Associate Director Student Community Ethics

Working Title: Associate Director Student Community Ethics

Posting Information: The Associate Director of the Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) is a member of the professional staff in the DSCE. The Associate Director serves as the primary support for the Director of Student Community Ethics and is the coordinator of Academic Integrity procedures and programming at Western Carolina University. The DSCE aspires to cultivate values in each student that are consistent with the Western Carolina University Community Creed and Code of Student Conduct and also seeks to encourage each student to live in a manner consistent with these documents. The DSCE strives to challenge students to be responsible and engaged community members. The DSCE educates students through the student conduct process, programming, and outreach in order to foster a positive living and learning environment. Responsibilities Include: Academic Integrity * Serve as the primary contact for academic dishonesty cases * Provide support, outreach, and assistance for faculty with issues related to Academic Integrity and classroom management issues * Create and maintain a working relationship with faculty members, deans, and other constituents in the academic community * Serve as a resource for the University (Faculty, Academic Departments, Faculty/Staff Senates, Student Organizations, Athletics, etc.) on issues related to Academic Integrity * Maintain records related to incidents of academic dishonesty * Work collaboratively with faculty and the Director of the DSCE to ensure that the Academic Integrity process upholds students' rights Case Management * Manage personal case load of student and organizational conduct cases including formal hearings, mutual agreements, and mediation * Management of overall caseload by receiving reports, assigning cases, data entry, and case adjudication * Organize hearings for Title IX and academic hearing boards University Hearing Board Responsibilities * Train the DSCE Faculty Fellow and other faculty members and students who serve on academic integrity boards * Assist in the selection and training of members of Academic and Title IX Hearing Boards * Coordinate trainings (Academic Integrity Board, Title IX Hearings, student workers, etc.) Educational Presentations/Trainings * Serve as the training coordinator for Resident Director and Graduate Student hearing officers * Assist the Director in educating students, staff, and faculty about the Code of Student Conduct and related procedures * Provide information on the WCU Code of Student Conduct to the campus community via trainings and presentations. * Develop and present programs and activities to various student organizations such as athletic teams, clubs, and Greek organizations, etc. * Support programming and outreach efforts through the DSCE campus wide Other Responsibilities * Assist in the development of reports that comply with federal, state, and local law as well as midyear and annual department reports * Serve on campus wide and Student Affairs committees * Participate in the development and implementation of the DSCE efforts related to departmental assessment and strategic planning * Collaborate with campus and community partners and programs as they relate to the DSCE mission * Stay abreast of current national trends and best practices related to students rights and responsibilities * Become proficient with FERPA and other pertinent laws related to student conduct * Work with the Director of the DSCE to edit the Code of Student Conduct as necessary * Supervise the graduate assistant * Coordinate placement of graduate interns and student workers * Develop, market, and ensure branding of DSCE programs and services * Other duties as assigned

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: *Masters Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Education, Counseling or related field - degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution *Candidate must have at least 5 years of full time Student Affairs experience including at least 3 years of full time student conduct experience *Experience in Student Life, Residential Living, Greek Life, or Student Affairs considered

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Special Instructions to Applicants: No hard-copy application materials will be considered. Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references (include contact information). For questions or more information, please contact Walter Turner, Director, Student Community Ethics at 828-227-7234. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. In order to receive educational credit, degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Unless otherwise noted, degree must be obtained prior to start date. Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

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