The Assistant Dean of Students and University Conduct Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students and supports all the work of the Dean of Students’ Office, serving as the Dean’s designee in their absence.
The Assistant Dean of Students and University Conduct Officer has dotted-line oversight of Services to Students with Disabilities and in that capacity, monitors the complex personnel structure of SSWD as it encompasses many different staff classifications and functions and multiple funding sources. The Assistant Dean also monitors compliance issues and works with the CSU Office of General Counsel when compliance related issues surface.
The Assistant Dean of Students and University Conduct Coordinator is responsible for the administration of all policies related to student conduct as directed by the University Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, and the President of the University. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Dean to interpret, explain and implement policies related to student conduct, including, but not limited to Title V sections 41301-41304 of the California Code of Regulations, CSU Executive Orders 1095, 1097, and 1098, Sacramento State campus policies, and state and federal law. As such, the Assistant Dean works closely with University Housing as well as with Student Organizations and Leadership to provide consultation to their respective internal conduct processes. The Assistant Dean also provides consultation to the University Grade Appeals Coordinator on cases involving alleged academic dishonesty.
Using a developmental, holistic, and education approach, the Assistant Dean of Students and University Conduct Officer is responsible for overseeing the investigation and adjudication of alleged violation of academic and social policies by University students and student organizations.
FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range
$3,726 – $13,150 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Work hours may vary depending on operations.
The Dean of Students’ Office facilitates educational success and personal development through support services and the management of rich, engaging co-curricular experiences and opportunities. The AVP/DOS provides leadership the following departments: the Academic Advising Center, Associated Students, Inc., the Career Center, Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, New Student Orientation, Project Rebound, Services for Students with Disabilities, the Student Conduct Office, the Testing Center, Student Organizations & Leadership, and University Housing Services.
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC), held under the Dean of Student’s Office, supports the University mission by administering the student discipline process with professionalism, procedural fairness, and respect. OSC collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to build a community of honesty, safety, and care.
To support student development and lifelong student success, OSC provides individual student support and community outreach on student rights, community responsibilities, ethical development, and policy.
More information on these departments can be found at:
- Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field.
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in student affairs or related field.
- Three (3) years of experience working in student conduct administration in a university setting or equivalent.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of student development theory and student conduct processes
- Thorough knowledge of applicable law related such as FERPA, Title IX
- Exceptional analytical skills; ability to discern information relevant to the investigation and resolution of allegations of student misconduct.
- Ability to serve as a primary contact and handle confidential and sensitive situations with diplomacy, tact and sound judgement
- Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of state, federal, CSU and Sacramento State policies and procedures.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Strong conflict resolution, mediation, and problem solving skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Ability to collaborate with other Student Affairs departments (Housing, Student Health & Counseling, Records, Student Organizations & Leadership) and work as part of a team.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field.
- Training and/or professional experience dealing with issues related to sexual assault.
- Thorough knowledge of campus and California State University Chancellors Office policies, procedures and practices related to student conduct on CSU campuses.
- Experience using software packages to track and document student cases such as PAVE or similar programs.
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..
California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).
Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.