Director of Student Conduct
Director of Student Conduct
The University of Montana invites applications for the position of Director of Student Conduct. We are especially interested in applications from individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. The Academic Affairs and Student Success sector focuses holistically on the student experience. We integrate the academic and extracurricular components of students' lives for an outstanding student experience at the University of Montana.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.
The person in this position is responsible for the administration of the University's student conduct program under the supervision of the Vice Provost for Student Success. The individual in this position provides training for University hearing officers, hearing boards, and UM Housing staff who administer the policies and procedures of the conduct system in UM Housing. This position works collaboratively with the UM Housing staff to administer the conduct system for the University of Montana. The person in this position provides leadership regarding complex legal and regulatory issues for students in higher education.
The duties and responsibilities assigned to this position include:
- Serves as the lead for investigating, adjudicating, and processing all student conduct cases that do not originate within UM Housing. Cases include but are not limited to instances of academic misconduct, students in distress, sexual violence, and sexual harassment.
- Coordinates student disciplinary actions with university offices such as the Curry Health Center, SARC, Title IX, UM Housing, Athletics, UM Police, Academic Deans, Legal Counsel, and/or with university policies and processes.
- Handles student crises and emergencies, including referrals to appropriate medical and/or mental health professionals.
- Provides information about Student Grievance procedure, issues no-contact directives to students, and makes recommendations for interventions and education for student conduct issues. In addition, the position is responsible for on-going case management for all student conduct matters.
- Works in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Housing for Conduct and Programs to manage Maxient.
- Administers the Admissions Review Process for the University of Montana.
- Acts as a liaison to UM staff, faculty, deans, and students for guidance on university conduct policies and processes, as well as coordination of student support services.
- Evaluates and recommends improvements for policies, procedures, education opportunities, and issues of campus safety.
- Regularly reviews and updates the student conduct code.
- Works closely with Academic Affairs and Student Success colleagues to provide a positive co-curricular experience for UM students.
- Represents Academic Affairs and Student Success on the UM committees for drug and alcohol policies and prevention, mandatory prevention education, the Behavioral Intervention Team, and the P.E.A.C.E.
- Serves as a member of the Campus Clery team and reports on student conduct related information on a yearly basis.
- Completes other duties as assigned.
- Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits packageincluding Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
- Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications.
- Demonstrated experience identifying and supporting students in crisis.
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively and efficiently conduct investigations related to student conduct matters.
- Highly developed organizational skills.
- Exceptional communication skills, including verbal, written, and interpersonal communications.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a highly diverse contingency of faculty, administrators, staff, and students across campus.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Skill required to effectively work with and remain respectful and professional in dealing with individuals throughout the course of highly stressful circumstances.
- Knowledge of FERPA, Clery Act, and Title IX as they relate to students' rights to privacy and student conduct code disciplinary proceedings.
- Ability to become proficient using Maxient software to manage student conduct cases.
- The person in this position should possess, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree in a related field, as well as five (5) years of experience in a position handling student conduct matters in a higher education setting; or any combination of experience and education that would provide the competencies required to successfully discharge the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.
- It is highly preferred that the individual in this position possess a Master's degree in a related field.
How to Apply
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