Eckerd College
  • 22-Nov-2021 to 13-Dec-2021
  • - Student Affairs
  • FL, USA
  • Full Time

Department: Student Life
Immediate Supervisor: Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Summary
Assists the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students in the development, administration, and oversight of the College's community standards policies and procedures for students. Ensures that policies and procedures are implemented in conformity with best practices and applicable laws.

Essential Functions (other non-essential duties may be assigned)

  1. Administer, implement, oversee, and assess the College's Community Standards Program as it applies to students;
  2. Address reported student violations of the College's Community Standards reflective of the student code of conduct through incident report review, case investigation, case management, and alternative resolution or formal adjudication;
  3. Manage the operation of the Office of Community Standards: supervise the Coordinator for Housing and Community Standards, chair the Community Standards Incident Review Committee, and train, advise, and oversee the Student Community Standards Board;
  4. Develop and implement specialized training for staff and faculty members who serve as hearing officers or as members of Conduct Review Committees;
  5. Create and facilitate educational programs regarding student conduct processes, prevention education, and conflict resolution skills for student-leaders and student organizations;
  6. Oversee the development, implementation, and annual revision of the College's community standards policies and procedures published in the EC-Book, the Eckerd College Community Standards Policies and Procedures Manual, the College's student handbook;
  7. Serve as a member of the College's Behavioral Intervention Team to assist with the coordination and facilitation of the College's response to students experiencing personal and academic challenges;
  8. Serve as a conduct officer for the College, a voting member of the Community Standards Incident Review Committee, and chair of Conduct Review Committee hearings;
  9. As appropriate and within the parameters of student privacy laws and policies, notify and communicate with parents, faculty, and staff regarding student conduct issues;
  10. Work collaboratively with other College areas such as Residence Life, Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, Campus Safety and Security, Athletics, Outreach, Advocacy and Prevention, Inclusive Excellence, Global Education and all areas of Student Life to create a community based on shared values and accountability;
  11. Manage the Community Standards database records, reports, and statistical information; respond to requests for conduct history reviews, background checks, and Dean's certifications for transfer and graduate admission applications;
  12. Serve as a member of the College's Substance Use and Mental Health Task Force, the College's Clery Act Compliance Committee, the Bias Incident Response Team, and the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee of the Faculty;
  13. Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Assessment Committee.

Position(s) Directly Supervised
Housing and Community Standards Specialist (co-supervision)

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of issues and best practices related to student conduct and related areas.
  • Familiarity with legal and compliance issues in higher education, including those related to Clery Act, FERPA, Title IX, and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.
  • A strong dedication to student development within the context of a diverse population and with a commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • Attention to detail, a commitment to fairness and equity, timeliness, and a collaborative approach;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, and research and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Frequently required to communicate with others in-person or via email, video conferencing, chat applications, and/or telephone.
  • Occasionally required to work after-hours (nights, weekends).
  • Frequently required to spend prolonged stationary periods performing work on a computer.

Education and Experience
Master's degree or higher in higher education administration or a field within the liberal arts and sciences; four to five years of relevant administrative experience, preferably in a residential, liberal arts college environment. Assistant/Associate Dean rank will be dependent upon education and applicable experience.

Employment will require a successful background check.

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

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