Judicial Affairs Officer

Jackson Community College   Jackson, MI   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 12, 2023
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Judicial Affairs Officer

Salary: $23.00 - $27.00 Hourly

The Student Judicial Officer implements compliance with the student code of conduct to ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the College community, as well as to support the efficient operation of college programs.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations and the development of ongoing positive relationships with students, faculty and colleagues and provides service to a diverse campus population. This individual serves as the hearing officer for matters of student conduct cases requiring disciplinary action, coordinates appropriate community outreach and educational programming, and serves as a resource to members of the Jackson College community. Manages daily operations pertaining to the improvement, awareness and execution of the college’s Student Code of Conduct and Resident Handbook.

This position ensures that each complaint is efficiently processed and that student conduct records are accurately maintained. Demonstrates the integrity of the student conduct process by providing timely communication with students and appropriate personnel for each case and ensures that students’ rights are protected, and the College’s behavior standards are enforced.

Maintain schedule for review and update of college policies and ensure the most recent versions are posted on the college website. Assist in other areas of Human Resources during peak periods.

Essential Functions:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serve as primary student conduct officer in the student conduct process of potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct and assists in investigating, evaluating, coordinating, and processing potential violations or inappropriate conduct.
  • Investigate alleged conduct violations in accordance with the Student Conduct procedures.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the Judicial Review Board. Represent the College in formal student conduct hearings. Ensure students’ rights are protected, College liability is minimized, and College behavior standards are enforced.
  • Develop procedures for the administration of the Code of Conduct process and procedural rules for the conduct of Judicial Review Board hearings that are consistent with provisions of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Prepare sanction letters for students violating policies and codes.
  • Maintain conduct files and database on all cases, track sanctions and follow-up action and prepare conduct reports.
  • Serve as primary system administrator of the student conduct software (Maxient). Train other users on proper utilization of the system.
  • Compile and maintain data on student cases and behavioral concerns in the student conduct/behavior intervention database and other formats; generates and disseminates reports on all case activity.
  • Compile reports on student conduct, sanctions, etc. as needed. Review and analyze data to make informed recommendations regarding programming, policies, and procedures.
  • Conduct presentations on the student conduct process, educate students about behavioral expectations, college policies and procedures and appropriate means of conflict resolution.
  • Assist in developing learning outcomes and assessment programs for the Student Conduct Process.
  • Maintain awareness of Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 as amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 and its requirements regarding student conduct cases. May assist Director of Compliance with Title IX investigations and/or hearings.
  • Maintain schedule for review and updating of college policies and procedures and assure that current versions are posted on the College website.

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or related field. Minimum of two years of experience in higher education. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student, staff, faculty, and administrative population.

Strong leadership ability and proven skills in conflict resolution, mediation, interpersonal communication, and decision-making. Experience in student services, residence life, and/or student judicial.

Language Skills (required)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to management, student groups, classes, clubs, etc.

Math Skills (required)
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability (required)
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All applications must be made online. If assistance is needed with the application process, contact Human Resources.