Director - Graduate and Professional Student Affairs
Azusa Pacific University
September 21, 2017
A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Azusa Pacific University is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at six regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Student Support Services, the director provides supervision and leadership for the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs, and serves as a member of the Graduate and Professional Student Support Services leadership team. The director maintains, interprets, and adjudicates the Graduate and Professional Standards of Conduct, works with university departments and regional centers to facilitate the communication of policies and services to graduate and professional students, coordinates disability services for graduate and professional students through appropriate university offices, works with university departments and regional centers to plan and coordinate community events and activities for graduate and professional students, facilitates the maintenance of the graduate and professional student association, and fulfills other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Student Support Services.
Master's degree from an accredited institution required
Minimum of five years of administrative or leadership experience in student affairs
Good public relations skills are a necessity, including excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of student conduct principles and practices is required, including some knowledge of Title IX requirements and crisis response protocols
Experience in program development and implementation within Student Affairs
Knowledge of legal requirements for university disability services is required
Preferred experience in online communications, including social media
Preferred experience working with diverse populations
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Maintain and interpret the application of the policies of the Graduate and Professional Student Standards of Conduct.
Provide confidential consultation for students with problems, questions, and/or concerns about university procedures and policies.
Act as chief adjudication officer for graduate and professional students.
Maintain the Behavioral Intervention and Resource Team, assisting graduate and professional students with support services.
Monitor and ensure compliance with Federal and State Laws including the Clery Act, Title IX, and Drug Free Schools.
Work with University Campus Safety as well as academic and administrative departments to address and resolve graduate and professional student conduct issues.
Work with the Director of Graduate and Professional Center Client Services and the Communication Coordinator to maintain a comprehensive communication strategy to keep graduate and professional students informed about policies, services, and opportunities.
Coordinate the communication of policies and provisions for disability services for graduate students.
Plan and coordinate community events and activities for graduate students, including online events and services.
Assist the graduate student association with the maintenance of online elections and meetings, as needed.
Other responsibilities as determined by the Executive Director.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.