Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Center for Student Conduct (0319U) 245
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Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Center for Student Conduct (0319U) #24509
Dean of Student Centers
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
The Berkeley campus community is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth and has established rules of conduct intended to foster behavior consistent with a civil, educational setting. This position will play a critical role within the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (AVC/DoS) team. The AVC/DoS team, within the Division of Student Affairs, provides essential programs, services and resources for the co-curricular student experiences of UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. The AVC/DoS team includes: Public Service Center, Center for Student Conduct, ASUC Student Union, Career Center, New Student Services, Student Affairs Case Management, Student Legal Services, and PATH to Care. The AVC/DoS team engages students in public service and service learning, career development, student organizations and sponsored fraternity and sorority chapters, facilitates student leadership development, career development, and adjudicates both academic and non-academic misconduct allegations through the Student Code of Conduct.
The Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Student Conduct is part of a dynamic team as a member of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students leadership team. This position is responsible for the Center for Student Conduct processes, is the campus expert in student conduct codes, policies and regulations, represents campus leadership, and partners with community stakeholders focused on student conduct issues.
This position oversees the staff that investigates and adjudicates alleged incidents of student misconduct (academic and non-academic) at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both on and off campus. The Assistant Dean/Director serves as the campus expert on conduct related matters, and follows trends and regulatory changes that may impact campus practices. The Assistant Dean/Director provides critical information and education to stakeholders, and drives policy, program and process changes campus-wide.
The scope of this position is broad, impacting the entire UC Berkeley campus, community, and law enforcement. The Assistant Dean/Director is responsible for developing system improvements, new policies and procedures, and delivering effective education and outreach programs that support a learning environment. The Assistant Dean and Director provides leadership and manages special projects as assigned that have broader implications for the AVC/DoS team and student life.
Expert level knowledge of student conduct systems and processes across a variety of higher education institutions.
Expert level knowledge of the intersection of Title IX and student conduct processes and procedures.
Thorough understanding of Federal, state, and local laws (such as VAWA, Clery Act, FERPA), policies, ordinances, and legislation that impact, or have potential to impact students and institutions of higher education.
Significant experience writing, interpreting and revising university policies.
Trauma informed training.
Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs and Student Life.
Excellent political acumen demonstrated by the ability to successfully navigate complex networks of relationships, and to work with a high level of multicultural competence and sensitivity in achieving departmental and division-wide goals.
Outstanding communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse people, including professional staff, students, faculty, parents, system-wide colleagues, community partners, and media. Ability to write clearly and concisely in different audience-appropriate styles.
Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate competing priorities, and adjust planning, as needed.
Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme political sensitivity.
Superior judgment. Ability to demonstrate balanced judgment. Exceptional discretion.
Capacity to simultaneously engage multiple issues of very significant legal, policy and operational complexity with an unusually large and diverse number of constituencies.
A strong student-centered philosophy.
Strong leadership skills demonstrated by the ability to teach, influence, and inspire others to take action based on vision and strategic objectives. Effective personnel management and supervisory skills.
Understanding of campus climate and multicultural issues.
Ability to make and stand behind unpopular decisions.
Strong counseling skills essential to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to concerns.
Strong program and process management skills including strategic planning, risk management, and change management.
Ability to create cross-campus partnerships and collaborations with other colleagues, demonstrates administrative and political acumen to work closely with staff in other offices that provide services to students.
Master's degree in higher education administration, student services, social work or advanced degree in a related field and/or equivalent years of experience. Significant experience in student conduct work and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $87,100 - $105,200/annually.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
To be considered, please submit application materials no later than March 1, 2018
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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