Assoc Dean of Students/Student Conduct & Community Dvlpmt

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Jan 08, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Contact


Department Contact Name Will Waller Department Contact Phone 5756461722 Department Contact Email [email protected] Posting Details


Requisition Number 2100004S Classification Title Assc Dean of Students Position Job Title Assc Dean of Students/Student Conduct & Comm Dvlpmt College/Division Student Affairs & Enroll Management Department 520830-Student Life Position Number 199721 Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00 Reports To Position Title Sr Associate Dean of Students Target Hourly/Salary Rate $56,100 target entry to commensurate with qualifications. Pay Level 10 Pay Base Salary Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Administer the Student Academic Code of Conduct Process and ensure the conduct process is administered in a clear, consistent and effective manner for the university.
• Conduct administrative and sanctioning hearings that involve cases that could result in suspension or dismissal from on-campus housing or the university;
• Serve as a sanctioning officer for Title IX cases for students found responsible of Title IX violations;
• Coordinate training programs for staff specific to the use of the conduct database service (Maxient) for campus partners
• Coordinate with Faculty Senate, WAVE and OIE on campus wide harm-reduction educational programming and awareness initiatives, including sexual assault/harassment prevention, alcohol/drug use prevention, and bystander intervention efforts.
• Serve on the C.A.R.E. Team, Behavior Intervention Team, Title IX, and other committees as assigned.
• Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of Maxient (scheduling, regular correspondence reviews, etc.);
• Collaborate with University Police, Housing and Residence Life Staff, Counseling and Psychological Services, Institutional Equity, and Division of Student Success offices;
• Serve as the chair and provide support and training for Student Organization Conduct Board in collaboration with Student Involvement & Leadership Programs.
• Assist with the selection and training of Housing and Residence Life Hearing Officers and work closely with these individuals to co-adjudicate cases that may result in the student’s separation from housing.
• Responsible for the recruitment and training of Academic Conduct Officers and student conduct investigators;
• Oversee Clery Act compliance related to student conduct crime statistic reporting for inclusion in university’s Annual Campus Security Report
• Participate in regional and statewide conduct officer trainings and workshops.
• Create and disseminate informational materials for students going through the Formal Hearing Process.

Classification Summary

Investigates, refers, and works to find a resolution to various student concerns and students of concern. Collaborate with departments and colleges to understand the full situation. Follows up with the student to ensure they are fully aware of available resources and appropriate offices. Provides guidance during times of crisis at any of the five campuses.

Classification Standard Duties

Serves on the Conduct Assessment Response and Education (CARE) team. Makes contact with students by phone or face-to-face meetings whose names are brought to CARE for review. Learns what problems the student may be facing which could be creating the concerning behavior. Provides information and resources such as counseling, financial assistance, and the food bank as appropriate. Communicates with other departments as needed (such as: NMSU Police, Housing & Residence Life, Counseling, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Institutional Equity and Las Cruces Police Department). Follows up with the student to investigate if the problem persist and monitors for conserving behaviors. Responds to student concerns. Meets with students to learn of their concern. Connects students to the appropriate area of campus so their concern can be addressed immediately. Follows up with the students to ensure a resolution was made. Manages the Student Concern database which is a required element for HLC accreditation. Maintains continuous communication with students via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings. Works with students who are considering to withdrawal from the university. Discusses options with the student so the student can make an informed decision. Works with the student and the Office of Student Records to complete a withdrawal or partial withdrawal. Supports the Conduct Officer by serving as a Hearing Officer. This position will conduct Educational Conference and Hearings with students who are charged with violating the Student Social Code of Conduct. Reports directly to the Dean of Students. Acts in the absence of the Dean of Students. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Knowledge and practice of student development theory, basic financial aid information, retention factors and legal issues in higher education. An understanding of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and Title IX.


Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), including active listening and cultivating meaningful connections with diverse faculty, staff, parent, and community partners. Strong interpersonal, organization and crisis management skills. Ability to remain calm during times of crisis. Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Banner.


Ability to recognize and set appropriate boundaries with students, including a focus on connecting students to resources and coaching. Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced environment and quickly adapt to changing student needs. Ability to multitask while maintaining organization and thoughtful interactions with colleagues and students.
Flexibility to adapt to different crisis. Embodies the ability to maintain composure when faced with crisis and/or high-stress situations. Reserve personal reactions/judgments/opinions. Ability to handle multiple cases and priorities at the same time. Ability to make decisions and work independently and as part of a team.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling or other related discipline

Required Experience

Five (5) years of Professional work experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Equivalency None Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Educational Administration, Social Work, Counseling or other related discipline.

Three (3) years of Professional (post-degree) work experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Required Certification/License   Special Requirements   Other Departmental Requirements   Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5) If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe   Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana Work Site   Contingent Upon Funding Not Applicable Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Tenure Track No Posting Date 01/08/2021 Closing Date 02/15/2021 Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)   Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)   Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Physical Effort Light physical effort. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day. Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk. Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position (Volunteer experience does not count towards minimum qualifications)?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree plus 5 years or more of professional experience
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree plus 3 years or more of professional experience
    • Yes, I have a Doctorate degree plus 1 year or more of professional experience
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

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