1817 Assistant Director of Student Conduct - 10 months


TITLE Assistant Director of Student Conduct - 10 months




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of Student Conduct


The Assistant Director of Student Conduct assists in the coordination and administration of student conduct under the supervision of the Director of Student Conduct. The Assistant Director of Student Conduct assists in administering policies and procedures of the conduct system, offers alternative forms of dispute resolution, engages students in developmentally appropriate conversations to address and resolve student conduct matters, and investigates student organization and individual student misconduct. The Assistant Director of Student Conduct assures compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


Education: A bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, College Student Personnel, or other related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational preferences.

Experience: At least one year of directly related work experience in investigation, education, or other relevant field is required; experience in student affairs or university administration is preferred. Knowledge of and experience with student life philosophy and its application, the law and higher education, residence life, student conduct, and a background demonstrating success in dealing with college students, parents, administrators, and faculty are preferred. Experience in student organizational conduct or advising is preferred. Experience in supervision is preferred. Two years working as a graduate assistant in one of these areas may be substituted for one year of required professional experience.

Skills: Excellent organizational and leadership skills are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills are preferred. Computer literacy required and database experience is preferred. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: This position works 10 months out of the year and may be paid over either 10 or 12 months and includes year-round benefits.


1. Contributes to an effective student conduct program by assisting the Director of Student Conduct in administering the Office of Student Conduct, maintaining individual and student organizational case records, conducting investigations into student conduct as appropriate, training Residence Life staff members, interviewing students and other witnesses involved in conduct meetings and hearings, and calling to session conduct meetings and hearings to resolve individual student and student organizational conduct cases.

2. Investigates individual student and student organization misconduct allegations including interviewing witnesses, completing investigation reports, and serving as a partner to national organizations when necessary.

3. Assists in the recruiting, training, and supervision of a graduate assistant and a student worker in collaboration with the Director of Student Conduct.

4. Assists the Director of Student Conduct in ensuring student conduct hearings are properly administered by overseeing the preparation of all notifications and documentation for hearing boards, scheduling a date, time, and location for hearings, notifying all participants and witnesses required for hearings, reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence submitted to hearing boards, and conducting pre-hearing meetings with students who chose to have a hearing.

5. Assists the Director of Student Conduct with ensuring that members of hearing boards are recruited and equipped to discharge their duties as board members by preparing and implementing an annual training program for members of university hearing boards (faculty, students, and staff) as appropriate.

6. Assists the Director of Student Conduct in ensuring that hearings are conducted in accordance with recognized student and student organizational conduct procedures by serving as an advisor to such bodies, advising the chair regarding complex issues at hearings, clarifying conduct procedures, interpreting University policies as necessary, and serving as a Hearing Authority (chair) when deemed necessary.

7. Ensures the confidentiality of all student conduct records contained in the Office of Student Conduct by supervising the maintenance and security of such records.

8. Ensures that the University complies with federal mandates regarding student privacy by providing certification for agencies requesting student conduct information in accordance with FERPA.

9. Provides ongoing outreach and education for constituencies (including students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members) involving student conduct matters.

10. Counsels individual students regarding their rights and responsibilities.

11. Conducts assessments to monitor student learning outcomes as a result of referral to the University conduct process.

12. Assists in the production of University documents, such as manuals, forms, publications, website design, and/or reports, at the direction of the Director of Student Conduct.

13. Serves as a liaison between the Office of Student Conduct and appropriate community agencies, including serving on the Partners in Prevention (PIP) committee.

14. Serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students who seek to resolve conflicts.

15. Serves as a resource on complex legal issues evolving in higher education and serves as a student conduct consultant in clarifying procedures and options available to faculty, staff, students, and hearing boards in response to student behaviors.

16. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

17. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of Student Conduct.

18. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of Student Conduct by performing all other duties assigned by the Director of Student Conduct.


The Assistant Director of Student Conduct is supervised by the Director of Student Conduct and supervises a graduate student.