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Community Standards and Student Conduct (CSSC) fosters a developmental approach to the behavioral and educational needs of UW students. Through a variety of approaches CSSC strives to maximize individual student success while upholding community standards and advancing the University's values. CSSC is guided in this work by the values of integrity, inclusiveness and compassion. CSSC has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director to join our dynamic team.
The Assistant Director has significant responsibility for investigating and adjudicating alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code, WAC 478-120 that occur both on and off campus. This includes determining appropriate educational sanctions for students found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code. The Assistant Director will adjudicate both academic and behavioral misconduct. The Assistant Director leads the department's efforts to be proactive about international students' success. This includes developing outreach and presentation materials to international students to educate them about the American classroom environment and University expectations. This position also represents the department on various University-wide committees tasked with supporting the success of international students. Additionally the Assistant Director will work with the Teaching and Learning Center to support faculty teaching of international students and provide university resources.
The Assistant Director will provide leadership around the department's efforts to educate the community about academic integrity expectations and act as a resource for faculty. This position will increase the Unit's ability to respond to student misconduct which is more serious in nature and will be a back up to other unit members regarding University level threat assessment and responding to students of concern.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 50% Investigating and Adjudicating Student Conduct cases 30% Leading Unit initiatives such as international student services and programs 10% Developing and implementing Student Conduct prevention efforts around academic integrity 5% Serving on Division wide committees 5% Administrative functions
Adjudicates student conduct matters, for both behavioral and academic misconduct. Conducts prompt, impartial and thorough investigations. Contacts all parties involved and may involve interviews of each party as well as any witnesses. Ensures a fair and neutral process for all students. Determines appropriate educational sanctions. This will include all levels of cases from low level to complex cases. Consults regularly with all department staff.
Consults with faculty and staff about student misconduct issues.
Develops and implement academic integrity prevention programs in conjunction with faculty, staff and students.
Develops and oversees programs for international students to promote high standards of integrity both on and off campus and to introduce them to the American classroom environment.
Represents department on University wide and Division wide committees, particularly those committees or initiatives aimed at providing services and support for international students.
Develops and implements educational sanctions aimed at encouraging the growth and development of students found responsible for violating the student conduct code.
Serves as a Respondent Resource to students accused of misconduct, including sexual misconduct.
Uses computerized web based data system technology to manage assigned student cases.
Assists the Associate Director with assessment projects within the Unit. Assists with the development of statistical and informational reports as requested.
Serves as a liaison to student groups and the campus community. Opportunities include working with the Panhellenic Council on mediations, and with the Interfraternity Council on training and support of their Standards Board.
Maintains the confidentiality of student records and student conduct files in accordance with the University, state and federal regulations.
Consults with campus partners such as University of Washington Police Department, Health and Wellness and Safe Campus regarding students of concern. Able to represent department on an as needed basis at weekly Consultation and Assessment Team meetings.
Remains current and trained on best practices, emerging strategies and research at the local, state, federal and international levels supporting the reduction of threats to the campus community and connecting students of concern to the supports necessary to enable their success. Includes Title IX, VAWA, NaBITA, harm to self and others rubric, threat assessment, Clery Act, student conduct, applicable local, state and federal laws.
Able to represent department at Violence Prevention and Assessment Team meetings on an as needed basis.
Remains informed of best practices in student conduct and student affairs. Remains up to date on knowledge of laws and policies that effect practice of student conduct administration. Shares regularly with other members of the team.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
This position requires a strong understanding of student development theory and the ability to apply theory to practice in student conduct. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to working with faculty and others around complex issues. Clear commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds both domestic and international students. This position requires the Assistant Director to support fairness and equity in the student conduct process.
Master's Degree in Student Affairs, College Student Personnel or Higher Education. Two-three years post-graduate professional experience in a student conduct setting serving as a student conduct officer. Experience in planning and executing training programs. Understanding of how to navigate the complexity of a large university. Experience working with faculty. Demonstrated ability of incorporating an educational philosophy towards student conduct. Experience working with international students. Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations and render fair judgements, maintain ethical and professional standards.
Ability to create and maintain relationships with a variety of campus stakeholders in order to advance the mission of Community Standards & Student Conduct as well as to provide connection to services for students. Strong team working skills with the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within the department.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is an office position with some travel to meetings on campus.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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