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Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards and Responsibilities

Augustana University
Job Location:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Student Affairs and Services

Augustana University invites applications for the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards and Responsibilities position we have open within the university’s Student Affairs Division.

The Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards and Responsibilities serves as part of the Dean of Students Office to educate students about community standards, promote student learning and accountability, and facilitate the development of thoughtful and responsible individuals.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and manage judicial case assignments at all levels; conduct appropriate follow-up with staff members and provide feedback where appropriate to ensure consistency, thoughtful decision-making, and compliance with student conduct processes and procedures.
  • Adjudicate cases of student misconduct; serve as a student conduct officer by conducting disciplinary conferences and administrative hearings.
  • Manage cases assigned to residence life staff members, including completion of case preparation and follow-up paperwork for disciplinary conferences. Monitor all sanctions for policy compliance and consistent decision-making.
  • Research and assist with the implementation of trends and best practices related to student conduct and academic integrity. 
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs in creation and oversight of either the academic integrity process or student conduct board process, including strategic programming and outreach efforts, including coordinating training and evaluation.
  • Is an active member of the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT).
  • Assist in addressing off-campus process conduct violations; serve, as needed, as a Student Conduct Counselor during formal conduct resolutions.
  • Research and assist with the implementation of trends and best practices related to student conduct and academic integrity.
  • Administer Core Drug and Alcohol assessments and serve as a key member of SA assessment team. 
  • Train and offer professional development for housing staff, and university conduct hearing boards.
  • Works in conjunction with the Title IX Officer on matters involving student issues and serves as a Title IX decision maker for hearing processes.
  • Responsible for administrative and policymaking decisions in relationship to Students Rights and Responsibilities and conduct
  • Draft reports (e.g., monthly, end of the semester, and end of year) on all judicial and BIT cases. Prepare annual Clery Act data in coordination with Campus Safety.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty, Residence Life, Campus Safety, Athletics, Campus Activities, and other campus offices to foster an understanding of the student conduct process.
  • Serve as a member of the Director on-call rotation, primarily providing support and counsel to the Hall Director on-call and responding to concerns within all residential communities on campus as necessary.
  • Work with the Dean of Students and other administrative personnel to develop and implement student life policy, procedures and services.
  • Enrollment manager, serve as the Dean of Students Office Representative on the university’s retention committee, coordinate’s exit interview initiative collaborates with other administrative offices to manage retention data and advise at-risk students with strategies for improving overall well-being and success within the college experience.


  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Social Work, or a closely related field, and at least 5-7 years of experience in Student Affairs including direct experience as a hearing officer working with mid to high-level cases; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to students in crisis, engage in risk assessment and refer to external resources.
  • Demonstrated professional knowledge in promising practices for behavioral intervention teams (BIT).
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities including socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and veteran’s status as well as those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Strong understanding of Title IX and prior training in this area.
  • Competent in MS Word, PowerPoint, and on-line report platforms such as Maxient.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with College Judicial Boards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations required.
  • Experience recruiting, training, hiring, developing, and supervising graduate and full-time professional staff
  • Excellent communication skills.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than the Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, statement of diversity, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: Official website:

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment a background check.

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