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Associate Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities

Apply now Job no: 521508
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Student Affairs
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience/grade range
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General Summary of Position:

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities oversees all aspects of the Student Conduct Code and the student conduct process. Additionally, the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities coordinates Clery Act compliance efforts for the Division of Student Affairs.  Education and personal development is the foundation from which the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities carries out its mission of caring for students, treating students equitably, and making ethical decisions. 

The Associate Director will assist the Director in all day-to-day functions of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities and serve as a member of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Compliance and Violence Prevention’s team focused on fostering civility on campus and support for students. The Associate will collaborate on leadership and vision for the department, conduct investigations regarding alleged misconduct, and will collaborate with multiple offices throughout the university to support the mission of the office, division and university. Day-to-day responsibilities will include the coordination of conduct process (administrative) tasks, conduct and manage investigations, and the management of student issues on an individual basis.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field


  • 5-7 years of professional experience
  • Experience investigating Title IX and other alleged misconduct
  • Prior experience as hearing officer and/or investigator
  • Working knowledge of compliance and legal issues as they pertain to student affairs (ex. Title IX, Clery Act, FERPA, VAWA, etc.).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience utilizing an electronic conduct database

Additional Considerations:

  • Full-time professional experience and/or graduate internship in student conduct
  • Experience using Maxient conduct software
  • Training from Association of Student Conduct Administrators at the Gehring Academy (foundations track) and/or ASCA, ATIXA Sexual Misconduct investigator training, or SUNY Student Conduct Institute training
  • Proficient in computer software programs including those in the Microsoft Office group, Qualtrics, Adobe Acrobat, and the University’s Peoplesoft (SIS) software
  • Proven ability to address the needs of students and staff, and promote a positive student culture.
  • Proven ability to work closely with faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, law enforcement and other constituents in a professional manner.
  • Clear understanding of professional ethics and processes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state higher education laws pertaining to conduct processes and student behavior including but not limited to FERPA, Title IX, Clery, VAWA, and the MA State Sexual Assault Act
  • Understanding of and experience working with due process as it applied to student conduct.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is an SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P17.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.      

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.       



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