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Director of Office of Community Standards

Posted: 01/09/2022

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Job no: 499736
Department: VP of Student Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Director of Office of Community Standards
Salary/Grade: Salaried
Hours Per Week: Full Time

Job Summary:
Oversee the student conduct system for Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, VOA, and Luxembourg campuses, and provide a developmental and educational context for student behavior on and off campus. Lead the administration and coordination of all conduct actions and procedures related to student misconduct, including the dissemination, interpretation, and enforcement of University policy. Reports to the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students and supervises the Office of Community staff, including (2) Assistant Directors, (1) Title IX Investigator, (1) Administrative Associate, (1) coordinator, graduate students and student assistants.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Essential Duties:

  • Direct all student conduct related efforts to ensure student code of conduct accountability is delivered with a student-centered and educational foundation.
  • Provide strategic leadership for, and supervise, mentor, direct, and evaluate the staff of Community Standards.
  • Serve as a hearing officer in suspendable cases related to violations of Miami's Code of Student Conduct, including cases related to sexual and interpersonal violence.
  • Develop, review, revise, and oversee the training processes for all those associated with adjudication of cases.
  • As a representative of the division, productively respond to and partner with
    • (i) external stakeholders (parents, attorneys, Oxford Police, etc.);
    • (ii) faculty staff and students outside of the division; and
    • (iii) intra-divisional colleagues to advance the strategic objectives of the university, the division, and the position's particular areas of responsibility
  • Conducts an annual review and modification of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • In partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students, facilitates the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process designed to assist students in resolving conflict.
  • Monitor and track legislation and legal precedent to ensure university compliance with relevant and current laws.
  • Review, understand and manage relevant budgets; strategically seek, advocate for, and/or reallocate resources across areas of responsibility consistent with divisional priorities.
  • Advance all assessment and continuous improvement efforts in alignment with divisional strategic priorities.
  • Serve as the custodian of student conduct records; maintain monthly/annual statistics on all cases, and especially, sexual assault cases and participate in an annual audit; maintain federal crime statistics, Clery, VAWA for annual reports.
  • Serve on the University's Institutional Response Team and other committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned, and not limited to responding to emails, calls, and other unexpected and unassigned internal and external requests for information, explanation, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Higher Education/Student Development, Criminal Justice, Law, or related field
  • A minimum of three years experience working with college students
  • Experience in student conduct

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior leadership and supervisory experience;
  • Experience managing multiple priorities.
  • Budgeting Experience.
  • 3-5 years experience working with student conduct; seven or more years of progressive
  • student affairs experience.
  • Prior experience working with a student conduct database, preferably Maxient
  • Doctoral or Professional Degree
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of Title IX, FERPA, and student conduct and due process best practice
  • Strong organizational, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated record of critical thinking, leadership, and sound judgement
  • Ability to work collaboratively and foster cooperation with a broad variety of campus and community constituencies

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.


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