Director of Student Conduct

Boone, North Carolina
May 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Student Conduct 

Appalachian State University is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value, affordability and a commitment to sustainability, Appalachian enrolls over 18,000 students and offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. Appalachian, located in Boone, N.C., is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system. 

The mission of Appalachian State University’s Office of Student Conduct, under the Division of Student Development and a unit of the Office of the Dean of Students, is educating students about community standards, promoting student learning and accountability, and facilitating the development of thoughtful and responsible citizens. The Office of Student Conduct strives to reduce and prevent behavior that undermines student academic success and that negatively detracts from the educational mission of the University; to improve the health and safety of students and the community; to provide timely support and resources for students; and to prevent violence in and around the University campus. 

Appalachian State University is seeking an energetic and visionary leader to serve as the Director of Student Conduct. The Director of Student Conduct serves as a full-time, professional staff member and assists in promoting the mission and philosophy of the office. The Director of Student Conduct oversees and administers all aspects of the Student Conduct system which includes academic and non-academic misconduct. The Director of Student Conduct administers an effective and efficient department through data driven practice and the engagement in collaborative systematic planning and assessment, understands today's college students and creates space for students  to  engage in meaningful and purposeful dialogue, provides a developmental and educational context for student behavior both on and off campus and represents the office to external constituencies and stakeholders. 

The Director of Student Conduct is the lead administrator of Appalachian State University’s comprehensive conduct management system (Maxient) and is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the disciplinary process, advising (as needed) University and Administrative Hearings, serving as a resource for participants in the disciplinary process, developing and revising university policies and procedures related to student conduct, ensuring appropriate hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, and continuing education for Conduct staff and any affiliated partners, participating actively as a member of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development Leadership Team, providing outreach to members of the University community, and completing other duties as assigned. The Director reports to the Associate Dean of Students and participates in the Office of the Dean of Students on-call rotation. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Student Development, Higher Education, Counseling, or an equivalent area with eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible administrative/leadership experience. Three years’ experience supervising professional staff;substantiated professional experience in Student Conduct; demonstrated experience working with student conduct management software (Maxient experience preferred); excellent communication skills (oral and written); demonstrated organizational skills are expected. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, promising practices, relevant laws and policies impacting the student conduct process and higher education (e.g. Title IX, FERPA, Due Process).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and the development of multicultural competencies; demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and work collaboratively with students and other constituents on and off campus; demonstrated ability to use data to inform practice and provide training to a variety of audiences relative to Student Conduct.

Initial consideration of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A completed application must include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three references including their name, address, email address, and telephone number. Current supervisor contact information must be provided, but candidate approval will be sought before any references are contacted. All application materials are submitted online through

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. North Carolina state benefits apply. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2017. 

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Search Committee Chair, Ben Asma, Associate Director of Wellness and Prevention, at or (828)262-3148. 

Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. 

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.