Senior Coordinator, Student Accountability

Position Details

Position Information

Title Senior Coordinator, Student Accountability
Department Dean of Students Office (8701)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

About the Dean of Students Office:
We empower global citizens who are ready to make a positive impact in the world. We set the standard for a dynamic campus community by creating a caring and inclusive learning environment and providing programs, services, and resources that challenge and support the students, parents/families, staff, and faculty of The University of Arizona.

The Senior Coordinator for Student Accountability provides thoughtful expertise to support the Dean of Students Office (DOS) mission. This position plays a significant role with the retention and success of students primarily via the adjudication of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The Coordinator engages with students, their peers, and other members of the UA community, with the goal of maintaining an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change, and respect for the rights of all individuals. In addition to individual investigations, the Senior Coordinator for Student Accountability adjudicates student organizational cases, and advises the Greek Standards Board. This position reports to the Assistant Dean, Student Accountability and Assistance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Support all students involved in the Student Code of Conduct process through: respectful interaction; providing accurate and clear information; active interest in hearing the students’ perspective; and showing concern for the students’ well-being
•Investigate and adjudicate potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct and assign developmentally appropriate sanctions, advise students of the University of Arizona Diversion Program which allows students to have certain criminal misdemeanor charges dismissed after the completion of university sanctions; present cases to the University Hearing Board, as necessary
•Maintain high quality documentation of work, including recording copious notes, securing documents, reports and other information, and usage of Advocate, an online database system
•May have the opportunity to supervise a Graduate Assistant responsible for adjudicating Student Code of Conduct cases, and assist them with progressive case management as they develop skills in case adjudication
•Assess and respond to incoming referrals and reports by analyzing and prioritizing cases, issuing interim and remedial actions, and consulting with faculty and staff regarding student behavior
•Serve as a resource regarding relevant university policies and procedures for students, faculty, staff, parents and other community members
•Oversee the development and delivery of educational programs and presentations for faculty, staff, and students to showcase DOS resources, inform about health and safety procedures, and promote personal responsibility and awareness of the Student Code of Conduct during new student orientation and departmental meetings
•Produce reports and proposals, including but not limited to: progress reports, annual reports, and student service fee proposals
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus departments including, Counseling and Psych Services, University of Arizona Police Department, Fraternity and Sorority Programs, Disability Resource Center, Residence Life, and the Office of Institutional Equity
•Conduct research and benchmarking activities
•Represent DOS on university committees and at campus functions
•Other duties and projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

•Master’s degree in Higher Education or other relevant field and two years of Student Conduct (or similar) experience; or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Student Conduct (or similar) experience
•Experience in effectively managing highly confidential and sensitive matters
•Experience providing support to individuals who experienced personal trauma or victimization
•Demonstrated and effective communication skills including strong presentation/public speaking skills
•Ability to effectively prioritize and successfully perform duties autonomously/independently, as well as using a team approach, in a high traffic and multi-tasked work environment
•Knowledge of applicable Federal laws including FERPA and CLERY
•Strong writing skills
•Well-developed skills in organization, time management, analytical reasoning and decision making
•Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain neutral in trying circumstances
•Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and of major trends and issues around college students needs including factors that promote student success, retention, and graduation
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple departments, organizations, faculty, staff, and students in sensitive and complex situations
•Knowledge of the complexities surrounding student transitions in a college setting
•Demonstrated commitment to the academic and personal development of students

Preferred Qualifications

•Three or more years of Student Conduct experience
•Experience investigating allegations of discrimination/harassment
•Experience writing comprehensive investigative reports
•Experience designing educational materials and outreach
•Experience investigating and adjudicating cases involving student organizations
•Experience advising student groups
•Demonstrated commitment to, and experience, working with diverse populations
•Demonstrated ability to promote self-responsibility and high ethical standards among students
•Evidence of commitment to continuous professional development; active membership in ASCA, NASPA, ACPA, ATIXA or other relevant professional associations

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $45,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22445
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 07/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Maria Serrano

Open Date 03/06/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/26/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Higher Education or other relevant field and two years of Student Conduct (or similar) experience; or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Student Conduct (or similar) experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents