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Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

University of Houston - Downtown
Houston, TX 77002
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The Assistant Dean is responsible and provides leadership for several broad-based areas within Student Affairs.


  1. Ensures the effective administration of the student conduct process via annual goal setting and outcomes assessment, maintenance of accurate and complete conduct records in compliance with the records retention policy, and effective communication of student conduct policies, procedures, and services through the delivery of print and online material

  2. Facilitates the reporting of student conduct complaints by individuals, department, and organizations, conducts preliminary investigations into student conduct as appropriate by interviewing students and other witnesses, and organizes conduct hearings to resolve student conduct cases

  3. Ensures that student conduct hearings are effectively administered by supervising the preparation of all notifications documentation, scheduling conduct meetings and hearings, notifying all participants, and reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence submitted to hearing boards following established student conduct process

  4. Ensures that student conduct hearings are effectively administered in a fair, impartial, non-adversarial, restorative, and educational manner

  5. Adjudicates individual student cases via administrative hearings and administrative reviews or refers to other conflict resolution processes following established student conduct process

  6. Assists the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/ Dean of Students in providing an appropriate and coordinated response from the University to personal and campus emergencies involving students

  7. Ensures compliance with FERPA for all student conduct records by supervising the maintenance, security, and proper disclosure of such records

  8. Provides certification for agencies requesting student conduct information in accordance with FERPA

  9. Provides educational outreach programs and presentations to the University campus regarding conflict resolution, the student conduct code and conduct process, and other services that the Office of Student Conduct provides and serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students who seek to resolve conflicts formally or informally

  10. Conducts an annual review of the student code of conduct and related processes and recommends appropriate revisions and provides statistical reports and summaries for various departments and agencies regarding caseloads, types of conduct cases, and outcomes

  11. Provides initial review of alleged gender-based student misconduct including sexual assault, sexual harassment, partner violence, and stalking and reports findings to the appropriate university personnel

  12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Dean of Students

  13. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of the Dean of Students by performing all other duties assigned by the Dean of Students


  1. Performs all other duties assigned

Direct Reports: No supervision of others

Delegation of Work: N/A

Supervision Given: N/A



  1. Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position


  1. Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community


Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about sitting (90%) walking (5%), standing (5%), etc. Occasional lifting, pushing, climbing, and pulling may be required.
Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks


Required Education:

  1. Master's degree

Required Experience:

  1. Minimum of five (5) years of job related experience

  2. Experience with crisis intervention, conflict resolution and case management

  3. Experience working within an urban/diverse student population.

License/Certification: None Required


  1. Minimum of three (3) years of full time experience in student conduct.

  2. Minimum of three (3) years of full time experience working with students in distress and crisis intervention.

  3. Demonstrated experience working with restorative practices in the conduct process.

  4. Demonstrated experience with student conduct software (Maxient and/or Advocate).

  5. Formal training and/or certification in Title IX requirements and investigations, Clery Act requirements and other compliance obligations for higher education.

  6. Superior leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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