University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant Director of the Office of Community Standards & Student Accountability

The Position

Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director of the Office of Community Standards & Student Accountability assists in administering the University’s student conduct process, utilizing a student-focused and learning-centered lens to uphold individual and community standards. The Assistant Director encourages an environment of personal accountability for decisions, promotes personal growth and the development of life skills, and cares for the well-being, health, safety, and property of all University community members. The Assistant Director serves as a University Conduct Officer, reviewing, investigating, adjudicating, and managing conduct cases; acts as a resource for various institutional stakeholders; coordinates the office’s conflict resolution program; and provides proactive education and outreach to the UAB community regarding student conduct and behavior management. As an engaged, student-centered professional, the Assistant Director serves as an advisor to the Undergraduate Student Government Association Judicial Branch, the University Conduct Board, and Administrative Hearing Officer hearings as needed. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with units throughout the institution to promote the vision, mission, and shared values of Community Standards & Student Accountability, the Division of Student Affairs, and the University, as well as the tenets of the University’s creed, the Blazer Way. The Assistant Director supervises one graduate assistant and collaborates with the Director to effectively manage the office’s budget.


A master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling, social work, personnel administration, or a related field with at least two years of related experience is required. Preferred qualifications include an understanding of student development theories and counseling/helping strategies; the ability to apply theory to practice in a university setting; experience working collaboratively with other units within an institution and the community, including faculty; knowledge of current trends and issues facing the student conduct field and higher education; and demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to student conduct and behavior management. Additionally, experience coordinating departmental or institutional processes, including conflict resolution models; the ability to develop and implement innovative, proactive educational and outreach opportunities; excellent oral and written communication skills, a collaborative communication style, and strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to work with sensitive and confidential information; strong organizational skills; and the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, high energy environment are highly desired.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin April 6, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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