Coordinator for Community Standards, (Prof Serv Spec, 4)-AFT

Glassboro, New Jersey
Feb 03, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Civic Involvement, the live-in Coordinator for Community Standards will assist in the management of the student conduct system. The Coordinator will be responsible for investigating student conduct complaints, serving as a disciplinary hearing officer, assisting in facilitating educational programs and assisting in tracking the completion of disciplinary sanctions.

The mission of the Office of Community Standards is to articulate to students the standards of behavior expected within the University community. Standards of student conduct ensure respect for all members of the community and maintenance of a collaborative and learning-centered environment as described in the University's mission statement.

This is a live-in position, which requires the successful candidate to live in an assigned university apartment. The Coordinator for Community Standards is required to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation with other professional staff, and to serve as a support for the in-hall staff and assist with emergencies that occur after normal business hours. This is a full time, 12 month position.

Functional Areas of Responsibility:

Student Discipline

Community Standards

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(the following duties are customary of this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive; other duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs):

Student Discipline

  • Assist in the management of the student conduct system and processes for alleged violations.
  • Serve as a resource to students, faculty and staff.
  • Investigate complaints, maintain confidential records, and ensure institutional compliance and reporting.
  • Assist in serving as a liaison to the Office of Residential Learning and University Housing in the coordination and adjudication of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct that occur in campus housing facilities.
  • Assist with the development of educational and informational workshops.
  • Assist with the development of office resources, including written materials, forms, information on services, website and workshops, and other resources as determined appropriate.
  • Manage the on-line conduct database.
  • Serve as hearing officer in instances where informal resolution is required and/or desired to resolve individual or group conflict and refer reported violations to the appropriate hearing officer or board for disciplinary actions.
  • Assist in the development of policy initiatives concerning student behavior and the disciplinary process.

Community Standards

  • Assist in the management of student disciplinary records and files.
  • Serve as facilitator and trainer for professional and graduate staff development.
  • Participate in programs and services in support of orientation for first year, transfer, and graduate students.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Civic Involvement.
  • Serve in a rotation with other professional staff to be available on-call 24 hours a day for in-hall staff and facilities concerns.
  • Days, evenings, weekends, and other hours required.


A Master's degree in higher education administration, student development, student personnel services or a related field is required.


  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with student conduct issues and processes in a University setting.
  • Experience serving in an on-call capacity for emergency or crises response.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, faculty, senior administration, and off-campus constituencies as a representative of the campus.
  • Ability to maintain an appropriate level of professional and personal confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and with great attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the needs of a culturally diverse student body with diverse values and priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in student affairs/student services functions and philosophies.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, administrative skills.
  • Energy, creativity, organizational skills, tolerance for ambiguity, sense of humor, desire to challenge status quo and as a member of a team.
  • High degree of personal/professional integrity, respect for privacy and confidentiality, a sense of ethics.
  • Knowledge of national trends in higher education regarding student conduct, student conduct systems and processes.
  • Skills and experience in developing proactive and responsive educational programs.

Core Competencies

Strong organization and time management skills, ability to set priorities, balance a heavy workload, adhere to a schedule and meet deadlines.

Skills and Abilities

Communication Skills: Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to develop, teach, and lead workshops and conduct public presentations using various media formats. Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills;

Language Skills: Ability to: communicate effectively and interact tactfully with all levels of the college staff, students, and trustees; read, analyze, and interpret documents, budgets and contracts; and respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Reasoning Skills: Ability to: define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Technology: Working knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point, e-mail, discipline related software, and Internet or other specific technology related expertise. Demonstrated computer skills (word processing, database management, presentation programs, and graphic design) sufficient to assist in maintenance of a secure database and web site.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.