Director for the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, Student Success, the Director for the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) provides leadership, direction and supervision for the student conduct & conflict resolution programs at the University. Specifically, the Director is responsible for management of all student conduct matters, academic and non-academic in nature, on university property (including all residence halls), as well as off university property, including in the neighboring communities surrounding the university, on regional campuses, and wherever Northeastern students live, work and/or learn around the world. The Director also provides oversight and direction for coordination of the university mediation and conflict resolution programs. This position also serves as an ex officio member of the Appeals Board for all disciplinary matters adjudicated through the student conduct board.
Responsibilities: The Director works closely with the Department of Residence Life, We Care, Northeastern Police Department, the Office of University Counsel, the Office of Government Relations & Community Affairs, the Office of Gender Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, and other departments, divisions, and staff members concerning the code of student conduct and disciplinary process. The Director also plays an important role in building and maintaining positive and productive relationships between the university community and neighboring communities, and assists in developing policies and strategies to maintain and enhance relations between students and the neighboring communities, particularly relating to student conduct and behavioral issues. This position directly supervises three full time professional staff and one full time administrative assistant. The Director oversees the conduct process performed through Residence Life. The Director also administers the department budget, and ensures compliance with all laws, policies and mandates relating to the student conduct system.
Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education. Minimum of five to seven years progressive experience with student conduct and conflict resolution programs in higher education. Prior experience required in administering a department budget and in supervision of professional and support staff. Experience in management and handling of Title IX matters required. Experience in coordination of mediation and conflict resolution programs. The candidate must possess excellent organizational, analytical, and written/oral communication skills. The candidate must be student-centered with a working knowledge and experience in student development theory, basic student counseling, and current law/policy issues and other trends in student conduct and conflict resolution programs. The candidate must have experience with and a commitment to working in a diverse, multicultural environment. Must be able to balance multiple dimensions of student behavior, institutional accountability, law/policy/compliance, within an environment and campus that promotes learning, fairness and accountability.
Salary Grade: 14
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.