Southern Methodist University — Student Affairs Assistant Director – Student Conduct & Community Standards – (STU00000107)

Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU
SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:
The Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards will be primarily responsible for overseeing and adjudicating conduct cases for student organizations, playing a critical role in intervening in student and organizational misconduct through proactive educational outreach and initiatives. Will serve as a liaison for Residence Life and Student Housing and a resource to faculty, staff, and students regarding the student conduct process. Assist with the selection, training, and advising of the conduct board members and schedule hearing boards as necessary.

Essential Functions:

  • Adjudicates alleged misconduct for student organizations and individual students.
  • Leads investigations for student organizations and manages ongoing student organization conduct caseload. Ensures timely follow-up on each case and maintains open communication with impacted campus partners.
  • Recruits, selects, and trains University Conduct Board members and facilitates University Conduct Board Hearings (including those involving alleged Title IX violations).
  • Serves as a University Hazing Prevention Committee member and uses data to strategize implementing campus-wide effective hazing prevention initiatives for student organizations.
  • Co-advises the student led Honor Council by helping train student members, attends executive board meetings, and assists with Faculty Disposition meetings and Honor Council Hearings.
  • Trains and advises Residence Life and Student Housing staff as conduct officers.
  • Serves on University and Division-wide commissions, task forces, or committees.
  • Assists with educational outreach efforts of the office, including student experience, Residence Life and Student Housing, student organizations, and other campus partners.
  • Supervises the Student Conduct and Community Standards Graduate Assistant.


Education and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel or related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years work experience in the areas of student conduct, residence life, or advising is required. Experience working on a college campus is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.
  • Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Candidate must possess strong computer skills with the ability to work with databases.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
Sit for long periods of time

Apply Now:

Deadline to Apply:
Priority consideration may be given to submissions receive by November 11, 2022

Deadline to apply: November 18, 2022

EEO Statement:
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU’s retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn’t just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.