Student Conduct Officer

SS Student Conduct&Acctability

Competition No.  -    A114846738
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

While this position welcomes applications from the public, please note that preference will be given to current employees at the University of Alberta. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) coordinates many services that strive to create diverse and inclusive supports and opportunities in academics, professional development, health and wellness, and community resources.

Reporting to the Director and working collaboratively with the Student Life Team in the Office of the Dean of Students, the Student Conduct Officer is jointly responsible for making decisions under the Code of Student Behaviour (hereafter referred to as “Code”) in accordance with the goal of maintaining the safety and integrity of the University Community. This is one of 2 APO positions reporting to the Director. 

Mandated by GFC policy, the SCA ensures that violations of the Code are appropriately investigated and sanctioned when warranted for all University of Alberta campuses. Addressing highly visible and sensitive matters, the SCA must balance the safety of the community with the goal of student development and learning.  A substantial component of SCA’s role is to mitigate, manage and prevent significant risks to the University’s reputation, as well as the risk of judicial review of discipline decisions and other civil litigation against the University. 

SCA also works with the Student Life Team to provide needs-based, complainant driven non-disciplinary accountability options, such as restorative practices, voluntary educational measures, and other facilitated alternatives to Code complaints.

Finally, SCA engages in prevention and promotion in an effort to prevent Code violations.  Major areas of responsibility include investigating and applying sanctions on Code violations; designing and facilitating community accountability options; providing educational workshops and seminars to students, TAs and instructors regarding the Code, restorative justice, sexual assault and other topics; awareness of policies and procedures to students, Faculties, Departments, and other interested parties; outreach to the wider community; and providing internal, provincial, national and international leadership in various areas of student conduct.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate degree preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the various areas within the University community, its policies and procedures (GFC, Code of Student Behaviour, UAPPOL, Residence Community Standards, Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy, Helping Individuals at Risk policy, FOIPPA, etc)
  • Ability to synthesize and conceptualize complex situations
  • Ability to deal with a high degree of ambiguity 
  • Ability to effectively communicate sensitive and/or complex material
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with team members from other areas of expertise, including senior administrators, legal counsel, students and the community
  • Specialized training in investigation and quasi-legal processes, with a strong understanding of procedural fairness and administrative law
  • Solid understanding of the effects of trauma on complainants, witnesses and/or respondents
  • Ability to utilize trauma-informed practice in all interactions
  • High level of critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability in the face of adversity; ability to analyze possible courses of action and determine strengths and possible consequences of each course of action before making a decision
  • Ability to perform in high-stress situations, maintaining equilibrium when dealing with lawyers, parents and distressed students
  • Skilled in conflict management, conflict resolution and mediation 
  • Trained and skilled in restorative practices and/or other community accountability processes
  • Ability to manage the competing requirements of protection of privacy and reasonable disclosure under procedural fairness
  • Strong understanding of student services, student issues, and pedagogical principles in relation to student conduct and academic integrity
  • Extensive knowledge of current trends in student conduct, restorative justice and sexual assault response
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and summarize complex issues and communicate results and/or advise effectively to all levels of management
  • Ability to evaluate current research and determine its potential for practical application and to integrate theory with practice 
  • Ability to deal with diverse issues and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found here and annual salary range of  $65,348 to $108,916.

Review of applications will begin December 6, 2021; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

    How to Apply

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    Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.