Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Student Conduct & Integrity in the Division of Student Affairs. This is an outstanding opportunity for a student-centered, experienced, and dedicated leader to provide and enhance the administration of the standards for student conduct in support of Cal Poly Pomona’s mission, vision and values of learning, responsibility, integrity, inclusiveness, and excellence.
Cal Poly Pomona is seeking a knowledgeable and strategic leader with excellent relationship building and communication skills, a sound understanding of a developmental model of Student Conduct & Integrity, and a commitment to maintaining a safe and fair environment both inside and outside of the classroom. The successful candidate will bring a collaborative, innovative, and goal-oriented spirit; knowledge of best practices, national trends, and research regarding student conduct, including community and ethical standards; and experience and a strong commitment to working with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, and working collaboratively with other members of the Dean of Students Cluster, the Director of Student Conduct & Integrity (Director) has ultimate responsibility for ensuring a fair, just and impartial disciplinary process for students charged with violating the Student Code of Conduct. With a goal of providing information and resources to achieve a community of respect, civility and integrity for all members of the community, the Director provides leadership for the staff in the office and responds to institutional priorities and expectations. The Director also advises numerous ASI boards and committees.
The responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to the following:
- Ensures the effective administration of Student Conduct policies and procedures through the selection, training and supervision of staff, annual goal setting, outcomes assessment, maintenance of accurate and complete records in compliance with the university records retention policy, and effective communication of Student Conduct policies, procedures, and services through delivery of print and online materials.
- Facilitates an inclusive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of diverse cultures or backgrounds.
- Coordinates the University’s student discipline and grievance procedures by having a thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of student conduct and being able to quickly acquire new knowledge of the policies, practices and activities of Student Services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
- Investigates and adjudicates issues regarding student behavior, in addition to cases involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, violence, and academic dishonesty.
- Possesses general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods; ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions; ability to advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters; ability to determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature; remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts, attending professional development courses and attending training and/or courses requested by the AVP & Dean of Students.
- Interprets and enforces University and CSU system policies in a fair and consistent manner across eight academic entities and various student groups. The Director reviews recent federal, state and local legislation and courts of appeal and Supreme Court decisions to determine implications for the University and, more particularly, Student Affairs. As appropriate, prepares reports, articles and memoranda for transmittal of information to appropriate parties, including the student newspaper.
- Actively assists faculty, staff, administrators and students in locating, interpreting and applying University and CSU policies, regulations and directives and, on occasion, state and federal laws as they apply to student matters. Updates and proposes new policies and procedures, as necessary.
- Consults with the General Counsel – Office of the Chancellor for advice and opinions pertaining to student related matters which have, or may have, an effect on the University.
- Ensures compliance with FERPA for all student conduct records contained in the Office of Student Conduct & Integrity by supervising the maintenance, security and proper disclosure of such records.
- Provides oversight of the department budget, payroll and all financial management of the department.
- Contributes to the overall success of the office of the AVP & Dean of Students by performing all other duties assigned by the AVPDOS.
- At the direction of the AVP & Dean of Students, investigates and responds to correspondence, telephone, email and/or personal contacts from members of the University community and the community-at-large involving inquiries and complaints regarding student related matters.
- Serves as a member of the campus Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), i.e. POLYCares. The director will deal with cases including, but not limited to, students’ mental health issues and behavioral issues.
- Maintains quality web page and printed materials with critical information on Student Conduct & Integrity.
- Assists with club and/or organization judicial processes. As appropriate, the director will meet with professional staff members from a variety of offices on campus, in addition to meeting with student club and/or organization members to assist or guide them through the student conduct process.
- Assists with monitoring of protests and free speech activities and respond, as necessary. The director will be asked to protect the free speech of campus community members and campus visitors, while also ensuring that campus policies and issues of “time, place, and manner” are enforced.
- Serves on various University, Division, and ASI committees, as appropriate.
- Supports other Cluster activities, as required.
- Serves as primary advisor and/or liaison to ASI committees, boards, and councils, such as the ASI Judicial Board, Cabinet and the Rules and Policies Committee.
- Represents AVP & Dean of Students, as the backup advisor for the ASI Senate, as needed.
- A master’s degree in Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration, or a related field.
- Minimum of seven years of experience at the post-secondary level in a progressively responsible administrative positions in student life/student affairs; experience in a directly related field will be considered. Preferred experience includes advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student conduct or behavioral issues.
- Minimum of three years of supervisory or leadership experience in an applicable field.
- Minimum of three years of direct experience adjudicating student conduct cases in a higher education setting, including an understanding of and experience with Title IX responsibilities and compliance.
- Superior written and communication skills.
- Excellent skills in conflict resolution, advising, and mediation.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse campus population.
- PC using Office 365 and Maxient or similar software used to manage student conduct cases.
- A doctoral degree in student affairs or higher education administration or a related field, or a J.D. with experience in student conduct and/or student affairs.
- Experience advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student conduct or behavioral issues.
About Cal Poly Pomona
Ranked one of the best public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing approach to education. The university recognizes that students who solve classroom problems today have an advantage as employees solving real-world problems tomorrow. Faculty in all disciplines apply theory to practice, providing students numerous opportunities to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.
Cal Poly Pomona, which is located on 1,438 acres in Los Angeles County, offers a valuable blend of affordability, access and academic excellence, which helps low-income students reach personal, career and financial success. The University’s 25,000 ethnically diverse students are enrolled in 52 baccalaureate and 26 master’s degree programs with approximately 1,200 faculty. It is consistently ranked as one of the best college investments in the country. To learn more about Cal Poly Pomona, please visit: https://www.cpp.edu.
Application Procedure and Timeline
The University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. Application materials should include a detailed cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae, preferably in PDF format, and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should read “Cal Poly Pomona – Director of Student Conduct & Integrity.” A confidential review of applications will begin on August 31, 2018 and will continue until the appointment is made.
Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Mr. Jeff Ewing, Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates, at jfewing@KeelingAssociates.com.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.