Assistant Director - Student Rights and Responsibilities
Eastern Washington University
Location: Cheney, Washington
Internal Number: 2523819
Assistant Director - Student Rights and Responsibilities
About Eastern Washington University: Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.
Easterns 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the states second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelors and masters degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 masters degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.
This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.
We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Assistant Director - Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR)
The Assistant Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities will assist the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) in managing the university's educational and developmentally-based judicial and student conduct system. The Assistant Director will provide direct, comprehensive case adjudication, proactive education with faculty, staff, students, and parents/families on the Student Rights & Responsibilities programming, policies, and procedures. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining campus standards and expectations through the student conduct process with our students. The Assistant Director responds to issues affecting the campus community as it relates to student conduct and student disciplinary procedures and practices. The Student Rights and Responsibilities unit administers and upholds the EWU Student Conduct Code and policies established by the university trustees.
Reporting to the Director of SRR, the Assistant Director will manage student conduct casework as assigned by the Director. In addition, the Assistant Director will liaison with various internal stakeholders involved in the student conduct and development process at EWU. As a leader in the Student Affairs Division, the Assistant Director is expected to maintain and encourage a professional, collaborative and solutions-oriented approach to student support and development.
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!
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Masters in a field related to student development, counseling, law, or conflict transformation
Three or more years of relevant professional experience in higher education, counseling, student conduct, or policy work
Knowledge of the Clery Act, Title IX, and other federal and legal regulations, policies and guidance related to student conduct processes and procedures in higher education.
Knowledge of student development and emerging issues in college student conduct/discipline, with demonstrated ability to engage students in educational process
Demonstrated maturity in leadership and decision-making
Experience in program development and student learning outcomes assessment.
Dispute resolution skills and experience in conflict-resolution
Experience working on multiple projects with competing deadlines; and ability to establish goals and workload priorities.
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.
JD or Ph.D. in a field related to student development, counseling, law, or conflict transformation
Five or more years of progressively responsible, full-time experience in student conduct administration in a college or university setting
Experience working with faculty with academic integrity and other conduct related issues.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate with students/parents/families and collaborate effectively with campus partners.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Possess diplomacy, tact and the ability to use good discretion with confidential student information.
Job Duties: % of Time: 70 Responsibility / Duty:Manage Student Rights and Responsibilities Caseload
Assists the Director of SRR in the coordination of all aspects related to the implementation and administration of the Student Code of Conduct.
Lead hearing panels for those students engaged in the student conduct process, as assigned by the Director of SRR
Manage case management duties and assist with correspondence to individuals involved in the case.
Maintain contact with parents, guardians, law enforcement officials, and attorneys representing students.
Train, recruit, and guide hearing panel members and chair(s), as applicable
Support effective conflict resolution with students, reflecting an understanding of college student development issues and convening resources from multiple departments/constituencies to address complex student concerns
Ensure compliance with relevant federal (Clery Act, Title IX, Drug-Free Schools, etc.) state, county, and local laws and regulations, as well as EWU policies and procedures
Assist in the preparation of departmental publications and statistical/annual reports (including those required by Clery Act)
Manage and maintain Maxient student conduct database and confidential student records, as assigned by the Director of SRR
Provide counsel and support to students seeking assistance with conflicts, behavioral concerns, or other personal issues
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 30 Responsibility / Duty:Foster Community Outreach and Education
Develop and deliver programs to educate the student campus community regarding the EWU Student Conduct Code and student rights/responsibilities
Facilitate workshops and programs designed to foster students skill development in conflict management/resolution, responsible decision-making, and self-efficacy
Coordinate educational programming and information dissemination with colleges and academic leadership/units in order to articulate students rights and responsibilities and support their persistence and success
Cultivate and maintain relationships with campus and community stakeholders, including faculty, students, staff, neighbors, campus and local/city law enforcement authorities, local government officials, alumni, parents, and local businesses.
Support the Director of SRR in collaborating with divisional and campus partners to engage in skill-building in areas including conflict resolution, restorative justice, thriving in diverse communities, and living honorably through respect, integrity, and responsibility.
Serve as representative on Department, Division and University committees and task forces, at events, and to department stakeholders as assigned.
Other duties as assigned
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
Conditions of Employment: This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
COVID-19/MMR Requirement: All new employees must comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
This position is covered by the Public School Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement. Salary Information: The salary range for this position is $52,502 (minimum) up to $55,000. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience and skills.
Posting Date: 09/24/2021 Open Until Further Notice: Yes Closing Date: Screening to Begin: 10/04/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
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Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.