Assistant Director of Community Standards - School of Arts and Sciences - (21001057)

Tufts University

Medford/Somerville, MA

ID: 7074661
Posted: February 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Division of Student Affairs supports dynamic co-curricular learning and engagement for all undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA@Tufts). As a central resource supporting the safety, engagement, and wellbeing of all Tufts AS&E students, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs promulgates community standards; coordinates communication between campus constituencies and departments; supports programs and activities to advance student learning; facilitates the coordinated support of individual students, and; works cooperatively with members of the faculty and the colleges’ senior leadership team to ensure the successful achievement of institutional and divisional goals, vision, and values.

The Office of Community Standards, part of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, contributes to the holistic development of the student experience at Tufts by educating students about university expectations of behavior; enforcing university policy in a way that is fair, educational, and promotes safety; and by managing the student conduct program in a way helps students participating in the process learn from their life experience. The office partners closely with colleagues across the university (e.g., Residential Life & Learning, Campus Life, Tufts University Police Department, Office of Equal Opportunity, Career Center, Health Services, Counseling & Mental Health Services, Health Education, and Student Affairs at the SMFA) on a variety of related programs and initiatives.

The Assistant Director of Community Standards is responsible for providing high quality educational and personal interventions to Tufts students who complain of, witness, or are accused of violations of University policies, and for providing support to the campus student conduct system.


Basic Requirements:

Master’s Degree in higher education, college student development, conflict resolution, counseling, psychology, or another closely related discipline, or the international equivalent.
A minimum of two years of experience adjudicating student conduct cases in a higher education setting.
Current and extensive knowledge of laws, trends, and practices related to student conduct in the college and university environment.
Experience investigating complex allegations of misconduct.
Demonstrated success in starting up and implementing innovative programs.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Strong helping skills (e.g., active and reflective listening, facilitated reflection, recognition of mental health concerns requiring referral, etc.), experience making referrals and providing case management to students in distress.
Experience successfully employing conflict management skills (e.g., de-escalation, assertive communication, conflict coaching, giving feedback, etc.).
Proven ability to shape outcomes successfully in a cross-functional, fast-paced environment.
Integrity, forthrightness, and fair-mindedness are characteristics essential to success in this position.
Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to build strong relationships with members of diverse constituencies, and a successful track record of collaboration in achieving objectives.
Experience working effectively with a wide range of diverse faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs.
Experience with the administration of a student conduct records system.
Personal computer, time management, and strong organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of the ASCA Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration strongly preferred.
Membership in the Association of Student Conduct Administrators or other relevant professional associations strongly preferred. Service to and leadership of professional organizations preferred.
History of success supervising graduate students.
Training in bystander intervention and motivational interviewing.
Experience conducting student learning assessments and program assessments.
Experience formulating organizational policy.
Experience creating and assessing learning outcomes.


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