Assistant Director of Student Conduct
Student Services Professional IV
Update 10/15/21: This position is under active recruitment and is still accepting applications.
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Student Services Professional IV (SSP IV) performs highly complex professional Student Services work in reviewing the most difficult individual, group or organizational problems, developing and recommending courses of action, and implementing proposed solutions. Incumbents in this classification typically utilize a combination of high-level analytical skills and high-level interpersonal skills in working on complex problems from the investigation and analysis stage through the solution and implementation stage. This work includes analysis of needs, considerable advisement of policy and eligibility requirements and the use of planning, interviewing and counseling techniques. Assignments require the application of a high degree of judgment, persuasiveness, imagination and professional skills and knowledge in the specified program or service area as well as a general understanding of the interrelationships and need for coordinated action to develop integrated solutions crossing organizational lines.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct assists with Student Conduct administration for California State University Sacramento. Pursuant to California State University executive Order 1098, or any superseding executive order, and the provision of Title 5, California Code Regulations Section 41301, the Assistant Director is responsible for adjudicating an independent caseload of alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code. The nature of the work performed by the Assistant Director of the Office of Student Conduct is highly sensitive and requires interpretation of CSU and university policies and procedures. This position works collaboratively with numerous offices and presents workshops and other educational programs to students.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 5,351.00 - $ 7,633.00 Monthly
Hiring Range: For this position, a salary offer to a successful candidate is anticipated near the minimum of the classification range. This does not apply to on-campus promotion scenarios.
Recruitment Type: Temporary
Work Hours: 8am-5pm Monday - Friday. Hours may vary depending on department need.
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is responsible for administering the CSU student disciplinary process at Sacramento State.
OSC reports and reviews alleged student misconduct before determining if the University will pursue disciplinary action. University discipline can be concurrent with civil or criminal actions and is a separate process from the residence hall disciplinary system.
For more information, please visit https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/student-conduct/.
Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment to this classification.
Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge. General knowledge of the policies, practices and activities of Student Services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned; general knowledge of the principles, problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel and fiscal management; general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods.
Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions; advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters; determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature; reason logically and analyze and solve organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas; plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations; analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organization served; and establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the Experience requirements below.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.
A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.
- Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution
- University student services experience (e.g. advising, admissions, residential life, student programming or development)
- Experience working with students from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Ability to independently prioritize, plan and organize work in a fast-paced environment
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide direct programs and/or services to a diverse student population
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment
- Exceptional analytical skills; ability to discern information relevant to the investigation and resolution of allegations of student misconduct
- Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with diplomacy, tact and sound judgement while discerning bias to prevent it from influencing a process or decision
- Strong conflict resolution, mediation, and problem-solving skills
- Ability to collaborate with other Student Affairs departments (Housing, Student Health & Counseling, Records, Student Organizations & Leadership) and work as part of a team.
- Ability to mediate conflict and provide dispute resolution in a fair and objective manner
- Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports
- Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
- Familiarity working with school-based record/data systems/software (example: PeopleSoft)
- Ability to understand, interpret, analyze and apply moderately complex rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Ability to understand and analyze the nature of problems presented by constituents, present solutions, and project the consequences of alternative courses of action
- Ability to carry out complex assignments without detailed instructions
- Working knowledge of student development theory and student conduct processes
- Working knowledge of applicable law related such as FERPA, Title IX
Conditions of Employment
Ability to pass a background check
- Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field.
- Experience developing and organizing workshops, trainings, or programs to educate campus or community members
- Experience working with students in crisis situations or high stress situations
- Experience with federal and state compliance expectations, including FERPA, Clery, VAWA, and Title IX
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and Cover Letter.
About Sac State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
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CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
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Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).
Note to Applicants:
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.