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Director for Student Conduct

  2024-06-11     California State University, Monterey Bay     100 Campus Center     $6,980 - $8,081 month  

Director for Student Conduct

Job no: 540357
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification: Administrator I
Hours: Full-time / 40 hours per week
FLSA: Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,980 - $8,081* mo.
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: June 30, 2024
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California's Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring, CSUMB is part of the nation's largest four-year public university system,, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students' lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB's sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The university's prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University. As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, the Director for Student Conduct manages the operations of the Office of Student Conduct related to student conduct matters and promotes the growth and development of students while protecting the interests of the larger community. Through the student conduct process, Student Conduct educates students on their academic, civic, ethical, individual and social rights and responsibilities as members of the University community. The Director for Student Conduct collaborates and develops rapport with various constituents throughout the campus and must demonstrate a high degree independent judgment, reasoning, discretion, creativity and integrity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Administers student disciplinary procedures for the university. Recommends, develops and implements campus policy and protocols on student conduct related issues, in accordance with state and federal requirements. Consults with legal counsel on cases, advises faculty regarding student academic related matters and educates the campus community on student conduct policy, ethics, and students' rights and responsibilities. Administers the student conduct processes in accordance with appropriate conduct procedures. Independently provides student advisement, direction, and/or guidance on Student Conduct, resolves policy violations, maintains and organizes conduct records, makes referrals to campus offices, provides staff assistance and represents the University in student conduct hearings and related matters. Trains individuals who serve as hearing officers. Writes reports and maintains accurate records of disciplinary proceedings.
• Informs, develops training, and educates the campus community (students, staff, and faculty) and parents regarding student conduct issues, academic integrity and related policies. Interprets and communicates university policies and appropriate local, state and federal laws to a diverse audience. In cooperation with various departments such as the Personal Growth and Counseling Center, the Campus Health Center, Student Housing & Residential Life, Athletics, Recreation, Academic Affairs and Student Engagement and Leadership Development, develops and implements multi-media tools to educate students, staff, and faculty on a variety of issues (academic integrity, safety, alcohol and other drug prevention education, privacy, ethical decision making, civility, self-responsibility, discrimination/harassment/sexual violence, Greek Life, student rights and responsibilities, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution) and student behavioral issues. Develops and coordinates innovative programs to address community standards and promote ethical decision-making. Collaborates with departments such as Student Housing & Residential Life, Student Engagement and Leadership Development in the training and education of staff on conduct related protocols.
• Serve and/or lead on campus-wide committees related to sexual harassment, alcohol/drug abuse, crisis intervention, and other student conduct related issues including but not limited to the CARE Team, Title IX Committees, Clery teams, the Campus Alcohol Advisory Committee and the Student Life Leadership Team. May conduct investigations of Title IX and DHR (Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation) complaints in accordance with campus and system-wide policies and procedures. Partner with Academic Affairs on academic dishonesty and facilitates faculty training. May administer student organizational discipline in collaboration with Student Engagement and Leadership Development staff to ensures compliance with Greek Life Federal, State, local, CSU system, and university policies, procedures, laws, and executive orders. Works closely with many offices on campus, to include the University Police Department, Faculty, Deans, Student Housing & Residential Life, Personal Growth and Counseling Center, Student Disability and Accessibility Center and others during preliminary and/or official investigations of student conduct.
• Assists students in preparing formal grievances according to the Student Grievance Policy guidelines and when a determination is made that a formal grievance is warranted. Staffs the formal grievance committee. Maintains records and materials developed in the course of the formal grievance investigation and hearing process. Files a Student Grievance Annual Report.
• Maintains confidential database records of student conduct cases, providing regular reports to the Associate VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students including but not limited to, ongoing statistical reports, department annual report and system-wide audits. Develops, updates and maintains websites related to student conduct and academic integrity. Develops informational and marketing materials to be distributed to the campus community. Develops and manages the department budget. Remain current on research, current trends, best practices and legal issues pertinent to student behavior, student conduct and sanctioning.
Other Functions:

• Attends seminars and conferences to maintain program and professional development and maintains involvement in the CSU Student Conduct Administrators group.
• Serves as a resource for Associated Student elections process.
• Participates in university committees' and special projects as required.
• Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Thorough knowledge of CSU policies and procedures and laws affecting conduct decisions including Title 5 Sections 41301 and 41303 of the California Code of Regulations, CSU Executive Orders 1095, 1096, 1097, and 1098 (and subsequent and related Executive Orders), and The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Skills in mediation and alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve highly charged matters that arise. Knowledge of and ability to apply laws affecting judicial decisions. Research, interview and observation techniques. Basic knowledge of student and faculty perspectives on classroom academic issues. Thorough understanding of the interrelationships and need for coordinated action within the total Student Affairs area. Thorough knowledge of modern management and administrative techniques related to the development and implementation of appropriate methods of work planning, scheduling and coordination in a team environment to meet changing student and organizational objectives.

Ability to:

• Lead and respond appropriately to all functions relating to day-to day administration of student disciplinary procedures for the entire campus and complex issues and problems and develop strategic solutions.
• Address confidential and sensitive incidents with composure, discretion, and respect in a manner that upholds the dignity of others.
• Lead and identify the need for and assist in developing campus policies that promote compliance with the Student Code of Conduct, CSU policies on student discipline, and relevant state and federal laws.
• Establish and promote appropriate standards of professional ethics and behavior.
• Learn and apply student development theory and student learning theory in addressing student conduct.
• Review and analyze complex reports, policies, and legal guidance to accurately assess issues, draw valid conclusions, and recommend appropriate strategies or outcomes according to University goals.
• Maintain effective and proficient interpersonal and written communication skills and maintain positive, civil and collegial interactions with all members of the campus community.
• Prepare written correspondence and reports that are clear, concise and comprehensive.
• Complete multiple tasks with changing or competing deadlines, and set priorities to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.
• Use independent judgment with limited supervision.
• Integrate technology into Office of Student Conduct programs.
• Learn, interpret and implement campus and system-wide policies and procedures, and develop a strong working knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws pertaining to current practices.
• Develop and manage a budget to forecast for programs and services.
• Work flexible hours and manage time effectively in meeting demands of department case load.
• Adjust to change and demonstrate flexibility and patience with changing expectations (e.g., work environment, responsibilities and assignments, technology).
• Demonstrate a commitment to values and programs of diversity and multiculturalism, confidentiality.
• Work effectively and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and others.


Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology or a related field AND three to five (3-5) years of professional level work experience with student conduct, OR a Master's degree in a related field AND two (2) years of professional level work experience with student conduct. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in interpreting laws and regulations along with excellent writing and oral communication skills.


Master's Degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field. Experience or certification in prejudice reduction, diversity, conflict resolution and/or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Experience adjudicating student housing related conduct. Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Maxient or equivalent student case management system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs.


• All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
• The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in as a condition of employment.
• This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by
• This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
• This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
• responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property
• access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the
• control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.

• This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California's Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
• Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
• May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.


This is a management-level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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