Assistant Director

Oregon State University

Deadline June 11, 2014
Date Posted May 27, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Oregon State University Recruitment Announcement

Assistant Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards

 Oregon State University and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards invite applications for the position of Assistant Director in the Universitys Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. The position is 12-month, 1.0 FTE professional faculty appointment. Applications are due by June 11, 2013.


The Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) is the central coordinating office for student conduct related matters at Oregon State University. SCCS educates the university community about the community standards necessary to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning. One core purpose is to develop students academic and social responsibility in integrity, responsibility, community, multicultural competence, and accountability.


The Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards collaborates with the Director in the operation and implementation of the university student conduct process in a manner that upholds Oregon State University community standards, FERPA, the Clery Act, Title IX, any other applicable regulatory provisions in a manner that supports student development, and helps maintain the integrity of the Universitys living and learning community. This position is responsible for supervision of at least two graduate assistants.


Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree required in student personnel, higher education, counseling, or related field.
  • Experience in student affairs at the college or university level required.
  • At least 2 years experience in a Student Affairs position.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice.
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly developed communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills using them with demonstrated success.
  • Direct experience adjudicating complex cases (i.e., substance abuse & addiction assessment and referral, sexual misconduct, mental health, academic misconduct).
  • Direct experience collaborating with a variety of university and community constituents.
  • Direct experience supervising full-time, entry-level staff positions, student staff, and graduate students, when appropriate.
  • Demonstrated public speaking experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and other campus constituents, including a strong understanding of, commitment to, and tangible advocacy of multiculturalism and diversity in its many facets.
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate the needs and concerns of all students. This includes ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, women, men, adult learners, international students, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.
  • Knowledge of theories and research in student development, substance abuse and addiction, victim's rights and needs, due process and other legal issues in higher education. Demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to promote student development, citizenship and civility.

University and Community: Oregon State University began as Corvallis College in 1858, just before it gained Land Grant status in the 1868. The second Morrill Act of 1890 and the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 further provided for the teaching, research, and extension programs at the institution.


Today, Oregon State University is a comprehensive public research university and a member of the Oregon University System (OUS). With programs and faculty located in every Oregon county, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland, OSU views the state as its campus, working in partnership with community colleges and other OUS institutions to provide access to educational programs. Approximately 21, 800 undergraduates and almost 4,000 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including about 5,200 U.S. students of color and more than 2,400 international students.


OSU is one of only two universities in the United State with Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant designations and, thus, has been selected by the federal government to be a nexus of teaching and research that benefits the country and the world.


As an institution of higher education and a community of scholars, Oregon State University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We are committed to the elimination of discrimination and the provision of equal opportunity in education and employment, and actively promote cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.


Corvallis is a college town with 55,000 residents, including about 25,000 OSU students. Hewlett-Packard is the largest corporate employer in the area. Corvallis is located in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and less than an hours drive from the Oregon coast to the west, and a little more than two hours to Cascade Mountain ski resorts to the east. The area is known for offering extensive hiking, biking, camping, and other outdoor activities.


Application/Procedures: Cover letter must address interest and qualifications but not exceed two pages. Resume must include contact information for three professional references. Verification of education may be requested as part of the interview process.


Applicants may direct questions and concerns about the position to Karen Sloan, search support, at


OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community.


OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community.