Director of Student Conduct and Restorative Practices
Director of Student Conduct and Restorative Practices
Bridgewater College is seeking a Director of Student Conduct and Restorative Practices. This is a full-time (12-month) position. The successful candidate will be a critical thinker who can apply a holistic lens to conduct management while incorporating restorative community practices.
- Coordinate and provide oversight for the campus Student Conduct System, including:
- Serving as the chief conduct officer, providing ultimate oversight for conduct case management, including serving as the College’s primary Maxient system administrator and providing ongoing training, guidance and support to all conduct officers and restorative practitioners
- Serving as the primary interpreter, editor, of the Code of Conduct, making recommendations for examination, review, and alterations based on data and best practices
- Providing ongoing review and assessment of the student conduct system
- Overseeing the continued development and implementation of restorative practices throughout the campus, primarily via the Student Conduct System, and Residential and Community Life operations
- Chair all College Conduct Board and Administrative Board hearings.
- Monitor compliance with conduct sanctions and conduct follow-up meetings.
- Maintain and secure all conduct records.
- Ensure due process and the timely and equitable treatment of all parties engaged in the student conduct system.
- Generate regular reports on student conduct issues including semester and annual conduct reports, identifying trends and patterns of behavior, to inform prevention programming.
- Oversee compliance with federal and state mandates as necessary, including assisting the Chief of Police with the College’s Annual Security Report and acting as a resource for Clery compliance.
- Maintain, revise and publish the Bridgewater College Eagle Student Handbook.
- Oversee investigations into alleged violations of the Code of Conduct
- Oversee the training of all institutional staff and faculty on conduct-related matters, including Residence Life student staff.
- Serve as a member of the College’s CARE Team.
- Other duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related field is required.
- Experience in Student Affairs, specifically Student Conduct, is required.
- Previous training and experience with restorative practices is required.
- Experience working with Maxient (or similar system) and Ellucian software strongly preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness. Must display diplomacy and tact in all communication.
- Ability to independently manage a variety of projects with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
- Ability to make decisions independently, outstanding organizational skills, excellent judgment, and a high level of self-motivation and accountability.
- Must exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to contribute to the successful achievement of personal, unit and department goals.
- Commitment to working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
General Information: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers more than 60 majors and minors, more than 25 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training. Bridgewater’s growing enrolment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.
The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.
Apply: Please complete the online application at www.bridgewater.edu/careers. Include (upload) a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For More Information: Email Liz Howley, Assistant Dean of Students at [email protected].
Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.