The Director of Community Standards & Accountability reports to the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive educational community standards program. This includes training students and other staff members on community expectations and community standards & accountability procedures; reviewing and revising policies and processes as needed in light of current trends and laws; and providing educational programming in support of the College’s commitment to civility, accountability and mutual respect which promotes the personal growth of our students.
Coordinates and oversees resolution of all disciplinary responses to allegations of violations of the Student Code of Conduct as documented in Incident Reports by Residence Life staff, Public Safety Officers, Student Center employees, or other referring parties;
Serves as a lead investigator for cases referred to the community standards process, including but not limited to Title IX investigations;
Manages the creation and maintenance of all community standards records through use of appropriate databases and educates and monitors other community standards officers’ record maintenance;
Engages in project management of special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students and VP of Student Affairs;
Supervise one community standards officer.
Training & Education:
Provides training on an ongoing basis for the on-duty staff in Residence Life and Public Safety on the community standards process and supervises the implementation of the community standards process by all Community Standards, ensuring the process is fair and developmentally relevant and valuable, through one-on-one communication and chairing the Conduct Review Committee;
Facilitates educational programming for students and other members of the College community on student community standards in an effort to promote civility, accountability, and mutual respect;
Evaluates community standards processes, procedures, and programs; solicits input from community members, including students, on annual policy review, development, and revision;
Maintains up-to-date documentation of systems and protocols in Community Standards & Accountability for training purposes.
Serve in the Administrator on call rotation;
Responsible for the review, revision and dissemination of the Student Handbook, which outlines the code of conduct for all Curry College students, updating policies and procedures in accordance with legal and policy developments at the state and national level as needed;
Serves on committees geared towards student health, safety, and wellness issues such as alcohol, other drugs, and sexual assault;
Represents the Office of Community Standards & Accountability on the College’s Behavioral Intervention Team.
This position requires the ability to work additional evening and weekend hours to support a primarily residential campus, and will be required to serve in the Administrator on-call rotation;
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs or related field and 4-6 years post-graduate experience.
Significant experience in student conduct administration required.
Working knowledge and understanding of student conduct databases required.
Knowledge of Student Development theory and practice.
Strong foundation of policies and procedures in accordance with laws including working knowledge of Title IX and ADA.
Strong project management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Successful experience in alternative dispute resolution.
Working knowledge and understanding of student conduct databases required; familiarity with Maxient preferred.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the college, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including paid time off for vacation, sick and personal time; Health and Dental Insurance and much more.
About Curry College
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.