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Graduate Assistant for Residential Conduct

Title: Graduate Assistant for Residential Conduct  
Anticipated Start Date: August 2023 
General Description:  
This position will work under the direction of an Assistant Director in the Office Residence Life and Housing and within the Residential Education Team. The assistantship will provide exposure and experience in many areas of Student Conduct such as serving as a Hearing Officer hearing low to mid-level cases, utilizing Maxient, a conduct management system, to navigate case management of all assigned cases, supporting the office’s research and assessment efforts, serving as a University Hearing Board member in formal hearings, and contributing to other projects as needed. This assistantship will provide an opportunity to network, learn the ins and outs of conduct-related initiatives with in residence life, and learn how these areas contribute to the University community and student learning.  
Job Duties: 
  • Serve as University Hearing Officer which may adjudicate lower-level cases involving incidents occurring in the residence halls (e.g., Residence Life and Housing policies, noise, hall sports, guest issues, minor or lower-level alcohol) 
  • Document case management and utilize Maxient software to notify students of violations and outcomes 
  • Implement and maintain assessment activities to provide evidence of learning outcomes for sanctions as well as other areas as needed (e.g., the conduct process, training initiatives, and participation in the University Hearing Board) 
  • Work with online survey platforms which includes maintaining written documentation of assessment practices, procedures, and processes 
  • Support the office in recruitment, marketing, and interviews 
  • Work with Residential Education Team to build curriculum-based approach to respond to rising trends and behavior within the residence halls. 
  • Assist in completing special projects as needed and take advantage of professional development opportunities provided 
  • Maintain 20 office hours a week, depending on compensation 
  • Hear 8-10 low to mid-level cases per week and complete all required paperwork that goes along with them 
  • Attend meetings as scheduled including one-on-ones, staff meetings, and divisional meetings 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all student records 
  • Acceptance into a West Chester University Graduate Program 
  • Organizational, administrative, and planning experience 
  • Public relations, leadership, and advisory skills 
  • Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature 
  • Oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people 
Description/Compensation for full time Graduate Assistantships: 
Academic Year Appointment with Tuition Waiver up to 12 credits per semester, must be registered for at least 9 credits 
  • Stipend $2,500 per semester ($5,000 for the academic year) 
  • 20 hours per week