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Coordinator of Student Rights and Responsibilities-Campus Life and Auxillary Services

E-appoint Tracking Number: CLIFE006037

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Staff

Is position tenure earning: No

Position Department/Office: Admin & Campus Life

Appointment Duration: 12 Month

Position Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Student Rights and Responsibilities is responsible for overall administration of the university discipline and judicial system, coordination of adjudication of cases of student misconduct, maintenance of judicial databases and records, recommendation and implementation of policy revisions, and for designing and delivering educational programs and materials to address community issues and promote good citizenship among students. Additionally, the Coordinator serves as a member of the university’s Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Team, providing administrative and record keeping support to the team. The coordinator supports Pittsburg State University's approach to intervening in student misconduct by utilizing a philosophy of educating, protecting, and supporting the parties and all members of the University community while providing clear consequences for inappropriate behavior. Position Responsibilities: Maintain functional responsibility for disciplinary processes addressing on and off campus, behavioral and academic misconduct, including those occurring in University residences and with registered student organizations including Greek chapters. Manage the ongoing development of a student conduct process firmly grounded in an educational philosophy. Administer a caseload of often complex, sensitive cases, requiring frequent interaction and coordination with students, their families, legal counsel, internal and external law enforcement personnel, faculty, staff, and senior administrators. Conduct administrative conferences for students accused of misconduct in which referral to the University Discipline Hearing Committee or the University Academic Honesty Committee is appropriate. Conduct administrative hearings and render sanctions as appropriate for students accused of misconduct. Present charges and all evidence in cases referred to formal hearing to the University Discipline Hearing Committee or the University Academic Honesty Committee. Collaborate with the Title IX Coordinator in cases of complaints alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and relationship violence involving students. Ensure students are aware of their options and resources with respect to these complaints in order to ensure the safety of the impacted student and campus community. In a timely manner, notify the Title IX Coordinator of the incident and relevant facts related to the reported Title IX incident for necessary further investigation. Coordinate the appointment, training, and orientation of all committee members associated with the behavioral and academic dishonesty hearing processes. Make recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Auxiliary Services for cases involving interim suspension. Ensure accurate, consistent correspondence pertaining to student discipline cases as well as comprehensive record keeping, developing and distributing appropriate reports and assessments that detail discipline statistics on an annual basis. Serve as member of the university’s Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Team and provide record keeping and organizational coordination of the activities of the team. Engage in purposeful dialogue with other student conduct administration professionals via conferences, professional associations, steering groups, committees, webinars, etc. Serve as a point of contact for the University Police during times of emergency/student crisis.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum: Masters in higher education administration, college student development, college student personnel administration, counseling, or related field and three years of professional-level experience related to judicial affairs and higher education.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred: Three years of professional level experience in investigating and responding to complaints of student conduct violations.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 02/28/14

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit in electronic format (MSWord or PDF format) a letter of interest, full resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least five references addressed to Mr. Jeff Steinmiller, Search Committee Chairperson.  

Credentials should be emailed to:


Application Deadline:  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled.  For full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 28, 2014. 

Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, enrolling approximately 7,200 students annually.  The institution has Colleges in the fields of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.  For more information see: http://www.pittstate.edu. Pittsburg has a population of approximately 19,000 residents is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000 residents.  Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east.  Air Travel is through Joplin Regional Airport, NW Arkansas Regional Airport, or Springfield Airport.  For more information see: http://www.pittks.org.

Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/police/docs/ASR2011.pdf

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.