Student Affairs

Director of Student Conduct

SUNY College at Old Westbury

Old Westbury-Long Island, NY United States

The Dean of Students Office at the State University of New York at Old Westbury invites applications for a Director of Student Conduct position.

The Director is responsible for coordinating all parts of the student conduct process.  Responsibilities include processing referrals, investigating incidents, assigning of charges, individual meetings with students, recruiting for and overseeing hearing board members. In addition, the Director will assist with various compliance functions to include CLERY, FERPA, and Title IX and will work closely with many campus departments including University Police, Residence Life, academic departments and Counseling Services.  The Director will possess organizational, leadership, assessment, and crisis management skills; have experience working with diverse students and staff; and have the ability to address challenging situations with sensitivity and professionalism.  The Director of Student Conduct will report to the Dean of Students.

The Director of Student Conduct responsibilities will also include:

Supervise the Senior Counselor/Alcohol & other Drug Counselor, Administrative Assistant and Graduate Assistants as needed.
Ensure timely organization, management and execution of individual and campus wide alcohol and drug education programs.
Coordinate and supervise the College student conduct system including disciplinary policies along with department and College level procedures and practices.
Manage Residence Hall Directors on all matters related to student conduct, including but not limited to annual training, case management, sanction assignments, and weekly meetings.
Work in conjunction with Residence Life to design a community development outreach strategy to help students identify and resolve conflict.
Select, train and evaluate college conduct board members, hearing officers and advisors. Initiate and execute nomination procedures for conduct appointments as required by the Code of Conduct and other related College procedures.
Monitor due process procedures for all College student conduct venues. Provide expert consultation to College community members pertaining to student conduct.
Respond to questions and inquiries from the campus regarding conduct procedures, student rights, conduct history checks, and jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct.
Provide professional leadership and knowledge to the campus regarding relevant legal rulings, federal and state law updates, and changes in due process requirements pertaining to student conduct.
Collaborate with faculty, academic deans, and the affirmative action officer to process complaints related to student conduct and the student complaint system.
Coordinate conduct records in compliance with state and federal law and coordinate appropriate campus reports.
Promote among students, faculty, and staff a collaborative approach regarding the expectations for student conduct in a learning community. Promote the conduct system among students and encourage student use of conflict resolution strategies.
Serve as Title IX investigator, primarily for student related cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Annually review the Code for Student Conduct and make recommendations for changes as necessary.
Support Dean of Students in meeting external compliance mandates related to Campus Security Act (Clery), Title IX, VAWA, 129 B Enough is Enough and the Drug-Free schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) Biennial Report.
Assist with Student Affairs and Enrollment Management divisional assessment for student conduct.
Provide assistance with Dean of Students units that may include assisting in the scheduling, organizing and implementation of various activities.
Represent student conduct at various campus events, such as open house, admitted student events, and orientation.
Serve as a member of the Dean of Students Management Team.
Represent the Dean of Students and/or the Division of Student Affairs in various meetings on and off campus.
Serve in the absence of the Dean of Students.
Serve on committees as assigned which include the Behavioral Assessment Team, Strategic Planning Team, and other campus wide committees.
Demonstrate cultural competence in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, national origin and other areas of diversity.
In addition, the Director of Student Conduct will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education and Administration (foreign equivalent or higher) or a related field where transferable skills apply.
A minimum of five (5) years of full-time, professional experience in higher education with progressively increasing levels of responsibility.
Previous experience working in a college/university based Student Conduct system.
Knowledge and experience working with Title IX, CLERY Act, VAWA and an understanding of student development and student learning theories.
Experience developing and/or implementing BASICS/CASICS Alcohol Education and prevention.
Experience with higher education student software database systems.
Experience with social justice theory or philosophies of restorative justice and inclusive excellence.
Experience working with a diverse college student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Maxient software, Educational Advisory Board (EAB) and Ellucian Banner database systems.
Five (5) to seven (7) years of full-time, professional experience in higher education with progressively increasing levels of responsibility.


  • Start Date: 1/6/2020 - Approximate
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 5 - 7 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at

1.  cover letter,
2.  resume,
3.  contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references, and
4.  a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

The Annual Security and Fire Report is filed as required by federal law. The purpose of this report is to provide faculty, staff and students with campus safety information, including crime statistics and safety policies and procedures. The report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the previous three calendar years. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police Department (516) 876-3333 or by downloading a copy.

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Position Type:  Professional

Budget Title:  Director of Student Conduct

Campus Title:  Director of Special Programs

Department:  Dean of Students

FTE:  Full-time

Negotiating Unit:  UUP

Salary Grade:  SL4

FLSA Status:  Exempt