Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct - Division of Student Affairs (2 opportunities)

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
May 03, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct - Division of Student Affairs (2 opportunities)

Georgetown University announces a search for two (2) new Assistant Directors in the Office of Student Conduct within the Division of Student Affairs. Each Assistant Director plays a vital role in fulfilling the educational missions of the department and the division, and deepening student learning through upholding community standards. 

The Division of Student Affairs contributes to the establishment of a student-centered learning community that fosters educational and personal development and is dedicated to the Jesuit tradition of Cura Personalis, or care for self and others.

The mission of the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is to assist in students' educational development by promoting concepts of fairness and due process in judicial settings, while striking a balance between community standards and individual behavior.

Both Assistant Directors for the Office of Student Conduct promote positive citizenship and enforcing community and university standards of conduct; share responsibility for general department administration and caseload support; assist the Director for Student Conduct in managing the most serious cases of student violations that may result in suspension or dismissal from the University; and handle other OSC-related matters as needed, and provide leadership for the office during the Director's absence.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Adjudicates violations of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Conducts training and outreach to educate and inform various constituents about community standards in general and the Code of Student Conduct in particular.
  • Liaises and collaborates with several university departments, committees and student organizations including, but not limited to: Office of Residential Living, Georgetown University Police Department, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Legal Counsel, Case Management, Threat Assessment, Disciplinary Review Committee, Student Advocacy Office and others.
  • Manages database to track all data regarding student violations, sanctions, resolutions and participation eligibility.
  • Reviews and responds to reports of hazing, and works with the Hazing Prevention and Education Committee to address violations of university and student organization policies and coordinate appropriate response.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Residential Living, Department of Athletics, and Office of Global Education to ensure accuracy of all student rosters in the student conduct database, Symplicity ADVOCATE.
  • Supporting the Director of the Office of Student Conduct in the general administration and management of the department.

Both Assistant Directors share responsibility for general department administration and caseload support.  Each Assistant Director has primary oversight in one of the two broad areas listed below. 

One Assistant Director serves as the primary contact for conduct issues for all students residing off-campus in local neighborhoods, including both undergraduate and graduate students, with specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with campus partners in the Office of Neighborhood Life and Georgetown University Police Department, as well as off-campus agents like DC Metropolitan Police and local community leaders.
  • Oversees the implementation of “Home Beyond the Hilltop” an online educational workshop for students found responsible for off-campus violations.
  • Tracks case outcomes and resolutions.
  • Compiles biannual off-campus student conduct reports to share with variety of constituents.

One Assistant Director serves as the primary contact for conduct issues for all students related to sexual misconduct and/or Title IX violations. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators across all undergraduate and graduate campuses to coordinate adjudication procedures for sexual misconduct cases.
  • Participates in development and administration of training and educational efforts related to sexual misconduct violations of the Code of Conduct.
  • Tracks case outcomes and resolutions.
  • Compiles statistics for campus reporting requirements to share with variety of constituents.

In your cover letter, please specify the preferred role and highlight relevant experience in one or both of the areas noted above.


  • Master's degree in higher education, counseling, or related field, or Juris Doctorate degree
  • At least 2 years of full-time, professional experience in student judicial services or related experience in a college or university setting
  • Demonstrable familiarity with current Title IX obligations
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, student development, character formation and community building
  • Ability to handle sensitive cases and emergency situations and to make sound judgments regarding immediate priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal/analytical skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a diverse community of students, parents, faculty/staff, partner offices, and the neighboring community

Preferred qualifications

  • Preference for experience working with a student conduct database system
  • Experience administering student conduct standards in relation to current Title IX regulations
  • Experience with stakeholder relationships including local governance bodies and community organizations
  • Familiarity with the principles of Catholic and Jesuit higher education

We encourage applicants to learn more about the rich traditions embodied in the mission of Georgetown University: our belief that diversity promotes understanding, our intellectual openness, our international character and our commitment to the principles of lifelong self-reflective learning, responsible community membership, the common good, and generous service to others. For more information, please refer to About Georgetown University.

Applications submitted by March 26, 2017 will receive best consideration.  Application review will begin March 27, 2017 and continue until both positions are filled.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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