Director of Community Standards
Franklin University has an opening for a full-time Director of Community Standards. The Director of Community Standards oversees the Office of Community Standards and the Office of Disability Services and has budgetary responsibility for both offices. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, the Director of Community Standards has primary responsibility for the University Student Judicial Process, including student code of conduct, complaints, grievances, appeals, academic dishonesty cases; and leadership of the Office of Disability Services. The selected individual will serve as the University’s Primary Judicial Officer, managing the University code of conduct, complaints, grievances, and academic dishonesty. He/she will create/update University Policy to ensure compliance and will proactively develop and widely disseminate messages, programs, and resources on community standards, integrity and ethical behavior to all key stakeholders of the campus community. In addition, he/she will ensure that staff and functional areas within Disability Services and Community Standards provide high quality programs and services to students in support of the Department of Student Affairs’ purposes and principles. The Director will develop close working relationships with key leaders in the University that interact and manage student-facing operations to engage in problem solving and will also represent the Department of Student Affairs to key external stakeholders including other University Units and Leaders and community partners. Finally, the Director will identify, advocate, and implement strategies to best support and solve challenges encountered by undergraduate and graduate students in their academic experiences and development.
This position will require a flexible schedule to cover the priorities of the Department as evening and weekend events are common. Some travel is expected. The position will also include special projects and other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean of Students.
We seek someone with a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of directly related experience in higher education. A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, or closely related field is strongly preferred. The selected individual will have a clear student-centered philosophy and will be results-oriented, goal driven, and will have a collaborative team orientation. He/she must have strong interpersonal, organizational, prioritization and communication skills in order to function effectively in this deadline driven, time-sensitive environment. In addition, the selected individual must be comfortable making and communicating difficult decisions to stakeholders. Previous management experience, experience writing University Policy, and experience and knowledge of student conduct processes, experience working with disability student population, understanding of policies impacting higher education (Title IX, ADA/504, Title IV, VAWA, and Campus SaVE Act) are all preferred as is demonstrated ability to work independently in ambiguity and create and implement new initiatives that solve problems.
Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.
Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.
Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.