Student Conduct Officer

Student Conduct Officer


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$47,320.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Closes: Monday, December 30, 2024

Target Start Date

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time Regular Staff

Employment Type

Full Time Regular Staff

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited institution in counseling, student personnel, education, behavioral sciences, or a related field required.


  • Two years of experience working with student conduct in the higher education field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to problem solve in a collaborative manner and to make difficult and timely decisions utilizing sound judgment required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • Generally works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods. 
  • Some walking, standing, and bending required, and the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds required. 
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.      

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Maxient, Watermark, and Colleague preferred.
    • Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations and current trends and legal matters related to student conduct, Clery, Title IX, VAWA, and DFSCA preferred.  

    Position Description

    Open Until Filled-

    Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Development and Support Services, the Student Conduct Officer will address, investigate, and adjudicate student conduct matters for all Gaston College campuses. This position collaborates with all campus areas to effectively address student behavioral concerns through a wide range of interventions and educates, guides, and/or trains faculty, staff, students, and other constituents interfacing with students.




    1. Serves as the College’s Student Conduct Officer and manages and implements the Gaston College Student Code of Conduct for students in both curriculum and economic and workforce development programs. Ensures that all Student Code of Conduct disciplinary procedures are followed.
    2. Schedules and coordinates meetings, interviews, appointments, and/or other similar activities with students; ensures students are aware of rights and responsibilities.
    3. Provides support and advocacy for students while emphasizing individual accountability and responsibility.
    4. Engages students in developmentally appropriate conversations and collaborates as needed with faculty, staff, Campus Police, and Human Resources to address and resolve student conduct matters. Develops and implements preventative efforts and educational sanctions designed to enhance student learning related to expected standards of behavior.
    5. Leads and oversees prompt, fair, and impartial investigations, adjudications, and sanctions of student conduct cases referred to Student Affairs.
    6. Oversees the administration of the student conduct software system (Maxient) and provides campus-wide leadership in the application of the software.
    7. Maintains disciplinary record-keeping process in compliance with College and state policy on student records retention.
    8. Develops and implements training programs and workshops to educate the College community about the Student Code of Conduct, disciplinary procedures, classroom management skills, and other matters related to student conduct, Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act.
    9. Creates and revises publications and other written material pertaining to College disciplinary policies and procedures.
    10. Serves as a core team member of the College’s CARE (Conduct • Awareness • Response • Encouragement) Team.
    11. Investigates sexual and other unlawful harassment or misconduct cases involving students and assists the College’s Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Coordinator with the timely resolution of these investigations.
    12. Actively participates in conferences, workshops, etc., to stay abreast of federal and state regulations and current movements in the field of student conduct and Title IX investigations. Continuously identifies and integrates best practices into knowledge base and practice.
    13. Maintains a high standard of professionalism in representing the College, including confidentiality in all aspects of the position’s responsibilities and adherence to policies, procedures, and other established guidelines. Adheres to professional accountability and accept responsibility for managing situations and challenges. 
    14. Works cooperatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and College objectives, and provides a high level of customer service by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships.
    15. Provides related data, reports, and information to internal departments and others when requested.
    16. Assists with departmental activities and events as conduct caseload permits.
    17. Participate in other College activities, such as Open House, Registration, and Graduation events, as needed.
    18. Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Job Post Contact

    Maelle Keener