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Executive Director for Community Standards and Student Advocacy

Governors State University
University Park, IL

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Executive Director

Position's Functional Title:

Executive Director for Community Standards and Student Advocacy

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Position Summary:

Reporting to Dean of Students (Dean), the Executive Director of Community Standards and Student Advocacy (Executive Director) provides leadership for institutional efforts to promote a safe and secure environment while upholding the rights of all community members. The Executive Director administers the Student Code of Conduct and serves as a hearing officer for non-academic misconduct cases; selects, trains, and evaluates administrative hearing officers; chairs the Student Conduct Committee; and creates opportunities for student learning and development. The Executive Director also advocates for and with students as they navigate university policies & procedures, specifically student grievances/complaints and emergency/medical leaves, and serves on the Campus Threat Assessment and Emergency Response Teams. In addition, the Executive Director annually reviews the Student Handbook and other relevant policies and procedures and assists with office and divisional assessment efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field.· Minimum of five (5) years full-time professional administrative experience in higher education focusing on student conduct, residence life, or a related field.· Understanding of student conduct processes and procedures, current student conduct issues and trends, Title IX requirements, higher education law, and student development theory required.· Demonstrated experience working with behavioral intervention or threat assessment teams and supporting/responding to students in distress or crisis.· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from underrepresented and underserved populations.· Demonstrated experience working with faculty and staff in their roles as hearing officers.· Commitment to fostering student learning, social justice, restorative justice, and community values.· Independent judgment, critical management, and time management skills.· Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Knowledge of student conduct database administration, i.e. Maxient.· Ability to solve problems and work effectively in a fast past environment.· Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to generate and manage workgroups and projects.· Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines to deal with competing demands.· Excellent organizational and communication skills for internal and external interactions.

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Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by May 15, 2021.


Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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