The Judicial Coordinator reports to the Assistant to the Associate Vice President of Student Development/Director of Student Life & Development and has as his/her primary function the handling of all aspects of the judicial process.
This individual provides leadership in the judicial process in a manner that fosters cross-training and a supportive, collaborative team environment. S/he is responsible for maintaining all judicial files related to commuter students and for working with the Residence Life office to coordinate all related processes. Working with the Office of the Assistant to the AVP for Student Development, this professional administrator ensures compliance with reports to SUNY . The Coordinator shares expertise with Student Development, Enrollment Management, Campus Safety & Security, Instructional Services, Continuing and Extended Learning, academic departments, and other offices to ensure understanding and compliance with established judicial process/procedures. The Coordinator demonstrates commitment to student development and learning by assuring that students are fully informed regarding their rights and responsibilities, and encouraging their recognition of personal responsibility and citizenship as part of the college community.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :
1. Maintain all judicial files related to commuter students; work closely with the Residence Life office to coordinate all related processes.
2. Plan and implement all training workshops for members of the Student Disciplinary Committee.
3. Manage all aspects of the Student Disciplinary Committee process: schedule hearings, create/send appropriate letters of notification and sanctions, track status of sanction completion, and follow up with students who fail to abide by sanctions.
4. Create and maintain all judicial publications, including the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities brochure and SDC member training booklet. Work collaboratively with Residence Life on the judicial aspects of the keys to Residence Living manual. Partner with Residence Life Director, Assistant to the AVP for Student Development and the AVP for Student Development in this work to ensure accuracy of general college publications.
5. Assist as necessary with the creation and implementation of educational workshops on the Judicial Process, as well as other programming to include drug/alcohol use and abuse, anger management, problem gambling, and other related topics which may be utilized as sanctions for specific policy violations. Collaborate with the Assistant to the AVP /Director of Student Life and Development, Counseling Department, Positive Lifestyles Committee, and Director of Residence Life.
6. Establish/arrange for community service opportunities for students assigned community service as a sanction, working closely with the Student Association; track community service hours and ensure completion of assigned sanction. Collaborate with the Service Learning/Volunteer Coordinator as appropriate.
7. With the guidance of the Institutional Effectiveness Director and in conjunction with the offices of the AVP for Student Development, assess the services provided by the office. Use findings for continuous improvement.
8. Continue to infuse technology into internal office procedures and direct communications to students, to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the systems and services.
9. Maintain currency regarding federal and state regulations, court cases and procedures, and best practices in judicial processes in higher education; share same with Student Development team and others as appropriate.
10. Partner with students, faculty, staff and community to strengthen systems and communication.
11. Develop and offer training opportunities for faculty and staff including materials to aid in the successful adherence to established procedures and educational experience for students interacting with related process.
12. Guide the implementation of college policies, procedures, and guidelines related to judicial processes and adherence to relevant governmental regulations and best practices.
13. Serve as campus expert on judicial and student disciplinary processes for behaviors outside the classroom.
14. Perform other related responsibilities as needed.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, vocational rehabilitation or closely related field, 2 years administrative experience in a judicial disciplinary/services environment.
1. Working knowledge of judicial processes in higher education and their implications.
2. Currency in best practices and trends and developments in college-level judicial services.
3. Good knowledge of principles and practices of training, assessment, and administration.
4. Effective interpersonal communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
5. Proficiency in the use of technology to enhance record retention/access and direct student services.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse student and staff populations.
7. A sense of humor and leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, team-building, accessibility and open communication.
8. Master’s degree
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Onondaga Community College - 17 months ago