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Boston College Assistant Dean, Student Conduct in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

Assistant Dean, Student Conduct in the Office of the Dean of Students

The Assistant Dean, Student Conduct in the Office of the Dean of Students is a key implementer and decision-maker within the conduct system that also serves as an investigator in student Title IX/sexual misconduct cases. The Assistant Dean manages a caseload of high-level conduct cases and/or Title IX investigations at any given time, in addition to managing other responsibilities which may include: supporting and indirectly supervising Residential Life staff in their conduct matters; conducting various trainings and workshops for students and campus partners; overseeing and training the Administrative Hearing Board and Student Conduct Board; working closely with police and campus partners to manage off-campus conduct issues and neighbor concerns; and/or oversight and management of the Maxient database.

As a hearing officer and investigator in the conduct system, it is imperative for the Assistant Dean to prioritize fairness, due process and legal compliance while also caring for and supporting students. Cases heard by the Assistant Dean may include a range of high-level outcomes, including suspension or dismissal from the University, in consultation with the Associate Dean. Through the conduct process, the Assistant Dean may also issue interim safety measures and refer students to resources as needed.

Also serving as a Title IX investigator, the Assistant Dean must conduct neutral and thorough interviews with complainants, respondents and witnesses, as well as prepare neutrally written interview summaries and final investigatory reports. Either independently or with another investigator, the Assistant Dean makes decisions about whether students have violated the Sexual Misconduct Policy. It is imperative for the Assistant Dean to be knowledgeable of relevant laws, possess sound judgment, and demonstrate ethical decision-making. The Assistant Dean promotes fairness of the process and works to preserve due process for students.

Consistent with Boston College’s mission, the Assistant Dean position emphasizes the care of the whole person, as well as the wellbeing of the entire campus community, through the student conduct process. The Assistant Dean’s caseload is managed by the Associate Dean, Student Conduct and may involve a wide range of cases with potential high-level outcomes, including cases that may result in suspension or dismissal, in consultation with the Associate Dean and Associate Vice President/Dean of Students.

In order to create a more inclusive community with in the Division of Student Affairs, each staff member is expected to support division and university-wide initiatives, staff events, and serve on committees as needed.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $75,150 to $93,950; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work, or other relevant advanced degree.

  • Experience with student conduct.

  • Three to five years progressively responsible experience in student affairs or related fields.

  • Knowledge of federal regulations and policies, including FERPA, Clery Act, Title IX and VAWA.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a university environment.

  • The ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma.

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage a student conduct caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters.

  • Experience with a student conduct application and/or database management experience preferred.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .