About University of Providence
The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face-to-face and online programs. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1932, the University is sponsored by Providence Ministries. As part of the Providence Health System (PHS) the University continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Guiding all Providence Ministries are the shared values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence and integrity.
The Director of Community Standards & Residential Life fosters a residential community of learning and inclusion while providing leadership for the administration of non-academic misconduct systems for individual and organizational accountability. The primary focus of student conduct at the University of Providence is educational rather than punitive. The guiding principle is to hold students accountable for behavior which violates student conduct policies while preserving students’ rights and helping develop their decision-making abilities. As a leader within the Student Engagement and Athletics division, this position requires an eagerness to work with campus stakeholders and an ability to effectively interact with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to create a vibrant learning environment while addressing violations of university policy. The Director of Community Standards & Residential Life collaborates with other campus departments to ensure the development of a healthy, formative, and safe campus experience for students in consideration of the Core Values of the university and national best practices in Catholic higher education.
- Implement action plans for the department of Student Engagement under direction of the Vice President for Student Engagement and Athletics.
- Directs the overall operation of non-academic student conduct, which includes decision making involving serious cases of alleged student misconduct and/or sexual misconduct cases that may result in a student’s suspension or expulsion.
- Develop programs and resources to facilitate successful educational experiences for all students, with a focus on first-generation, underrepresented, low-income, at-risk and underserved students that connects them with pathways, resources, and personnel to help them succeed.
- Create policies and procedures that align with UP’s institutional mission, Catholic identity, and commitment to student development and student centrality.
- Create, participate in, and collaborate with Student Engagement staff and others across campus to activate early detection policies and programs for at-risk students and create and participate in proactive plans for students of concern.
- Assists with compliance requirements involving student conduct, including Clery reporting and parental notification regarding alcohol and drug violations.
- Provides counsel for policy development pertaining to student rights and responsibilities.
- Assists with the development of prevention education programs and outreach efforts encouraging appropriate behavior as well as through enforcement of programs that respond to violations of behavioral standards.
- Provides support, education, and training to residence life staff in managing the non-academic conduct process, including extensive training before each semester, ongoing case management, and updates throughout the academic year.
- Maintains records and files of disciplinary cases in keeping with applicable University policies and state/federal laws.
- Conducts regular follow-up with students found responsible for violations who have not completed assigned sanctions. Oversees the management of administrative holds for overdue sanctions, when appropriate.
- Oversee and participate in the effective adjudication of student conduct cases.
- Participate in the development and oversight of effective programs related to orientation, intramurals, student activities, student government, and first-generation student programs.
- Develop and implement transition programs specifically targeted to first-generation and underrepresented students.
- Develop and implement programs and services, consistent with institutional policies, for underrepresented students; first-generation, low-income, students of color, and LGBTQ+, and with the Vice President for Student Engagement and Athletics, actively engage with, and advocate for, these students within the campus community.
- Contribute to the development and creation of student engagement, student support, and student success programs for distance learning populations.
- Connect and integrate Student Engagement initiatives and programs in consideration of the Core Values of the university and national best practices in Catholic higher education.
- Conduct staff meetings and create activities that facilitate personal growth and professional development for Student Engagement staff and student leaders.
- Develop, implement and manage Learning Living Communities (LLCs)/First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) within the residential life experience.
- Coordinate and collaborate with Student Engagement members and departments and personnel across campus to establish Peer Mentoring programs.
- Actively contribute to leadership development programs for students through program development, active participation, teaching, and assessment and evaluation of programs and student outcomes.
- Supervise residential life staff.
- Support the student community through intentional presence at student activities, athletic events, and other university and Great Falls community events.
- Seek professional development opportunities for continuing education and training.
- Performs all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the University and PSJH mission and philosophy.
Essential Position Competencies and Requirements
- A Bachelor’s degree is required.
- A Master’s Degree in Education, Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or similar field is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of student learning and educational theories and techniques.
- Experience working with policy and program development and implementation for first-generation, underrepresented, and at-risk student populations.
- Experience in creating, implementing, and managing Learning Living Communities.
- Participation, management, and adjudication of student conduct cases.
- Functional knowledge related to Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX.
Position Type: Staff
Location: Great Falls, MT
*Please note – while the individual in this position is not required to live on campus, it is an option during the first year of employment.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, UP application with three professional references to email@example.com .
THE UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COVERED BY THE MONTANA VETERANS’ AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS’ EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE ACT.
The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.