ASSOC DEAN, STUDENTS

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

diversity employer



ASSOC DEAN, STUDENTS
Dean of Students - Administration

Nature of Responsibilities:

Serve as facilitator for hearing panels considering allegations of violations of the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy/Title IX-related cases, hate/bias-related incidents, and other discrimination. Interface with complainants, respondents, advisors, witnesses, and other constituencies before, during, and after hearings. Write hearing reports detailing a panel's understanding of a case and its decision. Keep current with emerging and best practices for responding to such cases, including risk mitigation. Identify at-risk student populations by analyzing current and historical reporting data and nascent trends; partner with other campus offices to aid in implementing interventions. Facilitate student compliance with"no contact" directives by monitoring class registrations and on-campus housing assignments for conflicts. In partnership with Duke Police, ensure accuracy of Clery statistics. Design and implement ongoing training for panelists considering Title IX and hate/bias-related cases. Ensure creation and retention of documents consistent with relevant federal regulations; compile data and create reports in response to federal audits/investigations. Serve as a hearing officer for alleged violations of university policy. Other duties as assigned.

Specific Duties:
Case Management (50%)
  • Facilitate hearing panels considering allegations of violations of the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy or other allegations related to bias/discrimination by: ensuring adherence to procedures, managing proceeding logistics, serving as technical advisor to hearing panel, responding to complainant/respondent/witness concerns, providing precedent and prior offense information to hearing panel, and documenting hearing proceedings.
  • Write a post-hearing report for each case reflecting a hearing panel's understanding of the case and its decision.
  • Regularly consult with key campus partners (e.g., Title IX Coordinator, general counsel) as university policies and procedures related to the disciplinary process are implemented.
  • Stay current with emerging and best practices for responding to complaints of sexual misconduct or other behaviors reflecting bias/discrimination/hate; recommend policy and procedures enhancements or modifications.
  • Verify student compliance with sanctions issued as result of a hearing.
  • Prepare case file for Appellate Board to review in student appeals; write office's response to claims of procedural errors by appellant; appear in front of Appellate Board to answer questions as requested.
  • Check students# class schedules to minimize risk of violation of a "no contact" directive; intervene with students as necessary to adjust schedules. Collaborate with Housing, Dining, and Residence Life to avoid assigning complainants and respondents to co-located housing.
  • Assist in the identification/evaluation of accommodations requests by/for complainants and respondents.
  • Identify emerging and best practices for responding to complaints of sexual misconduct or other behaviors reflecting bias/discrimination/hate; recommend policy and procedures enhancements or modifications.
  • Serve as a hearing officer for administrative resolution of cases of student and group/organization misconduct; mediate assigned cases involving student conflict.
  • Determine responsibility for allegations of misconduct; issue university-level sanctions as appropriate.
  • Counsel students in academic, personal, and disciplinary matters; assess at-risk students for additional intervention by appropriate personnel (e.g., Counseling and Psychological Services).
  • Maintain record of cases in office database.
Communication, Training, and Assessment (25%)
  • Identify and implement training opportunities to enhance hearing panelists# skills.
  • Identify at-risk student populations by analyzing current and historical reporting data and nascent trends; partner with other campus offices to aid in implementing interventions.
  • Work collaboratively with other university offices in assessment of campus culture around Title IX and hate-/bias-related issues; serve on departmental, divisional, and university committees.
  • Aid in the preparation of reports and other communications regarding nature of and response to reports received.
  • Speak to various constituencies about the Office of Student Conduct's role in addressing/responding to instances of bias, hate, and reported sexual misconduct.
Compliance (20%)
  • Stay current with legal developments in higher education related to sexual misconduct and issues of hate/bias; monitor the regulatory environment in legislation impacting this arena (e.g., Title IX, VAWA, Title VI, etc.).
  • Ensure creation and retention of documents consistent with relevant federal regulations; compile data and create reports in response to federal audits/investigations.
  • In partnership with Duke Police, ensure accuracy of Clery statistics.
Other Administrative Duties (5%)
  • Act on behalf of the Associate Dean of Students, Title IX Outreach & Response in his or her absence.
  • This position will be required to serve as a "dean on-call" in 24-hour emergency on-call rotation; respond to crises involving students.
  • Assist in the review and development of university policies related to student conduct.
  • Other related duties as assigned incidental to the nature of the position or appropriate to the missions of the Office of Student Conduct, the Dean of Students Office, the Division of Student Affairs, and the university.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in higher education/student services, counseling, or related area.
Six (6) years (post-master#s degree) of relevant experience in a higher education or related setting.
Regulatory/legal experience desirable, specifically in the arena of Title IX.
Outstanding writing skills required; writing sample must be submitted via links included in your cover letter or resume.
Background in advising/counseling students and prior work administering disciplinary processes preferred.

Application Information Applications received by May 31, 2017, will receive priority. Questions may be directed to Stephen Bryan in the Office of Student Conduct at sbryan@duke.edu. No phone calls, please.

Requisition Number
401261490

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
2605 ASSOC DEAN, STUDENTS

Job Family Level
14

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires a Master's degree in higher education/student services, counseling, or related area required.

Experience

Master's Degree and 6+ years of related experience

Auto req ID

89826BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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