Student Development Specialist II

San Marcos
Jul 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Student Development Specialist II

Job Number: 2017367

Location: San Marcos

Department: Dean of Students

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: $3,333-$3,750

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Knowledge of higher education disciplinary due process.
- Experience investigating and adjudicating student conduct matters in higher education.
- Ability to create accurate written documents, including the preparation of clear, concise, grammatically correct documentation and reports.
- Knowledge of/Ability to read and understand policies, procedures and statutes.
- Ability to work in high stress situations when making decisions, including situations involving angry, frustrated, unpredictable or confused individuals.
- Experience in or ability to diffuse and respond effectively to stressful or sensitive situations.
- Ability to work as a productive team member as well as independently.
- Ability to work independently making decisions in student conduct cases and prioritizing work load.
- Skill in conducting public presentations for a variety of stakeholders.
- Ability to positively interact and communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
- Skill in operating a computer and related software.
- Knowledge and understanding of disciplinary due process in higher education, the Clery Act (1990), Title IX (of the Education Amendments, 1972), Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (1989), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Free Speech (and other First Amendment rights) at public colleges.
- Ability to work with a diverse student body as well as faculty & staff.
- Skill in performing basic math.
- Experience with public presentations/training others.
- Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends and available to respond as necessary during those times.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s degree, ideally in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Public Administration, Educational Administration or related field.
- Experience working in a higher education environment.
- Experience using student conduct case management software or other student databases.
- Knowledge or experience with student development issues in higher education.
- Experience in graphic design, content management (CM/CMS),
- Experience advising and overseeing students and student organizations, ideally, to include organizational conduct investigations.
- Experience investigating Sexual Misconduct/Title IX cases in higher education.
- Experience with social justice, diversity, & inclusion training/programming.
- Experience serving traditionally underrepresented groups and identities in higher education.
- Experience in assessments, learning outcomes and strategic planning in higher education.
- Bi-/multi-lingual, culturally competent.
- Experience in addressing alcohol and drug abuse, threats, disruptions/disorderly conduct, and other conduct/standards violations.

Job Description:
The Dean of Students Office strives to set standards of excellence in the delivery of student services and to foster a welcoming environment that is inclusive, safe and conducive to learning. As a member of the Dean of Students Office, the Conduct Officer will support and report to the Assistant Dean of Students to support a safe learning environment through the management of the university discipline process by adjudicating students who are referred to the Dean of Students Office for alleged Code of Student Conduct violations. The Conduct Officer will have frequent interaction with Department of Housing and Residential Life and University Police Department staff.

Job Duties:
- Process referrals to Student Justice from faculty, staff and students.
- Investigate and adjudicate students for alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct.
- Advise and refer students to appropriate offices and personnel.
- Consult with faculty, staff, and students regarding concerns about student conduct.
- Serve as a liaison between Student Justice and other departments as assigned.
- Assist with developing and implementing training for the Student Justice Hearing Board and other bodies involved with the review of alleged conduct violations, including academic, organizational and other appeals.
- Prepare student conduct statistical reports.
- Participate as a representative of the Dean of Students Office as necessary.
- Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.
- Assist in managing technology needs, including conduct case management software and websites.
- Assist with the review, design, editing, publication and distribution of the Student Handbook.
- Regularly review policies and procedures and suggest updates as necessary.
- Assist with Dean of Students marketing efforts, including messaging and design & distribution of marketing items.
- Present on Student Justice, the Dean of Students Office, conduct expectations, policies, and services to diverse audiences, including, on campus, the surrounding communities and beyond as necessary.
- Supervision of student worker assigned tasks.
- Other duties as assigned

Additional Information to Applicants:

Job Open Date: 07/05/2017

Job Close Date: 7/25/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION. , Applicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A LIST OF REFERENCES.

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
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Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce