The Associate Dean of Students/Director of Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator provides comprehensive leadership, management, and vision for the Office of Student Conduct. The purpose of the Office of Student Conduct is to support the educational mission of IUPUI by administering the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which includes other university policies such as the Indiana University Sexual Misconduct Policy (UA-03). The ADOS/Director/Deputy provides direction for all matters related to managing the institutional discipline processes, which includes responding to reports, conducting investigations, administer resolutions through adjudication, and making necessary referral to campus and community resources for students. The ADOS/Director/Deputy serves as the chief conduct officer for the IUPUI campus on matters of student organizational misconduct. The ADOS/Director/Deputy duties also includes consulting with various university constituents, developing and providing educational outreach efforts, training, management of the Office, including budgetary and compliance matters, as well as various other duties as assigned. The ADOS/Director/Deputy will recruit, higher, train, and supervise one Associate Director, one Assistant Director, one Coordinator, graduate practicum students, student workers, and one senior administrative assistant in all aspects of their duties. The ADOS also serves as a core member of the IUPUI Behavioral Consultation Team and will be a member of the new Bias Response Team. The ADOS also has responsibility for the oversight of the Indiana University Fort Wayne campus as of summer 2018 for the investigation and adjudication of student misconduct of IU students, which will involve the supervision of a staff member located in Fort Wayne. Additionally, the ADOS/Director/Deputy serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team, which includes supporting and representing the Dean of Students on issues related to behavior management, threat assessment, and student conduct and university compliance.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Student Conduct: Oversee the IUPUI student conduct process with an emphasis on student learning and community safety. Serve as a primary hearing officer and investigator for adjudication of allegations of sexual misconduct and personal misconduct. Duties include receiving and analyzing reports, making informed assessments of risks to health and safety of the campus community, and facilitating an equitable and fair complaint resolution process as mandated by the federal government and university procedure. Understand fully the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct and the disciplinary procedures for IUPUI in order to serve as a campus resource for students, staff, faculty and others. Direct and provide leadership for the procedures revision process that occurs every three years (or earlier if needed), working with the governing bodies of IUPUI whose approval is necessary for the adoption. The overall work of this position requires a significant level of highly specialized training in the use of investigative techniques. The work requires comprehensive documentation and report writing.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator: This position serves as the sole Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and works closely with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff (OEO Director). Responsible for tracking and reporting to the University Title IX Coordinator all incidents of sexual misconduct on the IUPUI campus. Duties include directing survivors of sexual misconduct to proper and supportive resources and equitable access to resources for respondents. Additional duties include conducting investigations and adjudications of cases of sexual misconduct. Work collaboratively with the University Title IX Coordinator to ensure that the appropriate designated campus officials are involved in investigating and adjudicating complaints according to this Sexual Misconduct Policy and other applicable University policies and procedures. Work with senior student affairs professionals on the IUPUI campus and the University Title IX Coordinator to ensure that adequate education, training, sanctions, and appropriate resources are available and provided on their respective campus, including direction for IUPUI faculty and staff on their expectation to assist in educating the campus community and directing those who report an incident of sexual misconduct to the appropriate campus resources.
Organizational Misconduct: Responsible for the investigation and adjudication of reports of student organizational misconduct in the IUPUI community. Duties include assessing risk of harm to members of the organization when matters of most serious accusations referred, coordinating with campus and university entities on proper response, which may include national and international governing bodies affiliated with the organizations.
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise three full-time professionals (one Associate Director, one Assistant Director, one Coordinator), graduate practicum students, student workers, and a senior administrative assistant in all aspects of their duties. Supervision includes proper direction of the employees to properly follow all university policies, guidelines, and compliance directives as mandated by federal government. Duties also include providing direction, training, expert guidance and oversight to campus faculty, staff and students appointed in service as designated as university conduct officers. Provide consultation and advice to academic departmental leaders and individual faculty on procedures concerning academic dishonesty and other academic misconduct behavioral concerns.
Outreach and Training: Develop and provide training related to civility, student disruption, reporting procedures, the behavioral Consultation Team (BCT) and other pertinent topics to faculty and staff. Develop and conduct educational outreach reinforcing civility and behavioral expectations to students through participation in summer orientation, classroom environments, and other presentations.
Policy Development: Assess effectiveness of current practice and utilize student learning outcomes within student conduct framework. Update, develop and implement a student conduct process that is aligned with national standards, best practices and current federal and state law. Develop and provide resource and educational materials related to student misconduct policies and procedures.
Critical Response and Emergency Preparedness: Serve as a core member of the campus Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT). Duties include receiving and analyzing reports, making informed assessments of risks to health and safety of the campus community and providing consultation to the campus community on behavior management strategies.
Administrative and Budget Management: Develop and manage the annual unit budget adhering to the campus and university policies and guidelines. Maintain confidentially of all student misconduct records, including oversight of the student conduct database, and ensure compliance with various federal and state laws governing student behavior and campus safety. Respond to requests for access to student conduct records and manage student/parent inquiries related to the student conduct process. Maintain up-to-date materials on all higher education research dealing with student conduct policies, procedures, and legal issues such as Title IX and required federal reporting statutes.
Other Duties as Assigned: Serve on campus-wide committees representing the Division of Student Affairs, including but not limited to the Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force and the Prior-Misconduct Admission Committee. Collaborate and work closely with the University Police, Office of the General Counsel, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, Adaptive Educational Services, Office of Student Involvement, Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School, University Admissions, and the Office of Equal Opportunity in addition to all of the academic schools. Represent the Dean of Students at his/her discretion on multiple committees and in multiple roles. Additionally, duties require maintaining up to date on relevant research and promising practices related to the behavior of college students.
Note:This position not only has oversight of the student conduct process on the IUPUI campus, but also the IU Fort Wayne campus.
REQUIRED: Master’s Degree, plus 7 years of progressive responsibility related to university student conduct and compliance.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Working knowledge of student development theory, University policies, state/federal law, and relevant legal issues and case law including but not limited to and student conduct, campus safety (Clery Act and VAWA), civil rights compliance (Title IX and Title VI), and student privacy. Exceptional analytical skills to discern information relevant to the investigation and resolution of allegations of student misconduct. Conflict resolution, mediation, and problem solving skills to resolve complex, multifaceted, and often emotionally-charged situations are important skills in this position.
Master’s Degree, in college student personnel, higher education, student affairs or related field.
Spanish – English bilingual.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Ability to remain in a stationary position at a desk for long periods of time.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4SA
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: STUDENT LIFE (IN-STLI-IUINA)
Internal Number: 68224
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.