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Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Civility Education

Employer
Towson University
Location
Towson, MD

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Responsibilities and Duties
The Assistant Director will adjudicate students and student groups for alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct; conduct informal investigations and determine appropriate accountability actions; educate and assist student in learning from misconduct, reflecting on their decision making and their impact on the community; and coordinate and serve as an administrator for Hearings. Serve as a liaison to the off campus community, including neighborhood associations, University Relations Committee, and other non-affiliates reporting potential misconduct; build and maintain relationships with relevant partners including Baltimore County Police, Baltimore City Police, presidents of neighborhood associations, and other government relations staff; provide education about off campus disruptive and disorderly conduct policies and local ordinances; collaborate with Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility and TUPD to conduct friendly visits to off campus residences; and maintain monthly statistics on off campus disruption reports and neighbor calls. Serve as the coordinator for Hearing Boards. Recruit and select a diverse group of faculty, staff, and student members to serve on Hearing Boards; provide ongoing training to board members; organize hearings as needed and ensure appropriate communication with board members. Support the office’s efforts to educate students around behavior and conflict through sanctioning creation, implementation, and assessment. This includes supporting the creation and implementation of Restorative Practices resources, conflict coaching, conflict resolution skill building, preventative education, and mediation to students and student groups; coordinate restorative practice circles within the student conduct process; develop sanctions related to conflict resolution; guide students’ reflections on their decision making and behavior during conflict; and provide outreach including workshops, training, and presentations that support the educational efforts of the office around topic of conflict resolution. Provide outreach including workshops, training, and presentations that support the educational efforts of the office on topics that include off campus disruption, conflict resolution, Restorative Practices, policies, student group misconduct, FERPA, and other efforts the office is emphasizing. Provide website and Symplicity, Advocate support for the office. Update the website as appropriate and serve as a content coordinator; support office staff in technology needs related to Symplicity, Advocate's day to day functioning; serve as the liaison between Symplicity and OTS. Participate on committees and task forces within the Division of Student Affairs and at the University level; and perform other duties as assigned.



Qualifications and Skills
  • Master's degree.
  • Three years of experience in student conduct, student affairs, residence life, or a related field.
  • Must have an understanding of student development in the conduct process and a commitment to student advocacy.
  • Committed to social justice work within the student conduct discipline.
  • Strong administrative and organization skills.
  • Experience with student conduct, to include knowledge of current practices and legal issues; be familiar with restorative practices as a philosophy; and have exposure to Title IX issues.
  • Evidence of establishing effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including listening skills.
  • Experience in resolving disputes.
  • Work efficiently in a fast paced environment and respond to emerging problems and crises. 


Organization: Student Affairs Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Jan 18, 2022

Organization

Towson CampusTowson University (TU; www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Towson Students Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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