Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

University of Tennessee in Tennessee

Date Posted February 17, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Institution Description

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Total enrollment is approximately 28,000 students. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The University intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy, and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility.


Position Description

The University of Tennessee (UT) seeks a dynamic Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards to serve as the chief disciplinary officer and direct overall operations of the student conduct system for undergraduate and graduate students. Student Conduct and Community Standards reports to the Office of the Dean of Students within the Division of Student Life.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as the chief disciplinary officer and direct overall operations of the student conduct system for undergraduate and graduate students for cases of academic and non-academic misconduct.
  • Advocate for student rights and due process in an educational and student development framed environment.
  • Review police reports and online incident reports as provided by the campus community.
  • Budget oversight for the area and supervises three (3) full time staff and 4-5 Judicial Advisors, which includes hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Contribute to management and maintenance of the Maxient database.
  • Serve on the university Case Management Team to assist in reviewing students of concern.
  • Coordinate hearing board involvement with various campus constituencies.
  • Assist in the coordination of the Campus Crime Statistics Report (Clery).
  • Work in a team based environment with Associate Deans and the Dean of Students on disciplinary issues involving students and student organizations.
  • Analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle complex and sensitive issues.
  • Engage multiple issues of legal, policy and operational complexity with a number of constituencies.
  • Promote a commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international, to support an inclusive campus environment.
  • Accommodate flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity; and a genuine empathy and willingness to support students positively, thereby improving their potential for academic success and experience and/or training in forms of alternative dispute resolution in a university environment.
  • Utilize student development theory and practice in the student conduct process while implementing national best practices in student conduct.
  • Understand basic threat assessment protocols and interface with counseling resources, university police and other campus resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Education, Counseling or related field of study.
  • Five years of professional experience in positions with progressive responsibility in a college or university setting. Three of those years should include professional experience in a student conduct office.
  • Experience hiring, evaluating, supervising and training staff.
  • A commitment to excellence, innovation, and ethical standards while fulfilling stated student learning outcomes.
  • Proven effectiveness in relationship building with a wide range of campus constituencies, including professional staff, students, faculty, parents and law enforcement.
  • An operational understanding of excellence in office management, office record security, and organizational efficiency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in PC and/or Mac computer and mobile devices as well as Microsoft Office products.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and application of best practices in the student conduct field.
  • Experience working with the student disciplinary processes in a residence hall setting, including knowledge of laws and policies effecting student rights and privacy.
  • Experience in the preparation and maintenance of student records. An understanding and practical implementation of marketing strategies to position all operational elements for success.
  • Experience in transitioning critical functions of an office from one set of standards to another.
  • Experience in long term strategic planning.
  • Involvement in professional associations and other forms of professional development.
  • Strong public speaking skills.


Nomination and Application

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.


For questions, please contact Ashleigh Moyer, Director-Office of Student Activities,


Anticipated start date May 1, 2014 (Negotiable) / Position is open until filled.


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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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