Associate Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Boca Raton, Florida
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation.

Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.

Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the Associate Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards has a primary focus on the education of our students through conduct policies and procedures.

The Associate Director will assist in the overall administration of the student disciplinary process by addressing alleged behavioral violations of the Student Code of Conduct, and will ensure the college adheres to the related mandated compliance standards. The Associate Director will interpret and administer the Student Code of Conduct by adjudicating informal resolutions and formal administrative hearings.

The Associate Director may also be responsible for overseeing any of the following: office outreach and programming; trainings for other hearing officers and campus partners; the conflict resolution program and services offered by the office; and the delegation of cases to other hearing officers.

The Associate Director will be responsible for the resolution of Title IX and student organization cases, as well as other high-level violations. This individual will need to be committed to a non-adversarial, educational, restorative, and learning-based conduct philosophy and ensure that all educational programs, sanctions, and hearings reinforce the overall concept of student development and restorative principles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the management of all student conduct and community standards cases, including intake and delegation of cases to hearing officers.
  • Adjudicate conduct cases by serving as an administrative hearing officer via informal reviews and formal administrative hearings, including high-level violations.
  • Manage the delegation and facilitation of cases by other Student Conduct Hearing Officers, including the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards and Housing and Residence Life personnel.
  • Advance the conflict resolution options offered by the office, and maintain responsibility for the resolution of cases through this service, including training hearing officers and housing staff on mediation and other forms of conflict resolution.
  • Oversee outreach and educational programs for the office.
  • Conduct training for Area Coordinators, Community Advisors, Resident Directors, Administrators, faculty, and staff on community standards, conflict resolution, and the conduct process.
  • Develop, recruit, and train appointed faculty, staff, and students as hearing board members, adjunct hearing officers, sanctioning partners, and/or campus-based advisors.
  • Conduct reporting and tracking of all violations of the Student Code of Conduct through the conduct database, and provide statistical reports and summaries for the office.
  • Support and assist with intervention plans for students of concern.
  • Assist with state and federal compliance that includes, but is not limited to, Clery Act, FERPA, and Title IX.
  • Work closely with Campus Safety and the Title IX/Compliance Office regarding incident reports and information gathering.
  • Assist with administrative duties for the office.
  • Serve on divisional and institutional committees as assigned.
  • Maintain professional conduct and ethical behavior at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) or more years of graduate or professional experience in student conduct in a college or university setting, and demonstrated knowledge and/or experience with collegiate conduct systems.  
  • An understanding of the current issues in the field of student conduct and trends in higher education.
  • Experience managing student organizational conduct cases, including those of fraternities and sororities. Understanding and application of student development theory.
  • Awareness of federal compliance expectations, including FERPA, Clery, and Title IX.
  • Must display professional conduct and ethical behavior at all times.

Prior demonstrated experience in the following areas is expected:

  • Mediation, restorative justice, and other conflict resolution models, including facilitating training on such topics.
  • Managing investigations, documenting findings and rationale, and maintaining case files.
  • Managing confidential and sensitive matters. Adjudication of high level code of conduct violations resulting in suspensions and expulsions, including Title IX and hazing violations.
  • Working with individuals involved in sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence complaints (complainants, respondents, witnesses, etc.).
  • Establishing effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of full-time, professional, post-graduate work in the field of student conduct at an accredited college or university.
  • Experience working with conduct database software, particularly Maxient, and creating office reports that reflect relevant data.
  • Demonstrated experience responding to bias incidents.
  • Technologically savvy, or the ability to learn new technology quickly at ones own initiative.
  • Ability to maintain high energy with a strong commitment to student success, enthusiasm, diversity, helpfulness, and a desire to work with students.
  • Supervisory experience, including the supervision of students, graduate assistants, and professional staff.
  • Proven knowledge of strategic planning and the development of student learning outcomes.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

The following are highly preferred: prior attendance at the ASCA Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration Foundation track, Association for Student Conduct Administration membership, mediation training, and previous Title IX training on investigation and adjudication.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze complex situations, determine facts, exercise good judgment, identify solutions, and consistently apply policies, procedures, and laws.
  • Highly developed written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, record keeping ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a commitment to quality results, along with follow-through with responsibilities and communications in a timely manner.
  • Must be proactive, willing to take initiative, and a critical thinker.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours as necessary.

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

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