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Associate Director for Community Standards & Investigations

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Associate Director for Community Standards & Investigations
Type of Position Administrative
Job Function

Reporting to the Executive Director for Equity, the Associate Director for Community Standards & Investigations is responsible for the student conduct process, including processing academic and behavioral misconduct, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Residential Life & Housing.
The Associate Director will assist the Executive Director with Title IX compliance as lead investigator for sexual and gender-based misconduct allegations and may assist with other types of community conduct investigation.

Department Dean of the College
Reports to Title Executive Director for Equity
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number Of Months 12 months/year
Work Schedule

9-5, Ability to work extended evening and weekend hours several times per year for events and attending to time sensitive matters.

Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Number 2017 -00933- AS

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary

1. Maintain case records in data management database (currently Advocate system); review, edit, and disseminate outcome letters and other communication.
2. Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator, assisting with intake and consultation in the absence of the Title IX Coordinator.
3. Provide administrative oversight of the student conduct process. Serve as a conduct officer, monitor sanctions and timeliness,equity in processing, and maintain records.
4. Review daily reports and work collaboratively with Residential Life & Housing hearing officers to insure timely and equitable processing and appropriate record keeping.
5. Assist with policy and procedure reviews, in consultation with Executive Director for Equity.
6. Assist in responding to inquiries regarding conduct records and good standing.
7. Create mid year and annual reports as part of ongoing assessment efforts.
8. In conjunction with the Executive Director, apply student development theory in utilizing ethical and developmental processes that support growth for both individuals and the greater community.
9. Provide guidance and advisement to student organizations, administrators, faculty and others on concerns and issues related to student conduct, Title IX and other civil rights based investigations, and compliance, including educational presentations as needed.
10. Serve as primary investigator for sexual and gender based misconduct cases (and other non-discrimination complaints), including initial inquiry, finding of facts, collection of documents or other materials, and witness interviews.
11. Document investigations, including findings and recommendations, where applicable.
12. In consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, monitor compliance obligations including prevention efforts and educational response to both formal and informal reports.
13. Work with outside investigator(s), in coordination with Title IX Coordinator, as needed.
14. Work in collaboration with the Clery team.
15. Engage in active collaboration with key stakeholders/leaders on campus to develop and sustain a coordinated approach to promote strong community standards as well as a safe campus environment.
16. Participate in campus committees, with the College and University.
17. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act.
• Familiarity with best practices in an educational and developmental approach to conduct, as well as openness to learning and maintaining awareness of new developments in the field.
• Familiarity with range of higher education compliance obligations, including but not limited to civil rights based legislation, student conduct practices, and student records protection.
• Ability to independently manage caseload, while working collaboratively within a team structure.
• Knowledge of student development, trauma informed practices, and civil-rights based investigation.
• Adaptability to the needs and goals of the office and attending to day to day operations as well as crises that may arise.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proper documentation and protection of sensitive information.
• Must be proficient and comfortable with use of computers / technology (data management systems; word processing, spreadsheet development, and electronic calendaring (Microsoft Office tools, Google platform).
• May require periodic participation in local/regional workshops.
• Position requires flexibility to contribute to the needs of the office and College.
• This role involves frequent contact with students, staff, and faculty, as well as interaction with parents, as appropriate. Ability to collaborate with university colleagues and external partners/agencies/service providers.
• Ability to work extended evening and weekend hours several times per year for events and attending to time sensitive matters.

Required Qualification Summary

• Minimum educational requirement of a Master’s in counseling, student personnel / higher education administration or similar program of study.
• Prior work experience (3-6 years) in student services, with direct experience working with students in crises and/or matters of conduct or a combination of work experience and educational background will be considered.

Preferred Qualification Summary

• Higher Ed Experience Preferred

Physical Demands Summary

Ability to perform customary office tasks, including by not limited to computer use, telephone use, sitting, standing, walking; light to moderate reaching, bending and lifting; walking to campus and university locations.

Salary Range

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date 09/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate Degree

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample