University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Assistant Dean of Students – Office for Student Conflict Resolution (1700384)

Assistant Dean of Students – Office for Student Conflict Resolution (1700384)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nature of Position
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Students in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution. The Office for Student Conflict Resolution is responsible for providing adjudication, mediation, and referral services to promote the effective resolution of student conflicts within the University community. The mission of the office is to promote a safe and secure University community through the enforcement of community standards, to encourage students to assume self and social responsibility, to provide opportunities for personal growth and development, and to enhance ethical values development.

The Assistant Dean is responsible for promoting a safe, respectful, and ethical university community by assisting in the administration of the student discipline system and by coordinating the collection of, and responses to, reports of bias-motivated behavior affecting Illinois students.

The Assistant Dean is a 12-month, full-time academic professional staff member of the Office for Student Conflict Resolution, a unit reporting to the Dean of Students/Associate Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the Tolerance Program by chairing the Bias Incident Investigation Team, meeting with and supporting members of the university community who have reported bias-motivated incidents, investigating such incidents, developing educational opportunities for those who engage in such behavior, and maintaining records and statistical data on the team’s function.
  2. Conduct disciplinary investigations and hearings in response to alleged violation(s) of the University Student Code by individual students as well as student organizations (including fraternities and sororities).
  3. Investigate alleged violations of the Student Code that fall under the jurisdiction of the subcommittees of the Senate Committee on Student Discipline, including the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct, prepare any involved parties for a formal hearing where appropriate, and present the results of investigations directly to the faculty and student members of the subcommittees for adjudication.
  4. Engage with the University of Illinois Police Department and any other local law enforcement agencies that provide information on student encounters and arrests by interviewing officers as part of Office for Student Conflict Resolutions investigations, requesting information that may have been discovered during police investigations, preparing officers for participation as witnesses in formal student conduct hearings, and generally maintaining a positive, respectful, and productive relationship with all such agencies.
  5. Educate students, faculty, and staff regarding services available through the Office for Student Conflict Resolution by presenting to university groups and departments upon, developing new outreach opportunities, and marketing these opportunities to the appropriate populations.
  6. Facilitate Office for Student Conflict Resolutions’s Ethics in Action Workshop for students who have been found responsible for violations of the Student Code. This two-hour program is offered ten to twelve times per academic year to as many as twelve attendees at a time.
  7. Collaborate with other staff to provide services in student discipline, restorative justice, and mediation services.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or Juris Doctor degree required.
  2. Minimum of 3 years of experience with student discipline in higher education setting.
  3. Demonstrated experience adjudicating complex student disciplinary matters.
  4. Demonstrated experience working with students in crisis situations.
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Experience managing highly confidential and sensitive matters. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree preferably in higher education, counseling, or related field.
  2. Ability to prioritize work and successfully perform duties independently.
  3. Understanding of the role of student discipline in a public university setting including knowledge of higher education case law and federal laws governing student discipline.
  4. Demonstrated experience investigating allegations of sexual assault and/or intimate partner violence.
  5. Training in mediation and/or restorative justice.

Proposed Starting Date: August 1, 2017

Salary: $56,000-59,000.

Closing Date: In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 13, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Please complete a candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

Contact: Rhonda Kirts
Office of the Dean of Students
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