The University of Southern California student judicial system is based on a developmental and progressive response to student conduct code violations within the university community. It is designed to educate students about USC’s behavioral and academic integrity standards, and assists students in understanding and acknowledging responsibility for their actions while supporting students in learning behaviors that will contribute to their well-being and success as members of the USC community.
The Student Judicial Affairs Hearing Officer is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the student judicial system. The Officer is involved in a variety of activities pertaining to the student conduct process.
- Administrative and Informational Reviews – Meet with students and organizations who have allegedly violated the student conduct code to ascertain their level of involvement. Adjudicate cases and assign developmental sanctions as appropriate.
- Case Management – Maintain files for all assigned disciplinary cases, conduct investigations as necessary and track sanctions. Maintain and protect student disciplinary records as mandated under FERPA. Approach sensitive matters with care and assigned consistent, development sanctions, including suspensions and expulsions from the University.
- Liaison – Serve as the liaison with the Office for Residential Education, Sorority & Fraternity Leadership, Student Support and Advocacy, the Department of Public Safety, and other departments throughout the University regarding student conduct related issues.
- Office Duties – Maintain regular office hours, assist with phone calls and office work as needed, and attend staff meetings. Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Director, Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.
- Training – Assist with policy, procedure, and training manual revisions, as well as workshop designs. Opportunity to participate in workshop presentations throughout the year.
- Educational Presentations – Develop and present seminars/workshops for members of the university community regarding student conduct expectations, academic integrity standards, ethics, integrity, and other issues relevant to USC’s standards of student conduct.
- Advising & Meeting with Staff/Student Groups – Advise related student groups such as peer mediators, Greek organizations, and Trojans for Integrity.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
- Master’s degree in student personnel administration, education, counseling, social work, psychology or a related field.
Preferred Experience and Skills
- 1-3 years of Student Judicial Affairs professional experience at an institution of Higher Education.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, staff and administrators.
- Strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and undertake multiple tasks effectively.
- Sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
- Must be flexible and willing to work after hours and weekends occasionally, when critical situations occur.
- Must be a self-starter, able to carry out assignments with minimal instruction and supervision once trained.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise:
- Directly related experience in student support services.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills.
REQ20055215 Posted Date: 01/26/2018
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)