Assistant Director of Community Standards
Position Overview: The Assistant Director of Community Standards supports the efforts of the Division of Mission and Student Affairs to ensure the safety, security, and community standards of our students by overseeing the proper case management of both student conduct and behavior intervention cases. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students for Wellness / Director of Community Standards, the Assistant Director assists with the adjudication of administrative and board hearings, as well as training of hearing officers and board members.
The Assistant Director also helps coordinate campus support systems and resources to students referred to the Merrimack College CARE Team by triaging referrals, coordinating interventions, and tracking completion of interventions and/or recommendations. The Assistant Director works closely with other campus resource providers to coordinate a response that balances the needs of individual students with the safety and welfare of the community.
- Provide case management of student conduct proceedings for thirteen hearing officers and the student conduct board.
- Serve as an administrative hearing officer and conduct board chair.
- Provide case management of students referred to the Merrimack College CARE team; triage referrals, coordinate interventions, track completion of interventions/recommendations.
- Communicate with other CARE team members and other college administrators regarding students of concern and update case progression in electronic database.
- Identify and track the network of on- and off-campus resources and service providers to assist students in distress.
- Participate in trainings for campus community members about proper use and referral to the student conduct system and the CARE team.
- Participate in trainings for and provide assessments to hearing officers, hearing board members, and Residence Life staff members that file incident and CARE reports.
- Ensure student conduct sanction compliance and notification of parents/coaches of students found responsible for violations.
- Use empirical data regarding activity on campus and within residence halls to establish evidence-based approaches to student behavioral concerns.
- Enhance the web and social media presence of the Office of Community Standards and the CARE Team.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Completion of relevant post-graduate degree (e.g. Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling, social work, or other relevant field)
- Minimum 1-2 years prior professional experience within higher education.
- Knowledge of best practices in student conduct and behavior intervention teams.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills for a variety of audiences.
- Knowledge or experience in data management and reporting.
- Comfort with wide range of behavior/health topics including student discipline, suicidality, substance use, sexual assault, and mental health.
- Excellent student development skills
- Understanding of the application of state and federal laws and policies (FERPA, Title IX, Clery, etc.)
- Experience with facilitation of alcohol and other drug use/abuse response programs, including CHOICES and/or BASICS.
- Experience with bystander intervention programming, including the Green Dot program.
To Apply: Please apply online with resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references.
Contact Email Address: email@example.com
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.