Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Department: Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Appointment: 12-Month, Administrative
Reports To: Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Under the direction and supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards works to coordinate and facilitate the administrative and routine functional operations of the department. Utilizing a rights and responsibilities approach, and with the ultimate goal of student support, retention and success, the incumbent assists students and staff in understanding and navigating the student conduct process.
- Monitors and maintain confidential database for conduct incidents, hearings, and sanctions.
- Provides support and assistance to the Fair Procedures Committee and Behavioral Assessment Team.
- Schedules hearings, prepares transcripts and recordings of meetings and hearings.
- Communicates with students and relevant staff regarding hearings and sanctions.
- Facilitates communication among the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Title IX Coordinator, Student Services, Residence Life, Academic Affairs and Safety and Security regarding behavioral and prevention issues.
- Communicates and provides guidance to a wide spectrum of stakeholders seeking guidance from the department.
- Serves as a conduct designee in the capacity of facilitating resolution of alleged violations of the Code of Conduct as deemed appropriate by the Director.
- Edits and modifies Code of Conduct as directed.
- Prepares and processes ex-offender applications for the Admissions Review Committee.
- Updates records from meetings, hearings, and incident investigations.
- Participates in weekly Behavioral Assessment and Fair Procedures Committee meetings.
- Refers students to counseling and/or appropriate workshops as a result of infractions. Follow up with students on adherence to sanctions, counseling, and workshops.
- Notifies faculty regarding suspensions, dismissals, and appeals.
- Inputs security reports.
- Processes ex-offender and dismissed students for the Admissions Review Committee.
- Prepares departmental reports as directed.
- Maintains and prepares correspondence for confidential information such as conduct letters and informal resolution agreements.
- Participates in department, division, and institutional assessment activities as required.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
- Understanding of the judicial review process.
- High degree of personal/professional integrity, respect for privacy and confidentiality, a sense of ethics, and a commitment to student development, educating students and the role of the community college.
- A demonstrated commitment to due process, fairness and student development.
- Ability to relate effectively and respectfully with students, parents/guardians, the DCC community and the public.
- Excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and experience working with student staff.
- Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.
- Excellent written abilities. Must be able to independently compose letters, memos, reports and other written communication materials for a variety of audiences.
- Working knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws pertaining to students such as Clery Act, VAWA, Title IX, and FERPA as well as other Department of Education rules and regulations and SUNY guidelines and procedures.
- Knowledge of Title IX laws, investigation procedures, and OCR policies.
- Web page management and social media competencies.
- Demonstrated technical literacy including database management skills and proficiency with various software programs, including but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of work experience in a higher education environment. Experience working with student judicial processes in Student Services, Student Affairs, Student Conduct, or Residence Life is particularly desirable.
To Apply: Please submit the following application materials: cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Assistant Director of Student Conduct in the subject line.
Alternate Submission Method:
Mail or Fax to
Office of Human Resources
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal's Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).
Resumes will be accepted until November 30, 2015.