Assistant Dean & Director, Center for Student Conduct (0319U) -
About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Departmental Overview The Center for Student Conduct is a department that reports to the Associate Dean of Students in the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Office within the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs aims to advance the learning and personal growth of students by providing leadership, services, and opportunities that enable students to succeed in and contribute to a diverse and global society. The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, its Centers, and staff create environments to educate, support, and challenge students to seek and follow their purpose, build resiliency, transform themselves, and engage communities. To learn more about the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Office, please visit https://deanofstudents.berkeley.edu/.
Responsibilities The Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Student Conduct is part of a dynamic team as a member of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students leadership team. This position is responsible for the Center for Student Conduct processes, is the campus expert in student conduct codes, policies and regulations, represents campus leadership, and partners with community stakeholders focused on student conduct issues.
This position oversees the staff that investigates and adjudicates alleged incidents of student misconduct (academic and non-academic) at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both on and off campus. The Assistant Dean/Director serves as the campus expert on conduct related matters, and follows trends and regulatory changes that may impact campus practices. The Assistant Dean/Director provides critical information and education to stakeholders, and drives policy, program and process changes campus-wide.
The scope of this position is broad, impacting the entire UC Berkeley campus, community, and law enforcement. The Assistant Dean/Director is responsible for developing system improvements, new policies and procedures, and delivering effective education and outreach programs that support a learning environment. The Assistant Dean and Director provides leadership and manages special projects as assigned that have broader implications for the AVC/DoS team and student life.
Expert level knowledge of student conduct systems and processes across a variety of higher education institutions.
Expert level knowledge of the intersection of Title IX and student conduct processes and procedures.
Thorough understanding of Federal, state, and local laws (such as VAWA, Clery Act, FERPA), policies, ordinances, and legislation that impact, or have potential to impact students and institutions of higher education.
Significant experience writing, interpreting and revising university policies.
Trauma informed training.
Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs and Student Life.
Excellent political acumen demonstrated by the ability to successfully navigate complex networks of relationships, and to work with a high level of multicultural competence and sensitivity in achieving departmental and division-wide goals.
Outstanding communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse people, including professional staff, students, faculty, parents, system-wide colleagues, community partners, and media. Ability to write clearly and concisely in different audience-appropriate styles.
Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate competing priorities, and adjust planning, as needed.
Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme political sensitivity.
Superior judgment. Ability to demonstrate balanced judgment. Exceptional discretion.
Capacity to simultaneously engage multiple issues of very significant legal, policy and operational complexity with an unusually large and diverse number of constituencies.
A strong student-centered philosophy.
Strong leadership skills demonstrated by the ability to teach, influence, and inspire others to take action based on vision and strategic objectives. Effective personnel management and supervisory skills.
Understanding of campus climate and multicultural issues.
Ability to make and stand behind unpopular decisions.
Strong counseling skills essential to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to concerns.
Strong program and process management skills including strategic planning, risk management, and change management.
Ability to create cross-campus partnerships and collaborations with other colleagues, demonstrates administrative and political acumen to work closely with staff in other offices that provide services to students.
Master's degree in higher education administration, student services, social work or advanced degree in a related field and/or equivalent years of experience. Significant experience in student conduct work and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $92,000 - $105,200.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information For full consideration please submit application materials by June 10, 2019
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.