The University of Tennessee at Martin — Student Conduct Officer, Student Affairs

The Student Conduct Officer is responsible for administering the student Code of Conduct on the UT Martin campus and extended campuses.  The Student Conduct Officer is responsible for oversight of the student conduct process, management/security of student conduct records, and interpretation of university policies related to the behavior of students and student organizations.

DUTIES:

  1. Administer the Code of Conduct: 50%
    1. Investigate, adjudicate, and keep accurate records of incidents of student misconduct, behavioral and academic, for all UT Martin students.
    2. Provide case management of allegations and recommend sanctions in accordance to policy.
    3. Ensure timely processing of cases, as well as the consistent and fair application of policies.
    4. Ensure students’ rights are protected, university liability is minimized, and university behavior standards are enforced.
    5. Counsel students on rights and responsibilities.
    6. Prepare both charge and hearing outcome letters.
    7. Oversee sanction compliance.
    8. Facilitate disciplinary board proceedings.
  2. Administrative Duties: 20%
    1. Supervise the operation of the Student Conduct Office.
    2. Supervise and direct the work of support staff.
    3. Maintain conduct records and oversee the student conduct software system.
    4. Use assessment data for strategic planning.
    5. Lead annual review of the student Code of Conduct.
    6. Collaborate and consult with various university officials regarding conduct policy.
    7. Serve on university committees as requested.
  3. Care Team: 20%
    1. Provide support and coordination for the Care Team.
    2. Train Care Team members in behavioral intervention in collaboration with the Office of Student Health and Counseling.
    3. Serve as a university representative in responding to student emergencies.
  4. Coordinate resources to assist students in crisis.Training and Education: 10%
    1. Train faculty, staff, hearing boards, and student groups on student conduct procedures.
    2. Train and educate the university community on the student conduct/academic integrity process, current legal parameters, and fundamental fairness.
    3. Develop and facilitate prevention initiatives for campus sub-populations.
    4. Maintain knowledge of current legal issues, academic integrity, and student conduct trends in higher education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, or related field.
  2. 3-5 years’ experience in student conduct, residence life, public policy, criminal justice, or experience in a related student affairs position.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of student conduct administration theory and best practice.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of current applicable laws and regulations regarding student and employee policies and privacy records (Title IX, Clery Act, Campus Save Act, and FERPA ).
  5. Demonstrated ability to understand complex problems and collaborate to explore alternative solutions.
  6. Demonstrated ability to present a high degree of professional and personal integrity, commitment to ethical values, and respect for privacy and confidentially.
  7. Demonstrated effective organization, communication, and time management skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply policy provisions consistently.
  9. Demonstrated ability to formulate valid conclusions.
  10. Demonstrated ability to use appropriate technology.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, or related field.
  2. Experience as a hearing officer, in conflict mediation and knowledge of current student conduct issues.
  3. Demonstrated ability to use IRIS, Banner, and Pave Conduct software.

Application Process:  Applicants must apply online at www.utm.edu and attach a cover letter and resume.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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