Stephen F. Austin - Director - Student Rights & Responsibilities

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Position Information

Job Title Director - Student Rights & Responsibilities
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
FLSA Exempt
General Job Description

This is a managerial position responsible for serving as the primary judicial hearing officer for the university. Responsible for aligning the conduct process across all non-academic areas; improving coordination of the early intervention process for behavioral, medical, and personal crisis; and continued support of Title IX investigations. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the assistant dean of Student Affairs for Support Services.

Essential Job Functions

1. Acts as liaison between department and other campus service staff to create a Student Rights and Responsibilities process embedded in conflict resolution, restorative justice, and traditional conduct procedures.
2. Manages student cases involving iCARE referrals who exhibit high-risk behavioral characteristics.
3. Provides oversight to all non-academic student conduct outlined in the student code of conduct by developing a process to ensure proper review and disposition of all incident reports submitted.
4. Oversees regular review of policies and procedures including updating the student conduct code.
5. Responsible for adjudication of cases involving suspension or expulsion including the investigation of Title IX complaints.
6. Remains current on legal issues in higher education and their relevance to campus judicial practices.
7. Oversees ongoing training and oversight to designated hearing officers and hearing panel members in each respective area, ensuring compliance with adjudication guidelines of adjudication of cases, and ensures educational sanctions assigned are appropriate.
8. Coordinates with Academic Affairs on maintaining an Early Alert program and oversees the process for responding to non-academic student crisis.
9. Tracks all sanctions and sanction compliance.
10. Oversees intervention programs and participates in Dean’s on Call Team as scheduled and assumes responsibilities of the Critical Incident Response Plan.
11. Coordinates with Disability Services to facilitate providing students with needed accommodations that are experiencing temporary limiting conditions to support their continued academic success.
12. Meets with students who have allegedly violated the student code of conduct to ascertain their level of involvement and maintains student discipline database and files on all disciplinary cases and informational incident reports.
13. Produces and maintains publications, web resources, and other materials to inform students of their rights and responsibilities as a member of the Stephen F. Austin State University community.
14. Seeks and provides educational resources for students found responsible for conduct violations to ensure students are learning from their judicial experiences.
15. Processes and provides absentee notices for students and maintains absence notification delivery system.
16. Participates on the Biennial Review Committee and will be responsible for determining program effectiveness and consistency of policy enforcement and to identify and implement any changes needed.

Non-Essential Job Functions

1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
2. Organizational skills in managing projects simultaneously while maintaining a satisfactory work product.
3. Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
4. Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs.
5. Ability to set priorities and complete projects on time.
6. Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of that budget.
7. Ability to provide support for student development with a demonstrable concern for students.
8. Ability to engage students and to create and enhance their connection to the institution and each other.
9. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
10. Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
11. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
12. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

Physical Demands
Required Education

A master’s degree in a related field is required.

Required Experience and Training

Three years of experience enforcing and adjudicating conduct based policy violations is required. Experience responding to crisis situations and impeccable judgement and experience managing risk is required. Direct experience with student conduct in higher education adjudicating all levels of sanctions is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education, counseling, and in a student affairs setting is preferred. Experience with clinical mental health services and assessment of self-harm or violence is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.
This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Min Pay Rate
Mid Pay Rate
Salary Information Commensurate with Experience
Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting
Is Background Check Required? Yes
Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP), subject to the position being full-time and at least 4 ½ months in length, or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S2019-324
Candidates Eligible to Apply Open to all qualified applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
Posted Date 02/22/2019
Review Start Date
Close Date
Work Schedule 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., some evenings & weekends as assigned.
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Contact Information
Contact Name Susan Nolan
Contact Phone (936) 468-6300
Contact Email
Contact Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 3 - 5 years
    • 6 - 9 years
    • 10+ years

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References

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