Assistant Director, Student Conduct

Connecticut United States
17 Sep 2018
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17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards holds disciplinary hearings, manages complex academic and behavioral proceedings and documents, and advises students, parents and faculty on processes and procedures. This administrator collaborates extensively with other colleagues in the Yale College Dean’s Office, and student and faculty members of the Executive Committee, the disciplinary body of Yale College. The Executive Committee is responsible for the fair, consistent, and uniform enforcement of the Undergraduate Regulations, the disciplinary rules governing students in Yale College in a manner that holds students accountable and supports learning and development. The person in this role will also support the work of other programs and initiatives in other offices such as the Office of Student Life and work with graduate and professional school students. This position works very closely with the Residential College Staff, the Office of General Counsel, the Registrar, Academic Affairs, Academic Departments, Yale Athletics, the Yale University Police Department, Title IX Coordinators, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, professional schools and other units.

Essential Duties

1. Serve as Assistant Secretary of the Executive Committee, holding and managing hearings in the Secretary's absence or when multiple or simultaneous hearings are required.

2. Manage complex academic and behavioral disciplinary cases, including appeals. This includes organizing case materials by collecting and analyzing information, assessing relevance, and producing documents for subsequent meetings of the Executive Committee.

3. Serve as a Factfinder to the Executive Committee gathering information and evidence, interviewing witnesses and creating reports.

4. Advise and communicate with students and parents on Executive Committee processes and procedures.

5. Advise and communicate with faculty, administrators, and other members of the Yale community on Executive Committee processes and procedures.

6. Work preventatively with various academic departments to educate and support faculty and students on how to avoid academic dishonesty.

7. Support faculty, staff and student members of the Executive Committee.

8. Work with the members of the other units, such as the Office of Student Life, to conduct investigations.

9. Assist students through the disciplinary process and when appropriate through reinstatement, providing additional guidance and support.

10. Provide statistical analysis and manage the publication of bi-annual Executive Committee reports.

11. Assist in assessing and revising current policies and maintaining and updating the Undergraduate Regulations.

12. Implement new case management and record-keeping software and ensure staff in the YCDO and Residential Colleges are trained in its use.

13. Assist in writing and updating communications from the Executive Committee, including template letters used to communicate Executive Committee decisions to faculty, staff, students, and parents.

14. Write, develop, organize, and distribute educational materials about the work of the Executive Committee and participate in outreach to the Yale community surrounding student conduct policies and practices. The ability to write effectively and independently is needed for this position.

15. Undertake special projects or assignments and pursue committee work pertaining to conduct and conduct policies applying to students, faculty and staff across the University. May conduct investigations regarding harassment and discrimination complaints.

16. Take on other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated cultural competence and proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse student population.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality and adherence to the highest ethical standards. Demonstrate discretion and ability to manage constituencies with tact and independence. Excellent and mature judgment.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent organizational and project management skills. Superb interpersonal, written and oral communication and conflict resolution skills, capacity to work collaboratively and independently.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Occasional evenings and weekends. Ability to be available to adjudicate and hear cases under time pressure throughout the calendar year. Demonstrated ability to be consistently and predictably available and ability to respond to urgent questions and concerns related to on-campus issues.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Advanced degree and at least 4 years of experience in student conduct and higher-education administration. Proven experience in working with students, faculty, academic administrators. Knowledgeable about issues in student affairs and student conduct.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: