Director, Community Standards

Job description

The Director of Community Standards is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive community standards program for undergraduate and graduate students. The Director specifically is responsible for the leadership and management of the Office of Community Standards and administration of the student conduct process prioritizing community values of integrity, civility and respect; overseeing the case management of academic and non-academic violations of policy; working closely with the Title IX Coordinator to adjudicate all gender-based misconduct incidents involving students; and directly supervising the office staff.

• Provide leadership and management for the Office of Community Standards, including all undergraduate and graduate student conduct functions; serve as a decision designee for the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or the Associate Dean of Student Life.
• Manage all investigations and adjudicate student conduct matters involving student organizations (i.e., fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, club sports, etc.).
• Advise the student affairs leadership team on all related public policy issues, relevant case law, and professional standards and best practices; ensure that the College's student conduct processes are in compliance with all federal and state legislative requirements including FERPA and the Clery Act; and act as the liaison with the College's General Counsel and Title IX Coordinator on student conduct matters, whenever appropriate and advisable.
• Oversee case management and the case assignment process for all suspected policy violations including academic integrity; ensure that all student conduct referrals are addressed in a consistent and timely manner through appropriate student conduct processes and procedures; provide ongoing training and supervision of Area Directors that serve as Hearing Officers.
• In conjunction with the Title IX Coordinator, adjudicates all student on student gender-based misconduct cases; serves on the case management team; communicates decision outcomes and determines sanctions when a respondent is found responsible for a policy violation.
• In partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Residence Education, manage and coordinate investigative follow up on student conduct matters; monitor and evaluate college policy enforcement processes and procedures; regularly identify and implement ongoing improvements.
• Serve as a senior-level Hearing Officer for Administrative Hearings and as an appeal officer for Administrative Hearings conducted by other Hearing Officers.
• As part of an annual policy review effort, comprehensively evaluate the student conduct processes, procedures, and programs; engage with and solicit input from community members, including students; facilitate the development and implementation of any recommended policy revisions or changes.
• Develop and facilitate in-service training for student leaders, resident assistants, fraternity and sorority leadership, student athletes, faculty, staff, and other constituents on College student conduct processes and policy.
• Oversee the management of all undergraduate and graduate discipline files and data, including management of and training for the case management database; prepare regular reports of key statistics and identified trends.
• Oversee the sanction compliance process in collaboration with the office's Administrative Coordinator.
• Serve as co-chair of Title IX Case Management team; coordinate documentation as appropriate with CARE team.
• Serve as a case manager for the College's CARE Team. Advise and execute individualized interventions for students to support their personal and academic success.
• Serve as a dean on call member of the crisis team; respond to or assist in a campus crisis or student emergency situation; work with medical personnel or emergency services staff to assess students' status and evaluate ability to return to campus; conduct necessary follow-up with Public Safety, local agencies, and/or parents and staff as needed; assist with coordination, communication, and implementation of emergency response plans and actions.
• Provide individual guidance, advice, and counsel to students related to personal, academic, and community matters; refer when necessary and/or appropriate.
• Oversee development and management of Community Standards' content for the website and student hub.
• As needed, facilitate a First Year Seminar Class (optional and reviewed annually).
• Serve on departmental and campus committees as assigned by the Associate Dean of Students.
• Assume additional responsibilities as required.


Associate Director, Community Standards
Coordinator, Community Standards
Administrative Coordinator, Community Standards
Hearing Officers in Residence Education

Education Requirements:

Minimum Level of Education Required Master's Degree

Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:

• A minimum of 8-10 years of related experience.
• Must have excellent judgement; strong leadership, diplomacy, and team management skills with the ability to engage others through a participative process, while serving as key decision maker.
• Must have advanced knowledge of student development theory, program development, management, and evaluation.
• Demonstrated experience in student group advisement and development; student and staff training development; student leadership program development;
• Must have strong knowledge and command of college safety policies, student conduct processes, and related legal considerations in student affairs.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
• Must have advanced project and program management and evaluation skills; sound financial and budget management.
• Demonstrated comfort in public speaking and presenting; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, administration, staff, parents and alumni. Special emphasis in the following areas: Public Safety, Office of Academic Services, Legal Counsel, Admissions, Title IX, and Alumni and Friends Network.
• Creates an environment where direct reports have the freedom and security to take initiative; deals with complexities with resilience, resourcefulness, and optimism; and appreciates open mindedness, creativity, and agility in thought and tactics.
• Willingness to embrace ideas and changes created by all community members.
• Ability and willingness to solve problems independently; looks for opportunities to take on responsibility; takes thoughtful risks; and effectively acts on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
• Anticipates and effectively handles change; demonstrates willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
• Must have strong technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); email communication, database management, and social media.

Working Conditions:
• Serves as a member of the Dean on-call staff
• Ability to travel on and off campus outside of normal business hours
• Evening and weekend work expected
• Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver's License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College's insurer's criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College's vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee's driving record based on the College insurer's criteria; and safety training as required by management.

Interested candidates should apply via our website

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.





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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 9/8/2018
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