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Director for Community Standards and Restorative Practice

$85,000 – $90,000 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 5/27/23

Job Description

Director of Community Standards and Restorative Practice will work with the Dean of Student’s office assisting in the adjudication of violations of the Student Conduct Code and to incorporate restorative practices when necessary to build and heal the campus community. In addition, the Director will assist in the development and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to students' academic success, personal growth and safety within the campus community. This position will address behavioral concerns and coordinate restorative practice and student intervention initiatives, educational programs and prevention workshops.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in a related field
  2. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience with proven office administration and customer service skills as a higher education administrator
  3. Experience in managing and deescalating crisis situations
  4. Knowledge of issues regarding diverse student populations
  5. Demonstrated experience and understanding of diverse student populations, including varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
  6. Demonstrates an understanding of diverse community standards methods including restorative practice, mediation, de-escalation and student conduct

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience using a web-based conduct software platform to initiate, track, and record student conduct matters
  2. Demonstrated computer skills including word processing, excel and web-based applications
  3. Demonstrated experience training, supervising and evaluating undergraduate student staff members
  4. Familiarity with federal compliance related to student conduct work including FERPA, Clery and Title IX
  5. Experience supporting student conduct processes at a college/university
  6. Demonstrated experience adjudicating student conduct cases using an educational and consistent approach
  7. Ability to deal tactfully resolving any problems that arise by using independent judgment
  8. Ability to exercise discretion in handling highly confidential information and work with confidential and time sensitive materials
  9. Ability to exercise sound judgment
  10. Strong oral and written communication skills
  11. Strong interpersonal skills
  12. Strong problem-solving skills
  13. Strong commitment to customer service

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.

Ability to work a flexible schedule according to departmental needs, which may include occasional evenings and weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter addressing your experience and understanding of diverse student populations.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...