Position Title Associate Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a
protected veteran. For more information regarding Evergreen's non-
discrimination policies or to report discrimination, please visit the
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity webpage at
www. evergreen.edu/equalopportunity or contact the Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity Officer at (360) 867-5371, Room 3102 Library Building, 2700
Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505.
Union Represented No
Overtime Eligible No
Monthly FTE 1.0
Salary Step (minimum monthly amount) $5,422.00
Salary Step (maximum monthly amount) $6,302.00
Cyclic Position No
Cyclic Details n/a
Project Position No
End Date n/a
This is a full-time, overtime exempt position on the Olympia Campus of The
Evergreen State College. This position is an “at-will” appointment, exempt
from Washington State Civil Service rules and the Fair Labor Standards Act
This position works with the Assistant Dean of Students to provide vision,
leadership, and direction in administering the Code of Student Rights and
Responsibilities and supporting the management of the student rights and
responsibilities program at The Evergreen State College (Evergreen). The
position provides implementation and assessment of the Code of Student Rights
and Responsibilities for the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to
advance Evergreen's mission and goals and coordinating efforts within the unit
and with others through the development of effective communication and
positive working relationships.
The position is responsible for strategic planning of Office of Student Rights
and Responsibilities resources, programs, and processes, overall direction,
leadership, and oversight of a team of college employees who serve as
investigators and adjudicators, and managing an operating budget in
conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Students.
Nature and Scope
This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and serves as a member
of the Student Engagement, Equity, and Support (SEES) leadership team. The
position exists primarily to provide leadership and guidance for the
educational purpose and administration of Evergreen's Code of Student Rights
and Responsibilities (Code), serves as the Senior Student Conduct Official
as defined by WAC 174-123, ensures the rights of students through managing and
ensuring timely due process and appropriate resolution of allegations of Code
violations, and understanding and managing the intersections between SRR,
Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team (CARE), Title IX, and other
avenues of reporting. This includes conducting and/or supervising
investigations, including discrimination, sexual misconduct, and Title IX
related cases; ensuring due process in all cases;
proposing/determining/reviewing corrective action, as appropriate; and
managing the development and retention of accurate and comprehensive
investigation reports and student conduct records.
This position is responsible for ensuring communication broadly regarding the
purpose and purview of the Code; the adjudication of complaints as
appropriate; investigating reports of retaliation against individuals who file
complaints; documenting findings of investigations; interpreting state and
federal laws as they relate to cases and policies; maintaining records
regarding the experience of the institution in matters related to complaints;
making recommendations and outcomes for resolutions; developing and/or
supervising the delivery of training to the Evergreen community; training and
mentoring Conduct Officials; and referring community members to available
The incumbent serves as a collaborative partner with Academic Deans, faculty,
and staff in building knowledge and competencies to support collaborative
learning communities and address behavior on campus and in academic programs
which may violate the Code.
This position needs to demonstrate a range of competencies as articulated by
the ASCA Knowledge Skills (www. theasca.org/knowledgeskills) in order to
contribute effectively to Evergreen's broad goal of intentionally enhancing
the quality of learning and student experience at the college. A demonstrated
understanding and integration of the import of globalism, environmental, and
fiscal sustainability, as well as collaboration across college stakeholders to
co-create seamless learning experiences is necessary while demonstrating
intermediate competency in the following areas: Personal and Ethical
Foundations; Values, Philosophy, and History; Assessment, Evaluation and
Research; Law, Policy and Governance; Organizational and Human Resources;
Advising and Supporting; Leadership; Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Humility;
Student Learning and Development; and Technology.
Manage the daily operations of the Office of Student Rights and
Responsibilities (SRR) through interpreting, implementing, and
disseminating college policies and state and federal regulations, such as
FERPA, Washington Administrative Code, and ethical best practices as
identified by the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)
and Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
Coordinate the implementation of procedures for student conduct records
management, as well as reporting relevant data to appropriate
constituents, including responsibility to maintain the student conduct
database, Symplicity's Advocate, including data related to Clery and Title
Serve as a leader in the campus CARE Team and work closely with colleagues
to identify at-risk students and develop appropriate intervention
strategies and their implementation; support students involved in conduct
and/or CARE Team processes and follow up with reported students as
Work with the Assistant Dean of Students to assist in coordinating the
procedural advising program, including recruitment and training of
procedural advisors on campus.
Work collaboratively with Residential Life staff to ensure administration
of the Code for appropriate cases occurring in the residential
facilities/involving residential students.
Ensure effective administration of the Code and stewardship of the SRR
program by providing training, coordination, and evaluation input of the
Resident Directors' conduct responsibilities, and other named Conduct
Officials, in partnership with their immediate supervisor.
In partnership with the Assistant Dean of Students, help coordinate and
manage the work of administrative support staff; delegate SRR
administrative duties, such as record retention.
While maintaining required privacy and confidentiality, respond to
inquiries from parents, family members, students, and college staff as
allowable by FERPA.
Serve on task forces, committees, and other leadership groups as necessary
to represent the SRR and the SEES division.
Lead and attend case management meetings, including Threat Assessment and
Behavioral Intervention, as needed, to coordinate process, support, and
follow through for significant incidents with appropriate College
officials; serve as the lead in creating Behavioral Agreements, conducting
Educational Conversations, and managing mediation as necessary.
Serve as a Title IX Investigator as applicable and/or assist in Title IX
processes, including the potential to serve as Deputy Title IX
Coordinator, Support Person, and coordinate Supportive Measures as
allowable within Title IX.
Remain current in legal issues, professional literature, and best practice
related to student conduct and conflict resolution.
Create and implement preventative education efforts, partnering with
departments across campus.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Serve as a Conduct Official by reviewing all reports of alleged student
misconduct and taking appropriate action in a timely manner as outlined in
the Code, including conducting or delegating investigations, analyzing
misconduct allegations, dismissing allegations or identifying specific
charges, ensuring due process and adjudicating viable reports, and
developing early intervention and educational sanctions when students are
found responsible for violating the Code.
Direct and maintain the educational purpose of the SRR program by ensuring
clarity of purpose and purview, establishing consistent communication
about the office and the program, and analyzing and utilizing resources to
promote Evergreen's community values and accountability.
Ensure the college's compliance with federal and state laws at the
intersection of the Code.
Advise students on their rights and responsibilities and serve as a
resource for students separated/suspended from the institution when
Serve as a collaborative partner with campus constituents, including
Academic Deans, Police Services, CARE Team, Residential and Dining
Services, faculty, and staff based on best practices in responding to
alleged student misconduct, as well as the process and procedures provided
by the Code.
Recommend and/or lead the development of new policies and practices,
including revisions to Code, as appropriate.
Develop and provide leadership for training programs related to the Code,
investigations, adjudication of complaints, internal policy development,
and behavior management working collaboratively with other divisions of
Mitigate institutional risk, identify appropriate issues, and seek direct
consultation with the college's legal counsel.
Manage and coordinate processes for ensuring student compliance with
sanctions and ensure awareness of available support services.
Assist with the recruitment, training, and advising of Student Conduct
Appeal Panel members to include students, faculty, and staff.
Ensure the Assistant Dean of Students is regularly apprised of the status
of the administration of the Code and significant student conduct cases;
advise and collaborate as needed with the Assistant Dean of Students.
Manage efforts to develop, disseminate, interpret, and enforce the Code
and campus regulations and develop educational messaging designed to
promote the College's student conduct standards.
Lead the development, coordination, and implementation of programs
designed to reduce the number of student conduct violations and enable
staff, faculty, and students to effectively respond to incidents or issues
which disrupt or threaten to disrupt the learning process or environment.
Collect information and examine, analyze, and interpret trends, events,
and data related to student conduct and retention.
Create reports for the larger campus and the Board of Trustees on a
quarterly basis related to numbers of conduct cases, larger trends, and
priorities of the office.
Support the on-duty Residential Life staff member by serving on the Backup
on Call rotation as an after-office hours resource in crisis/emergency
situations; make decisions in emergency situations affecting the health
and welfare of student residents.
Attend trainings related to Title IX, discrimination, or other
investigations and stay up-to-date on compliance needs for the campus.
Serve as a lead in the Campus CARE Team, including managing incoming CARE
Reports, communicating with reporting parties, and providing outreach to
Serve as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator and assist in compliance efforts of
Title IX for the campus.
Create documents, promotional materials, handouts, and written internal
procedures for the office and SRR and Title IX processes.
Recruit, hire, and supervise student employees, interns, or other
volunteers for the office as applicable.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and ability to manage and administer a high-quality student
rights and responsibilities program in a higher education environment
through efficient, effective, and creative use of human, physical, and
Ability to engage collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, families,
support systems, senior administrators, alumni, and other college and
community constituents in support of holistic student development.
Ability to conduct objective investigations of alleged student misconduct
including discrimination, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Title
IX related allegations.
Skill in providing educational sanctioning to college students who have
violated college policy.
Ability to structure, collect, analyze, and use assessment data to
evaluate programs and initiatives, identify areas for development, and
enact needed refinements in consultation with campus and external
Advanced knowledge and understanding of emerging issues facing Student
Affairs and higher education.
Ability to understand and comply with institutional, state, and federal
policies, including Title IX, Clery, FERPA personnel guidelines,
collective bargaining agreements, etc.
Effectiveness in providing leadership and creating partnerships that
promote community, civility, social responsibility, and a vibrant campus
climate that is inclusive, equitable, and affirms a diverse learning
environment and commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
Skill and ability in working effectively across significant difference
with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.
Ability to select employees/volunteers, provide training, supervise the
work of others, evaluate performance, and address performance issues.
Skill and competency in conflict resolution/transformation.
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including the
ability to write complex reports, policies, administrative procedures, and
Skill in data and record management, including skill in using technology
to manage files and data.
Ability to maintain confidentiality/privacy of information and records.
Ability to present complex concepts to a wide audience with differing
backgrounds and educational levels and ability to communicate one-on-one
with individuals in high stress situations.
Skill and competency in creating innovative and creative solutions to
Skill and competency in investigative techniques, data gathering,
analysis, synthesis, and problem solving.
Ability to develop and manage budgets and utilize college financial
systems, including the ability to implement, negotiate, and interpret
service contracts in compliance with college policies and procedures.
Ability to engage others with maturity, good judgement, empathy, and
Master's degree in student personnel, student affairs, higher education,
counseling, organizational behavior, policy/law, conflict transformation,
or similar field.
Two years of employment experience in student conduct, residence life,
student affairs, or related field.
Experience and/or training in the administration of a student conduct code
and student misconduct investigations, including allegations related to
discrimination, sexual misconduct, and Title IX.
Experience in dispute and conflict resolution.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in student conduct in
Experience in serving as lead investigator for cases related to
discrimination, Title IX, or sexual misconduct.
Certification and/or training in civil rights and/or Title IX
Conditions of Employment
Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three
days of beginning work.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history
will be conducted. Information from the background check will not
necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the
applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Prior to an official offer of employment, a Declaration Regarding Sexual
Misconduct form must be submitted to the college per RCW 28B.112.080. The
college will contact current and past employers to verify this
information. Applicants who provide inaccurate information in their
declaration will be disqualified and, if the inaccuracies are discovered
after the applicant has been hired, it shall be grounds for termination.
A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave;
paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability
insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; optional deferred
compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more
information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view
https:// www. evergreen.edu/payroll/benefits.htm
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S2023-084
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 08/21/2023
Close Date 09/18/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Minimum Qualification #1: Do you have a Master's degree in student personnel, student affairs, higher education, counseling, organizational behavior, policy/law, conflict transformation, or similar field?
Minimum Qualification #2: Do you have two years of employment experience in student conduct, residence life, student affairs, or related field?
Minimum Qualification #3: Do you have experience and/or training in the administration of a student conduct code and student misconduct investigations, including allegations related to discrimination, sexual misconduct, and Title IX?
Minimum Qualification #4: Do you have experience in dispute and conflict resolution?
Desired Qualification #1: Describe how you meet this qualification: Five years of progressively responsible experience in student conduct in higher education.
(Open Ended Question)
Desired Qualification #2: Describe how you meet this qualification: Experience in serving as lead investigator for cases related to discrimination, Title IX, or sexual misconduct.
(Open Ended Question)
Desired Qualification #3: Describe how you meet this qualification: Certification and/or training in civil rights and/or Title IX investigation.
(Open Ended Question)
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability #1: Describe your knowledge of and ability to manage and administer a high-quality student rights and responsibilities program in a higher education environment through efficient, effective, and creative use of human, physical, and fiscal resources.
(Open Ended Question)
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability #2: Describe your ability to structure, collect, analyze, and use assessment data to evaluate programs and initiatives, identify areas for development, and enact needed refinements in consultation with campus and external partners.
(Open Ended Question)
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability #3: Describe your skill in providing educational sanctioning to college students who have violated college policy.
(Open Ended Question)
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability #4: Describe your skill in data and record management, including skill in using technology to manage files and data.
(Open Ended Question)
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