Student Rights & Responsibilities Coordinator, Senior
Job Title: Student Rights & Responsibilities Coordinator, Senior
Location: Student Life
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605055
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
Furlough/Pay Reduction Program
Northern Arizona University has implemented a salary reduction with personal flex time program in fiscal year 2021, as a result of COVID-19. It is possible for this position to be subject to this program. Details can be found on the HR website.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Students, the Student Rights & Responsibilities Coordinator, Senior adjudicates all levels of student conduct cases, including organizational cases and individual cases which may result in suspension, expulsion, or degree revocation. The Coordinator is also responsible for conducting investigations into allegations involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual misconduct in compliance with Title IX and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Provides resources, support, and remedies to parties involved in the investigations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as a University Hearing Officer in the adjudication of student conduct issues (individual and organizational} with an emphasis on student development and growth.
- Complete intake process for new referrals for possible violations of university policy.
- Monitor cases for compliance with assigned sanctions.
- Process and maintain private student records in compliance with the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Serve as a witness as needed and appropriate with the University Hearing Board.
- As a member of the Student Rights & Responsibilities unit within the Office of the Dean of Students, actively engage in efforts to enhance practice and procedures, revise publications, and standardize departmental practice.
- Serve as a resource and presenter to university departments on topics related to Student Rights & Responsibilities.
- Participate in campus efforts to prevent, reduce, and intervene with problematic student behaviors such as underage or excessive alcohol use, among others.
Sexual Misconduct Investigations:
- Investigate cases of alleged student misconduct (specifically Title IX related matters), which includes meeting with individual students and witnesses, gathering and assessing evidence, determining credibility, and writing investigative reports regarding the findings of the investigation.
- Interpret University policies and participate in the implementation of the University's sexual misconduct investigatory and disciplinary processes; provide testimony regarding investigations at University disciplinary hearings, as needed.
- Exercise discretion and independent judgment regarding student/faculty/staff problems and concerns regarding the sexual misconduct process.
- Evaluate information reported to the Office of the Dean of Students, including anonymous reports and requests for the University to not take action, to determine level of risk to the University community and make sound decisions on case action.
- Provide support and referrals to University and community resources as needed for individuals involved in the investigative process.
- Evaluate and implement remedies for complainants to rectify a hostile environment.
- Collaborate and consult with the Title IX Coordinator and other University officials regarding case concerns, as needed.
- Participate in training for students, faculty, and staff regarding the University's grievance procedures.
- Monitor compliance with state, local, and federal requirements and timelines specified in the complaint/grievance procedures.
- Organize and maintain investigative files, reports, and other compiled records regarding complaints of discrimination, including sexual harassment and gender violence.
- Compile statistics regarding reports received in compliance with the Clery Act and other federal, state, and local reporting requirements.
- Participate in professional development activities to remain knowledgeable of current state and federal laws, regulations, and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.
Office of the Dean of Students:
- Provide assistance to students regarding a variety of student issues/needs, including crisis/personal issues they may be experiencing.
- Serve as a member of the SpEAK Team (Speech, Education, Action, and Knowledge) and respond to planned and impromptu expressions of Free Speech on campus by students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus.
- Represent the Office of the Dean of Students at various programs including University Expos and New Student Orientation.
- Assist as needed with large-scale university events such as Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Welcome Week.
- Coordinate and assist with various special assignments within the Office of the Dean of Students as needed.
- A Bachelor's degree and excellent written and verbal skills.
- 1-2 years demonstrated work experience in a related field.
- Master's degree in in Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or related field (completed by position start date).
- Experience and knowledge in working with students and student organizations within a university environment.
- Ability to work as part of the team and at time perform at high levels independently.
- Experience in working with and knowledge of student conduct procedures.
- Experience with protected rights held and expressed by campus community members including speech, assembly, and association.
- Experience in developing, implementing, and coordinating various types of programs.
- Direct experience conducting and/or supervising Title IX investigations in a student conduct setting.
- Experience with and passion for working with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Familiarity with legal issues and case law related to student conduct administration.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Skills in development, implementation, and execution of programs.
- Collaborates effectively with and between departmental units.
- Committed to high ethical and performance standards, with a capacity to motivate and inspire, while holding team members accountable.
- Skilled in working with students who may be experiencing psychological or behavioral difficulties.
- Able to work under pressure and provide proactive solutions to problems and challenges.
- Knowledge of administrative procedures needed to coordinate various activities and programs.
- Experience working with students in a college setting.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
The budgeted salary amount is $44,289 - $54,779.
Commensurate with experience.
**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.
Open until further notice.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Please submit a resume or CV, a cover letter addressing your experience and ability to carry out the responsibilities and qualifications in the job description, and a list of 3 - 5 professional references.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.