Dir of Community Standards
Job ID:5453 - Unclassified - FT(Salary)
The Director of the Office of Community Standards (i) provides strategic leadership of the OCS; (ii) is responsible for the management and performance of Miami University’s student conduct system; (iii) is responsible for the training of Title IX hearing panels, as well as ensuring adherence to the Title IX Protocol for Students throughout the Title IX investigation and adjudication process; overseeing and managing the Title IX Protocol process (iv) serves as a member of the Institutional Response and Care Teams, and represents the University on student conduct matters across campus (v) collaborates with related offices on- and off-campus on student conduct related matters.
- Provides strategic leadership for, and supervise, mentor, direct, and evaluate the staff of the Office of Community Standards.
- Serves as a hearing officer, particularly in suspendable cases related to violations of Miami’s Code of Conduct, including cases related to sexual and interpersonal violence and violations of the Code by student organizations- including social fraternities and sororities. Must be able to deal with a wide variety of persons including lawyers who serve as advisors to students and student organizations.
- Recruits and selects hearing board members (faculty, staff, and students), and ensures they are well trained and follow appropriate policies and procedures.
- Develops, reviews, revises, and oversees the training processes for all those associated with adjudication of student conduct cases, including cases of sexual and interpersonal violence.
- Serve as the custodian of student conduct records; maintains monthly/annual statistics on sexual assault cases and participates in an annual audit; maintain federal crime statistics, Clery, and VAWA data for annual reports. This position is a designated Campus Security Authority.
- Works with appropriate campus partners to periodically revise and update the Code of Student Conduct.
- Participates, as needed, with the University emergency response efforts.
- As a representative of the division, productively partners with (i) external stakeholders, including the City of Oxford, Oxford Township, and the Oxford Police Department; (ii) faculty, staff and students; and (iii) divisional colleagues to advance the strategic objectives of the University, the division, and the Office of Student Community Standards’ areas of responsibility. These (and other duties) will require participation in events outside of normal business hours, including evenings and weekends.
- Work closely with other staff and offices, especially the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity and the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, in reviewing Title IX related policies, procedures, and practices; partner with the Academic Integrity office on overlapping matters; stay current and informed on trends, developments, and best practices in collegiate student conduct offices.
- Work closely with Orientation and Transition programs to communicate to all students expectations regarding community standards, the importance of Miami’s Code of Student Conduct, and the mission and purpose of the office.
- Develop and manage relevant budgets; strategically seek, advocate for, and/or reallocate resources across areas of responsibility consistent with divisional priorities.
- Oversee the assessment process for the department, including its strategic design, execution, and response follow-up in order to continuously evaluate the effectiveness of the operation.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of important multicultural differences across the student body and the practical impact these may have on the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation of the department.
- Other duties as assigned, and not limited to responding to emails, calls, and other unexpected and unassigned internal and external requests for information, data, etc.
- Master’s degree in related field from an accredited institution
- Good working knowledge of FERPA and ability to maintain confidentiality.
- 5 years or more of directly related, progressively responsible student affairs experience; must include experience with and knowledge of student conduct processes and applicable laws such as the Clery Act; Title IX; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Campus SaVE) act, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Facility with student conduct records and processing platforms.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Detail oriented, with strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Facility with and commitment to discovering and adopting the best available supporting technological tools for the work of the office .