Northwest Missouri State University — Student Conduct and Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs
REPORTS TO: Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs- Student Engagement and Development
CONTRACT TERMS: Full-time, 12-month position

PRIMARY DUTY: The Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, evaluation, and oversight of the Student Conduct System. The Coordinator will be the chief conduct officer and is responsible for ensuring due process in allegations of student misconduct. In addition to conduct, the Coordinator is responsible for policy development and implementation, will support students in navigating university processes, and be responsible for coordinating initiatives within Student Affairs to improve synergy in co-curricular student development goals.



  1. Serve as the chief conduct officer responsible for administrative and committee hearings consisting of counseling students on judicial matters, enacting appropriate sanctions, or referring cases to committees
  2. Review conduct charges to be brought and/or jurisdiction in which to be held
  3. Develop, update, and monitor the Student Code of Conduct
  4. Provide education and training to students, faculty, staff, and conduct committees
  5. Administer interim suspension process, involuntary withdrawal, suspension, and dismissal of students as needed.
  6. Make parental notifications in accordance with University Policy
  7. Facilitate involvement of witnesses and victims
  8. Coordinate appeals procedures
  9. Maintain all files and records of conduct processes
  10. Generate Clery reports for review with University Police on a regular basis
  11. Inform and consult with University administration and offices as appropriate regarding student conduct cases and issues, including University Police, Residential Life, Athletics, and Greek Life

    Student Development

  12. Serve on the campus Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)
  13. Educate students about their rights and responsibilities
  14. Foster planning and decision making informed by internal and external data that is derived from assessment, trends, and best practices
  15. Research and implement nationwide best practices in Student Affairs. Examples include conflict resolution, mediation and restorative justice practices
  16. Provide knowledge and guidance to help students advocate for themselves
  17. Provide input and guidance to employees in dealing with student issues

    Policy Administration

  18. Implement and track University Child Protection Policy in partnership with University Police
  19. Update and maintain Student Handbook
  20. Know and adhere to all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to conduct records and reporting
  21. Perform other duties as assigned

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Experience: Previous experience working with diverse groups of people, coordinating programs, and supervising others; working knowledge of multicultural issues and concepts; previous experience with student conduct management systems

Skills: Excellent interpersonal relationship skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; strong data analysis skills; ability to interact with students from diverse backgrounds; ability to connect with students appropriately to encourage student success

Education: Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related field

Experience: Three or more years of experience in higher education at the professional level, preferably in student affairs, conduct administration or a related area; prior administrative experience including policy analysis and implementation, strategic planning, program development, and assessment/evaluation; prior experience with Maxient student conduct system

Skills: Knowledge of student development theory and practice; knowledge of continuous quality improvement concepts and techniques; knowledge of leadership theory and practice

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in an air-conditioned office with the typical hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some nights and weekend hours are required. This position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The CSA will attend required CSA training and is an official of the University who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities and the authority to take action for the University.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires minimal supervision

EQUIPMENT USED: Office machines including computer and software (e.g.; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 14, 2016 or until filled

DATE AVAILABLE: November 1, 2016

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.