State University of New York at Oswego — Director of Student Conduct

The Dean of Students Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Director of Student Conduct position. This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit. This title is in Appendix A of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees and, as a consequence, incumbents serving in this title are not eligible for permanent appointment (tenure), but, instead receive five year renewable term appointments.

Posting Date: September 18, 2018

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

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or 

Date of Appointment:  Anticipated January 7, 2019

Description of Responsibilities:
The Director is responsible for coordinating all parts of the student conduct process based in the philosophies of restorative justice and inclusive excellence. Responsibilities include processing referrals, investigating incidents, assigning of charges, individual meetings with students, recruiting for and overseeing hearing and appeal boards. In addition, the Director will assist with various compliance functions to include CLERY, FERPA, and Title IX and will work closely with many campus departments including University Police, Residence Life, academic departments and Counseling Services, as well as the Oswego City Police Department. The Director will possess organizational, leadership, assessment, and crisis management skills; have experience working with diverse students and staff; and have the ability to address challenging situations with sensitivity and professionalism.

The Director of Student Conduct will report to the Dean of Students.

The Director of Student Conduct responsibilities will also include:

  • Supervise AOD Counselor, administrative assistant and graduate assistants.
  • Coordinate and supervise the College student conduct system including disciplinary policies along with department and College level procedures and practices.  
  • Select, train and evaluate student staff, hearing bodies, hearing officers and advisors.  Initiate and execute nomination procedures for conduct appointments as required by the Code of Conduct and other related College procedures. 
  • Monitor due process procedures for all College student conduct venues.  Provide expert consultation to College community members.  
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from the campus and the public regarding conduct procedures, student rights, and jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct.  
  • Provide professional leadership and knowledge to the campus regarding relevant legal rulings, federal and state law updates, and changes in due process requirements.  
  • Offer workshops and seminars to faculty and staff regarding student conduct issues.
  • Collaborate with faculty, academic deans, and the affirmative action officer to process complaints related to student conduct, the student complaint system, and the academic complaint system.
  • Coordinate conduct records in compliance with state and federal law and coordinate appropriate campus reports.
  • Promote among students, faculty, and staff a collaborative approach regarding the expectations for student conduct in a learning community.  Promote the conduct system among students and encourage student use of conflict resolution strategies.
  • Provide faculty with support for dealing with difficult students and class room management.
  • Train, consult and collaborate with Residence Life and Housing on disciplinary conferences. Assist with conduct history checks, individual case management, follow up on sanctions, and preparation for hearings.
  • Work in conjunction with Residence Life and Housing to design a community development outreach strategy to help students identify and resolve conflict.
  • Serve as Title IX investigator, primarily for student related cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault. 
  • Support Dean of Students in meeting external compliance mandates related to Campus Security Act (Clery).
  • Assist with Student Affairs and Enrollment Management divisional assessment for student conduct.
  • Serve on committees as assigned.

In addition, the Director of Student Conduct will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree at time of application
  • 3-5 years of full-time, professional experience in higher education with progressively increasing levels of responsibility 
  • Previous experience working in an educationally based Student Conduct Office in a college setting
  • Experience working with a diverse college student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or Higher Education and Administration
  • Knowledge and experience working with Title IX, CLERY, VAWA and an understanding of student development and student learning theories
  • Experience developing and/or implementing training sessions
  • Experience with Maxient 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications including your experience working with diverse college student populations, resume, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references including one reference as a current or prior supervisor (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: 

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:
The Dean of Students Office focuses on the quality of student life at SUNY Oswego and works with students, faculty and staff to encourage students to actively engage in and contribute to the vitality that is our campus life. Each activity in which students participate and contribute their energy is a learning experience that builds a tool kit of skills and attributes for their future success. Both inside and outside the classroom, student life at SUNY Oswego is a fabric of vibrant and inclusive communities, promoting whole person learning and development.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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