Office of Honor Manager
Job location: BYU–Hawaii
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-30
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Job Description – Office of Honor Manager
The Office of Honor Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing the BYU-Hawaii Office of Honor. The manager works to provide educational experiences and opportunities for students to change behavior and continue on the path of discipleship, ensuring that updated processes and procedures are readily available to students and the campus ohana, and maintaining data regarding compliance trends.
[50%] Department Management: Office Management, Honor Code Ecclesiastical Endorsement, Professional Training, etc.
a. Oversees the daily management and operations of the Office of Honor in providing effective leadership and proper administration of office resources and records;
b. Manages department budget;
c. Maintains and oversees the continuing student Ecclesiastical Endorsement process;
d. Monitors and maintains a clear, accurate, and complete documentation system of reports of Honor Code violations by BYU–Hawaii students including repeat referrals and violators;
e. Provides reports of outcomes and statistics of individual cases and program plans and oversees that an accurate filing system is maintained;
f. Regularly reviews department and university policies and procedures and updates department policies and procedures every two years or as needed;
g. Conducts ongoing and multiple assessment activities in the department and reviews outcome data in order to enhance student learning and improve processes;
h. Meets weekly with Dean of Students to update the Dean of operational and case load matters;
i. Defends the decisions and mission of the Office of Honor in an educational setting and ensures and coordinates that decisions are upheld and followed through by the student and others involved in the case;
j. Effectively communicates with students, housing managers, parents, ecclesiastical leaders, university representatives, and the legal community regarding Honor Code matters;
k. Supports and encourages students in their commitment to live the Honor Code;
l. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, councils, and committees as assigned;
m. Attends weekly Honor Code Council meetings;
n. Assists with updating council of relevant department and university issues;
o. Attends and/or chaperones various student activities as needed;
p. Completes Graduation Dress and Grooming checks at graduation
q. Performs other tasks as assigned;
r. Ensures that students who travel or represent the university are in good Honor Code standing by responding to requests for “Honor Code Checks”;
s. Remains updated on professional and industry best-practices standards and expectations through professional development and training;
t. Collaborates with Student Honor Team to train, educate, and support Honor Code campaigns;
u. Assists with university awareness initiatives to university constituents; Assists in providing regular trainings for bishops, stake presidents, and other ecclesiastical leaders regarding the ongoing ecclesiastical endorsement process and standards.
v. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
[50%] Addresses reports of CES Honor Code and University Honor Codes and Standards violations; Directly participates or oversees in the information-gathering and further investigation into the reports by following university standards as stated in the CES Honor Code and relevant university standards.
The manager is responsible for the following:
a. Investigates and adjudicates violations of the CES Honor Code and BYU-Hawaii Honor Code, as well as other University Standards including student academic and housing standards;
b. Interviews complainants, respondents, and material witnesses and obtains and reviews documents and other relevant materials from complainant and respondent;
c. Ensures investigations are in compliance with department and university policies;
d. Investigates reports of Honor Code violations to determine whether or not a student has violated the Honor Code; When appropriate, presents the facts of the case and the final determination to the Honor Code Council for sanctioning;
e. Oversees and monitors student progress in the Ke Ala Ho’opono program;
f. Refers inquiries to other resources that are not appropriate for investigation (e.g. Human Resources, Campus Security);
g. Maintains and leads the Honor Code Council; Works actively with legal counsel and other CES entities and agencies in the process of investigations.
h. Train and oversee work of Senior Missionaries or other office staff assigned to the Office of Honor in assignments such as investigator, office manager, Ke Ala Ho’opono manager, etc.
Skill Set: Interviewing and Investigation skills; knowledge of leadership and student development or counseling theories, principles, and practices; management skills-including budgeting, staffing, and communications; strong interpersonal skills; student advising; computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office). Strong organization and time management skills; Excellent team leader and human relations skills. Knowledge of institution-specific policies, practices and procedures, and best practices and trends in the field of education related to student conduct;
This position requires a seasoned professional with knowledge in student conduct and student behavior management who is capable of upholding and preserving a high standard of student conduct. The successful candidate should have significant experience (5+ years) in navigating complex, confidential, and layered situations. Experience dealing with mental health issues is required. Also required is a knowledge of state and federal legal issues related to higher education and student conduct including knowledge of Clery, Title IX, FERPA, and other federal laws related to student conduct work.
Experience: Applicants must have crisis management skills and the ability to address challenging situations with sensitivity and professionalism. Interaction with ecclesiastical leaders, parents, housing managers, university administrators, and faculty members will require good judgement, discretion and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
This position will normally be performed in an air-conditioned office environment. Job hazards include but are not limited to possible strain from lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. The incumbent may be subject to dusts and odors. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Bachelors Degree Required, Graduate Degree Preferred
Five years of relevant experience
Air-conditioned office environment with the minimal physical effort required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.* More information may be requested as you progress through the recruiting process.