The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is in pursuit of exceptional candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Student Life. This position is an opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact on the lives of college students. And our students, without a doubt, will have a great impact on you.
Priority consideration will be given to all applications completed by June 8, 2017. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
The Assistant Director of Student Life will be responsible for implementing and administering the UW System Code of Conduct for all reports of academic and nonacademic misconduct. This position reports to the Director of Student Life and serves the Student Affairs Division by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and other community resources to promote inclusivity, student success and development. The Assistant Director of Student Life will be the direct supervisor of the Student Life Specialist and in conjunction will advocate, refer and support students experiencing distress.
- Investigate and resolve alleged academic and non-academic misconduct in a culturally competent manner.
- Follow up with appropriate completion of assigned sanctions.
- Represents the University for all UWS 14 & 17 student conduct hearings.
- Coordinate the appointment and training of conduct hearing panels and examiners.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the University Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Team in matters related to Title IX compliance.
- Serve as a resource regarding UW System Code of Conduct and assist in ensuring university wide compliance.
- Administer the student conduct database.
- Serve as a liaison to the Office of Residence Life related to student conduct matters.
- Work with University and area law enforcement officials on incidents of student misconduct.
- Represent UW-La Crosse on system committees.
- Supervising the Student Life Specialist position.
- Counsel and refer for students experiencing personal, social, emotional, and/or academic problems.
- Provide support to faculty concerning student academic appeals and other issues as they arise.
- Provide support and connection for campus response to incidents of violence or incivility.
- Facilitate the withdrawal process.
- Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Student Development, Higher Education, or related field and substantial experience in Student Affairs.
- Understanding of best practices, policies, and legal issues in student conduct and higher education.
- Proven effectiveness in relationship and community building with a wide range of campus constituencies.
- Experience working with student disciplinary process including knowledge of laws and policies affecting student rights and privacy.
- Experience with judicial student conduct software.
- Formal training and/or certification in Title IX requirements and investigations, Clery Act requirements and other compliance obligations for higher education.
- Experience working with students in distress and crisis intervention.
- Experience supervising entry-level staff positions, student staff & graduate students.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, especially relating to civil discourse and respectful behavior in an environment of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
- Experience with restorative justice practices.
This is a 12-month annual appointment beginning August 1, 2017. Salary commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include State of Wisconsin benefits package including domestic partner benefits and professional development funds.
As part of the Division of Student Affairs, The Student Life Office (SLO) works to enrich and support the UWL community through programmatic opportunities, as well as individual interventions. We strive to meet individuals where they are along their journey by providing the assistance and guidance they need and deserve. The Assistant Director of Student Life is an integral part in achieving this work.
The Office of Student Life Values:
- Student Centeredness: students are at the heart of our work
- FACE – Fairness, Accountability, and Compassion for Everyone
- Civil discourse
- Focus on community
- Dynamic ideas in a structured, supportive environment
- Intentionally, purposefulness reliability, trustworthiness, and progressiveness
- Personable, fun, welcoming, open and helpful partnerships and collaboration
If the Student Life Office at UW-La Crosse is a place where you can envision sharing your experiences and skills apply online at https://employment.uwlax.edu/. When applying, use position number 535. The position is listed under Staff/Administrative. Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process. Additional information about the Student Life Office is available at https://www.uwlax.edu/student-life/ or by contacting April Handtke, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com or (608) 785-8972.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
Positioned between Minneapolis and Madison, along the majestic Mississippi River in the midst of grand bluffs and breathtaking outdoor scenery, lies La Crosse; a vibrant community with a historic downtown. The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.