Residential Conduct Student Specialist 2017-2018

 
This position is currently closed and we are no longer recruiting. As the school year progresses, there may be some vacancies. To inquire about this position, please email the hiring coordinators at reshalls-emploment@berkeley.edu
 
Once you have read the job description below, click here to apply.  
 
Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator for Residential Community Standards, the Residential Conduct Student Specialist (RCSS) will be responsible for assisting in the process of reviewing sanctions from students who participated in the residential conduct process and the closing of conduct cases after the completion of sanctions. The RCSS serves as a liaison between the conduct hearing officers and students who must complete sanctions.
 
The RCSS oversees the completion of the hearing process through working with the hearing officer(s), collecting any assigned sanctions, and updating the database system (Advocate). The RCSS will review and ensure all notifications, documents, or assignments in relation to sanctions are submitted correctly and meet all technical requirements of the sanction assigned. The RCSS will also inform the conduct officer(s) of the completion of any sanctions and closure of any cases.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
  Sanction Review (60%)
  • Oversee the completion of the Residential Conduct hearing process by communicating with the hearing officer(s).
  • Compile  Incident Reports, Alleged Violation Letters, Decision Letters, and assigned sanctions forwarded by the hearing officer(s)
  • Track sanctions through to completion and maintain current records on the student conduct database system.
  • Collect any assigned sanctions from accused students or the accused student’s counselor, specialist, administrator;.
  • Review any assigned sanctions for completion and ensure each assignment meets all sanction requirements.
  • Update the Advocate database to reflect sanction completion .
 
  Professaional Development (15%)
  • Develop and maintain a current understanding of the Peer Review Boards duties, student development theories, Social Justice Practices, and Restorative Justice theories.
  • Compile and develop an annual report of sanction assignment and completion
  • Attend related departmental and campus-wide training as appropriate.
  • Develop and/or participate in departmental special projects and committees (i.e. assessment, trainings, presentations, etc.)
  • Stay informed on current trends in Student Conduct in higher education.
 
  Administrative Duties (25%)
  • Communicate conduct-related information on behalf of the Residential Conduct Process (i.e. informal warning letters).
  • File and compile information on the Conduct process as needed.
  • Provide support for related programs as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor as requested; provide supervisor updates on all aspects of your work and provide and receive feedback.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the university and possessing a minimum 2.300 cumulative GPA and good standing with the University at the time of application and throughout the period of employment. Please note that GPA does not round up, any GPA below a 2.300 (2.299 or below) will make you ineligible for this position.
  • Be in good standing within the Campus and Residential Conduct systems.
  • Full-time academic status (12-13 units per semester) during period of employment. Exceptions must have the prior approval of the Associate Director of Residential Conduct & Community Standards.
  • Demonstration of strong written and verbal skills
 
PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Understanding of the Residential Student Code of Conduct (i.e. Bear Necessities)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the residential judicial process
  • Experience serving on a Peer Review Board
  • Understanding of student needs and current student trends
 
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • The Conduct & Community Standards Student Specialist is expected to serve as a role model for all residence hall policies and procedures. Failure to serve as a positive role model may result in personnel action up to and including dismissal.  
  • Maintain the required 2.300 minimum GPA throughout the term of employment. The RCSS must submit a copy of an official grade report to the Residential and Student Service Programs. Fall 2015 grade report must be within the first week of classes of the Spring 2016 semester in order to ensure compliance with the academic requirements of the position.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the supervisor. Satisfactory job performance evaluation is defined as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.
  • The Residential Conduct Student Specialist will receive $14.50/hour, up to 10 hours/week during the period of employment.
 
EXPECTATIONS
  • Maintain positive working relationships with other Residential and Student Services Programs staff.
  • Maintain an organized and neat workspace.
  • Abide by all RSSP workspace expectations, including dress code and after hours building policies.
  • Be responsible with special staff privileges (i.e. use of office, phones, keys, office equipment, etc.).
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all matters related to students and staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator for Residential Community Standards.
 
BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT
This position is subject to a criminal background check. This position meets the following background check criteria:
  • Access to detailed personally identifiable information about students, faculty, staff, or alumni which might enable identity theft.