Director, Student Conduct & Ethical Development

San Jose, CA
Jul 06, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24630
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3312
Department: Student Conduct & Ethical Devl


Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

Reporting to the AVP for Campus Life, the Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development serves as the Student Conduct Administrator for San Jos State University. Pursuant to California State University Executive Order 1098, or any superseding executive order, and the provisions of Title 5, California Code Regulations Section 41301, the Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development is responsible for the adjudication process of alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code and Student Organization Code of Conduct. This responsibility of administering the student discipline process has been delegated by the President. Pursuant to CSU Executive Order 1097, or any superseding executive order, the incumbent is also a Deputy Title IX Coordinator responsible for supporting the Tile IX Officer with training, education, complaint procedures administration, and investigations. The nature of the work performed by the Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development is highly sensitive and requires interpretation of CSU and university policy and procedures. This position supervises the Associate Director (ADM I), Assistant Director (SSP IV) and Administrative Assistant (ASC II), presents workshops and other educational programs to faculty and students, and advises senior leadership about major disciplinary policies and issues. The Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development works collaboratively with numerous offices such as University Police Department, University Housing Services, Counseling Services, Student Involvement, and academic units to respond to and investigate reports of alleged violations and to educate the university community. As a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team, this position contributes to and promotes events, activities, and experiences that enhance student success. This position may require adherence to university compliance training, such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics training, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention training, Information Security training, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program training. Work may be evaluated based on feedback from campus community members in addition to the ability to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed below.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Serve as the Student Conduct Administrator and as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In accordance with CSU system-wide policies and procedures and university policies and procedures, provide leadership
- Assist students, faculty, staff, administrators, family members, and campus community members in locating, and applying university policies and procedures, CSU system-wide policies and procedures, and presidential directives as they apply to student conduct matters.
- Conduct assessment, write reports, and conduct analysis of statistics related to a number of alleged violations, cases adjudicated, sanctions, etc.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

- Bachelors Degree
- 2-5 years of professional level experience within higher education working with student service functions; counseling of students to higher education institutions, program development or academic support programs
- 2-5 years of progressive leadership or supervisory experience in a higher education setting
- Conducting investigations (student or related areas)
- Experience working with disadvantaged student populations and with individuals of diverse backgrounds
- Experience developing/forecasting a budget
- Experience with data collection and assessment reporting
- Experience with student learning, achievement, and graduation

Preferred Qualifications

- Masters Degree in Business, Student Affairs, Higher Ed, or College Student Personnel or related field or equivalent training, education, or experience
- 5 years of professional level experience within higher education working with student service functions; counseling and advising, program development or academic support programs
- 5 years of progressive leadership or supervisory experience in a higher education setting
- 3 - 5 years of direct experience with student conduct processes in a University setting or residence life context.
- 3 - 5 years of experience conducting investigations
- Experience working with Title IX education and investigations.
- Excellent written communication skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Knowledge of student development theories relevant to a metropolitan university
- Demonstrated sensitivity and understanding of the needs of SJSUs diverse student body.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies.
- Knowledge of application of educational approach to student discipline in a university setting.
- Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, faculty, staff, students, media, and community members.
- Ability to mediate conflicts and provide dispute resolution in a fair and objective manner.
- Knowledge of student development theories relevant to a metropolitan university
- Knowledge of application of educational approach to student discipline in a university setting.
- Knowledge and understanding of Title IX law and how to incorporate and apply it to the CSU process.
- Skilled in leadership, professional staff supervision, budget management, strategic planning, personnel, and problem solving.

Posting Date

July 5, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins July 23, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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