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Assistant/Associate Director of Community Values & Student Conduct

Denison University
Granville, OH

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Job Details

Position Type:

Administrative Staff

Classification Title:

Administrative Staff

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Director of Community Values & Student Conduct

Position Number:


Pay Grade Level:

AD 01


Competitive based on qualifications. Expected salary range will be discussed with candidates during interview process.


Office of Student Life

Posting Number:

S 121301221

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Months:




Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in addition to some evening and weekend hours, on-call duty.

Basic Function:

Administer various approaches to formal and informal conflict resolution, participate in related training, education, and community outreach, and provides supervision to a student worker overseeing marketing and programming for the Office of Community Values and Student Conduct, as well as for volunteer program facilitators and University Conduct Board members. Participate in the on-call rotation to support students’ well-being. Title and compensation will be provided commensurate with experience.

Essential Job Functions:

Serve as a member of the Student Conduct team. Contribute to the continued development and advancement of an innovative and engaging approach to community building and educational discipline based on Denison’s mission, leadership principles, commitment to civic engagement, creative problem solving, and elements of individual and community well-being.
Administer informal and formal methods of conflict resolution to students and affected community members. This includes the administrative tasks associated with case management, including meeting preparation, note-taking, resolution of cases, and follow-up regarding outstanding case needs.
Assess, evaluate, and support the updating of programs, trainings, and services to match the mission of the university, vision of the department, be in line with best practices within the student conduct field and higher education, as well as identified core student learning outcomes.
Serve as the primary manager for the University Conduct Board, including oversight of the membership recruitment process, the development and facilitation of initial training for recruitment and returning members to serve, and coordination of on-going training opportunities for members through the academic year.
Supervise a student employee(s) who manages the creation of passive marketing materials, helps to develop campus-wide or community-specific programs, and serves as a promoter of the work the Office of Community Values and Student Conduct does within the community.
Supports the development of educational sanctions for alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs, through benchmarking, sanction creation, and assessment of sanction efficacy within the student conduct process.
Maintain high visibility and engagement with the student body and campus community at university events; work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse population of students to coach, mentor and support dynamic needs around the development of values-based decision making and community living.
Coordinate and design programmatic and other co-curricular initiatives (grounded in valued based decision making, personal and community-based risk assessment, civic engagement, diversity, leadership development and creative problem solving), managing the assigned program budget and maintenance of records.
Build strong, collaborative relationships with campus partners, students, faculty/staff and parents; and communicate regularly with these partners regarding upcoming programs or ways to connect with the department. Demonstrate generous support to the work of colleagues in Student Life, as well as faculty and staff across the college.
Strive to create a culture characterized by creativity and innovation in problem-solving, optimism, individual initiative, a shared sense of responsibility, the intentional cultivation of trust, and attention to clear and timely communication.
Serve as an on-call professional for the University.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Bachelor’s degree, andAssistant Director: minimum of three years related professional experience are required.Associate Director: minimum of five years related professional experience are required.
Ability to accommodate adapted work hours, including some evening and weekend work hours. Must have a current, valid driver’s license and must be insurable under Denison’s liability insurance policy.
Must be able to work with diverse groups of people, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and have an understanding and appreciation for the liberal arts and residential colleges.
Additional skills: Strong desire to build relationships with students, colleagues, and college partners. Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to engage one-on-one and in a public forum, such as presentations and training facilitation. Lead relationally with exceptional interpersonal skills; integrity, sound judgment, and the ability to make difficult decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

An earned Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Social Work, or other related advanced degree is preferred.
Experience working with mediation and restorative justice.

Physical Demands:

Office environment which may include: sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.Will be sitting for extended periods of time and should be able to lift or move office inventory or other event related materials.


Mary Kate Kennedy

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Open Until Filled:


Additional Information:

The Division of Student Life is a highly collaborative organization and we are keenly aware of the impact our internal culture has on our ability to fulfill our mission and strategic goals. In order for us to support effectively the Division’s commitment to helping students prepare for lives of personal, professional, and civic success—while in college and afterwards—each member of the Division is expected to fulfill assigned job responsibilities and to bring generous support to the work of colleagues in Student Life, as well as faculty and staff across the university. In addition to collegiality, we actively strive to create a culture characterized by creativity and innovation in problem solving, optimism, individual initiative, a shared sense of responsibility, the intentional cultivation of trust, and attention to clear and timely communication.

In this position, it will be especially important to sustain collegial relationships with faculty members and student life professionals. The Assistant/Associate Director will build effective relationships with staff in Student Life departments, Campus Safety, Civil Rights and Title IX, Campus Involvement, Sorority and Fraternity Life, Diversity & Inclusion, Student Wellness, Athletics, Provost, and other university offices.

Candidates applying by October 4, 2023 will be given full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ( . Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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