IX Cases; developing and revising university policies and procedures related to student conduct; ensuring appropriate hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, and continuing education for direct and indirect supervisees; participating actively as a member of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Director's Group; administrating the University's comprehensive conduct management system (Maxient); providing outreach to members of the University community; maintaining current and accurate knowledge of current trends, promising practices, relevant laws and policies impacting the student conduct process and higher education including Title IX of the Higher Education Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Drug-Free Schools Act, American Disabilities Act, and the Jeanne Clery Act; and, completing other duties as assigned.
- Earned terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D., or equivalent) - Experience working with Maxient and Banner Software - Experience recruiting, training, hiring, developing and supervising graduate and full-time professional staff - Excellent communication skills (oral and written) - Demonstrated ability to use obtain and utilize assessment data to improve practice - Engagement and leadership in professional associations in Higher Education including but not limited to ASCA, NASPA, ACPA, etc.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. (flexibility required)
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.