Associate Director for Community Standards and Well-Being
About Virginia Tech:
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College.
About Student Affairs:
Student Affairs' Aspirations for Student Learning serve as a framework for our roles as educators as we work alongside students to encapsulate their learning into a strengths-based discovery of their talent so they may: commit to unwavering curiosity; pursue self-understanding and integrity; practice civility; prepare for a life of courageous leadership; and ultimately, embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life. We operationalize these aspirations through Experience VT whereby we work alongside undergraduate, graduate and professional students to create a customized plan for their experience designed to accomplish their individual goals. We measure our success by the success of our students. To that end, we will do whatever it takes to support the individual well-being and success of every student.
Reporting to the Director of Student Conduct and the Director of Residential Well-being, the Associate Director for Community Standards and Well-being serves as a collaborative and creative member of Virginia Tech's transformational new residential model, which places student success and well-being at the heart of the residential experience. Through teamwork, collaboration, and innovation, the Associate Director for Community Standards and Well-being champions a caring, educational, holistic, and data-informed approach to addressing behavioral and community concerns that arise from the residential environment. The individual also serves as a departmental liaison for Student Conduct, serves on relevant university committees and fosters collaborative relationships with campus and community partners to pursue and promote organizational practices, policies, training, and partnerships for behavioral interventions that combine education, accountability, and support.
The Associate Director works in concert with the Directors of Student Conduct and Residential Well-being, and partners closely with Housing Services, Student Affairs Facilities, Living Learning Programs, the Corps of Cadets, and Fraternity and Sorority Life to ensure an intentional and tailored approach to behavioral intervention for residential student misconduct. The Associate Director also works closely with the Assistant Dean of Students, who provides oversight for five coordinators of case management and administration, as well as other colleagues on the Student Conduct and Residential Well-being team, who regularly provide resources and engagement opportunities for residential students.
The Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership and supervision for daily oversight, adjudication, follow-up and referral of behavioral violations that occur in residential facilities to ensure that resolution processes, outcomes, and sanctions are mission-driven, equitable, and compliant with laws and policies. As part of this responsibility, the Associate Director will regularly use technology solutions, including the Maxient database system, to ensure processes and information are accurate and efficient. The Associate Director also serves as a hearing officer for students and student organizations referred to Student Conduct for policy violations as needed.
The selected candidate must demonstrate a passion for student success and an unrelenting commitment to well-being and inclusion. A master's?degree and progressive experience in a related field is required, which could include higher education, public health, social work, counseling, or areas related to well-being, diversity and inclusion, etc. Experience in and a commitment to inclusion and belonging and an understanding of the changing needs of undergraduate and graduate students is essential.
Other important skills include demonstrated experience as a conduct hearing officer, experience with case-management or similar administrative processes, and an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate must have excellent collaboration and communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in creating and managing effective partnerships with student and professional staff; Demonstrated knowledge and experience in adjudicating and/or investigating misconduct; Demonstrated experience managing case-management software/databases, such as Maxient.
Commensurate with experience
June 10th, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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