Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Search #1718-0022 

Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus. The University’s Division of Student Engagement and Success invites applications for Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. The Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards is charged with meeting the developmental and eduational needs of students related to community expectations, civility, and respect for self and others, by helping to create and enforce community standards for students at the University. 

Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the student conduct process to assure fairness for respondents, complainants, witnesses and the community at large. Includes establishing fair procedures and following those procedures throughout the conduct process, and imposing sanctions that are proportional to the violation and that further the educational mission of the University.
  • Manage student conduct cases, including: analyzing reports of complaints against students, investigating allegations (often in conjunction with Public Safety), charging students with University policy violations, developing and determining sanctions, and assuring that sanctions are completed. Also includes review of traffic appeals.
  • Provide leadership related to policy review and revision efforts for student conduct and residential life functions; Coordinate annual review and modification of student handbook
  • Design and implement training for students, faculty, and staff who serve as student conduct panel members.
  • Communicate with relevant constituencies, including written and verbal correspondence with primary parties to a case, such as respondent, complainant, witnesses, and board members; as well as secondary parties to a case, such as parents, attorneys, administrators, and faculty.
  • Maintain and analyze data and records for student conduct cases, including ensuring that Public Safety has necessary information for Clery reporting. Conduct case analyses and assess trends.
  • Design and implement community-wide preventative programs and education regarding student conduct and community standards at the University, including topics such as alcohol education, hazing, sexual misconduct, and bystander intervention
  • Develop and implement student staff trainings related to community standards (e.g. for Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders)
  • Remain current with research and developments in theory and practice of conduct systems in higher education, and developments in the law.
  • Assist in response efforts during and after regular work hours in conduct-related matters.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with student support services (Counseling Center, Health Center, Public Safety, etc.)
  • Serve on assigned committees
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree required, preferably in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
  • 3 years professional experience in student affairs
  • Experience conducting investigations and/or managing cases.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Analytical skills for evaluating conflicting or ambiguous information.
  • Ability to work effectively with all University constituents including students, faculty, and staff as well as parents and other outside entities.
  • Understanding of current issues in student conduct, trends in higher education, and federal compliance.
  • Technical skills including data base management, word processing, spreadsheets, and email systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of Title IX, the Clery Act, FERPA, and other relevant laws and regulations, statutes, case law, and federal policies.
  • Working knowledge of Maxient and/or student conduct data systems.
  • Experience coordinating multifaceted staff education and training initiatives.

Completed application packets will include: 

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references.

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu 

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).