Dir of Community Standards
Student Affairs Office
Rhodes Vision & Mission
At, Rhodes College, we aspire to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We will achieve our aspiration through a college wide commitment to our vision.
Rhodes' rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions, and to make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in the city of Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students for life and career, wherever those journeys take them.
As an integral member of the Division of Student Life, the Director of Community Standards strives to create a fair and just community by promoting student responsibility, accountability, and ethical decision making and civility. The Director will seek innovative ways to educate students on their rights and responsibilities as members of an academic community, and to help students develop the decision-making skills necessary to act with personal and social responsibility. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director will provide leadership, management and oversight of Community Standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Administer all aspects of the College's student conduct process and serve as the chief administrative hearing officer.
- Develop and deliver educational programs that facilitate understanding of College policy.
- Responsible for the recruitment, selection and training of members of conduct boards, including Social Regulations Council, Honor Council, and assist with sexual misconduct and Title IX boards and panels as needed.
- Prepare and maintain accurate and thorough records on all judicial cases including dean's certification forms.
- Represent the Office of Community Standards and the Division of Student Life on pertinent committees, task forces and projects.
- Coordinate the parental notification process for alcohol and drug violations and communicates with parents regarding student behavior in accordance with FERPA guidelines.
- Work with colleagues to support students toward a successful Rhodes experience. Serve as member of student response team and share on-call administrator duties with other staff.
- Advise and support students and parents regarding behavioral issues and other obstacles impacting student ability to meet goals.
- Advise and support students and parents regarding behavioral issues and other concerns impacting student success and well-being.
- Advise and support students in conflict resolution skill development including mediation and other methods for engaging in and resolving interpersonal and group conflict.
- Coordinate the office's assessment plan.
- Provide leadership in the development and assessment of College policies. Including but not limited to policies related to student conduct.
- Compile monthly and yearly statistical information and provide interpretations of the data.
- Ensure the College's compliance with Federal laws and guidelines relative to student conduct.
- Foster positive working relationships and serves as a liaison with Campus Safety, Residence Life, Greek Life, Dean of Students, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities, Inclusion and Involvement, and the College's attorney.
- Serve as the coordinator of Family Weekend.
- Serve as advocate for commuter students. Including support and education of commuter students on off-campus rights and responsibilities.
- Provide leadership in the development of positive neighborhood relationships between Rhodes students, community, and the college including serving as the College's Off-Campus Student Liaison through connection to and engagements with neighborhood associations, code enforcement, etc.
- Supervise, train and evaluate the Coordinator for Student Health, Wellness, and Engagement.
- Serve as active member of Division of Student Life, collaborate on student programs of broader interests, community building, and leadership development.
- Regular On Campus work is required in a high pace setting.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.
- Master's Degree in higher education administration, student personnel or related field required.
- Minimum of five years professional work experience in higher education (student conduct preferred).
- Experience adjudicating alleged violations of College policy and holding students accountable for their behavior.
- Knowledge of relevant case law and best practices related to student conduct.
- Experience training hearing panel members and advising hearing panels.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships across campus with special attention to Dean of Students, Residence Life, Campus Safety, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities, Inclusion and Involvement, and Counseling Center.
- Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff, and families in order to establish and maintain good working relationships.
- Ability to analyze complex situations and to make sound judgments and decisions.
- Strong organizational, communication and writing skills.
- Ability to effectively present information to large groups of people.
- Ability to meet strict deadlines, prioritize tasks and work independently is required.
- Knowledge of FERPA.
- Strong computer skills.
- Flexible and evening and weekend hours will be required.
A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume and the names of three references.
Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.
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