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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G6050 / Student Conduct Officer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides direction and professional and administrative management to the operations of the Dean of Student office. Participates directly in the development and implementation of student life programs, activities, objectives, work scope, and funding. Manages professional and support staff. Conducts case investigations and hearings pertinent to the Student or Visitor Codes of Conduct. Trains and administers judicial committees. Manages campus safety initiatives, handles student crises, and makes referrals to appropriate resources both on and off campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages and oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with University policies and regulations, acts as a time approver for the Dean of Students office.
  2. Develops and establishes policies and objectives consistent with those of the Divison to ensure efficient operation of the department.
  3. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  4. Acts as a liaison to UNM staff, faculty, deans, and students for guidance on university policies and processes, as well as coordination of ongoing student life programs and policies and implementation of new programs and policies.
  5. Coordinates and delivers trainings, workshops, academic integrity presentations and follows up as appropriate.
  6. Coordinates the University's Student and Visitor Discipline Process; conducts hearings for students, visitors, and/or organizations who have allegedly violated Codes of Conduct.
  7. Coordinates student disciplinary actions with university offices, such as the Mental Health Center, Residence Life, Academic Deans, University Counsel, and/or University Police.
  8. Sanctions students that have been referred to by the Office of Equal Opportunity and conducts educational conferences.
  9. Handles student crises and emergencies, to include referrals to appropriate medical and/or mental health professionals.
  10. Provides information about Student Grievance procedure, issues no-contact directives to students, approves short-term student loans, provides guidance to students on completing tuition appeals, and provides absence notifications.
  11. Makes recommendations for interventions and education for students regarding social media, copyright issues, and other current student conduct issues.
  12. Evaluates and recommends improvements for policies, procedures, educational opportunities, and issues of campus safety, tobacco, and alcohol and substance for campus programs and events.
  13. Provides campus safety initiatives and programs for students, staff, and faculty (including the branch campuses) through educational presentations and the Campus Safety Walk.
  14. Coordinates various committees and/or teams to address various student issues, activities, and initiatives.
  15. Presents on behalf of the University, either in court or through deposition, in defense of disciplinary decisions rendered.
  16. Maintains conduct matters in the HMS system. Prepares and updates the monthly Ban Memo which addresses students and visitors who have been banned form campus, portions of campus or ACC properties.
  17. Represents the Dean of Students Office on committees and in general to the campus community; participates in professional associations and seminars, as appropriate.
  18. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  19. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Extensive knowledge of the UNM Student and Visitor Code of Conduct.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the management of higher education student conduct systems and policies
  • Ability to conduct investigations and hearings.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and advocacy principles and practices.
  • Ability to work with highly complex and difficult student and visitor situations
  • Ability to establish and implement short-and-long range department, goals, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and parents, as well as a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Strong organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to manage and monitor budgets and fiscal strategies.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Ability to evaluate, make recommendations for change, and write new policies.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017