Senior Academic Counselor (Judicial Affairs)-Student Affairs-Reposted

Location
Boston, MA
Posted
Sep 06, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Category: Professional Staff

Department: Student Affairs

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Sep 05, '17

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: UNP


About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at three satellite locations in the Greater Boston area. Recently re-certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women.

We are looking for individuals aligned with our institutional values of access and success, excellence and innovation, economic and social justice, inclusiveness and equity, civic engagement and service, kindness and respect, and accountability and transparency. Individuals with a dedication to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment are sought to fill the following position.

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Job Description:

The Senior Academic Counselor for Judicial Affairs reports to the Chief Student Affairs Officer and coordinates and implements the Student Code of Conduct System to resolve student conduct issues. They also work with the Title IX Coordinator when students may be involved in possible Title IX violations. The Senior Academic Counselor will work directly with individual students who may have violated the Code of Conduct. The successful candidate will have strong assessment skills to provide support, appropriate referrals, and coordinate on-campus resources to enhance student success.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Serves as the Primary Code of Conduct Administrator.

  • Receives incident reports from members of the College community regarding student behavior and assesses if action needs to be taken through the Student Code of Conduct System.
  • Assigns Code of Conduct violations based on alleged behavior and contacts students to set-up meetings to discuss the reports.
  • Drafts letters to student regarding Code of Conduct charges and outcome letters when cases are resolved.
  • Assures all Federal and State laws are followed in all interactions with students with special focus on FERPA and Title IX.
  • Maintains accurate student records for the College Judicial system and the CARE team.
  • Work with students to identify mutually agreeable educational outcomes based on a student behavior and the Code of Conduct process.
  • Serves as a Code of Conduct administrator in Administrative Resolution Conferences and Judicial Boards Hearings.
  • Assists in the training of Judicial Board members.

Provides Crisis Intervention.

  • Is an active member of the Campus CARE team.
  • Responds to CARE team reports and works with the Dean of Students and other members of the CARE team to identify responses for individual students.
  • Maintains accurate records of all CARE team reports and weekly meetings.
  • Provides mental health screenings to assess psychological needs of individual students and make appropriate referrals to other Senior Academic counselor and community agencies when needed.
  • Makes referrals to outside practitioners/agencies for specific counseling or social service needs.
  • Serves as an advocate for students and student issues.
  • Develops and maintains accurate resources on the Dean of Student webpage regarding mental health issues, counseling and identity development for students, faculty and staff.

Provide outreach education.

  • Prepares and distributes educational and informational materials for students on the Code of Conduct.
  • Creates educational interventions to inform new and continuing students about the Code of Conduct.
  • Sets clear expectations for students and utilize multiple methods of education to address different learning styles of students, faculty and staff.
  • Actively participate in Orientation, student mentor training, staff and faculty development.
  • Works with student athletes and other student leaders regarding responsibilities in representing the College.
  • Works with faculty to assist with classroom management strategies, how to identify a student in need and students in crisis.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes and maintain responsive internal and external community relations.
  • Works collaborative with all faculty and staff but especially with Athletics, Campus Police, Senior
  • Academic Counselors, Student Activities and Title IX Coordinators.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.
  • Participates on College committees as needed.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling Psychology or closely related fields.
  • At least ten years of professional experience in Student Affairs or related area including five years of direct experience in College Judicial Affairs
  • Ability to respond to students in crisis, assess for threat and refer to external resources.
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individual diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Strong understanding of Title IX.
  • Demonstrated experience in College Judicial Boards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on several projects simultaneously.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $62,200.00-$70,000.00

Grade: 6, Unit Professional position

Review Date; To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By October 5, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: www.bhcc.mass.edu/employment Fax transcript files to (617)-228-3328.


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