Assistant Dean of Students for Conduct & Community Expectations

Job description


Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the College’s Student Conduct Process, including: serving as the College’s student conduct officer; coordinating the training of all other conduct officers, hearing panels, and appellate officers; managing and supervising other staff who serve as conduct officers; serving as the primary case officer for formal conduct hearings; monitoring student compliance with sanctions; managing appeals of conduct cases; and investigating alleged violations of college policies by students/student organizations.
  • In partnership with students, develop a robust and aspirational statement(s) regarding community expectations which will provide a foundation for positive behavioral expectations.
  • Regularly review and modify the Student Code of Conduct as appropriate to include expectations for individual students and also clubs/organizations.
  • Reframe the Code and Process to focus on prevention; community standards; restorative practices; and the development and educational potential of all students.
  • Develop sanctioning standards and guidelines.
  • Select and train conduct hearing panels and hearing officers.
  • Organize, prepare, and administer conduct hearing proceedings.   
  • Responsible for the maintenance and security of all student conduct records in compliance with federal regulations.
  • Manage the Maxient database system related to student conduct cases, including appropriately identifying referrals which should be designated as Clery Act referrals or arrests.
  • As it relates to student conduct records, serve as a campus resource and expert on matters related to FERPA, the Clery Act, and other relevant legislation.
  • Work closely with the College’s Title IX Officer and Registrar as they manage the Title IX and academic integrity cases, respectively.
  • Work closely with the Residential Life staff, including student Resident Assistants, to develop aspirational community standards and provide trainings and facilitated workshops on the standards.
  • Work closely with the Athletics Department and other student organizations to promote and enforce the behavioral expectations for athletic teams and student organizations.
  • Work with the Dean of Students staff to evaluate and develop alcohol and drug policies and processes.
  • Work closely with the CMC Director of Public Safety and also the Claremont Colleges Campus Safety department regarding enforcement, preventions, and investigation of incidents.
  • Work closely with the General Counsel’s office to insure compliance with federal, state and municipal legislation.
  • Advise the Dean of Students staff in current trends, higher education legal issues, and specific cases.
  • Educate the community on the Code of Conduct and the Conduct Process and behavioral expectations.
  • Develop and present educational programs on personal development, values clarification, restorative practices, and community standards.
  • Maintain the online Student Code of Conduct and repository of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement an ongoing assessment plan.
  • Serve in the On-Call Dean rotation 2 – 3 weeks per semester and share in the winter break and summer On-Call Dean rotation.
  • Represent the Dean of Students Office with students, parents, CMC staff and faculty, and prospective students.
  • Develop, interpret, and enforce College policies.
  • Be available for occasional evening and weekend duties.  
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education:  Master’s degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related field required.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in Student Affairs or related field.  Preferred experience working with diverse populations. Strong programming skills.   Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Must have proven organizational skills, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to use tact and exercise a high level of discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.  Must be self-motivated and comfortable working with minimal direction.   Individual must have proven ability to prioritize concerns and respond accordingly using sound judgement.

Licenses:  Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured under the College’s authorized driver’s policy. 

GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. 


Hours:   The regular hours for this position are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Hours may vary due to needs of the College or department.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

Classification and Status:  This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt level, benefits-eligible position.

Reports To:  Vice President for Student Affairs

Other:  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check.  Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test.  Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

IPEDS Category Job Code: 25-9000 Education, Training and Library Occupations

EEO Classification:   Other Professionals

Physical Requirements:       Light (up to 20 lbs.)

This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of the employment position.   It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.




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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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